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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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Richmond, Texas
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a burger with on oversized bun (too fat) and so had way too much bread. Minestrone soup was very good.

Thank Robert R
Long Island, New York
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate outside at the few tables they had. The outdoor seating was delightful! However, the service was quite slow. The waitress though was very nice and got the food out to us as quickly as she could. The food was VERY good. We got the lettuce wrap appetizer (which was quite big) and the pesto sandwich. It was pricey... More 

Thank WallietheWalrus
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Those that read my reviews know I value good service, food and value for the money. On our visit to Fat Cat Bar & Grill we got the service, kind of. We started with an order of pot stickers for our party of 9, which ended up being two orders of five for $11.00 each. Aside from the staff not... More 

Thank David G
San Jose, California
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We joined a couple of couples for happy hour last week. You The appetizers were yummy and the drinks were great. This restaurant has been a favorite for many years. It's under new ownership now and the menu has remained the same. But some of the service issues from the past have been fixed. So try this reasonably priced restaurant!

Thank SmokeyandAshes
Oakland, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Two vegetarian diners and one non-vegetarian ate here, and when the time came to reflect upon the mea the group all expressed high praise for the diversity of the menu, the ingredients used, and the service and knowledge which accompanied the dining experience. We warmly agreed that this was one of the best dining experiences we had in North Lake... More 

Thank teamadventure3000
Hollywood, Florida
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Came with my son, passing through Tahoe. Saw reviews and decided to try. The place is small but wasn't busy when we came (1pm). Service was fast. Portions nice size. Had tofu lettuce wraps, which were great. I had the Ahi salad, which was also really good and large. Didn't really need the appetizer but so what. Son had chicken... More 

Thank isaacemjay
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

We were looking for a low key place to eat. We originally wanted Thai food and headed for Thai Kitchen. It was closed so we went to Fat Cat. Eclectic local place with a diverse menu. I opted for the happy hour chicken wings. I had to send them back. They were old and crusty. The hostess was nice and... More 

Thank SoloTraveler54
Chicago, Illinois
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179 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

I had the fat cat burger. I wasn't sure so I went with the "signature" dish. I'll get to that in a minute. The bartender/waiter dude is a hard worker. He's the only one up frint, serving 18, hustling and doing a great job. Now, to the burger. He asked how I wanted it cooked, "medium rare", camwwell done. Not... More 

Thank Jad16
Dixon, California
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

I went with my family and a couple of friends over New Years week, always a busy week for the area but we still managed to get a table in about 15 minutes and our food came quickly and correctly. This place is small ( seating for 40-50 max I think ), and quite nicely decorated. We had very good... More 

Thank mutantchicken
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

There were 4 in our group. We were served by a very friendly & efficient young lady. I had a cheeseburger, which was delicious, my daughter had the mac & cheese with mushroom, which she said was one of the best she's ever had. Fat Cat was a very good choice for lunch in Tahoe.

Thank aschwimm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?