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Cats Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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17533 Santa Cruz Hwy, Los Gatos, CA 95033-9101 (Highway 17)
+1 408-354-4020
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 16:00 - 22:00
Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 00:30
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Los gatos
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Great food great music Sunday / Joe , only too loud! !! Ribs, chicken, burger, calamari, corn bread , garlic bread ! Please be careful getting there, on and off hi way 17, no left turns !! And please turn the volume down on the speakers ! Love the place, good b' tenders and servers! And music!

Thank Michael6132
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

This place has potential, pulled pork was tasty but the potato wedges were cold and burnt. The live music was great with efficient, sweet waiters. Would need to know the sides were better before I would return!

Thank Lacy1994
San Jose, California
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Love the vibe when you walk in the door. Having live music 5 nights a week in an era of DJ's or piped in music is a nice treat. The employees actually like working here based on their smiles. The food is outstanding as well as the drinks. A must stop for families and friends.

Thank Harlan2014
Los Gatos, California
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

A bit of Los Gatos history just steps away from the Cats of Los Gatos. I would strongly recommend going here with Live Music and drinks as a primary and food as secondary.

1 Thank Chad H
SF Bay Area
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Loved this place in the 1990's and its just as cool n 2015. David the bartender is fabulous at mixing cocktails and just a cool dude. Love the vibe, the decor and the crowd. All good. My new favorite place to hangout!

Thank KatieSFBay
Sunnyvale, California
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143 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

The two of us were there for a recent dinner. My ribs were dry and not particularly flavorful; that were disappointing. My friend had the salmon salad, which she said was mediocre. However, the sautéed mushrooms were excellent. The waitress was attentive, but the dinner arrived about 45-60 minutes after we ordered it so that was incompetent. The waitress said... More 

Thank Robert H
United States
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

The ribs here were amazing. The tenderness, the ribs were smoked for hours. Once you get out of your car you will smell the goodness. The amount of meat on the bone, better than Famous Daves (which gives very little meat). The bbq sauce, so good you might drink it. The corn bread, delicious. Finding this place is a little... More 

Thank Milani1987
Reno, Nevada
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

The Cats is one of those places you just have to see to appreciate. It has a unique atmosphere of "just plain fun." The food is not exceptional, but it is adequate, filling, and tasty. It's just the all around exuberance of the people and the scene that makes this restaurant one of the most memorable venues to see and... More 

Thank Shelley H
Fremont, California
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5,126 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

We made our dinner reservation on www.opentable.com and were promptly seated when we arrived. We enjoyed drinks - I had a Stella beer, and my husband a John Wayne (Templeton Rye and bitters). For dinner, I had their very good pork sandwich; and my husband enjoyed his ribs. He thought the dry rub on the ribs was excellent. He also... More 

Thank mini
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

We were here for an early dinner following an afternoon hike during a brisk holiday weekend. What looked like a fun, warm and inviting establishment on the outside was proven the opposite once we were inside. It was COLD. We didn't remove our layered clothing and we huddled together to keep warm. The younger waitstaff were in t-shirts and clearly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17533 Santa Cruz Hwy, Los Gatos, CA 95033-9101
    (Highway 17)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: +1 408-354-4020

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