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Fat Cat Cafe

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Grand Lake Ave., Grand Lake, CO
970 627 0900
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Mon 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Wed - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Grand kids love the Fat Cat

They have a huevos ranchero casserole that is to die for and all the pies cakes and pasteries' are wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Grand Lake, Colorado
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Grand Lake, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have a huevos ranchero casserole that is to die for and all the pies cakes and pasteries' are wonderful.

Thank 80447
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owner Sally, of this wonderful breakfast and lunch restaurant deserves a 5 star rating. There was comfort food, like biscuits and gravy, but also out of this world pastries and salads. Sally makes all the food selections herself and makes casseroles, breads, cakes, scones along with all the favorites; bacon, sausage, waffles, pancakes, eggs. What can I say, everyone... More 

Thank monika o
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We came in on a Sunday morning for their "famous" brunch. This is a buffet style for ~$15/person. The food was extremely greasy, wasn't that good, and left us all feeling gross afterwards. All of the food combined into a brown/grey mess on our plates. Improving the food quality would help this place immensely. It's also a shame that everything... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Austin, Tx
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We always do the brunch multiple times each summer and our only regrets are eating too much! A terrific assortment of homemade traditional as well as unusual breakfast items combines with great deserts to make this unique in Grand Lake.

Thank DIK1
Fairplay, Colorado
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is a tiny place, but the breakfast buffet is generous and very tasty. I just couldn't make it to the opulent dessert table by the time my plate was filled with the usual breakfast goodies. Satisfying breakfast and got to chat with folks I wouldn't have met otherwise at my mult-seating table. This place is for gregarious, hungry people.

Thank Linda B
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Ate the breakfast buffet which is offered Saturday and Sunday. Small hole in the wall place full of locals. Had to wait for a table and the staff says to help yourself to fresh coffee and cinnamon rolls while you wait, which we did! Quite a few choices of breakfast items. Dessert included at least a dozen different pies to... More 

Thank tk4683
Versailles, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Come hungry! The food is RIDICULOUS! They even have homemade pies and other desserts on the breakfast buffet!

Thank Dawn M
Marshfield, Missouri
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed lunch at the Fat Cat Café while we were in Grand Lake in July 2015. Being a chocolate lover, I had to try the chocolate orange pie for dessert and it was fabulous!

Thank Jeanette E
Fort Collins, Colorado
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Whenever my wife and I are in Gradn Lake, we love to have the weekend buffet at the Fat Cat. The food is all fresh and homemade daily. The owner must stay up all night preparing the buffet items. I've never left there hungry or complaining abut the quality and taste of the food. Best breakfast in Grand Lake by... More 

Thank Mike B
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

It's a little hole in the wall as far as size, but big on the variety of items for the weekend breakfast buffet. Don't let the disposable plates and cups dissuade you! The owner is proud to tell you about any of the food items - and the food is great. There may be a wait for a table, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Grand Lake Ave., Grand Lake, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Grand County  >  Grand Lake
  • Phone Number: 970 627 0900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget


Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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