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Monkey Cat

805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-4806
+1 530-888-8492
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crostini” (3 reviews)
“lamb chops” (3 reviews)
“seafood pasta” (5 reviews)
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American, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-4806
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our first visit to Monkey Cat and it was terrific! The fish (corvina sea bass) was done to perfection. Most restaurants either over cook or under cook fish but this was exactly right. The seafood pasta dish was also delicious. I enjoyed the...More

Thank FSB018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Monkey Cat soon after its Sunday opening time of 5 pm, with another couple. Greeted by friendly staff. Waiter responded with good humor to our question about the origins of the name, which he must have been asked countless times before us. He...More

Thank Elaine S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and drinks! Nice happy hour menu items, and regular menu with lots of great choices too! Great place to meet friends for a nice meal away from home.

Thank Pamela O
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This is a happy place with innovative food and wonderful service. Plus you can eat either indoors or outdoors.

Thank FussyTraveler24x7
Reviewed 18 January 2018

A unique and cozy atmosphere in downtown Auburn, Ca. Absolutely great service and delicious food. It was a very cold night and we really enjoyed ourselves. If we lived close by, I would want to go there every week!

Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Don't know what all the hype is about for this place. Cool name but after that the food is average along with service, very dark and prices high. Has potential but needs work before we return.

Thank Ally G
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We revisited Monkey Cat in December and had another wonderful meal. The food is unique and the atmosphere is wonderful. There is something on the menu for everyone. Don’t miss a chance to visit this place and have a great meal.

Thank Beverly W
Reviewed 23 December 2017

There were 5 of us that went to this restaurant to try it out.....we were not disappointed. We enjoyed the calamari (nice, but Il Fornaio has a better crunch), seafood pasta (on the sweet side of the Thai sauce, but very well done-a special), braised/stewed...More

Thank Archie A
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We traveled to the Sacramento area for Thanksgiving to visit our daughter. We didn’t want to spend the day cooking on a short trip and chose to make reservations at Monkey Cat in Auburn. Wow! What a fabulous decision. The atmosphere is so relaxing and...More

Thank travelvantx
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We eat fairly regularly at the Monkey Cat because the food is almost always very good, the service very good and it has a unique ambiance. The menu offers a wide variety of options, including soup, salads, vegetarian and dinners featuring chicken, beef, lamb, duck...More

Thank Marie V
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Questions & Answers
1 January 2017|
Response from Ashley R | Property representative |
Hello! You can view our menu online on our website.
Ken S
31 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
US$5 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
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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