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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%
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“crostini” (3 reviews)
“filet mignon” (5 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 21 October 2017

It's the Wandering Yank here. We had heard of Monkey Cat from several friends, so we finally made the plunge with friends. A great idea! Decor is a bit funky and interesting. A draft IPA from Loomis Basin got me off to a great start...More

1  Thank Mark M
Ashley R, Public Relations Manager at Monkey Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Hi! Thanks so much for joining us. We actually do have Auburn breweries on draft as well. We currently carry Auburn Ale House, Crooked Lane & Knee Deep, as well a Loomis Basin. Our variety does changed from time to time. Thanks for your kind...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017

We were recommended to have dinner her by our hotel. It was a good choice. The menu did not have any monkey or cat but, what it did have was great. My wife had a very nice cordon blue chicken and I have the sole....More

2  Thank Napamel
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I had lamb chops, spouse had filet mignon, both delicious. Salad, coffee, desert, $117. A bit pricey, compared to Bootlegger's, and the latter's food just as good.

1  Thank Retrohippie
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Located in "Downtown" Auburn (not to be confused with "Old Town" a mile or two away) this is a cool place for a slightly slick meal. We enjoyed the food and found the ambiance upscale and comfortable, albeit a tad pricy for value received. Overall,...More

Thank Sabern1
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is a special dining spot in Auburn. Great food at fair prices served by a very professional and friendly staff. Dog-friendly patio as well as a very attractive interior. In our opinion it is Auburn's best!

Thank pearsoninmarin
Reviewed 23 May 2017

It's in downtown Auburn which is always very quiet. Parking is easy and close. The menu is diverse and every dish we have had was first class with the exception of the monkey cat house salad which is very average. Our server, Ashley, was incredibly...More

Thank steve k
Reviewed 29 April 2017

I stopped in and found this place on the way back from skiing and tried it because I thought the name was cool. great name, just goes to show. It's in Downtown Auburn, not Old Town and from the outside no big deal. The inside...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I am not a huge fan of gourmet food. So for a long time I avoided the Monkey Cat. This last month I have eaten there on three different occasions and have been wonderfully surprised at the great food and atmosphere. There is such a...More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Grabbed dinner here not long ago. Food was tasty. Service was good. I had pasta and shrimp and it was seasoned well, did not skimp on the shrimp and the service was prompt. The decor was eclectic California style and the environment was relaxed. Very...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Four for lunch on a Monday. Not crowded. Helpful server. Lunch menu items all sounded great from the descriptions and were reasonably priced. We started with calamari. All thumbs up. We ended with "healthy" carrot cake. All thumbs up. In the middle, I had mahi...More

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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