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Review of Fat Catz - CLOSED

Fat Catz
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Decided we wanted to try something different in Tyler and since I'd met the chef a couple of times and never eaten there, it seemed like the perfect opportunity.

Wow, did we choose well! Started off with $1 Shiner draft special (can't beat that) and then ordered a try of oysters on the halfshell. Delicious, perfectly sized with fabulous flavor. The thing I like the BEST was that in addition to the cocktail sauce, Fat Catz provided EXTRA horseradish and lemon on the side (didn't have to ask). It was as though they read our minds as we both enjoy the sauce a bit spicier than most places serve.

I ordered a combo meal with fried oysters (hey, if they were that good raw, what could it hurt) and stuffed shrimp. The shrimp was quite good, but again, the oysters were above expectations. That kitchen absolutely knows how to do it....lite, tender, a little crunch, but mostly just flavor!

Hubby ordered a fish dish which he loved.

The server was very nice and had a great attutide (getter rarer these days).

Wish I was going back tonight.

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Thank KOSTx
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

we went her for my dads birthday, he loves cajun food, especially cajun seafood. it was great food and worth the price, and the wait staff was terrific!!

Thank misty j
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Visited on a Saturday night a few weeks ago. The menu was not the menu posted on the restaurant's website. Crabcake appetizer was fairly good. Steak entree was poor at best, thin, tough, and not very tasty. Seemed it was what used to good grade and now called select. Seafood entree was mediocre. However, the server was excellent.

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Thank John H
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

We were tired after traveling all day and handling business and this was a great place to eat and relax. The food was excellent and our waiter was very attentive.

Thank NaniC8
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

We have not been to Fat Catz in several month because the food was slipping downward in quality and presentation while it seemed prices were going up. They have begun to lose almost all of their Cajun background and heritage.

Thank Eddie P
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