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The Fat Cat

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American, Bar, Pub
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24 Chestnut Street, Quincy, MA 02169
+1 617-471-4363
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Mansfield, Massachusetts
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came on a Saturday with a friend who recommended the place. Took about an hour for a table-no reservations. Lots of inventive cat-themed specialty drinks at the bar. Lots of variety on the menu and huge portions. Mac and Cheese, Seafood Fra Diavlo, Salmon special were hits. The waiter was very helpful in suggesting substitutes for a lactose-free meal.... More 

Thank Greg318
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always eat at the Bar. The service is always excellent, and in all the times and years we have eaten here, we have NEVER had a bad meal. The selection of beers and drinks is varied and changes. The Mac and Cheese is incredible, the twin steaks, mussels, are incredible as well

Thank Michel G
Quincy, MA
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much was great on our visit. The wait staff were attentive and helpful. The Lobster Mac N Cheese and the Pork Tenderloin were outstanding. The evening special, chicken? Not so much. First: came with no white meat despite being assured it would. Second: overcooked to the point of being inedible. They made it right. Returned and taken off bill,... More 

Thank Eximious
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96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As most people have written, the food is delicious, the bar drinks are very good, and the portions are large. We enjoyed the Fish and Chowder, the grilled pork, and a delicious past dish. Two of us have enough food left over for another dinner. The prices are extremely reasonable, and the wait staff is very friendly. Only negatives are... More 

Thank dcjclckc
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a GREAT PLACE! They have a policy, no seat until the whole party is there. They stick by it too! It is a very busy place and small so I see why the policy! Parking at first glance is street parking and hard to come by, but a small walk to a lot. On to the meal! The portions... More 

Thank Susan C
Quincy, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 31 December 2016 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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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 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 30 November 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 17 November 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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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?