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Monkey Cat

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805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-4806 (Cherry)
+1 530-888-8492
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Belvedere, California
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92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a special dining spot in Auburn. Great food at fair prices served by a very professional and friendly staff. Dog-friendly patio as well as a very attractive interior. In our opinion it is Auburn's best!

Thank pearsoninmarin
Sacramento, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's in downtown Auburn which is always very quiet. Parking is easy and close. The menu is diverse and every dish we have had was first class with the exception of the monkey cat house salad which is very average. Our server, Ashley, was incredibly good for such an out of the way restaurant. She was always there when we... More 

Thank steve k
Roseville, California
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218 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped in and found this place on the way back from skiing and tried it because I thought the name was cool. great name, just goes to show. It's in Downtown Auburn, not Old Town and from the outside no big deal. The inside however has a very trendy thing going on and nice upscale feel. The food is... More 

Thank Steve R
Auburn, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I am not a huge fan of gourmet food. So for a long time I avoided the Monkey Cat. This last month I have eaten there on three different occasions and have been wonderfully surprised at the great food and atmosphere. There is such a variety of food, each plate very flavorful and well portioned. This is now quickly becoming... More 

Thank Phil S
Columbus, Ohio
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Grabbed dinner here not long ago. Food was tasty. Service was good. I had pasta and shrimp and it was seasoned well, did not skimp on the shrimp and the service was prompt. The decor was eclectic California style and the environment was relaxed. Very enjoyable meal overall and I would definitely go back.

Thank Jeremy B
Santa Cruz, California
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109 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Four for lunch on a Monday. Not crowded. Helpful server. Lunch menu items all sounded great from the descriptions and were reasonably priced. We started with calamari. All thumbs up. We ended with "healthy" carrot cake. All thumbs up. In the middle, I had mahi mahi fish tacos. Not great. Fish was dry and served on a single corn tortilla... More 

Whitefish, Montana
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Service poor, food was great. Waitress spent more time talking to a group of friends then attending to our table. Made a comment to the person who sat us and they did not bother to respond; as if they could care less about customer satisfaction.

Thank RipleyLake
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We have enjoyed wonderful lunches and dinners at this restaurant for many years. Once you walk through the historic old wooden door, onto the highly polished old wood floors, you enter a world of eclectic jungle decor and great background music. The tables and booths are open, yet private. In good weather, there is outdoor seating. You are in a... More 

Thank 946susane
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a great restaurant that is a little bit of a drive then this is the place. The menu has something for everyone from steaks, seafood and more items to choose from. The decor is warm and inviting and a patio to enjoy when the weather is good. Also the service is right on.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Auburn, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Monkey Cat is located in downtown Auburn.... most visitor frequent Old Town Auburn... I highly recommend stopping in for lunch or dinner ...the service is great and you have a great variety to choose from on the menu...

Thank jimpG5156ZX

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
American, International, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-4806
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 530-888-8492
We have a large indoor dinning area, complete with bar & lounge. When the weather is nice, enjoy our outdoor patio. For larger groups, parties, business meetings and such we have a banquet room for rental throughout the whole year!

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Penn Valley, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?