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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
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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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111 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Kls88
Hickory Corners, Michigan
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162 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Had not a clue what to expect. Waitress met us shortly after we entered the place. Bubbly is one way to describe her, friendly, funny, helpful, and knowledgeable are more. Linda ordered an order of two chicken enchiladas and I a cheeseburger. What I got was a monster burger, delicious and cooked as I ordered. Cannot beat that. I sampled... More 

Thank Sid D
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224 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

While traveling through the Lake Tahoe region we stopped at the Fat Cat Bar & Grill. It's a decent place and not too large. During mid afternoon on a weekday it was empty so there was no problem being served. They have a fair selection of micro brews and the menu offers your typical bar & grill choices.

Thank 860Vetman
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157 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Was in Tahoe City on a Saturday afternoon around 3; Yelp! said this was the top rated place to eat. Plenty of seating when I got there but since I was solo I was directed to the bar to eat. Bartender service was fast at first but he lost interest when he found out I was only eating and not... More 

Thank RenoBret
Lassen County Ca
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick meal before a kayak trip on Lake Tahoe. My burger was great and my husband's Ahi burger was perfect. Ask to try the green pepper sauce for your burger and/or fries. Praise to the Bartender who knows how to pour a Jack & water. Our food server was the best. He "noticed" a quiet comment... More 

Thank Karen C
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

In a half empty restaurant the service was slow and the food extra greasy. Probably wouldn't go back

Thank SLJ09

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
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 - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?