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Fat Cat Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
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599 N Lake Blvd, 96145, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-3355
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were back in town for the week and since Fat Cat is under new ownership, we decided to check it out. We were not disappointed. The wine list was impressive as well as the beer list. We started with the lettuce wraps and ahi tower, both were delicious and very fresh. We then got the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich... More 

Thank Jenny I
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy downtown Tahoe City bar and grill. Food delicious in a lively, energetic atmosphere. Service was a bit off the last time we visited but usually very good hence the 4 stars. Great happy hour offerings also.

Thank laketahoelove
Tarrytown, New York
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a good experience. The place was crowded, though after our meal, I'm not sure why. We had to wait a half hour for a table. When we were finally seated, the table was so un-level that it actually rocked. I'm not talking a little off here, I'm mean it rocked back and forth several inches. The table was sticky... More 

Thank JPMooney
Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot! Chicken wings and beer were great and so was the rest of our meal! Staff were great too!

Thank Jessica C
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I just had lunch here and to was fabulous. I had the Ahi Tower with a Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA and my handsome groom enjoyed the penne pasta with seasonal vegetables tossed I n a parmesan cream sauce. Excellent. And server Jasmine was fabulous. If you're ever in Tahoe City, you must come to Fat Cats!

Thank Barclaybees
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Fresh but very thin burger. Chicken was also thin on the sandwiches. Veggies were the stars of the show. Service was ok. Overall not bad but not something I would go back for.

Thank clcoppola
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

WE ordered the Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese ($13.00) What we think it was was Kraft Mac and Cheese, with hot sauce, a couple pieces of chicken, some blue cheese sprinkled on top--really terrible ! The soup was served lukewarm, but was tasty--don't bother asking for bread or a roll, or bread sticks--they don't do that !!! Friendly staff though,... More 

Thank CARLYBuffalo_NewYork
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Perhaps the best burger I've ever had, the onion rings definitely were. Great service, great food and nice wine. I'm a happy chappy as is my partner.

Thank Hext
Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

As someone who spends a lot of time in Tahoe City I am amazed at the restaurants that rank higher than Fat Cat. Puzzling at best. Fat Cat is a really really solid spot if you like good pub food but on a slightly higher level. All their sandwiches are good. I love the Reuben with the horseradish to add... More 

Thank D V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Driving through town we just picked this restaurant for lunch. When we walked in all tables were taken. They said it would be a few minutes a table was getting ready to leave. We decided to wait. We did not wait long. Sat at a high top table. We were greeted immediately by our friendly server. We all ordered burgers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $30
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 599 N Lake Blvd, 96145, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-583-3355
All-American, family-friendly restaurant dedicated to using the freshest ingredients from local farms and ranches, where guests can enjoy innovative dishes in a warm and lively setting with a view of Lake Tahoe. Visit our website to lean more about our happy hour specials, musical entertainment and special events schedule.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?