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Fat Patties

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 Winner

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All burgers are 1/3 lb. Ground angus chuck
All sandwiches served with lettuce, tomato and red onion. Pickles and mayo upon request
Double $+2.75
The original. Handmade with fat patties’ secret blend of spices
Double $+3.25
Bleu Cheese Burger
Our original burger with the bleu cheese mixed right in
Double $+2.75
Veggie Burger
A homemade patty with black beans, brown rice and a whole mess o’ veggies
Double $+4.50
Lick Creek Burger
1/3lb of the local lick creek beef, lightly seasoned
Double $+2.75
Matty Plummer
The original patty loaded with jalapenos and pepperjack cheese - one slice on top, one on bottom
Double $+2.75
Plain Jane
The same angus chuck as our original, but lightly seasoned
The Bucky Dome Honoring the Man Himself
A foundation of our lick creek patty piled with brisket and cheddar cheese. Topped with bacon and a fried egg. Served on a ciabatta w/chipotle mayo
The "Wee" Patty
Half the‏ size with all of the flavor. Make any regular sandwich "wee" for 1/2 price
Double $+3.75
Beef Brisket Sandwich
A generous portion of smoked brisket on a ciabatta bun with chipotle mayo
Double $+4.00
Grilled Pork Chop Sandwich
Two 3 oz. Center-cut loin chops seasoned with citrus and grilled to perfection
French Fries
Homemade Potato Chips
Homemade Potato Salad
Homemade Cole Slaw
Homemade Baked Beans
Cottage Cheese
Homemade Cowboy Caviar
Small $3.00
Large $5.00
Fancy Battered Green Beans
Small $2.25
Large $3.75
Sweet Corn Nuggets
Fresh Brewed Sweet Tea and Iced Tea
Pink Lemonade
Cool Aid Flavor of the Day
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew
7-Up, Dr Pepper
Root Beer
Milk/Chocolate Milk
Large $3.50
Small $2.25
Ask about our soup of the day
Large $5.19
Small $2.59
Fat Patties’
House salad‏ a mix of lettuces, carrots, red cabbage, and topped with tomato, red onion, roasted red pepper, artichoke hearts and feta
Large $4.29
Small $2.09
Dinner Salad
The same lettuce mix topped with tomato, cucumber and mozzarella cheese
Large $3.00
Small $1.50
Root Beer Float
Deep fried brownie sundae
Big Ice Cream Sandwich
Big Double Strawberry
Ice cream sandwich
Fresh-Baked Cookies
Ala Mode
( Prices do not include tax. Prices subject to change. )
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
American, Gastropub, Pub, Soups
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

We went here for lunch. The service is fast and nice, but don't even try to talk to the owner. He is a grouch, unless you know/ with someone who knows him. The pinball machines are fun. The hamburgers are excellent. I love that they...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sherry F
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Visited this place after a volleyball match because of it's TA rating, and it didn't disappoint. A variety of items for the burger lover, vegetarian, or vegan and a great selection of craft beers for the beer lover. I ordered the Lick Creek burger which...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BucketHat
Reviewed October 4, 2018

I'm a vegetarian (usually) who semi-frequently orders delivery to my office in Carbondale. There are the obvious places to order vegetarian, but the options are somewhat limited and I like a variety, so today I ordered from Fat Patties. I ordered a grilled cheese, fries,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ysnapa
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

My friend & I took my son here for lunch during an SIU visit. Introducing him to local eateries. Food was pretty good even though seemed like took awhile to get our food, but we would come back to eat here again.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SLJ2004
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Great burgers with lots of options. Old school feel. Arcade machines, writing on the picnic benches, laid back vibe.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DDS140
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

The service that I had from fat patties was amazing and they are kind so thank you and i loved the beef brisket this is piankhi thank you

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Piankhi D
Reviewed February 2, 2018

First timer this week. Have been by here countless times and decided to stop today. Had a double cheeseburger and french fries. Let me say I am not a big fan of shoestring fries but these were great. The hamburger was seasoned well and one...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank jenk61
Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

Great Food, love that they have locally grown beef and bison. Burgers are great, corn nuggets are my favorite, great local beer selection, great, friendly staff, love this place! Even a basket with free condoms in the bathroom, how awesome is that!!! I love that...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank farmgurl1973
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Excellent prices! Good food! Great beer! Good place to go with your friends! They have table inside and outside.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank hbringas23
Reviewed December 31, 2017

Order at the window, take a seat, and the waitress will deliver your meal to your table. The food arrived quickly and hot. This is a laid back place to eat without a lot of fancy tables, décor, or serving items. But it’s clean and...More

Date of visit: August 2017
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August 4, 2017|
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Response from Lance J | Property representative |
As others have pointed out, YES! Numerous local & craft beer selections. Wine, Mimosas and (if you're feeling jazzy) a Kool-Mosa (Kool-Aid & Champagne). Cheers!
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