Decatur >Food & Dining > Maddy's
1479 Scott Blvd, Decatur, GA | Directions 3003033.792947 -84.291099
Mon - Thu, 11am - 10pm; Fri, Sat, 11am - midnight; Sun, noon - 10pm
Good Spot – Good atmospheres , food was decent and the prices was ok bath room could use a little touching up but other than that it was ok
Best Ribs, Stingy side orders – I've been in Atlanta for 18 years and sampled many Q joints, and this one takes the cake. Luckily for me, I don't have to travel too far to sample their awesome ribs.
I like my ribs dry so I usually have sauce on the side - YUMMY! They've smoked the ribs so well that the flavor is in the bone.
My only complaint is that the side orders are way too small. The potato salad is yummy, but I often won't order them because there's no way I'm paying money for a teaspoon of food.
Good Food, Crappy Music – We love the food at this place, however it's a little difficult for me to enjoy a meal on site with all the racket. We've actually eaten at the restaurant 4 or 5 times, but the live music was so bad that we just started carrying out. The ribs fall off the bone, the chicken is always tender and moist and the sides are pretty good-especially the potato salad.
KC rib review – Being a KC transplant, I like my ribs. I have to say I was fairly impressed with their ribs. The meat fell off the bone at one end of the ribs and ended up a little over cooked on the other side. The potato salad was good enough that I would kick my mother in law for a bowl. My only issue was that they had no fries on the menu. In KC you gotta have fries with BBQ. But I am in Georgia now so have to adapt. Overall good food and music. This KC fatman says give it a try.
Best ribs in town – It's not much to look at, but hey, it's a rib joint! And the ribs rock! Apparently the owner is a cousin of the owner of Fat Matt's, but Maddy's has definitely got the best ribs and sauce, hands down. The potato salad is a little sweet for me, but the cole slaw is a great companion to the barbecue. Enjoy!
Great beer selection! – As an Emory student who is always broke and hungry, I find Maddy's to be a godsend. The barbeque is always cheap and especially filling which leaves me money for some cold beer! Be sure to check out the monthly $2 bottle beer specials, which are always top-shelf brews such as Guiness, Red Stripe, Shiner Bock, and Warsteiner. Every night there is free live entertainment featuring local blues/rock bands. There is a full deck for outdoor dining as well if you would rather hear the music at a more managable volume. The only downside is the first-come first-serve seating, which can go quick on Friday and Saturday nights so come early to grab a table for the evening. Bonus: The service is quick and the staff is always polite and accomodating. A great barbeque restaurant and a great time.
What is she talking about? – Okay, I admit this is my first review but I could'nt let the review by triciadunlap to be taken as a non-bias review. Maddy's has been one of my favorite spots for a couple of years now. The ribs are fall off the bone, the potato salad is as good as I have found, and the staff is always prompt and friendly. As for the lack of smoke, my wife definitely knows when i have snuck off to Maddy's because i come home with that great barbecue smell. Maddy's is always my choice for a great barbecue meal and a good time. I hope you folks out there try it and enjoy it like I have.
Big Disappointment! – Visited this place after work on Friday 7/27, in a word AWFUL. I went there based on the previous reveiws and I was soooo disappointed. There was not even a hint of the smoke that you should smell at a good rib joint. I was horrify to see ribs roasting on a grill! But.. I went ahead and tried it, big mistake. I ordered the combo with ribs and chopped chicken and a side of potato salad. The ribs tasted like they had been boiled and then grilled, the chopped chicken was full of fat and the potato salad had a hard crust like it was refrigerated without a cover. * Also there management might want to think about asking the employees not to sit on the counter during business hours.. very unprofessional and unsanitary. But... I digress. All I know is I'll never ever spend my hard earned money there again.
Nice 'Que. Nice Folks. Always a Pleasure – "Good barbeque" is a subjective concept, of course, but, for me, Maddy?s has the right idea. Reasonable prices. The barbeque itself is neither too dry, nor too soupy, and the sauce is savory with more heat than sweet. I?m a creature of habit with barbeque, so I haven't tried a lot of their menu, but I can highly recommend the pulled pork sandwich. (If you aren't a pork fan, they do a chicken version that is quite nice too.) If you like garlic, you can?t miss the potato salad, which is a garlic-y delight. I also pony up the 25 cents for extra sauce, as I?ve discovered that dipping a bit of potato salad in it just takes it to a whole 'nother level. The killer beer specials, free soda refills, and hip and friendly staff are the icing on the Maddy's cake.
One or two caveats, (but nothing that should prevent you patronizing this fine establishment). Parking is really really bad. The lot is small, and seems to have suffered earthquake damage. The dining area is intimate and they have live blues, so come early on a weekday if you don't like crowds and noise. Also, the building might look a little funky and run-down for some folks, but keep in mind that you aren?t going to find this caliber of barbeque in a place that looks like Chili's.
is there any good bbq in decatur? – I get tired of going to mediocre bbq places. I mean this is the South and the Atlanta area really does a poor job in representing good southern bbq. Maddy's is just okay, which to me is unacceptable. Now, if you think Fat Matt's is a great bbq place, then you will probably like it here. Apparently, one of the owners here used to work at Fat Matt's which would explain why the food is just decent at best. The pork is dry, the ribs (when they have them) are not smoked properly, and the sides are a joke. As with most bbq places these days, the prices are on the high end. Save your time and money and go to Harolds if your looking for good bbq in the Atlanta area, even Daddy D'z is much better than this. PLEASE SOMEONE OPEN UP A GOOD BBQ PLACE IN THE CITY!!
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