Fat Boyz Barbecue
Boyz Barbecue: 1025 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Fat Boyz BBQ started as a food truck in Broward County. They also have three actual “brick and mortar” locations. Deerfield Beach is the original location, and then in July 0f 2018 they opened their second location in Coral Springs. In 2019 they opened the third location in Fort Lauderdale. I am told that the newest location may be closing and moving to a new spot off of Cypress Creek Rd. Not sure why they would move out of the greater Fort Lauderdale area, but they will be sorely missed from the main food stops in town.
My brother and I were looking for a new place to try out and since he doesn’t get much good BBQ up in Pennsylvania, we decided to try Fat Boyz BBQ. Jerry and I had been here when it was Redcow, so I was curious to see how the new place would be.
When you enter Fat Boyz, you will see a bar that is not used for anything other than to order your food. Once you place your order, you will be given a number and can sit down in the assortment of tables with chairs, and booths. There are several big screen TVs hanging on the wall, playing various TV channels for your viewing pleasure.
There is a pretty extensive menu for a barbecue joint. We had not been to any of the other Fat Boyz locations, so Adam and I took a few minutes to look over the menu.
We both chose to go with the two meat combo platter, which I must say is enough food for two people. Both of us were completely full when we finished eating our meals and could barely get up to leave the restaurant.
Adam ordered the pulled pork and baby back rib combo. For his sides he decided to go with the macaroni & cheese and the baked beans. The pulled pork was perfectly cooked and tender as could be with a lot of flavor from the seasoning they use to season it. The baby back ribs are an extra $1.99 which the cashier had not disclosed to us. The ribs were not very meaty, but they still were good and had a nice crust to them. The baked beans were nice with a bit of a smoky flavor to them, while the macaroni and cheese were very flavorful and cooked the way Adam likes them.
For my meal I went with the pulled pork and the burnt ends. I also loved the tenderness and flavor of the pork without any sauce on it. You get traditional bbq sauce and a North Carolina Gold bbq sauce that you can dip or pour on your meat. The burnt ends were extremely good and had a wonderful burnt crust to them and were very meaty. I went back and forth between dipping in both of the bbq sauces as I liked them equally. Just like the ribs though, there was an additional charge of $1.99 that was not disclosed at time of ordering so be aware of that.
For my sides I had the french fries which has a nice season to them and were cooked exactly how I like them. I would highly recommend them. For my second side I had Fat Boyz Corn Nuggets, which apparently also cost $1.99 more as a side item. The corn nuggets had such a great batter on them and a lot of flavor with bits of corn that made them taste amazing. I could not have been happier with my meal.
We each got a fountain drink as well with the meals to round out the Fat Boyz experience.
Pricing: $$-$$$ – depending on what you order.
We highly recommend checking Fat Boyz out before they move the Ft. Lauderdale location. And if you are up for a bit of travel, you can always check out their other locations as well.