Fattboyz Grillin' of Monticello
296 East Center Street (aka Route 491-across from Maverik)
Monticello, Utah, 84535
Reed Sampson, owner of Fattboyz Grillin' in Blanding, has expanded his girth and brought his recipes for downhome barbecue to Monticello.
As with the original Blanding location, Reed is starting out in a small location; Guy Fieri of Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" would most likely classify it as a "dive", and enjoy the food. The location is a boon for tourists, truckers and locals alike. The goal is to eventually build bigger as the word gets out about Fattboyz' good grub. There are five tables which can comfortably fit 4-6 people; take out service is available. There are plans to have a small salad bar brought into the establishment; however, salads are on the menu and made fresh to order.
The menu is a smaller version of what is available at Reed's larger Blanding location. Since take out is available, picking up sandwiches and salads for a picnic in the mountains or the Canyonlands would be perfect. There are kid friendly meals and for us kid like adults...Hot Wings!
For lunch, I enjoyed the pulled pork sandwich platter. The sandwiches are huge, so come hungry or expect to take some home. There is enough meat in this sandwich to actually make two sandwiches; I had to cut mine in half to eat it without wearing it. If you're brave, pick up the whole thing, but be warned, the meat will be squeezing out the sides. The macaroni and cheese is creamy and cheesy while the deep fried onion rings were crispy on the outside with tender onions inside. I managed to finish it all, but was not surprised to have to skip a meal for dinner; I was so full!
Monticello, Utah is at the crossroads of Routes 191 (to and from Monument Valley) and 491 (Cortez, CO) and hungry folks will be flocking to Fattboyz Grillin'.
Update: On Friday, May 4, 2012, Fattboyz of Monticello was forced to close its doors due to lack of business. To those of us loyal to Reed Sampson and his Fattboyz Grillin restaurants, this is a loss to us; but we still have his site in Blanding which is doing well.