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Cats Restaurant

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17533 Santa Cruz Hwy, Los Gatos, CA 95033-9101 (Highway 17)
(408) 354-4020
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4:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Los gatos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food great music Sunday / Joe , only too loud! !! Ribs, chicken, burger, calamari, corn bread , garlic bread ! Please be careful getting there, on and off hi way 17, no left turns !! And please turn the volume down on the speakers ! Love the place, good b' tenders and servers! And music!

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Thank Michael6132
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

This place has potential, pulled pork was tasty but the potato wedges were cold and burnt. The live music was great with efficient, sweet waiters. Would need to know the sides were better before I would return!

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Thank Lacy1994
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Love the vibe when you walk in the door. Having live music 5 nights a week in an era of DJ's or piped in music is a nice treat. The employees actually like working here based on their smiles. The food is outstanding as well as the drinks. A must stop for families and friends.

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Thank Harlan2014
Los Gatos, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

A bit of Los Gatos history just steps away from the Cats of Los Gatos. I would strongly recommend going here with Live Music and drinks as a primary and food as secondary.

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SF Bay Area
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Loved this place in the 1990's and its just as cool n 2015. David the bartender is fabulous at mixing cocktails and just a cool dude. Love the vibe, the decor and the crowd. All good. My new favorite place to hangout!

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Thank KatieSFBay
Sunnyvale, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The two of us were there for a recent dinner. My ribs were dry and not particularly flavorful; that were disappointing. My friend had the salmon salad, which she said was mediocre. However, the sautéed mushrooms were excellent. The waitress was attentive, but the dinner arrived about 45-60 minutes after we ordered it so that was incompetent. The waitress said... More 

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Thank Robert H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The ribs here were amazing. The tenderness, the ribs were smoked for hours. Once you get out of your car you will smell the goodness. The amount of meat on the bone, better than Famous Daves (which gives very little meat). The bbq sauce, so good you might drink it. The corn bread, delicious. Finding this place is a little... More 

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Thank Milani1987
Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The Cats is one of those places you just have to see to appreciate. It has a unique atmosphere of "just plain fun." The food is not exceptional, but it is adequate, filling, and tasty. It's just the all around exuberance of the people and the scene that makes this restaurant one of the most memorable venues to see and... More 

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Thank Shelley H
Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We made our dinner reservation on www.opentable.com and were promptly seated when we arrived. We enjoyed drinks - I had a Stella beer, and my husband a John Wayne (Templeton Rye and bitters). For dinner, I had their very good pork sandwich; and my husband enjoyed his ribs. He thought the dry rub on the ribs was excellent. He also... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were here for an early dinner following an afternoon hike during a brisk holiday weekend. What looked like a fun, warm and inviting establishment on the outside was proven the opposite once we were inside. It was COLD. We didn't remove our layered clothing and we huddled together to keep warm. The younger waitstaff were in t-shirts and clearly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17533 Santa Cruz Hwy, Los Gatos, CA 95033-9101
    (Highway 17)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: (408) 354-4020

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