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“Great food at reasonable prices!”

Monkey Bar Steak & Seafood
Ranked #32 of 427 Restaurants in Cape Coral
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Very Casual outside and classy and formal inside! Happy Hour 7days a week from open until 8pm. Live music 7 days a week. Best Steak, Seafood, Burgers, Paninis & Appetizers in Cape Coral.
Spooner, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great food at reasonable prices!”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

We visit the Monkey bar frequently after the late afternoon/early evening dancing that permeates the Cape. You're done dancing by 7 p.m. and hungry! The Monkey Bar can accommodate larger groups -- we've called ahead and had a table for 14 people made up. The prime rib on a recent evening was very good. One member of our party said it was the best prime rib she'd had in years. My favorite is the Pasta New Orleans: angel hair pasta in a spicy cream sauce, with fresh vegetables, shrimp, bay scallops and a piece of fish. That runs about $18. We also had the clam chowder, which was very good. A bowl was $2 with a meal. The service is always friendly and speedy. The decor is typical bar, with plastic and plush monkeys hanging here and there. Inside there are white tablecloths, still with the monkeys!

  • Visited December 2013
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Cape Coral, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
276 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Better than Expected”
Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

We walked to the Monkey Bar from our room at the Holiday Inn Express. We had looked at the menu online and it had several interesting dishes on it, but I'm thinking "bar food". I couldn't be more wrong! You don't get tablecloths and cloth napkins at most bars.

The decor is funky, to say the least! It has a certain "old hippie" Key West vibe to it.

Since we had a late lunch that day, we opted for an appetizer each. I ordered the shrimp tacos and was very pleased with them. They (3 to an order) were loaded with perfectly cooked shrimp that had a mild taco type flavor to them. Just enough cheese, not too much lettuce and served in nice crispy shells - they were very enjoyable. I would definitely return for those!

My hubby went with the grouper bites and was very surprised when these huge fingers of fried grouper arrived. The batter was not to his liking. He described it as "thick and chewy". He prefers a lite and crispy batter. However, the fish was delicious.

We watched with great interest the desserts that the tables around us ordered. There was a gigantic chocolate cake slice. And then there was an outrageous looking banana wrapped in puff pastry, deep fried and topped with ice cream and drizzled with caramel. We might have to go back and try that one!

It seems as if the bar has live music most nights - we could easily hear it from our hotel room. The performance is outside on the patio bar. We are in our 60's and 70's and had a good laugh when we realized that there wasn't a single guest there under 50! It's probably a different story during spring break!

Visited November 2013
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Cape Coral, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Relaxing and fun!”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Monkey bar is a fun outdoor place, some indoor dining as well, with good food and 7 days a week entertainment, everybody gets up and dances, my favorite is Lonza Bartlet, used to play with The Platers, every Friday and Sunday, and every other Wednesday, great entertainer .

  • Visited November 2013
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Boardman, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Closes too early...”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Stopped here on a weekend getaway with a group of girlfriends. Drinks were good, bartender was funny and hot, unfortunately they closed at 10pm??? We had to suck down our drinks and go somewhere else. Too bad, seemed like a fun place.

  • Visited May 2013
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Brechin, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Love it,,,”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Are you kidding me...? Where else can you find good food, great staff...good entertainment and a happy hour that appeals to all???? And what about the best bartender in town???? Justin...love you!
G& G

  • Visited March 2013
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