A former student of mine has a job in downtown Quincy, and even though I don't live far from that area, I am usually not around during lunch time (I work full-time as a professor). But during the summer, I get some time off, so I asked him for a suggestion. He said I'd probably enjoy the Fat Cat. He was right!
When you walk in, you notice that it's not a large venue, and it's quite noisy. But don't let that stop you. Once you are seated, you will find that the menu has a wonderful assortment of comfort foods-- onion rings, hand-cut fries, crab cakes, buffalo wings, burgers, nachos. We had a super-friendly server, and I asked what she would recommend: she said the lobster mac & cheese is a favorite, and I said I'd give it a try. Another great suggestion: the portion was HUGE (I can't imagine anyone finishing it), the lobster was tasty and the mac & cheese was creamy and delicious. My former student had the chicken mac & cheese, and he too said it was just great. Neither of us had room for dessert, but we were told the bread pudding and the creme brulée are worth trying.
Prices aren't cheap, but this is quality comfort food, so I wasn't really shocked; for what you were getting, the prices were reasonable. Also, parking can be a problem-- there is a lot nearby, and there's some on street parking but there is a lot of construction in the area, so you may need to drive around a bit before finding something. My only complaint was the noise level (there's a bar in addition to the restaurant; I don't drink, but I'm told it has a good assortment of beers and wine), but the food was so good that I'm eager to return and try other things. If you are in the downtown Quincy area, the Fat Cat is definitely worth a visit.
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