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Cheeky Monkey

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525 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1728
651-224-6066
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5:30 am - 9:30 pm
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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

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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
M33star
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Takeout
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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88 reviews 88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
42 helpful votes 42 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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, Bakery, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?