Maddy's

(404) 377-0301 | View Website

1479 Scott Blvd, Decatur, GA | Directions   30030

33.792947 -84.291099

Open Hours

Mon - Thu, 11am - 10pm; Fri, Sat, 11am - midnight; Sun, noon - 10pm

 
Restaurants, Barbecue Restaurants, $  more

Tags: Family Style Dining, Family-Friendly Dining, Group Dining, Late Night Dining, Live Music, Local Favorite, Notable Beer List, Outdoor Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

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Reviews for Maddy's

Recommends
over a year ago

Good BBQ, priced well. Great entertainment!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

USUALLY GREAT! DISAPPOINTED LAST NIGHT! – We have eaten at Maddy's many times & have always enjoyed it, but last night was a real disappointment. There were nearly 20 of us, so, as a courtesy, we had called the day before to let them know that there would be a large group coming. We got there about 7 p.m. and it was hotter in the restaurant than it was outside - I'm talking about 90+ degree weather. Then when we went up to order, we learned that they don't have beer any longer (you can bring your own, so someone made a run to the beer store - I was told by another patron that they forgot to renew their license. Don't know if that's true, but if it is, that's kind of pathetic!), they were out of potato salad (one of the reasons I go there - it's delicious!), and out of mac n' cheese. You just shouldn't run out of those side dishes at a bbq joint! The ribs were delicious as ever, but my piece of corn was one of those little frozen ears - not very good at all! After dinner we moved to the outside deck where it was cooler. About 9:45, I went in to get a glass of water and was told they didn't have anymore paper cups, so I asked for a regular glass & was told that they were getting ready to close!!! I was with a large group who had just spent a lot of money, but I was refused a glass of water! Unbelievable! And, although the music is always good, it is so loud for such a small place, that it's difficult to talk to your table-mates. Another reason for going outside! I'm sure I'll go back to Maddy's at some point, but there are several new bbq places opened in the Decatur area that I now have a good reason to give a try!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

absolutely disgusting restaurant!!!!! – We had heard this place was good so we bought a Groupn to try it. As we walked in, we noticed the health rating was an 80 B. This alone almost made us walk out but we bought this Groupon and heard it was so good.

We ordered ribs, baked beans and potato salad. Potato salad was made with sour cream and bacon and was VERY good. Bake beans are plain, no meat.

Ribs were the nastiest ribs we had ever put in our mouths! So much fat and grissle we could barely find any meat at all. The grease was nauseating! We ate 3 ribs and felt like

we would be sick so we walked out.

We will never return to this disgusting excuse for a barbecue restaurant. Whoever likes this place, must not have ever had good barbecue. YUCK!!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

ATLANTA'S BEST $5 RIBS AND LIVE MUSIC – one of my absolute favorite places of all time!

order the rib sandwich! its a half rack of ribs between some bread ;o) only $5 !!!!

I am VERY picky about my food. i have had it all and i can honestly say that these ribs are the BEST!!! and for only 5 bucks!

also every night they have live blues which is almost always excellent!

I eat there every week and the food never fails to impress me!

trust me and get the rib sandwich!

THIS WILL BE YOUR FAVORITE PLACE

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Hip Little Barbeque Joint – This little hip blues and barbeque joint is located down the street from Emory campus. I was just visiting Atlanta and the Decatur area because I had friends and family who lived here. When I asked my friend to take me to the best barbeque in her area, she drove me straight to Maddy's without a second thought. I would recommend trying the ribs or the rib sandwich. The stew is also delicious as well as the phenomenal fire baked beans. Thankfully, sweat tea is on tap. It is definitely a southern barbeque joint. Their use of a rub instead of drowning the ribs in barbeque sauce was a welcomed change from other barbeque joints that I have been to. This place gets a thumbs up from this Texan. Also, the live performances that are a part of this establishment's charm.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Awesome music and fall off the bone ribs! – I love Maddy's, their ribs fall off the bone and are not full of gristle and fat. If you go at night you can listen to some live blues too, always a treat.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Blues and Ribs – Stopped in on a Friday to pick-up and order, but decided to eat in instead as there was this band the Rick Carter Project that just blew me away. They sounded like Eric Clapton when he was with John Mayall. Outstanding thought I'd been transported back in time!!! The great ribs, beer, and music made for an incredible night. Couldn't believe band!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Decatur's Best BBQ – I am not from Decatur but was recommended by a friend. I stopped by Maddy's and was very pleased with their friendly service and even more pleased with the quality of their BBQ food!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Awesome BBQ! – Maddy's Rib & Blue Joint has the best BBQ in Atlanta! They have a great atmosphere, amazing BBQ, live music and it a really good value.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best BBQ Restaurant in Decatur! – This is my favorite BBQ restaurant in all of Atlanta! I will drive to Decatur to get BBQ from Maddy's Rib & Blue Joint. It has an awesome atmosphere with live music. I recommend it to anyone.

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Nominations Nominated for:
BBQ (2009)
Budget Date Spot (2008)
Cheap Eats (2008)
BBQ (2007)
Blues Club (2007)
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BBQ (2006)
Blues Club (2006)
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BBQ (2005)
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