Fat Cat Bar & Grill is a boisterous locals' hangout that offers great twists on Thai, Mexican and California cuisine. The ambiance is modern, inviting and open. It's across the street from the lake, making it easy to access after a day on the water. A few must-try menu items include Fat Cat Fries, blackened ahi tacos, lettuce wraps and the Farm House Lamb Burger. It's open for lunch and dinner and features local meats and produce. Happy hour is from 4 to 6 p.m. daily, and the bar is a great spot for a pint or a glass of wine.
599 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA