Ever since moving to Quincy we have been hearing about the Fat Cat. Both long time Quincy residents and newcomers have bragged to us about this local spot. Our first two times attempting to eat at this local hangout spot we couldn't get in the door!
You know what they say, "third times the charm!" On our third time we came early for Saturday lunch. There were only a few tables available, the place was already hopping at noon. Prior to Quincy, we lived in Mission Hill, which has an abundance of great local restaurants. Needless to say, we had high hopes and even higher expectations of the Fat Cat!
Our waiter brought our drinks right away and overall was very attentive. We ordered two appetizers...a bit much for lunch we know, but in our defense we skipped breakfast and were starving! First up where the Fat Cat's Crab Cakes, three blue crab cakes served with a cajun remoulade. This crab cakes were a bit disappointing, we tasted more filler than crab. However, the cajun remoulade was delicious and added a nice spiciness to the dish.
Up next were the Fat Cat's Haystacks, thinly sliced fried onions served with a chipotle dipping sauce. We cannot resist onion strings...if they are on the menu odds are we will order them! The Fat Cat's Haystacks is a straightforward interpretation of this classic favorite. The onions delivered great crunchiness and tasted great when dipped in the chipotle sauce! They needed a little bit of salt for our taste but apart from that...delicious!
Our first entree was the Philly sandwich, with steak, peppers, onions, mushrooms, cheddar, and mozzarella. This is a big, messy sandwich for those with a big appetite! Overall, it lacked seasoning...salt please! The cheeses were melted perfectly but the bun had a hard time holding together all the gooey components.
Last but no least, we ordered the Fat Cat Burger, a 10oz seasoned patty. The char flavor on this well-sized sized burger was great! However, the cook was very uneven. We ordered it medium, there were parts that were well done, others that were a perfect medium, and others that were raw. Yet, the char flavor was so great, we would give this burger another chance!
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The Fat Cat delivered a solid lunch. We are definitely eager to give it a try during their dinner service. The space at the Fat Cat is small, therefore we would not recommend it for large groups. They do not take reservations, so get there early!
For more information on the Fat Cat visit http://www.fatcatrestaurant.com/index.html.