Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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Active Beers: 131
Beer Ratings: 4,443
Beer Avg: 3.91
Taps: 34 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 56 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by bigkingken:
3.73/5 rDev -14.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Fat Head's is a giant restaurant that reminds me of an upscale Applebee's. The rooms are huge, spacious, dimly lit and way overcrowded. Despite the large amount of room, there's still way too many people in this place on a Saturday evening.
There wasn't all the crap on the walls that Applebee's usually has, but the atmosphere was the same. Maybe an Outback Steakhouse or Winking Lizard would be a better comparison. Whatever they're going for, I didn't love it.
Luckily, the food is way better than Applebee's, even if the atmosphere and décor isn't. The French onion soup was above average and the smoked chicken wings blew me away. Full wings that you have to tear apart yourself, highlighted by a pink smoke ring for authenticity, and topped by a great sauce.
Next time I'm in, I'm trying the sandwich Maxim called the fifth best in the country - a giant piece of bread stuffed with sausage and perogi!
The beer was decent, but not spectacular. I was slightly intrigued by the fact they have a ton of guest beers on tap to compliment their own. Again, this speaks to the "commercialized" feel this place gave me.
They featured eight of their own beers, all of which I would describe as being above average to very good. The one that sticks out in my mind, though, is the pilsner. It was very true to form, which is hard to find in a country dominated by American lagers; often mistakenly dubbed pilsners.
The service was decent even though they were crazy busy. The one mistake was that I ordered a roasted red pepper soup and got a bowl of French onion instead, but I'm thinking that was the mistake of the people in the back, and I didn't bother to correct her.
01-27-2010 23:17:45 | More by bigkingken
More User Reviews:
4.21/5 rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
I stopped in with a coworker before heading to the airport to fly home. I'd had their Head Hunter at a bar and wanted to check them out.
What a fantastic atmosphere! The space is huge but every inch is authentic and comfortable. The decor is fantastic. I love their logos. I think it's a great celebration of all of us with fat heads.
The beer lineup was pretty extensive with quite a few of their own and several guests. I went with an IBUsive (fantastic) and a Hippy Sippy IS (good). The menu is huge and so hard to narrow down but I went with the Cuban Burger. Between the burger and fries, the plate was huge. The roll and toppings of the burger were outstanding but unfortunately the burger was overcooked and somewhat dry. But overall I enjoyed the meal.
I can't wait to get back for another visit!
02-20-2014 01:33:55 | More by GJ40
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon in North Olmsted, OH
96 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.