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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 9
    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
The Monkey's Doing Well

Second visit to the Monkey. Sandwich was good, the chicken one this time. What was equally nice was the bread and butter pudding. Warning: it is very indulgent and can easily be shared by two or three people (I ended up bringing it home). It's freshly prepared with bananas, chocolate and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
BilalMasood
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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70 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Second visit to the Monkey. Sandwich was good, the chicken one this time. What was equally nice was the bread and butter pudding. Warning: it is very indulgent and can easily be shared by two or three people (I ended up bringing it home). It's freshly prepared with bananas, chocolate and caramel. Very nice. Recommended. Tried their white sangria, quite... More 

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Chisinau, Moldova
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A fantastic restaurant with very reasonable prices. A great place if you are allergic to gluten. Friendly staff, a fun decor, and all around great experience.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Good food, but this place has a propensity to not list all the ingredients that are in the items, particularly more controversial ones, on the menu description which I find a bit annoying.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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70 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Cheeky Monkey is a Selby neighborhood restaurant which offers a nice choice of sandwiches. I had the roast beef, which was generous and piled high with nice juicy cuts of roast beef. As my attendant promised, it was not salty, which was great. It comes loaded with rocket lettuce and partially sundried tomatoes. If I were forced to say something... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

i have been here three times in the course of two weeks. my experience has varied, but one thing has remained constant, i will explain. the food, first of all is very tasty. the meats are cooked well, the sauces are savory, the deviled eggs are awesome. just on the basis of food alone i would come back. however a... More 

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Mn
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25 restaurant reviews
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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
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 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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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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: French, American, 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?