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Monkey Cat

4.5
4.5
1425 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in historic downtown Auburn, The Monkey Cat is a popular destination for both locals and visitors who are looking for a unique dining experience. Monkey Cat offers a wide selection of dishes, with something for everyone. The lunch menu has hearty sandwiches, delicious tacos, variety of salads and wonderful entree options. For dinner there is a variety of steaks, seafood and poultry dishes that will leave your mouth watering. Vegetarian and Vegan options are available on the menu, and most diets & allergies can be accommodated. Placer County is home to fantastic wineries and breweries, and Monkey Cat is a proud supporter of that. Try a local drink on your next visit. Looking to take care of a larger group? Ask about private dining. Everything from Happy Hour, to Wine Down Wednesday, to Holiday Specials, Monkey Cat has you covered.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Asian, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (530) 888-8492
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining room available with a bar and Internet connection. Seats up to 24 for dinner or up to 50 for cocktails. Customized menu. Please contact Jennifer @530-888-8492 or jennifer@monkeycat.com to reserve the banquet room.
  • Private party contact
    Jim: (530) 888-8492
  • Neighborhood
    Auburn
  • Cross street
    Cherry
  • Parking details
    Street side parking, parking lot located on Cherry Ave as well as Lincoln Way
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,425 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    American

1,425 Reviews
  1. JanetS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service at Monkey Cat is always outstanding! And the food is always great.

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  2. SimonM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A must if you are in Auburn. Fine dining food, great service, great ambience, breaking the bank.

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  3. Pacman

    Sacramento

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We've enjoyed dining at Monkey Cat over the years but are finding portions are greatly shrinking while prices increase. Mt husband ordered a Ceasar Salad, $14.00 with an add on of chicken $11.00. The Ceasar salad was less than half a plate with a chicken breast on the side. I had to ask the waitperson if that was a normal portion size for a salad, it was. The salad was not worth $25.00. We'll have to reconsider dining at Monkey Cat.

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  4. ClaireD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Music was too loud. Food was not good. Who puts pork belly on a Caesar salad, and too heavy on the dressing. The Mac and cheese, which I remembered from a previous visit as delicious, was greasy with thin sauce. Not at all the relaxed atmosphere we were looking for. We won’t be returning

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  5. GlenK

    Sacramento

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service here is outstanding. Be advised that it is expensive to eat here. The main courses are pricy to begin with (except for the $18 burger), but to add a salad is $14-15. Plus $5.00 for bread service. To top it all off, they charged a credit card fee of $5.36.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall an excellent experience!! Erica was a great waitress! We loved the food, the drinks were on point! Best seafood risotto I’ve ever had! I will definitely be back!!!

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  7. SanDiegoMan

    San Diego

    86 reviews

    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Steaks were great. Both the Filet and Steak Frites were great.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great dinner

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  9. Out2eat

    Sacramento

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, this wonderful lil gem in our community never disappoints! Today I had the mushroom soup and the chopped salad, both were delicious and the service was amazing!

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  10. JuliaR

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I have eaten here many times. Unfortunately, my favorite thing was no longer on the menu but I had an excellent meal. The server was very pleasant and efficient. We had a lovely evening.

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FAQs

Monkey Cat offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 888-8492.

Monkey Cat is rated 4.5 stars by 1425 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Monkey Cat

805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Cherry
  • Neighborhood
    Auburn
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Asian, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street side parking, parking lot located on Cherry Ave as well as Lincoln Way
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (530) 888-8492
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining room available with a bar and Internet connection. Seats up to 24 for dinner or up to 50 for cocktails. Customized menu. Please contact Jennifer @530-888-8492 or jennifer@monkeycat.com to reserve the banquet room.
  • Private party contact
    Jim: (530) 888-8492
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