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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
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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81 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by here on a Friday night around 10.30pm. They had a pretty ok live band and very reasonably priced drinks. Extremely friendly atmosphere thanks to all the super welcoming locals. Definitely worth checking this place out if you're in the area.

Thank Charlie E
San Francisco, California
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

This place is so noisy, you have to give up any hope of conversing with whomever you're with while you're there. It's also expensive. We went during Happy Hour, and ordered house margaritas, and they were $12 each! When we asked why so expensive, the waitress said they weren't included in the Happy Hour deals. But no one told us... More 

Thank Mary Catherine D

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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 - $15
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:30 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
10:30 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: 15305833355
Fat Cat Bar & Grill is the place in Tahoe City for the best in fresh, quality ingredients. Try our delicious homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches featuring Painted Hills All Natural Grass-Fed Beef Boar's Head premium deli meats. Choose from an amazing selection of share plates and join us for breakfast every weekend! Relax at the bar and enjoy a glass of wine, beers on draught, or a full selection of cocktails. Check out our full service patio in summer with views of Lake Tahoe and historic Tahoe City. Happy hour starts at 4 pm, Sunday thru Thursday to 6 pm. View our live music and events schedule online. Be treated like a Fat Cat in upscale casual décor with original paintings by local artists.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?