The much-anticipated second location of Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, owned by brothers Jonathan and Justin Fox, is finally open at the Works, an 80-acre mixed-use development of overhauled warehouses bordering the Underwood Hills and Blandtown neighborhoods.
Designed by Atlanta-based firm Seiber Design, the northwest Atlanta location is double the size of the original Dekalb Avenue restaurant in Candler Park, seating 258 people between the dining room and a private dining room, two covered patios, and a large indoor/outdoor bar. The brothers expanded the kitchen at the Works location and added a takeout window here, along with a separate retail section selling Fox Bros. sauces, merchandise, and prepared barbecue and side dishes.
“This location is an opportunity for us to roll out projects that we’ve always wanted to offer at Dekalb but haven’t been able to do so because of space limitations,” Jonathan Fox says.
Expect new salads and sandwiches on the menu at the Works, like the Texas turkey sandwich, the Carl Ruiz smoked bologna sandwich, and patty melt the Foxy Melt, alongside a larger selection of wine, beer, and cocktails. This includes frozen takes on a grapefruit paloma and the restaurant’s popular watermelon margarita. The brothers plan to launch a bar snack menu in the future, featuring tacos, pork skins, and skillet queso.
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q first launched as a catering business inspired by backyard barbecues the brothers frequently hosted at their homes in Fort Worth and Atlanta. The Dekalb Avenue restaurant opened 14 years ago serving Texas-style barbecue and dishes like Frito pie, hickory smoked wings, and the Tominator tater tots covered in Brunswick stew.
The brothers eventually expanded the business into catering and opened barbecue stalls at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Braves Truist Park as well as the Que’Osk walk-up window at Armour Yards. A third location should open next year in the former Hudson FC International Sports Pub space at Brookhaven Station.
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q joins Dr. Scofflaw’s Laboratory and Beer Garden at the Works, which opened at the complex last year, and nearly a dozen restaurant stalls now open inside Chattahoochee Food Works, a sprawling 31-stall food hall backed by celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern and Robert Montwaid (Gansevoort Market New York City).
Upon its completion, the Works complex will also eventually feature 500 residences, a boutique hotel, and full-service outposts of Fetch dog park and bar and California-based brunch restaurant the Waffle Experience.
Take a look at the menu:
204 Chattahoochee Row, Atlanta. foxbrosbbq.com. Open Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Public Transit: The Works is accessible via MARTA bus route #14, with stops at Southland Circle and Van Heusen Boulevard.