A whole slew of Cajun restaurants have been popping up south of Tyler and I do admit that I am a fan of the Cajun movement. However, you don’t have to go South for some good Cajun food. You can go right over to the corner of the Loop and Troup where Fat Catz is nesteled next to the Electric Cowboy. Fat Catz holds a special place in my heart as it is the first place I ever tasted fried pickles, which have become increasingly popular and easier to find since the day I first tasted them several years ago at Fat Catz. In fact, I remember everything I ordered back on that fateful day, and it was all delicious, as everything I’ve had from Fat Catz in the years since has been.
I definitely would not say that I frequent Fat Catz, but I really do like the food there and would recommend it to anyone searching for that type of cuisine. I love the red beans and rice, the corn bread, the crawfish wraps, the blackened tilapia, and of course, the fried pickles. Last time I dined there I had a pretty good salad topped with avocado, crab meat, shrimp, and roumalade sauce. The menu at Fat Catz is extensive, and I’d say there’s something for everyone from fried fish to salads, from grilled chicken to gumbo.
In addition to their regular menu, Fat Catz also caters. Recently, they catered an employee luncheon for me, and they did an incredible job. They brought grilled chicken breasts, salad, crawfish wraps, dirty rice, mixed vegetables, and a whole tray of warm and delicious bread pudding. They definitely went above and beyond and really stood out both in food quality and and quantity.
Fat Catz delivers consistently good food and decent service. The owners actually live in the Dallas area, yet strive to make a connection with us Tylerites and actively support the Tyler Tourism Committee. Hopefully more restaurateurs will follow in their footsteps and see what great things can come from being involved!
Fat Catz Louisiana Kitchen
3320 Troup Highway
Tyler, TX 75701