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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Fat Head's Brewery & SaloonFat Head's Brewery & Saloon
BA SCORE
3.92/5
Very Good
14,139 Ratings
Fat Head's Brewery & SaloonFat Head's Brewery & Saloon
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

24581 Lorain Rd.
North Olmsted, Ohio, 44070
United States

(440) 801-1001 | map
fatheadscleveland.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-13-2009

BEER STATS
Beers:
222
Reviews:
2,269
Ratings:
14,139
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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.42/5
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
254
pDev:
9.5%
 
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Reviews by sitarist:
Photo of sitarist
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

The atmosphere is welcoming. As you walk in you are greeted by smiling hostess waiting to show you to your table. The place is large, loud, and full with people having a good time. There is a decent size bar area with a few tables and two other rooms with table and booth seating.

Edit: Gone are the friendly faces, and large crowd.

The quality of their beer is great. Some were really good, and some are average. They also have some quality guest beers.

Their service is prompt and friendly.

Edit: Very rude bartender's. I was there with a friend who spends quite a bit of money there, and I was amazed at how rude they were to him. He was getting a growler fill, and asked them not to rinse out his growler. The bartender stuck his nose in the growler, then out of spite rinsed it out anyway.

The selection is o.k. with about 25 beers on tap 8 being their own. The rest being a nice selection of ales, lagers, porters, Belgians, and lambics.

The food is the highlight of this place my wife had a burger that was really good. I had the smoked chicken wings; they were out of this world. They serve their smoked wings whole with the sauce on the side. I chose two of their sauces which were really good but the wings were good on their own. They make their own chips which were really good too.

Edit: Food is not as good as it used to be.

One dozen whole chicken wings, a half pond burger, a pint of beer, a couple samples, a root-beer, and tip were under $40. As good as the food was Id say that's a good deal.

Edit: The food quality, and service of this establishment have slowly diminished over the last year. The beer is still excellent though.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.64/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Place is huge. Service was incredibly efficient and we received our food as quickly as anywhere I've ever eaten. Taplist was extensive and contained a wide variety of styles. I can't recommend the place highly enough and will certainly be returning the next time I'm in Ohio.

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

The beer is the star of the show here. It’s all quality. The brewpub is big and the service is fast. You’re about 20 minutes outside of Cleveland, but it’s worth the drive.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

My old friend, Faith, took me here when they first opened, which was right around the time she moved to the area. I did not go there more than once or twice again until I started working very near by in 2013. I still did not go there often since I live so far away, but my wife's out of town business guests loved it, so it turned into a go-to place for dinners after meetings, and I was often their driver (meaning I had to take it easy on the big brews). Now we are retired, but I still find excuses to drive over to Fat Head's.

They have a brew selection that cannot be faulted. On top of the exquisite brews of their own, they have excellent guest taps, all expertly served. The service is nearly always outstanding. The food is mostly hyper bar food - tasty things in huge servings. Much of their clientele are not really brew aficionados (many of the But Light persuasion) - they come for the food or drink Bumble Berry and think that makes them credible. That's fine, because it is a big, unpretentious place to just have a good time.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of BeerHawkeye
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Lukass
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of DaveCash
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of mkyer
3.85/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of scott2269
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Chackman151
4/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Coho11
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This is a treat when they have it!

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Photo of NMA
4.26/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Jaszucs
4.06/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.6/5  rDev -18.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of VABA
4.33/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of sposter4
4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of EternalHoppiness
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Keeling
4.03/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This is my favorite place in Ohio from my favorite brewery. Tons of drafts, including guests and casks, and the food is phenomenal. The "Headwiches" are a must try. They sell a lot of merchandise and do growler fills, but bottle sales across town at the brewery.

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Photo of monorailred
4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Very cool place to enjoy some VERY good beer and a nice selection of foods. The service was great. Very attentive and fast. We chose the Parma Karma and was a great selection of local, ethnic foods that paired really well with an awesome selection of beer.

Highly recommend!

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Photo of shoretaxi
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is huge fore a brewpub, and usually busy as well. Have a lot of their beers on tap and some nice Guest Taps as well. Really a great place to go and hang out. The menu is huge and the food is superb. You can buy Headhunter and Bumble Berry in bottles to go as well and merchandise. They will also growler fill anything they have on tap, except cask ale or one offs. They even growler fill guest taps.

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Photo of claaark13
4.73/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Leah and I had a very good experience here. Half off their beers for happy hour (4-6). 38 beers on tap. 15 of theirs. Fairly large seating area with high ceilings. Food selection is above average. Had the brewben sandwich. Yum!

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Photo of Rickybutler
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great beer and good food. So many unique menu items. Headhunter is an all time favorite.

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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon in North Olmsted, OH
Brewery rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 14,139 ratings
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