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Fat Cat Cafe

599 N Lake Blvd, 96145, Tahoe City, CA 96145
530-583-3355
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Ranked #9 of 54 restaurants in Tahoe City
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: grove is a cross street, 530-583-3355 is the phone number
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: grove is a cross street, 530-583-3355 is the phone number
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Just ate there tonight, wed around 6:30. Got a seat immediately. Ordered beer and the mushroom swiss burger, husband ordered the hickory bacon burger with sweet potato fries. He got an anderson valley summer solstice beer and it was DELICIOUS! i was sad I got the ale instead of his beer! Fries were AWESOME and the burgers were quite yummy.... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Vacationing with family. Stopped by wonderful waitress and good food. Fun, festive place. Music was nice. Enjoyed ourselves.

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Dallas, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I visited this cafe/bar because we liked the name on the sign as we passed by. We were so glad we went in! The bartender, Quinn, enjoys making drinks and blending organic ingredients. He made me a wonderful concoction of fresh peach slices, simple syrup, rum w/mint...DELISH! I loved the energy of the cafe. Seemed a lot... More

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San Jose, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had an excellent dinner before the bar and night time crowd came in. Great burger, great blackened chicken sandwich, great mac and cheese, great caprese sandwich and fries all around. The restaurant area is small.

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Ross
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had a party of six all very hungry for breakfast so we stopped into the Fat Cat Cafe. So glad we did, because it was probably the best breakfast I've ever had! It was a beautiful, sunny day, so we sat outdoors on the front patio where we could see the lake and all the Tahoe City happenings. We decided... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The menu is very limited. However, the service was really good and they do their best to accommodate. We had a big group (9) and Chris, the server, did a wonderful job of keeping up with everyone. It looks very much like a place the locals would choose when they hang.

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Auburn, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Did not fell like a stranger when I went into Fat Cat - Service was very homey and friendly - a decent selection of brews, and some tasty treats - we had the southwest egg rolls. Gave some tips on where to go - we were a little tired, but looked like some good music was going to happen too... More

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nc
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We happened to sit down right at the time the Germans had their scoring run over Brazil at the World Cup. We had a good time even though we don't usually watch soccer. Our food was good and we would definitely eat here again if we ever go back to Lake Tahoe. We just stumbled upon this place while wandering... More

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Lockeford, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

thought the prices were a little high, but a lot of food choices and food was very tasty loved the sweet potato fries!!! Small inside and outside are was a distance from the restaurant and right next to the street, but we ate inside.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Good Place to sit and watch people. Food is good. Crowded on weekends and holidays. No reservations. Music at night.

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