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Fat Cat Cafe

Grand Lake Ave., Grand Lake, CO
970 627 0900
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Ranked #2 of 30 restaurants in Grand Lake
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Buffet
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Buffet
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English first
Livingston, Alabama
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

While in the area visiting a friend, my daughter and I had the opportunity to sample several of the local places to eat. For breakfast one morning we decided to try the Fat Cat. The place is kinda small and not extremely fast, but the staff was very friendly and the food was excellent!. We split an order of the... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

There are several great restaurants in Grand Lake. Probably the favorite with regulars is the Sagebrush. If you're tired of it or the line is too long, this is a good option. I had a burger. My son had a French dip with a tasty soup. The buffet was not open. I don't know if that's because of the season... More

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Lafayette, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Food is great! The owner loves what she does. We had buffet and there were more choices than one could make for a week. It is a small place and if you have to wait it's worth it.

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Kansas City
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Good breakfast-buffet. Service was slow, it seemed like it was being run by a high-chool class. Prices were reasonable. Have eaten there before, didn't have the same vibe this time. Will try another place next time.............

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Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The host is wonderful - she is an English woman who really knows how to run a cafe. Great food and service right on the main street of Grand Lake.

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Connecticut
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254 reviews 254 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We ate here twice while in town. They hire high school kids as waitstaff and it shows. The service while pleasant is very slow and not organized. The place is crowded and has a sardine, goldfish in a bowl feel. The food is pretty good although the wait was long both times. French toast, omelets, and cinnamon rolls were big... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

My favorite breakfast stop in Grand Lake. Hearty and sweet. Not your average breakfast buffet. Bring your appetite.

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Grand Lake, Colorado, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Fat Cat Café is one of the best restaurants in Grand Lake for breakfast, however they decided this year not to hire any locals as they are only open in the Summer months and lay everyone off in the Winter. No one can afford to live on no work so they occasionally have to apply for unemployment in the Winter... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If you happen to visit the area near Grand Lake, Colorodo, it is an absolute must to visit the Fat Cat Cafe for its breakfast/brunch buffet. We went on a Sunday, and I have slight feeling that the owner, Sally (who is an absolute doll straight from the British Isles), brings out all the stops for her expanded crowd. Scotch... More

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Cd'A, Id.
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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We hit the road form Estes Park with only coffee in hand. Needless to say, when we got to Grand Lake we were ready for a good breakfast. This was the first cafe that caught my eye and in we went. What a stroke of luck. These people believe in good service and high quality home made food. They bake... More

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