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Spunky Monkey Bar & Grill

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124 2nd St SE, Auburn, WA 98002-5436
253-804-9567
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7:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Strange place

This place was made over by the TV show "Restaurant Impossible" months ago. I've been to the Monkey before and after and I have to say, it's not really any better today than it was prior to the remodel. It seems to have a local flavor with a handful of regulars that frequent the bar.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Dave D
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Auburn, Washington
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Auburn, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place was made over by the TV show "Restaurant Impossible" months ago. I've been to the Monkey before and after and I have to say, it's not really any better today than it was prior to the remodel. It seems to have a local flavor with a handful of regulars that frequent the bar.

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Spunky monkey used to be one of my favorite places but has down hill. They recently remodeled but doesn't look like much change. The food is good but the restaurant isn't very clean. Although smoking inside has been banned for several years it still smells like cigarettes and or dirty mop water

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Auburn, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Went to karaoke on Saturday with friends. We didn't have any food here just drinks. The place was pretty packed. The service was surprisingly good. The karaoke was fun. The bathroom is in an odd location. The pool tables in the back were good. Wasn't sure where to park. All in all it wasn't a bad place to go and... More 

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Auburn, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I've had this steak now 3 times, and it has been excellent every time!!!! I'd recommend it for sure!!!!!!!!!!

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Auburn, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is a place that went through some tough times and got a boost from restaurant makeover. It looked good from the outside and then you had to see what a mess the show really did to them. It was cleaned up and made over and the food was very good. The problem is the show left such a mess... More 

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Federal Way
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Thursday 2/27/14 Took 2 friends to the Spunky Monkey Restaurant in Auburn, WA, WOW was that a BIG mistake. If there were a negative number I would post it. The restaurant was featured as a “restaurant makeover on restaurant impossible”, so I thought it was going to be inviting “NOT”. We walked in and there was no one to greet... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I just had a lunch here and must say I was pretty disappointed. First of all, it's a strange entry having to go up a bunch of stairs. Right at the top of the stairs in the entry/circulation area they had a table with people seated which you had to go around tightly to get to the rest of the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The food was overcooked. The drinks were watered down. The service sucked. I thought the place would have been better since the make over.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We've frequented this restaurant for over 10 years. I'm surprised to read of some of the recent experiences. We've visited twice since the Restaurant Impossible remodel. We've found the menu offers variety and exciting new options. The service is excellent and attentive. The chef has delivered our food and chatted with us about our experience. The owner has been present... More 

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Auburn, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Not much choice on the menu. Food was a little overcooked. Was very disappointed. I had heard good things and saw they had remodeled. Seating was minimal. Decor was blah. Won't go again. Waitress was great though. Definitely need to change the name. It is NOT spunky!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 124 2nd St SE, Auburn, WA 98002-5436
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: 253-804-9567

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 am

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