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Fat Cat Cafe

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American, Bar, Grill
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599 N Lake Blvd, 96145, Tahoe City, CA 96145
530-583-3355
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9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: Great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check out our full service patio...
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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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome food, meh service.

Not enough waiters for the outside area. And how long does it take to grill a burger? After about an hour of waiting out burgers and pasta came it was fabulous. Worth the wait but brings down the rating from 5 to 4.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Jak0b11
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Walnut Creek, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were driving around Lake Tahoe for a long while trying to find a snack before we came across the Fat Cat. Staff were very relaxed but still helpful. The place seemed very casual indeed which contributed to a pleasant atmosphere. Soda was watery and sweet potato chips didn't taste like sweet potato at all. But strangely, the experience was... More 

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Morgan Hill, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I've never written a review before but had to post. First it took awhile for them to acknowledge our presence and it was almost empty. Pasta primavera, noodles were old/hard. It was to go so couldn't return it. Haven't had a dish that bad in 30 years.

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Walnut Creek, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Not enough waiters for the outside area. And how long does it take to grill a burger? After about an hour of waiting out burgers and pasta came it was fabulous. Worth the wait but brings down the rating from 5 to 4.

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Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We found this through trip advisor and thought we would give it a chance. I was with my two tween girls and the place was packed but they greeted us and told us they would find us a place as soon as possible. The bartender came over and got us drinks while we waited which was much needed. Once seated,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

No lines and no waiting, great music and friendly service. I ordered the Fat cat Benedict and it was delicious! We will most definitely be back!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

For the prices you'd expect better quality of food. I ordered the Fat Cat burger. Wasn't bad, but it wasn't that good either. Probably won't be returning.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My husband and I went here for dinner while exploring Tahoe for the weekend. It had good reviews on Yelp so we gave it a try. The service was pretty terrible. It seems like they're understaffed. The waiter didn't write down our order and had trouble remembering it. My husband got a beer and there seemed to be a good... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Great atmosphere, excellent staff and half price appetizers during happy hour. Everything is made from scratch, all the way down to the sauces. Can't get any better than that!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

With breakfast served until 2pm, this place immediately moved up on my list. Good food, personable and friendly service -- all surrounded by the beauty of North Lake Tahoe. That was an impulse stop for me and a couple of friends on a drive around the lake (I do have a couple of fat cats at home, so I couldn't... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 599 N Lake Blvd, 96145, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
  • Phone Number: 530-583-3355

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Grill

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?