Popular Quincy Restaurant announces permanent closure after 16 years of business
After serving the community for 16 years, The Fat Cat, a cherished culinary destination offering comfort food, will regrettably close its doors on January 10th, 2024. Established in 2007 on Chestnut Street, the restaurant garnered a loyal following for its hearty and flavorful dishes, including classic wings, juicy burgers, crispy fish and chips, and signature lobster macaroni and cheese. In 2019, The Fat Cat relocated to a larger space on Hancock Street, yet continued to uphold its commitment to providing warm hospitality and satisfying meals.
News of the closure was explained on its Instagram account. Here the eatery wrote: ‘It is with great heartache that we have to inform you that we will be closing at the end of business on January 10th. It’s been an amazing 16 years that we wouldn’t have made that long without you. The plan for Fat Cat was to always move back to the East of Chestnut concept where our original location was.
Unfortunately for all of us, Covid hit, and that project was stalled. We have tried our best to manage the waters but it’s become too much. Even with the kindness and generosity of Foxrock Properties, the ever-rising cost of goods and doing business has become a burden that is unbearable. We hope that you will come to see us before we say farewell and we thank you all for your support over the last 16 years.’
During its 16-year run, The Fat Cat earned the reputation as one of the best restaurants in Quincy. Based on this, it will be sorely missed, and based on the public response to the closure, it will be hard to replace.