Fat Kat Slim’s

4.1
51 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Calling all lovers, dreamers and renegades! The iconic spirit of the 1950's rebel lives on here at Fat Kat Slim's, Nashville's first and only kustom kulture joint. Whether it comes to throwback diner noshes including all day breakfast, classic martinis or the most fun bashes in town, get revved up for an off-the-wall experience unlike any other. The two-story restaurant and bar is located in The Gulch and minutes from Downtown. See ya soon, daddy-o!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 51 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.1
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4.2
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4.1
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service, burgers were delish!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Music was great too

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LoriL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed Fat Kat Slim’s! The atmosphere was fun, the service excellent. The food was really good and all-in-all a great value for the money.

We were looking for someplace to hear live music that was away from the crowds and craziness of Lower Broadway. We actually found the venue through Open Table and couldn’t have been happier.

Our server, Rob, was great and very attentive. The music was fantastic— Keegan Jacko was our favorite of all the acts we heard on our stay.

Would definitely return and recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We came for pancakes since the menu on open table says it has pancakes. When we got there, they don’t sadly. We made best out of a sad situation lol.
But the food was good!

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cottontop
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great vibe, great music. Service was quick, accommodating and friendly.
Menu is casual, inexpensive, plain but tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was all perfect except music was too loud.

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CrissyP
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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DustinG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Website said a drink and appetizer was included, it wasn't. Seating was very confined. The manager was supposed to come to the table, never did.

Show was very entertaining!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for the drag show. It was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience ever! Actually never got served and walked out 30 minutes after our reservation time. Begged for service and couldn’t get anyone to wait on us. 8 big tippers (as we all also work in the service industry) and couldn’t even get service!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch on Sunday was delicious! The staff was great, mimosas were awesome and food was so good!

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kbowie
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience for our first time at Fat Kat Slims!

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LorraineN
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Easter Sunday, got there right when they opened. The services was spectacular. The food was delicious, and the blackberry mimosa is now my favorite mimosa ever. Sat outside on the patio and it was a great experience. Highly recommend. The inside looked really cool too.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Staff was amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Messed up two meals and wouldn’t comp us anything

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JenniferO
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here and we will definitely be back! Service, atmosphere, drinks, and food were all amazing! Not to mention the phenomenal show they put on!

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LaciW
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

My 37th birthday out with my bestie. I specifically said no red peppers (allergies), and my veggie wrap still had them, even after we confirmed with the food runner. They remade it for me but by the time our waiter came back for us to even tell him, it was already quite late. It was great to sit outside on the patio on a warm evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Took an hour to seat us even though we had a reservation. We had to consistently go to the bar to get our drinks. Our total stay at the restaurant was 3.5 hours with not getting our food order taken until after we had been there for 2 hours. The server didn’t apologize once, was over dancing with other tables and didn’t take my drink order because he forgot an order pad. Our draft beer had absolutely no head on it and was barely cold. Cocktail program needs serious work. Food was just OK.
I understand being busy, I can’t understand being rude to a tipping customer (which btw we still tipped 15% despite the rude behavior)
As a nashville native , it sucks to see yet another pretentious restaurant that really isn’t even worth it. Just gives a bad flavor to this beautiful city that doesn’t need more venues with all hype but no actual substance.

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CU23
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place! The entire family enjoyed their meal! Will be back!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This place is not what the pictures portray... it reminds me of a nicer Waffle House but with overpriced bar food. The service is really slow and really rude and unfriendly. Don’t recommend this to anyone actually save ur time and money.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, funky place!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love the staff and shows they have there. Management goes above and beyond for their customers!!! The food could you a little help but its decent for the price.

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Ejlupari
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Our sever wasn’t very friendly and the food was mediocre. There was live music which was very nice but it was so loud you couldn’t hear anyone at your table talking. The gentleman who brought out our food was super friendly and had a good conversation. Other than that, it was okay food with okay service.

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RachaelK
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome brunch menu, beer selection, and music! Will visit again!

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vipJenelle
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and the live band playing on Friday night!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not even open

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Judi
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation was cancelled by the restaurant...we NEVER got to go!!! The Drag Queens cancelled last minute...so they advised that Open Table would be refunding my full ticket prices. When will this happen?

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BrielleD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the fried broccoli and it was bomb! Everything we had was great! It reminds me of a parlor and the food is named as such. The service was on point too. It was a nice night, but windy and they closed the garage doors when we asked.

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AbbeyB
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to see the drag show on Halloween and it was epic!

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redrev1
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food solid, not especially noteworthy. Doing great job with Covid precautions. Some service was great, some was not. Maybe an off night

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TaylorD
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love love loved my experience! So freaking good and the band/ musician was phenomenal!!

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None
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience2

VERY VERY NOISY!! IT WAS ACTUALLY A CLUB SCENE!!
FOOD WAS NOT TASTEFUL!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

It was good food. We probably went to early in the evening for the ambiance to be great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The service was pretty slow and food took an hour on a Sunday when it wasn't that busy. The bloody Mary was awesome. The breakfast scramble was yummy but very small.

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vipLeahB
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was friendly but very slow. Both of our dishes arrived without the bacon we ordered and paid extra for. It was impossible to flag down our harried waitress who never stopped by to check on us after dropping our food. We finally caught the hostess when she seated another table nearby to get help with our missing items. She took care of it right away but by that point our food had gotten cold. Dishes were honestly surprisingly small and it didn’t seem like there was any salt or pepper used at all. We won’t return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!! Really enjoyed myself

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Booface
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was quick and simple
You want something light and refreshing

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MandyW
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and vibe of the place. The food was delicious and priced well. The staff was awesome and we really loved the band. Great date night and can’t wait to go back!

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AnnetteS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service; wonderful food; amazing atmosphere! Cool band; loud music. Fun decor; lively place to celebrate a birthday! Will definitely be back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent!

FAQs

Fat Kat Slim’s offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 739-6953.

Fat Kat Slim’s is rated 4.1 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.