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The Fat Cat

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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24 Chestnut Street, Quincy, MA 02169
+1 617-471-4363
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The quality of the food is excellent here, the lobster mac & cheese is trademark dish. Prices are reasonable and the wait staff is generally quite good. The knocks are that the space is small, cramped, loud, and the furniture is tired expecailly the table tops. There is no parking lot, or parking in front. Very popular with the young... More 

Thank Ray T
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place never fails to impress me. The food is excellent everytime. The drinks are awesome too. You can ask for their specials or your regular drink and it's always worth it. The best is the Mac and cheese. We usually get it with lobster and steak... delicious. We have had the pasta and the crab cakes the wings all... More 

Thank Erica F
Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

It was cold and we were across the street so thought, lunch. As soon as you walked in it seemed dark and it is dark. No decore, everything seems dark dark brown, found it not cozy but depressing. The noise volume was loud. If you want a place to go to talk over lunch this is not the place for... More 

Thank heldiet
Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in Quincy Center. Maybe in Quincy in general. I live down the street so it's a short walk. The food is deliciously. I love this place. It's pretty small, but has two large tables to acclimate larger groups. Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Highly recommended if you're in the area!

Thank Elise L
Quincy, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

We always sit at the bar. The staff are terrific. Food is consistently good. Mac and cheese, fried pickles, turkey sandwich to die for

Thank Colleen F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Quincy for a friend's getaway weekend in Boston. Found the Fat Cat and had a really good meal. The portions were huge, and despite the always busy tables, service was good and the food very tasty. It's a loud bustling place, so quiet conversation would be difficult. They also had a decent, if not overly large selection... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Don't know why I did not know about this place. It is great, the food is good, service is good and the prices are great. The salmon I had was very good, but I am going back to have a bowl of mussels. Saw them going to another table and they looked wonderful

Thank diningdiva66
Pembroke, Massachusetts
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213 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

The Fat Cat was recommended to me by a Millennial who works for me and who is also a bit of a foodie. I will say that her recommendation was accurate. The food at the Fat Cat is reasonably priced. The portions are large and the menu has a comfort food feel. The Fat Cat was very busy and a... More 

Thank Skier9175
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

You must be really hungry. Good food, very reasonable price but tremendous portions! Good variety on menu from apps to entrees and sandwiched.

Thank Stevib
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245 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

I won't be back. Burnt bread on the only thing cooked in this sandwich. Cold turkey, cold bacon, and cold sauce. Burned bread. My husband had the full rack of baby back ribs and you put the parmesan fries underneath? They were soaked in bbq sauce. Ugh.

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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
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Chestnut Street, Quincy, MA 02169
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Quincy
  • Phone Number: +1 617-471-4363

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?