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Spunky Monkey Bar & Grill

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124 2nd St SE, Auburn, WA 98002-5436
7:00 am - 3:00 am
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 am
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Last time I was there I had moderate expectations. I had been there 2-3 times soon after Restaurant Impossible did the makeover, and the food at that time was wonderful (the salmon with sweet potato hash were great!), though a limited menu was put in place so that the quality could be kept up. However, right from the start the... More 

Thank OhILove2Travel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

They have the best cocktails and the food is great. I've never been disappointed by anything that I ordered. Get the chicken Caesar salad, the street tacos and ask about the Zipperdoodle - you'll be glad you did :) My only problem is that there seems to be karaoke all the time. The place is small and if you don't... More 

Thank lololives
Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

I agree with the other reviews! I've gobe there twice when they were supposed to be open but they weren't ready to serve us. She you only have 45 minutes to an hour for lunch you want to get seated and served right away so you at least have 20-25?minutes to eat. I didn't see much change with the remodel... More 

Thank Glenda H
Auburn, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

Only been here for drinks but had lots of fun , For five times can hear on karaoke night great stuff. They make a very good drink very friendly people that work there good pool table. You will have fun at smoky monkey in the evenings .

Thank Scott H
Auburn, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

This place was made over by the TV show "Restaurant Impossible" months ago. I've been to the Monkey before and after and I have to say, it's not really any better today than it was prior to the remodel. It seems to have a local flavor with a handful of regulars that frequent the bar.

1 Thank Dave D
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2015

Spunky monkey used to be one of my favorite places but has down hill. They recently remodeled but doesn't look like much change. The food is good but the restaurant isn't very clean. Although smoking inside has been banned for several years it still smells like cigarettes and or dirty mop water

2 Thank Glenda H
Auburn, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2014

Went to karaoke on Saturday with friends. We didn't have any food here just drinks. The place was pretty packed. The service was surprisingly good. The karaoke was fun. The bathroom is in an odd location. The pool tables in the back were good. Wasn't sure where to park. All in all it wasn't a bad place to go and... More 

Thank 12thumper34
Auburn, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2014

I've had this steak now 3 times, and it has been excellent every time!!!! I'd recommend it for sure!!!!!!!!!!

Thank kristineedwardson
Auburn, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is a place that went through some tough times and got a boost from restaurant makeover. It looked good from the outside and then you had to see what a mess the show really did to them. It was cleaned up and made over and the food was very good. The problem is the show left such a mess... More 

7 Thank shup
Federal Way
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014

Thursday 2/27/14 Took 2 friends to the Spunky Monkey Restaurant in Auburn, WA, WOW was that a BIG mistake. If there were a negative number I would post it. The restaurant was featured as a “restaurant makeover on restaurant impossible”, so I thought it was going to be inviting “NOT”. We walked in and there was no one to greet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, International, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
8:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 2nd St SE, Auburn, WA 98002-5436
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: 253-804-9567

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