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Phat Cats Bistro

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65 Market St, Apt A, Amesbury, MA 01913-1718
+1 978-388-2777
16:30 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 16:30 - 22:00
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Boston, MA.
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hands down the best experience AND meal from start to finish. We called to make reservations and I left a voicemail as instructed since it was before they opened. PCB called back and confirmed our reservation for 7:30pm. We arrived and were greeted by the staff and promptly brought the tastiest homemade bread and EVOO dipping sauce (we got seconds... More 

Thank GordonPrincess
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Most excellent service & food.... great variety.... a powerhouse of a place for such a small setting..... can't wait to go back...... the waitress was beyond fantastic!!!!

Thank Carlos V
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My husband and I have been to Phat Cats several times. We have never been disappointed. The owners and staff are very personable, Great food and Service. Love their menu and their specials.

Thank Karen S
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Our 2 adult sons were home for the holiday and we were scouting about for a new and interesting restaurant. Phat Cats was mentioned by a friend; the reviews looked good and the menu interesting enough to engage our foodie selves. Each of us orderred different items and all of us were well pleased. I had the Lazy Mans lobster... More 

Thank jaf122
New Hampshire
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

My wife and I have eaten here quite a few times. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. My Tenderloin was cooked to perfection. The service is also very good. The only negative I can think of is that parking is on the street and it can be very difficult to get a spot anywhere the restaurant.

Thank DJfromNH
New Hartford, New York
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We celebrated our 24th Anniversary with dinner at Phat Cats Bistro. It's a small place, so make a reservation. The food was outstanding. I ordered the Surf & Turf Risotto, which was hangar steak and shrimp over risotto. My husband ordered a beef tenderloin special they were offering. We switched plates half-way through, as is our custom. Everything was wonderful,... More 

Thank Ellen2761
1 review
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had a phenomenal dining experience at Phat Cats on Saturday night. Our reservation for the bar was at 6:30 and Adam (their longtime host) greeted us and seated us promptly. It’s a busy and lively atmosphere and all of the tables we passed on our way to the bar were full. Their warm and cozy space recently underwent a... More 

Thank ShopLocalEatLocal
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My family and I went to Phat Cats Bistro because we heard about their Thursday night 1 dollar oyster special. One of the best deals ever. The oysters were surprisingly big for a buck and quite fresh. All three of us had a small Caesar salad with the oysters. Yummy! Lots of cheese which is always a plus. The sauce... More 

Thank SiobhanLucey1
Rochester, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 October 2016

good service, exclent meal. It was one of those meals that I remembered days later. Its a small place but very nice. We went on a family recomidation and we were not disapointed

Thank michelledaigle2016
Amesbury, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Wonderful small bistro owned by a husband and wife....he's the chef, she's the baker. They do great food and lots of specials. Just renovated their bar area and I can't wait to check it out. Dollar oysters on Thursday nights and beer club. First place I ever visited that will sell you a half glass of wine....very cool. Make a... More 

Thank Linda B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Market St, Apt A, Amesbury, MA 01913-1718
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Amesbury
  • Phone Number: +1 978-388-2777
A unique brick building w/tin ceilings set within a neighborhood. Formerly an appliance store, there is a cut out in the wood floors where the lift use to be to bring items up from or down to the basement.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?