Food and Drink

Welcome to the Fat Cat Bar and Grill!  The Place in Tahoe City for the best in fresh, quality ingredients.

Try our delicious homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches featuring Painted Hills All Natural Grass-Fed Beef Boar’s Head premium deli meats.  Choose from an amazing selection of share plates and join us for breakfast every weekend!

Relax at the bar and enjoy a glass of wine, beers on draught, or a full selection of cocktails.
Be treated like a Fat Cat in upscale casual décor with original paintings by local artists.

Lunch and Dinner Menu


Ahi Tower

Soy and sesame marinated ahi topped with avocado, served with wontons and wasabi cream sauce.

Sweet Potato Fries

Crispy fried sweet potoatoes tossed in curry salt and served with zesty cilantro dipping sauce or ranch.

Pot stickers

Asian pork dumplings steamed and pan-fried to a crispy golden-brown.  With housemade potsticker  sauce.

Hot Wings

Served with bleu cheese dressing, carrot & celery sticks.

Thai Lettuce Wraps

Chicken breast and tofu (or tofu only) & water chestnuts sauteed in our housemade ponzu.  Served with iceberg lettuce cups with Thai peanut & sweet chili sauces.

Enchiladas Verde

Two chicken enchiladas topped with our housemade green sauce, onions, cheese, fresh cilantro and sour cream.  $9


Guajillo braised chicken and melted cheddar cheese served with Pico de Gallo and sour cream.

Southwestern Egg Rolls

Guajillo braised chicken, black beans, corn, cilantro, roasted peppers & cheese served with Jalapeno ranch & Pico de Gallo.


Soup of the Day



Organic baby greens, grape tomatoes, carrots, Stella bleu cheese, dried cranberries & candied walnuts.  Tossed in Balsamic vinaigrette.

Blackened Ahi Salad

Mixed greens, cherry tomato, dried cranberry and carrot tossed in cilantro pepita dressing and topped with avocado.


Fresh mozzarella, roma tomatoes and basil serve over baby greens, drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette.

Caesar Salad

Romaine lettuce, house made croutons & shredded Parmesan, with our creamy Caesar dressing.

Thai Chicken

Grilled chicken, cabbage, bean sprouts, mandarin oranges, and wonton strips in Thai peanut dressing.


Add grilled chicken ($3) or Ahi ($5) to any salad


Our burgers are Painted Hills all natural grass-fed beef.   Available with turkey patty or Garden Burger brand veggie patty.   With your choice of shoestring fries or side salad.  Add Sweet Potato Fries or a cup of soup for $2.

Fat Cat Burger

Our signature burger, with cherrywood-smoked bacon, provolone and Sweet Onion Marmalade.

Chile Burger

Our Painted Hills all natural burger with mild green chiles, avocado, pico de gallo and melted jack cheese.

Hickory Burger

Sweet-smoky hickory BBQ sauce on our Painted Hills beef burger, with bacon and melted cheddar.  Served with lettuce, tomato, and red onion.

Mushroom Swiss Burger

Sauteed shrooms and melted Swiss.  Served with lettuce, tomato, and onion.  Add bacon for $1.50.


The classic, with melted cheddar on               our Painted Hills burger.               $13


Your choice of shoestring fries or side salad.  Add Sweet Pototo Fries or a cup of soup for $2.  All sandwiches available as a wrap.

Turkey Wrap

Boar’s Head Oven Gold turkey breast, green chiles, melted monterey jack and mozzarella, lettuce, red onion and mayo in a spinach tortilla.


Cherrywood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado & mayo served on grilled sourdough. Add turkey $3.


Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, pesto mayo an balsamic on toasted ciabatta.  Add chicken $3.

Blackened Chicken Club

Organic chicken breast, avocado, cherrywood-smoked bacon, green onions, lettuce, tomato & mixed cheese.  Served on grilled sourdough with cilantro aioli.

Roast Beef Melt

Boar’s Head Premium London Port roast beef with carmelized onions, horseradish mayo, and melted mozzarella and jack cheeses on toasted ciabatta roll.

Pesto Chicken

Grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, spring greens, pesto mayo and melted provolone on toasted ciabatta.

Chicken Caesar Wrap

Grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, and our housemade Caesar dressing in a spinach tortilla.

Fat Cat Reuben

Boar’s Head lean pastrami, sauerkraut, horseradish mayo and melted swiss cheese on grilled sourdough.



Pasta Primavera

Sauteed seasonal vegetables with penne in a parmesan cream sauce. Add chicken for $3.


Our version of the classic with gruyere, fontina, and sharp cheddar, topped with Panko-Parmesan crumbs.

Fat Cat Mac

Take our Mac’n’Cheese to the next level with cherrywood-smoked bacon and mushrooms.

Buffalo Mac’n’Cheese

Our Mac topped with crispy buffalo     chicken tenders and bleu cheese.      $12


Your choice for $7.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Chicken Tenders, Mac & Cheese, Hamburger, or Pasta with Butter & Parmesan.

Breakfast Menu

Served Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. ’til 2 p.m.

Buttermilk Pancakes

Served with butter and maple syrup and fresh fruit.

Really French Toast

Thick slices of brioche dusted with brown sugar and cinnamon, topped with grilled banana and vanilla creme fraiche.  Served with butter and maple syrup.


Buttermilk pancakes or regular french toast with scrambled eggs and bacon.

Veggie Scramble

Scrambled egg whites with asparagus, tomato, zucchini, avocado and cheddar cheese.  Served with yur choice of midwest potato casserole or fresh fruit.

Fiesta Scramble

Eggs scrambled with tomatoes, green onions, ortega green chiles, cheddar cheese and sour cream.  Served with midwest potato casserole or fresh fruit.

Huevos Rancheros

Two over-medium eggs served on fried corn tortillas, topped with housemade enchilada sauce.  Served with black beans, Spanish rice, avocado, and sour cream.  $14


A 3-egg omelette with your choice of 3 ingredients: avocado, asparagus, tomato, onion, mushroom, green chile, zucchini, bacon, turkey sausage, black forest ham, cheddar, jack, swiss.  Served with midwest potato casserole and fresh fruit.

Fat Cat Benedict

Two ciabatta halves topped with arugula, poached eggs, choice of black forest ham or turkey sausage, and hollandaise sauce.  Served with midwest potato casserole or fresh fruit.    $13    Half order   $9

Veggie Benedict

Two ciabatta halves topped with spinach, tomato, avocado, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.  Served with midwest potato casserole or fresh fruit.   $13
Half order   $9

Killer Breakfast Burrito

Seared potatoes, bacon, turkey sausage,avocado, scrambled eggs, onion, cheddar, and pico de gallo wrapped in a flour tortilla and topped with enchilada sauce.  Served with black beans and sour cream.

Veggie Breakfast Burrito

Egg whites, zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, asparagus, and potatoes and cheddar wrapped in a spinach tortilla.  Served with black beans and sour cream.



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