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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Cats Barbecue Restaurant

17533 Santa Cruz Hwy. (Alma College Rd.) Send to Phone
408-354-4020
The Cats is a South Bay institution serving steaks, chicken and ribs, and one of the best baked potatoes we've ever had.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Cats Barbecue Restaurant Restaurant Review

: The Cats is a South Bay institution---you can’t miss the “Saloon” sign and two giant white cat pillars at the base of the mountain as you head over Highway 17. They serve steaks, chicken and ribs, and one of the best baked potatoes we've ever had, cooked slowly up in the wood-burning brick oven until the flesh is perfectly soft and served buried beneath a mountain of chive butter and sour cream. It’s one of those great, rustic places that hasn’t changed much in nearly half a century. Walk up to the host stand and order from a board above you, then relax with a drink in the cozy wood-paneled bar while listening to music performed by local musicians. When you arrive at your table, your salad awaits you along with a basket of garlic bread---ask for it “on the grill” and they’ll toast the bread in the brick oven just like the behemoth spud. The basic steak is tough but tasty, so opt instead for the filet. Enjoy a garlicky, buttery side of button mushrooms as you watch the adept cook do his thing.



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