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Monkey Cat

805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-4806
+1 530-888-8492
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tiramisu” (5 reviews)
“lamb chops” (2 reviews)
“fish” (8 reviews)
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American, International, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-4806
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

I had lamb chops, spouse had filet mignon, both delicious. Salad, coffee, desert, $117. A bit pricey, compared to Bootlegger's, and the latter's food just as good.

Thank Retrohippie
Reviewed July 3, 2017

Located in "Downtown" Auburn (not to be confused with "Old Town" a mile or two away) this is a cool place for a slightly slick meal. We enjoyed the food and found the ambiance upscale and comfortable, albeit a tad pricy for value received. Overall,...More

Thank Sabern1
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

This is a special dining spot in Auburn. Great food at fair prices served by a very professional and friendly staff. Dog-friendly patio as well as a very attractive interior. In our opinion it is Auburn's best!

Thank pearsoninmarin
Reviewed May 22, 2017

It's in downtown Auburn which is always very quiet. Parking is easy and close. The menu is diverse and every dish we have had was first class with the exception of the monkey cat house salad which is very average. Our server, Ashley, was incredibly...More

Thank steve k
Reviewed April 28, 2017

I stopped in and found this place on the way back from skiing and tried it because I thought the name was cool. great name, just goes to show. It's in Downtown Auburn, not Old Town and from the outside no big deal. The inside...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed April 10, 2017

I am not a huge fan of gourmet food. So for a long time I avoided the Monkey Cat. This last month I have eaten there on three different occasions and have been wonderfully surprised at the great food and atmosphere. There is such a...More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Grabbed dinner here not long ago. Food was tasty. Service was good. I had pasta and shrimp and it was seasoned well, did not skimp on the shrimp and the service was prompt. The decor was eclectic California style and the environment was relaxed. Very...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Four for lunch on a Monday. Not crowded. Helpful server. Lunch menu items all sounded great from the descriptions and were reasonably priced. We started with calamari. All thumbs up. We ended with "healthy" carrot cake. All thumbs up. In the middle, I had mahi...More

Reviewed March 20, 2017

Service poor, food was great. Waitress spent more time talking to a group of friends then attending to our table. Made a comment to the person who sat us and they did not bother to respond; as if they could care less about customer satisfaction.

1  Thank RipleyLake
Reviewed March 15, 2017

We have enjoyed wonderful lunches and dinners at this restaurant for many years. Once you walk through the historic old wooden door, onto the highly polished old wood floors, you enter a world of eclectic jungle decor and great background music. The tables and booths...More

Thank 946susane
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Questions & Answers
December 31, 2016|
Response from Ashley R | Property representative |
Hello! You can view our menu online on our website.
Ken S
December 31, 2016|
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Response from Ashley R | Property representative |
Yes, we have a separate banquet room. It can seat up to 22 comfortably. If it's durning warmer weather we can open up our connecting patio to you as well for additional seating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-4806
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 530-888-8492
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We have a large indoor dinning area, complete with bar & lounge. When the weather is nice, enjoy our outdoor patio. For larger groups, parties, business meetings and such we have a banquet room for rental throughout the whole year!
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