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599 N Lake Blvd, 96145, Tahoe City, CA 96145
530-583-3355
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Ranked #13 of 54 Restaurants in Tahoe City
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check out our full service patio with views of Lake Tahoe and historic Tahoe City. Happy hour starts at 4 everyday and continues all night on Sunday. View our live music and events schedule online.

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Reno, Nevada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were staying nearby and found this place on Yelp. The reviews were good, so we decided to dine here. We were told there would be a 20 minute wait, but ended up waiting about an hour. The restaurant is really small. You feel a little cramped, and there is no where to wait to be seated. A table opened... More 

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san francisco
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I don't usually go to so much trouble as to email an establishment but I thought the owner should know that my friends and I (6 of us) walked into the Fat Cat at 8:40 last Thursday (New Years Day). I imagine that this is the busiest week of the year for restaurants in Tahoe, which is why I was... More 

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California
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178 reviews 178 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had seen this before on our dog park trips, and we decided to give it a try. It is a sports bar with a young crowd...with maybe 12 tables...and a bar. We ordered the blackened chicken club and the Philly cheese chicken...both delicious. The waitress was awesome! Very attentive! Happy hour is every day of the week... It was... More 

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on the go
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100 reviews 100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Explored Tahoe City on foot and checked out the Thrift store next to Fat Cat then decided to lunch here. Pleasantly surprised...we shared the roast beef sandwich with fries. They charge for sharing a plate (extra $3?) but it worked for us and was plenty of food. Tasty food and fries. Pub atmosphere. Has bar with tv's but relaxed atmosphere.

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kansas city
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Good selection of microbrews. The Fat Cat Mac n Cheese was incredible as was the BLT w/avocado. But, the corned beef sliders were just outright awesome. Good bar selection. Decent service. Reasonable prices. You won't be disappointed.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We tried this restaurant while on vacation and wasn't disappointed. Food was fresh and tasty. Didn't expect it to be like a sports bar since the name is cafe but it was alright.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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94 reviews 94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Just completed a morning mountain hike and were starved...took a chance on this little bar looking place. Service was friendly and the sandwiches were sensational plus very quirky decoded place.

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Aliso Viejo, California
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166 reviews 166 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Non descript strip shopping center joint, but when we sat down and started watching the game we ordered soups, and wraps......real high quality. Good beer selections. Very friendly and attentive waitress. They need one more large TV.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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53 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We found the Fat Cat on a walk around Tahoe City and decided there and then to go for it rather than try anything fancy in some of the other places. We were not disappointed. When you walk in it looks like just anther bar - wooden furniture and floor, televisions with the ubiquitous baseball etc. No-one eating though. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were looking for a place to eat lunch that would accomodate a large family of 7 & were pleasantly surprised that this place did. We were even more surprised to find that we could order breakfast until 2 PM! The food was excellent, hot, fresh, & made to order. Parking is tough ANYWHERE in Tahoe City, but we found... More 

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Additional Information about Fat Cat Cafe

Address: 599 N Lake Blvd, 96145, Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone Number: 530-583-3355
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American, Bar, Grill

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