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525 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1728
651-224-6066
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Takeout

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good neighborhood restaurant

We tried the Cheeky Monkey because of the good reviews and because of its location on Selby. There are numerous restaurants and cafes on Selby Ave in St Paul. We frequent some and a few are quite upscale. So we decided to try a more moderately priced restaurant. Its a deli in the morning and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Mn
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I had eaten at the Cheeky Money and liked it but my most recent experience was standout terrible. We came on a Saturday and left without getting food. It was busy when we walked in BUT not busy enough to excuse the 10-15 minutes it took to place an order. The waitress explained there was some miscommunication. The waitress was... More 

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United States
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It was a fun place. I thought the food was fine, and it would be a great place to take someone who was picky as the food was kind of bland.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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98 reviews 98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We tried the Cheeky Monkey because of the good reviews and because of its location on Selby. There are numerous restaurants and cafes on Selby Ave in St Paul. We frequent some and a few are quite upscale. So we decided to try a more moderately priced restaurant. Its a deli in the morning and afternoon. Given the kind of... More 

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Northeast U.S.
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90 reviews 90 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I am really surprised to see Cheeky Monkey ranked relatively low (currently #69) among St. Paul restaurants, even though I know it's a good town for food. We stumbled in here after a late-night arrival, when we needed some dinner. We loved it so much we came back again a few days later. It was summer, so we sat on... More 

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Twin Cities
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I worry that this place will be found. It is an amazing gem..The food is fresh, local and delicious so, seriously only go here if you want great food , great ambiance, good prices, great value and great food. Now I'm never gonna get a table ..

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msp
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The food was ok. The atmosphere was very hard to talk to carry on a conversation. It was loud. This was disappointing to me.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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117 reviews 117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I had eaten lunch here a couple times and was impressed with the quality of the food. We did a pre-theater dinner here at 6:00 after finding most other restaurants in the neighborhood packed. We got here early about 5:45 and it wasn't really busy, thought maybe we had made a bad choice. Was I wrong. we were promptly seated,... More 

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Minnesota
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190 reviews 190 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I thought this was just a nice place to get a sandwich or salad, but it has a great dinner menu with many options. I enjoyed the shrimp tacos and my wife had the chicken pot pie. Great atmosphere as well with a cool vibe inside.

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Portland, Maine
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

2pm on Saturday, tired and hungry from sightseeing -- our daughter said her friends love this restaurant. We were not disappointed -- good variety of choices, scrumptious sandwiches and chili, FABULOUS homemade potato chips -- just sorry we were too full to try one of the many wonderful-looking desserts.

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Decorah, Iowa
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70 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The CHEEKY MONKEY is a good place to get a good sandwich. Ate here late in the afternoon so you order at the counter and the sandwich was brought out to you. After 5 waitstaff would be available to you with a bit different menu offerings. My person that helped me at the counter was nice and friendly. I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 525 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1728
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-224-6066

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Bakeries, British, Delicatessen, Bistro
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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