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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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BEER AVG
3.89/5
Based on:
139 Beers
8,365 Ratings
Place Score: 98
Ratings: 174
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: n/a
Taps: 34
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

24581 Lorain Rd.
North Olmsted, Ohio, 44070
United States
phone: (440) 801-1001

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Reviews by bigkingken:
Photo of bigkingken
3.73/5  rDev -16%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of misternebbie
4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Irishace9
4.35/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of cmookrun
4.44/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of saemick
4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

More of a resturan then the brewery itself, but still has a great tap list and everything on the menu is delicious. Wish they'd build one closer to where I live.

Photo of riemster
4.7/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of dcbobcat
4.2/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of mertzhb15
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of hughesjbailey
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of ScottJWing
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Bencooper27
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of MANix73
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Great food, great beer & great ambience. This is a good place to go for the game, go for lunch, dinner or just because. Large selection of Fat Heads brews & they fill growlers.

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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon in North Olmsted, OH
98 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.