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“Cool bar and good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fat City Bar & Cafe

Fat City Bar & Cafe
1001 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814
9164466768
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Ranked #77 of 1,614 Restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Coffee Shop
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Methuen, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Cool bar and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were in Sacramento for a week long conference and went out to this bar/restaurant three times. Once for a drink, second time for dinner and trivia, and third time for dinner/drinks. All three times were a great experience. Good food in Old Sacramento.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reno, Nv
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Just Ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great location, but the service was pretty slow and the food was just okay. Nothing special about it unfortunately. Plus, it's super loud in the restaurant and hard to hear anything while having a business meeting.

Visited July 2014
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Visalia, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Ehh...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Pros:
Bourbon Bbq Burger was perfect. Fries were unique & delicious. Location, location, location. Decor was a pleasantly enough tiffany-esque... historic environment.

Cons:
The staff came off as distant and hurried, almost bothered. Calamari was over breaded and cold when it arrived. The beers on tap are minimal at best and they just happened to be out of my preferred selection the day we were there.

All said, Fat City Bar & Cafe was alright, not horrible, not great, but alright. We probably won't be back, but we don't really have any plans to go back to Sac-town anyway.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“hold the salt...please!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This outlet of the Fat's chain of restaurants occupies a prime corner space in Old Sacramento and exudes frontier color, staring with the massive wooden bar just inside the main doors. The menu is varied, with a terrific wine list, and the service is brisk and friendly. The only problem is...the food. At least the night we dined there, the kitchen chose to mask the natural flavors of everything it served with a massive infusion of salt. Even a few glasses of excellent Fess Parker chardonnay couldn't wash away the taste. We didn't dare risk dessert.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Guaiba, RS
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Nice option when visiting Sacramento. The food is great, good service as well. Definitely worth going!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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