The basic BBQ plates reflect the classic nature of the southern staple, they do all the traditional dishes and do them well. The ribs are perfectly cooked, something I came to appreciate after a couple of years of rib competition judging, using their own house made rub. The pulled pork is flavorful and good quality. Everything is fresh daily and they do not reserve meat from previous days, unlike products found in certain other local bbq spots with multiple locations that will remain nameless. If you are just after good bbq it is something that is easy to appreciate, especially as they have moved beyond one location.
The real place Fat Daddy’s sines is when you step away from the traditional bbq offerings, into some of the non-traditional items that Fat Daddy’s has added since buying the original recipes. On the simple side, they have moved to loin-backed ribs, giving their ribs a much more meaty and flavorful offering over traditional cut ribs.
On the other end of the spectrum is their TexMex – bbq fusion style dishes. Their quesadillas and barbeque burritos are some of the best, and most unexpected items on the menu. Each can be filled with any of the available meats.
The burrito in particular is interested, it is filled with the normal bbq plate items such as slaw, beans, and their cheesy potatoes, then wrapped into a burrito. It is not something you would think of in a burrito form, but it works really well, and is one of the more interesting bbq joint dishes I have come across.
Aside from the main dining room, Fat Daddy’s also has a large private dining area available. They also are available for catering around Conway.