Fat Willy’s Family Sports Grill is a casual neighborhood restaurant and bar. It’s a familiar place to get together and watch the game, and is a place where everyone is MVP (like Steve Nash). Fat Willy’s has five locations in the Metro Phoenix region, with four in the Mesa area and one in Chandler. We stopped by the Fat Willy’s Clubhouse Pub & Grill at Viewpoint Golf Resort for some al fresco dining one evening.
The restaurant’s menu offers an extensive selection of appetizers, pastas, entrees, and even breakfast items. They have a wide assortment of local and imported beer, premium spirits, and arguably the “best happy hour in town”. Everyday during happy hour they feature appetizers for just five dollars.
Frothy Guinness and not so inspiring lime margaritas. Sadly, the margaritas tasted like they’d been made from a powder-mix. However, on the upside, they most definitely contained tequila!
Chicken Club Salad ($8.49) – Golden fried chicken strips served over a bed of mixed greens and finished with diced tomatoes, bacon bits, cheese, eggs, and accompanied with creamy ranch salad dressing on the side. A monster salad that eats like a meal.
Southwestern Cobb Salad ($8.49) – Mixed greens, Cajun grilled chicken breast, ripe avocado chunks, mixed jack and cheddar cheese, grilled corn, black beans, pico de gallo, hard boiled egg, and topped with strips of red and white tortilla chips. Despite what it looks like in the above photo, this was actually a huge portion and was difficult to finish.
Cheeseburger ($8.79) – This grilled eight ounce juicy beef patty comes with a choice of American (USA! USA!), Swiss, cheddar, mozzarella, or pepper jack cheese with sliced tomato, red onion, green leaf lettuce and a pickled on the side. Served with a choice of side dishes including French fries, coleslaw, potato salad, and interestingly – cottage cheese. A delicious burger that was cooked perfectly. We can see why Fat Willy’s is famous for their burgers. FYI: Monday are $5 burger days – any burger with any beverage purchase.
Since this is the Valley of the Sun, spectacular desert sunsets can be enjoyed practically every evening on their outdoor patio.