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The Cats Restaurant & Tavern

Closed Now: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Great ambiance, decent food

The Cats is just up the hill from us and is a great place to go on a Friday or Saturday night. The... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Los Gatos, California
Very Good St. Louis Syle Ribs - The Cats Restaurant & Tavern

We went for Sunday night dinnaer at The Cats Restaurant & Tavern. They have statue cats by the... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Fremont, California
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17533 Santa Cruz Hwy, Los Gatos, CA 95033-9101
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Visiting from Massachusetts "Saloon" on the sign drew us in. The bar had two stools that were saddles but alas, no swinging doors. The food was excellent and since we came early were seated immediately. Shortly after it got very crowded. My husband has celiac...More

Thank ShezFromStoughton
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Stopped here for a late dinner after running around for the day. Was welcomed and given my choice of seat. Wait staff was great and stopped by several times to check on me and refilled the glass a time or two. I order the BBQ...More

Thank craig c
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The Cats is just up the hill from us and is a great place to go on a Friday or Saturday night. The bands are usually good. There is not great variety on the food but it is usually tasty, especially the ribs.

Thank jmot49
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I have always wanted to stop but urge to get over the hill never allowed a stop until last week. Service was great. But, the pulled pork was huuuuuuge. There must have been a good pound plus. Needless to say, the leftovers were great too!...More

Thank fairviewmanor
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We went for Sunday night dinnaer at The Cats Restaurant & Tavern. They have statue cats by the rustic door to this barbecue restaurant. They also have music on Sunday nights. I enjoyed a Moscow Mule; my husband a beer. He ordered two drinks before...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Went to birthday dinner with my son and partner. We love BBQ and it was great! Food much improved over a prior meal a few years ago. We all had rib eyes and was one of the best steaks I've eaten and large portions.I had...More

1  Thank judybA1533BB
Reviewed 22 April 2017

On a very rainy day we were driving with a screaming baby in our car. Due to mudslides and accidents the road was packed. When we finally saw a neon sign we rushed to the parking lot of The Cats Restaurant & Tavern only to...More

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I hadn't eaten here in MANY years. I'm pretty sure it had been closed many of the times that I've been back in town. The BBQ was really good but it seemed strange there were no sauces to add. The music was unexpected but pretty...More

1  Thank Allen B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you like BBQ, music or both, this is the place to go. A Los Gatos landmark, this restaurant has character, good food and great music. People are always having fun here. No fuss, just good fun.

1  Thank U N
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Several years have passed since the last time we visited The Cats. We drive by often and recently decided to stop and give them another try, and glad we did! Our Pulled Pork platters were piled high and oh so good. Our experience was completely...More

1  Thank stravel146
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Response from U N | Reviewed this property |
This Los Gatos gem is worth the short trek up and back. I hope you enjoy it.