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Cats Restaurant

17533 Santa Cruz Hwy, Los Gatos, CA 95033-9101
+1 408-354-4020
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (4 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
“bbq” (7 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
17533 Santa Cruz Hwy, Los Gatos, CA 95033-9101
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Reviewed 15 March 2015

We made our dinner reservation on www.opentable.com and were promptly seated when we arrived. We enjoyed drinks - I had a Stella beer, and my husband a John Wayne (Templeton Rye and bitters). For dinner, I had their very good pork sandwich; and my husband...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 15 February 2015

We were here for an early dinner following an afternoon hike during a brisk holiday weekend. What looked like a fun, warm and inviting establishment on the outside was proven the opposite once we were inside. It was COLD. We didn't remove our layered clothing...More

Thank ChezFit
Reviewed 2 December 2014

This place has tons of character and ambiance. It is a fun place to eat. The food is great too. They offer free shuttle service from Los Gatos which is a treat in itself.

Thank Kris R
Reviewed 25 November 2014

We dropped in for a drink and they were so good we decided to stay for dinner. Try the Fireflower with chili in it. Yum! The food also was delicious! Unfortunately they had wait staff call in sick and only had one waitress who was...More

1  Thank Divermaiden
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Bought a Groupon for the Cat's Restaurant and we weren't disappointed. Recent new management and a remodel makes this a fun place to dine. A little on the pricey side but the food and service were excellent. I would recommend making a reservation. Although we...More

Thank Joni C
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Last evening, we again had drinks and dinner in the bar at CATS Restaurant. When we arrived, it was a normal evening with a table in the bar still available. Others were enjoying a group outing next to us, were loud, but it was to...More

1  Thank ScruffyOne
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Although not the most conveniently located place, it's worth the effort to get to Cats. The restaurant is atmospheric and inviting. Having live music was an additional bonus. As a restaurant/bar, it is an easy place to spend an entire evening. The menu isn't huge,...More

Thank Sicarrie
Reviewed 29 January 2014

Met a friend for dinner here. An old stomping ground and watering hole for years, the Cats has a funky mountain vibe, tho not quite in the mountains, at the bottom of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Ordered the salmon salad which was really good. The...More

Thank KatieSantaCruz_CA
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Has a fantastic dinner there with 6 friends on a Sunday night. The BBQ was amazing. I love a good dry rub and they did not disappoint. I recommend it for folks looking for an incredible casual experience in the South Bay. The casual live...More

Thank MotoMark
Reviewed 3 September 2013

After hearing about the Cats, we decided that we would stop for dinner on our way to Santa Cruz. I ordered the ribs and my husband ordered the chicken. When a place says its known for its great barbeque - and devotes the entire front...More

Thank stravel146
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17533 Santa Cruz Hwy, Los Gatos, CA 95033-9101
    (Highway 17)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: +1 408-354-4020
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