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Monkey Cat

805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-4806
+1 530-888-8492
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tiramisu” (5 reviews)
“lamb chops” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 14:00All hours
American, International, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-4806
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11 - 20 of 135 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...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...More

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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
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We love Monkey Cat! Try the delicious tomato soup with blue cheese or the chicken cordon bleu. We drive miles to eat here with business associates. Decor is eclectic. Service is good. Food is delicious.

Thank Darlene L
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Nothing special, not bad though. Decent wine selection. Skip the apps. Steak was over cooked and a little burnt, didn't let meat rest at all it seemed plate was soaked .

1  Thank ronaldjasonb
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Love the atmosphere in this restaurant. Upscale dining and Great for date nights. The food & service is outstanding. This restaurants a little on the pricey side but well worth it for a special occasion.

Thank cheridiann
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Back for another dinner. Staff are very pleasant. Food is great. Crab cakes are always good. Love the lamb chops.

Thank Travelhobbyist
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were traveling around Lake Tahoe, visiting a relative, and she suggested stopping in Auburn to eat. We checked around and decided to try Monkey Cat. That was a great decision! Make sure to try the Portabello mushroom appetizer -- heavenly! The local wine menu...More

Thank WHMeg
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is where we go for a quiet and very good dinner. The service is always good and the menu is varied enough for everyone's taste.

Thank MikSher2014
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We go to the Monkey Cat several times a year, and always enjoy dining on the outdoor patio. The food is always good, and the service excellent. The bar and wine list selections are large, and they feature many local wineries.

1  Thank J S
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Questions & Answers
31 December 2016|
Response from Ashley R | Property representative |
Hello! You can view our menu online on our website.
Ken S
31 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Ashley R | Property representative |
Yes, we have a separate banquet room. It can seat up to 22 comfortably. If it's durning warmer weather we can open up our connecting patio to you as well for additional seating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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