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“Don't trust all reviews-a truly great dinner!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fat Cat Grill

Fat Cat Grill
508 N Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428-4017
352-563-2620
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Ranked #26 of 94 Restaurants in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American
Description: Located in a historic building in downtown Crystal River, Fat Cat Grill offers fresh, Southern inspired, specialties cooked over our wood burning grill. A Full liquor bar has been added serving moderately priced cocktails, wines and specialty beers
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Description: Located in a historic building in downtown Crystal River, Fat Cat Grill offers fresh, Southern inspired, specialties cooked over our wood burning grill. A Full liquor bar has been added serving moderately priced cocktails, wines and specialty beers
Homosassa Springs, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Don't trust all reviews-a truly great dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We almost did not go here for dinner with our party of six because friends and read a bad review and we were hesitant. We were all pleased that we opted for adventure because everyone enjoyed a wonderful dinner. Pecan crusted chicken, amazingly good pork chop special , great and different options for side dishes and plenty of salad options were all terrific. Service was great, atmosphere very comfortable and charming. As we have found at a number of restaurants in the area...talented musicians seem to be abundant. The two piece band on Saturday night was certainly no exception! Great music for dining and not overwhelming our chatty group...a really nice bar that would have been nice to relax at and enjoy the music...maybe next time, we look forward to returning!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The food was really good, nice variety. Made accommodations for my 12 year old picky eater. The live entertainment (guitar player/singer) was very good.

Visited November 2012
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Phoenix
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Grouper was ruined”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

The grouper was deep fried even though it said pan fried. And it did not taste fresh. The steak tasted like liver.

Visited October 2012
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Citrus County, FL
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Did not meet my expectations”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

After reading reviews, I had higher hopes that this might be a place we'd want to frequent regularly. We walked in to what was a large room with a bar smack in the middle. But the room had no character on its own. No one greeted us and my husband was on the verge of having us walk out when we were told to sit anywhere. We walked over to the nearest 4-top (even though there were only two of us), sat down and realized it was dirty. A server came over to wipe down the table - and left it wet. At this point again, my husband was ready to walk out.

We both had she crab soup which we enjoyed. I had a chopped salad which was tasty but overpriced for what it was. My husband had ordered an All American Burger, medium rare - and it came out too cooked for his taste. It looked so thin, I wondered how they could cook a burger that thin medium rare. The bun was dry. And the fries, while covered with spices, were nothing special.

The service was pretty attentive once we got started. And out server did try hard to satisfy my husband.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Chassahowitzka
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Cool Cat Lite Bite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We came for an early dinner, and loved the food, though the portions were on the small side. I loved the She Crab soup, but their bowl was the size of a cup elsewhere. We both liked the dumpling appeteaser and my better half loved the rock shrimp tacos, best since Mexico. The atmosphere was getting even better as the live music took off. Good vibe, tasty food, ok prices, especially for a historic district (except $4.50 for draft beer!? It was a No beer night). They did have some interesting drink offerings. We'll go back for another round soon.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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