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Fat Cat Bar & Grill

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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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Los Altos, California
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for dinner on a Saturday night -- so we missed the happy hour, which has 1/2 priced apps and salads as well as $4 beer! There seem to be lots locals at the bar and tables. There are three TV's that had sporting events on. A couple of tall tables with chairs. Service was great. Food was good. Nice... More 

Thank A M
Pollock Pines, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was not the first restaurant we'd chosen to have dinner - but when the restaurant down the street became inaccessible (oh, gee, they just didn't have time to clear the snow from the wheelchair ramp!!) we said 'bye bye' and made our way down the street. SO glad we did!!! Fat Cat looked interesting, so we went in. First... More 

Thank Valerie M
Monterey Bay
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fat cat bar and Grill is located next to one of my favorite thrift stores and we love the area outside where we can sit with the dogs, the staff is friendly and the food is hearty. It was the perfect place to fuel up after a day on the lake.

Thank pgtravelcasey
Chicago, Illinois
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192 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in on a drive around Lake Tahoe with my daughter. Had wings and burgers. Wings were just okay (expensive, I thought, for 6 average size wings, which I think were like $12). Hamburger was ordered medium, but delivered well-done. Seems that's what always happens when you order a burger, so not sure why they ask. But the texture and... More 

Thank travelgames
Orinda, California
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

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
Reviewed 6 March 2017 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
Reviewed 21 February 2017 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
Reviewed 30 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
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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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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

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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
US$11 - US$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
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?