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Fat Cat Cafe

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Grand Lake Ave., Grand Lake, CO
970 627 0900
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Today
7:00 am - 11:00 am
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Hours:
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: Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 169
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  • 66
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly staff and great breakfast

The main comment is that the breakfast was really good! And the staff are always smiling and helpful. This was our definite go to breakfast stop while staying in grand lake...try the quiche - delish!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mo D
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main comment is that the breakfast was really good! And the staff are always smiling and helpful. This was our definite go to breakfast stop while staying in grand lake...try the quiche - delish!

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Thank Mo D
Sequim, Washington, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Sally and Gary have been putting out great and interesting food for years. The buffet is outstanding. Really great pancakes too.

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Thank CaptCharles
Columbia, Missouri
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We first tried Fat Cat during their weekend brunch buffet and were not disappointed! The buffet is a far cry from traditional breakfast buffets of pancakes and eggs, and we were thankful for it! We filled ourselves with huevos rancheros casserole, quiche, fresh salads, and an amazing dessert table. We visited later in our stay for their lunch--again amazing! I... More 

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Thank AngelaStill14
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

My stepson really wanted to try this place because of the name. We were unsure when we had to stand and wait for at least 20 mins but it was well worth the wait!!! The staff was really friendly and when I asked for a ham, egg, and cheese croissant which wasn't on the menu they made one anyways. I... More 

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Thank jboyett
Grand Lake, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

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

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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 October 26, 2015

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 

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Thank monika o
Austin, Tx
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

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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.

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Thank Linda B
nebraska
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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 

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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!

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Thank Dawn M

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
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?