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Fat Cat Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Grill
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599 N Lake Blvd, 96145, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-3355
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Orinda, California
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here quite often and it is consistently good. I usually order the Ahi Tower (an appetizer) for lunch. Food is very good quality and is consistent. Really great service today.

Thank LaurieandBrent
Atlanta, Georgia
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good local place for lunch - rustic – quant – reasonable pricing (Not a chain). Waitress – Rashel – was very friendly and accommodating (gave us separate checks). Had the Brie & Fig Grilled Cheese – different – very tasty and unusual, but good! Appeared to be full of local folks, which is always a good sign to me for... More 

Thank AtlantaMike_13
Easthampton, Massachusetts, United States
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After having the "City Kat"(one of the best cosmopolitans I ever had) the night before at the bar, I wanted to return for another with dinner the next night. The place was packed on a holiday evening, but I was so impressed how the staff ran around helping each other out to serve their customers as quickly as possible. The... More 

Thank Laurie G
Palo Alto, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We stopped at Fat Cat after a hard day of skiing at Squaw Valley, and it was very satisfying. The food was great, and there were lots of creative (and tasty) options on the menu. Example: the mac and cheese burger, which as the name implies consists of mac and cheese on a hamburger. Why did no one think of... More 

Thank huswan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were back in town for the week and since Fat Cat is under new ownership, we decided to check it out. We were not disappointed. The wine list was impressive as well as the beer list. We started with the lettuce wraps and ahi tower, both were delicious and very fresh. We then got the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich... More 

Thank Jenny I
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Busy downtown Tahoe City bar and grill. Food delicious in a lively, energetic atmosphere. Service was a bit off the last time we visited but usually very good hence the 4 stars. Great happy hour offerings also.

Thank laketahoelove
Tarrytown, New York
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Not a good experience. The place was crowded, though after our meal, I'm not sure why. We had to wait a half hour for a table. When we were finally seated, the table was so un-level that it actually rocked. I'm not talking a little off here, I'm mean it rocked back and forth several inches. The table was sticky... More 

Thank JPMooney
Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Great spot! Chicken wings and beer were great and so was the rest of our meal! Staff were great too!

Thank Jessica C
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I just had lunch here and to was fabulous. I had the Ahi Tower with a Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA and my handsome groom enjoyed the penne pasta with seasonal vegetables tossed I n a parmesan cream sauce. Excellent. And server Jasmine was fabulous. If you're ever in Tahoe City, you must come to Fat Cats!

Thank Barclaybees
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Fresh but very thin burger. Chicken was also thin on the sandwiches. Veggies were the stars of the show. Service was ok. Overall not bad but not something I would go back for.

Thank clcoppola

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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
USD 11 - USD 30
American, Bar, Pub, Grill
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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: +1 530-583-3355
All-American, family-friendly restaurant dedicated to using the freshest ingredients from local farms and ranches, where guests can enjoy innovative dishes in a warm and lively setting with a view of Lake Tahoe. Visit our website to lean more about our happy hour specials, musical entertainment and special events schedule.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?