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Monkey Cat

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805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA (Cherry)
+1 530-888-8492
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Auburn, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Brooklyn, New York
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 .

Thank ronaldjasonb
Auburn, California
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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
Auburn, California
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198 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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

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Willoughby Hills, Ohio
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 is also interesting, although they were out of the local port. We managed to get... More 

Thank WHMeg
Auburn, California
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Auburn, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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
Auburn, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I don't know how many times I've dinned at this restaurant, but every time has been a pleasure. I LOVE their yellow fin tuna! It's the best in town. The service is excellent. Because I love the fish I haven't tried anything else, but friends tell me that everything on the menu is delicious...Nice atmosphere and pleasant background music. A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 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
  • 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?