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Fat Cat's Grill & Oyster Bar

Bar, Seafood
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2331 E Ozark Ave, Gastonia, NC 28054-3417
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Heard they had good bbq but they discontinued it from the menu. Burgers were ok but fries were not good. Sounds like it used to be the happening spot but not so much now.

Thank bryanabernathy
Gastonia, North Carolina
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

HOME of the great burgers. Fat Cats I love this place it has some of the best burgers in gastonia. they have a lot more than burgers but I just cant make myself eat anything eles.. you much try,

Thank Eddie B
Charlotte, NC
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88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The Fat Cat Burger is still the best in Gastonia and a bargain to boot. Always made to order - have it how you like it. The outside appearance may not be overly appealing, but don't let that fool you. There's a patio area in the back for nice weather days or evenings.

Thank Su-sea
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Great big burgers and good shrimp. The wait staff is super friendly. The ambiance is nonexistent, but decent food at a fair price. They have had Groupon deals on occasion too.

Thank Sandi E
Gastonia, North Carolina
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120 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This little hidden gem has a small menu but what they have is excellent! We have driven by numerous times and finally went in to try it. We were pleasantly surprised! The staff is very personable and friendly. The atmosphere is very laid back and informal. Kids are welcome. The music is old-school and beachy. Loved it!!!!!

Thank Jeanne T
Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

The people there cooking aND waiting on customEra were super great people. The music was awesome and they were just down to earth fun and friendly. But the food and the prices were not great. I will not be going back. I gave the food a second chance.

Thank Jennifer E
Gastonia, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The waitress Jennifer was the BEST server ever! She knew her customers by name, met some of them at the door with their drinks and knew what they wanted! She even trusted a young lady to bring payment back due to card service being down! I have NEVER seen such EXCEPTIONAL service! And the food was AMAZING!!

1 Thank Chrisie9
Phuket Town, Thailand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Hey just for the record, upfront straight forwardness and Transparency... IN My OPINION: ... I LOVE FAT CAT, ( i heart F C ) I mean the People, The Food, The Familiar feeling and Warm Welcome's! I have met a couple handfulls of the Most GENUINE Down to Earth FOLKS EVER The Food is always good, reasonable and better than... More 

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North Carolina
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122 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Small restaurant located off of # 7 in Gastonia. Service is good and food is awesome. Has some of the best blackened shrimp ever ! Will certainly go back !!

1 Thank travelnhome
Crestview, Florida
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

We stopped in while traveling after reading some reviews. We were not disappointed. The server was fast, friendly and offered us the special. The burgers were juicy and cooked perfectly. I had mine "all the way" with slaw on it. All I can say is " oh my goodness!". The bathrooms left a lot to be desired but the food... More 

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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
Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2331 E Ozark Ave, Gastonia, NC 28054-3417
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: 704-854-9926

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