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Dec 20, 2007 06:43 AM

"Fat Cat"/Quincy?

Has anyone tried this new "gastropub" yet? Pegmeister, where are you? I passed by yesterday, and saw that it's in operation, and looks inviting.

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  1. I haven't been yet, but here's their Web site:

    1. Sorry, Dan, I haven't gotten there yet. Hate to admit it but I actually forgot all about the Fat Cat!. I have been to the recently renovated Inn at Bay Point, and I really like the changes there. It has a much more cozy feel. The food is good, basic, and consistent, but it really is the view that makes it. The fried clams are always good.

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      1. re: Pegmeister

        I may get to "Fat Cat" tonight, and will report back if I do. Wish me luck, it hasn't been open to long and I usually like to wait about 30 to 60 days b4 trying a new opening.

        1. re: CocoDan

          The menu looked pretty good, and I like that they're open for lunch. Work next week will be slow so I may talk the group into heading there for lunch. Sometimes I like to try a place before the word really gets out because then you get to know the staff.

      2. Pegmeister,

        They have LOBSTER NACHOS! LOL

        I think that menu looks perfect for a Sunday football game. Sorry I didn't get clued into it sooner. Will drop by after the holidays.

        1. A group of friends and I went to the Fat Cat last night for dinner. It was much better than any of us had expected. We had it in mind to be another quasi-dive bar with regular pub grub at trumped up prices but thought we would try it. The atmosphere is great and low-key. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The waiter was probably a little too attentive (he asked us three times how we liked our meals) but if that is the worst I can say about the staff then it is ok by me.

          Food was uneven but keeping in mind it is their first week there is definite potential. The lobster nachos were perfectly cheesy with a heaping dose of lobster and crab (for $10 these are a steal). My partner's tuna was a bit on the dry side. It came with perfectly grilled asparagus and delish potatoes. Another in our party had fish and chips - the fries were delightful and crisp while the fish was Super Deep Fried so it bordered on too greasy. My buffalo chicken wrap was great and came with, again, perfect french fries.

          The bar staff seems together. Our drinks came quickly and were poured well. Though I would wait a couple weeks, I would definitely return.

          1. Merry, Merry Folks!

            I stopped by there with friends for drinks and apps before a party.

            Waitstaff was warm, friendly and efficient. Owner was enormously attentive (in a very good--not annoying--way). They had a great drinks line up. Good pour--my Dewars could have done for the whole night (and certainly should have, in retrospect!), good beer selection (I did not check out the wine list for this visit).

            Very varied menu and I'm looking forward to going back to try more. For this night we split calamari and chicken quesadillas. Both tasty and did the job for pre-party snacks.
            Good looking room in a cross between industrial and rustic with high ceilings and exposed brick. Nice addition Quincy!