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525 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1728
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Ranked #74 of 798 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Sun 5:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Bakery, Delicatessen, British, Bistro
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
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English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Stopped in with my daughters for an early dinner on a Saturday night. Parking was open in their lot when we arrived, but full by the time we left. It was a beautiful evening so we sat in the back patio area which was so perfect that night. We all liked the food, summer (shrimp) tacos, mac & cheese, with... More 

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

During the day, this is a deli, where you order food at the counter and it's brought to your table....at night, a fancier menu. For lunch I had a terrific ham and brie panni sandwich and my gal pal had sandwich with a side of hot pickles. Would definitely return to this funky neighborhood hangout.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Have had brunch, lunch and dinner here! Always a great choice! Mimosa for brunch! Gluten Free options, bread and desserts! Beautiful outside seating in back of the restaurant, some outside seating out front too. Sophisticated flavors and child friendly at the same time.

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed the complimentary lemon and cucumber water while waiting (short wait) for our sandwiches. The flavor combinations were unique and well balanced. My meatloaf/bacon was "not my mother's" meatloaf sandwich, but spicy and flavorful.

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Issaquah, Washington
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We ate dinner here one summer evening. The selections were just right for this type of meal. We loved the beet salads. Prices were reasonable. Service was very good. Just a good spot to have good food in a casual setting and not strain the budget.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I recently tried The Cheeky Monkey Deli for Sunday brunch with my family, and was very disappointed with our experience. The brunch menu is very limited, and service is extremely slow. Although the restaurant was not busy, we waited nearly an hour for our food. When the food finally came, the Eggs Benedict were completely raw, and the French Toast... More 

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Additional Information about Cheeky Monkey

Address: 525 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1728
Phone Number: 651-224-6066
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Bakery, Delicatessen, British, Bistro

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