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Fat Cat Grill and Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Italian, Pizza, Pub
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365 W Main St, Route 82, Norwich, CT 06360-5412
+1 860-886-0054
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Norwich, Connecticut
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place continues to be one of our favorites. Great specials. Good drinks. Great service. Pan Seared Scallops are my favorite.

Thank Macball50
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fat Cat's is a great place for lunch or dinner. I've been there numerous times, and never had a bad experience. I usually get their salad's for lunch, and have enough left over for lunch the next day, and their beer battered fish and chips are excellent! They have great beer and wine choices available as well.

Thank Amy G
Norwich, Connecticut
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Went out with friends for our monthly dinner and this was the place that was chosen. There were about a dozen of us. The salads looked pretty good, as did the paninis. I didn't order any of those. I ordered what was a small bland grilled chicken wrap with fries. The fries were good once I put salt on them.... More 

Thank lingiglondon
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit and we will definitely be back. The atmosphere is casual and very comfortable. My husband had a bacon and cheese stuffed cheeseburger that he said was fantastic. I had the eggplant parmigiano and it was absolutely delicious. The service was excellent! Highly recommend trying this restaurant if you are in the Norwich CT area.

Thank cktrepanier
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Nice restaurant but disappointed in the food. Visited with a group, I ordered a small pizza, others ordered burgers, sandwiches, salads. Everyone's food came out, I was told they had burnt my pizza. By the time my meal was delivered, other guest were finished with theirs. The waitress is the only one that offered to say she was sorry and... More 

Thank RSemonco
Norwich, Connecticut
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We go out every Friday night. This place is on our top 5 places to go. The service is great and the food is very good. Specials change all the time so it offers a good variety.

Thank Macball50
Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My friend and I enjoyed dinner at Fat Cat. The menu was varied, with items such as pizza, sandwiches, salads, and Italian dishes. The decor was basic pizza place, vinyl booths, oak tables, and lots of cat stuff, thus the name. The staff was very nice, attentive, but not hanging over you. As for the food, it was very good.... More 

Thank cathyhutch2016
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

2 lunches this week below average. A salad with stale chicken on Wednesday followed by a blah panini on Friday. Worse, today I'm interrupted from post-meal reading of the news by the server who asks me to take care of the tab because her manager wants her to go home. I guess they haven't figured out how to do what... More 

Thank Mesquites
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102 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I love scallops. The scallop casserole was good. It was basically 12 scallops with bread crumbs but it was fresh and tasty. They also substituted broccoli for pasta which was nice.

Thank Tim R
Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
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321 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

I have a few friends that frequent Fat Cats regularly. After hearing about all the delicious meals, I finally decided to give it a try. As we walked in, we were warmly greeted. We asked to sit outside, and were told we could sit anywhere we wanted, so we let the boys decide our table. Our waiter was friendly, prompt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
American, Bar, Italian, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 365 W Main St, Route 82, Norwich, CT 06360-5412
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +1 860-886-0054
"Fairly new restaurant next to Surplus Unlimited".

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?