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Fatboy's The Burger Bar (Katong)

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Fatboy's serves up a variety of burgers, including build-your-own-burger whereby you'll be able to select everything from the choice of bun to the choice of patty and sauces.

Daily: 12:00 - 00:00

+65 63466081
$18 based on 50 submissions
Dinner (18 votes), Chillout (14 votes), After Work (13 votes)
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Build Your Own Burgers With The Burger Grand Daddy

Full Fatboy's The Burger Bar review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2014/05/fatboys-burger-bar.html


Fatboy's The Burger Bar is among the first burger concept restaurants in Singapore, having first opened its doors in 2009. Known for their wide variety of ingredients and creative burger toppings, Fatboy's The Burger Bar is especially loved for their 'Create-Your-Own-Burger' concept. Sadly, most of their modern day competitors seem to have caught up, and even surpassed them, in terms of overall taste and quality of burgers.

Ambience at Fatboy's The Burger Bar is styled after the typical American diner, with white and black checkerboard patterns and garish, loud red for contrast. Walls are adorned with whimical artwork. Furniture is well laid out in a grid pattern, mostly featuring benches or bar stools. I dislike the dim interior lighting though, as well as the relatively open concept of the place, as high ambient temperatures make it rather warm at times.

Service at Fatboy's The Burger Bar is decent. Staff are young part-timers mostly, and while they are friendly and knowledgable on the menu, able to make recommendations or recite special offers, their service isn't that memorable or special. Functional service at best, could be a lot better.

Food at Fatboy's The Burger Bar focuses on American diner style food such as deep fried items, sandwiches, with the star item being burgers. With 3 types of burger buns, 5 types of meat patties, 20 types of toppings, and 10 types of sauces, there is nearly an endless combination of burgers you can create at Fatboy's The Burger Bar.

Alternatively, choose from one of the ready-made recipes on the menu. Prices at Fatboy's The Burger Bar are lower than most of their competitors, and very affordable. However, overall taste and quality is only slightly above average at best. Can you get tastier burgers elsewhere? Yes. Ultimately, I would probably only visit if I was nearby, and I certainly won't go out of my way just to dine here.

I loved the Swiss Shroom (SGD $13.80), featuring a juicy, tender, beef chuck patty, which isn't too tightly packed or dense. The sauteed shiitake mushrooms add a yummy burst of flavour, and the garlic aioli on a whole meal bun enhance the overall taste. The melted swiss cheese isn't really melted though, as this firm cheese just kind of blankets the burger rather than enveloping it.

A house special, the home made Beer Battered Onion Rings (SGD $7.50) are excellent! Thickly sliced, fresh onions are battered in a savoury beer and herb batter, deep fried till crisp, then served with a homemade BBQ / barbecue sauce that is tangy and slightly sweet. Highly recommended!

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Swiss Shroom
31 May 2014 • 324 reviews • 54 followers

Build Your Own Burgers With The Burger Grand Daddy

Full Fatboy's The Burger Bar review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2014/05/fatboys-burger-bar.html


Fatboy's The Burger Bar is among the first burger concept restaurants in Singapore, having first opened its doors in 2009. Known for their wide variety of ingredients and creative burger toppings, Fatboy's The Burger Bar is especially loved for their 'Create-Your-Own-Burger' concept. Sadly, most of their modern day competitors seem to have caught up, and even surpassed them, in terms of overall taste and quality of burgers.

Ambience at Fatboy's The Burger Bar is styled after the typical American diner, with white and black checkerboard patterns and garish, loud red for contrast. Walls are adorned with whimical artwork. Furniture is well laid out in a grid pattern, mostly featuring benches or bar stools. I dislike the dim interior lighting though, as well as the relatively open concept of the place, as high ambient temperatures make it rather warm at times.

Service at Fatboy's The Burger Bar is decent. Staff are young part-timers mostly, and while they are friendly and knowledgable on the menu, able to make recommendations or recite special offers, their service isn't that memorable or special. Functional service at best, could be a lot better.

Food at Fatboy's The Burger Bar focuses on American diner style food such as deep fried items, sandwiches, with the star item being burgers. With 3 types of burger buns, 5 types of meat patties, 20 types of toppings, and 10 types of sauces, there is nearly an endless combination of burgers you can create at Fatboy's The Burger Bar.

Alternatively, choose from one of the ready-made recipes on the menu. Prices at Fatboy's The Burger Bar are lower than most of their competitors, and very affordable. However, overall taste and quality is only slightly above average at best. Can you get tastier burgers elsewhere? Yes. Ultimately, I would probably only visit if I was nearby, and I certainly won't go out of my way just to dine here.

I loved the Swiss Shroom (SGD $13.80), featuring a juicy, tender, beef chuck patty, which isn't too tightly packed or dense. The sauteed shiitake mushrooms add a yummy burst of flavour, and the garlic aioli on a whole meal bun enhance the overall taste. The melted swiss cheese isn't really melted though, as this firm cheese just kind of blankets the burger rather than enveloping it.

A house special, the home made Beer Battered Onion Rings (SGD $7.50) are excellent! Thickly sliced, fresh onions are battered in a savoury beer and herb batter, deep fried till crisp, then served with a homemade BBQ / barbecue sauce that is tangy and slightly sweet. Highly recommended!
13 Jan 2014 • 58 reviews • 13 followers

Great and Cozy Place to Chill-Out :)

30 Oct 2013 • 280 reviews • 21 followers

Burgerlicious!!

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Filling the gap between upmarket artisan burgers and fast food burgers is Fatboy's The Burger Bar ('Fatboy').  Fatboy offered reasonable priced burgers; different type of patties such as chicken, lamb and beef; and best of all freedom to build your own burger. In short, the menu in Fatboy is similar to typical American Diners, of course with a slight 'naughty' local twist included.   As I was not that hungry that night, I ordered Wimpy Beef ($11.50). This is actually a single patty version of their best creation Fat Basterd. The chuck patties are topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, a fried egg and homemade BBQ sauce. The patty is thick and juicy. The bacon and fried egg gave a different texture to the burger and the BBQ sauce just provide a nice finish. The burger has the nice thickness to hold with both hands and bit it. Delicious!!   Each burger are served with thick fries, and only a single slice of tomato and lettuce leaf. The fries crispy and moist inside, however the portion is quite small and tasted quite ordinary. The tomato and lettuce is merely there for decoration, I hope they can actually give more salad for a more balance presentation instead of looking quite stingy on the plate.   Meanwhile, Little Devil had Swiss Shroom ($13). Fatboy use sauteed shitake mushrooms instead the normal portabello, melted Swiss cheese, with garlic aioli to accompany healthier whole meal bun. The patty is thick and juicy, the shitake mushrooms gave a stronger mushroom flavour and the garlic aioli just bind the whole ingredients together. For the heat, LD add jalapeno to the burger and pickles to balance the richness in the burger. Yummyyy !!   To add some healthy veggies to complement our burger, we decided to order Chicken Caeser Salad ($11.50). The Romaine Lettuce is just fresh and crisp. The chicken fillet is flavourful, juicy and succulent. The Caesar dressing is lighter than the usual, however it just provide a light and refreshing salad.   One item in a drink that get our approval is Lemon Lime and Bitter. Although it came in the bottled Bundaberg from the Australian manufacturer, we are just glad we had something refreshing to enjoy with our burger.   The atmosphere in Fatboy is very casual. They have TVs that is showing the EPL games, so it is a good destination when the games are on during the weekend. Service is very minimum and inconsistent between the each service staff. It seems that they are more a part timer, which lack the proper service training. Luckily Fatboy does not charge customer for service.   Overall, Fatboy deliver a good, solid and flavourful burgers. Based on the food that we have tasted so far, the rest of the items on the menu should be quite good. If you can ignore the inconsistent of their service level, Fatboy is the place to go for good-priced American Diner food. Cheers!!
These chips were like me, greying, limp and old.
09 Jun 2013 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Very disappointed

I was really looking forward to going as I am a big fan of good burgers. First up I was disappointed there was no kids size. Almost every other place, from Michelin starred restaurants down to McDonalds do. Maybe Fat Boy doesnt like kids or doesnt like their parents, which is cool, just gave me my first reason to dislike the place.

We rocked up and there is a sign please wait to be seated. So we waited, despite the restaurant being only half full....and we waited. After a few minutes we sat down. w**, how precious is this place?

Eventually we got the chance to order. I went for the Wimpy, my kids did build your own and my wife had bangers and mash. When the food came the first thing I noticed was the colour of the chips. Now I know my chips....and these were clearly of the reheated and refried a few times vairety. Soggy, cool and an off putting grey colour.


My burger was ok, nothing special I have to say. The sauce was nice but too much of it and it pretty much overpowered everything else. The chips were as expected terrible. The kids burgers, which were plainer, did not have the BBQ sauce to mask the flavour. As they are kids and couldnt finish, in fact one only made it to half way, I had a taste of theirs. Not sure what they add to the pattie, but it wasnt a taste I personally liked. 


My wife's bangers and mash were ok. Sausages pretty good in fact. The mash didn't taste fresh, and the coleslaw was mostly mayonaise. Now I love coleslaw, but this was down there with KFC in quality terms.

In summary then poor service as usual in Singapore. Mediocre food, in fact some terrible food which makes the overall level of the food poor...and the bill - not expensive for what it should have been, but expensive for what it actually was.

There are so many good dining options now around here I am pretty sure we won't be back.
25 Jul 2012 • 42 reviews • 0 follower

Good selection of burgers

I was impressed by the choice of lamb and chicken burgers available in very creative options. There is a portabello option for vegetarians and you could even create your own. The burger quality was really good and delicious. Thumbs up ! However, the portion is small for the price. It will be quite expensive to eat here. Service was good and quick. Nice and relaxing atmosphere.