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Cat and Owl Steak and Seafood

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110 Karnes Rd, Exit 21, Covington, VA 24426-6234
+1 540-862-5808
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Lexington, Virginia
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97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

This is an upscale restaurant that offers great food such as seafood, steaks, pork chops, and chicken. The food is always delich! The décor is eclectic with a little of everything. The atmosphere is very nice and elegant. The Cat and Owl is located right off of Interstate 64 which makes it great for travelers who are not in a... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

On the recommendation of Hill Crest Inn, we tried cat and owl. The prime rib grilled steaks were cooked as ordered and very tasty.. We had tempura batter green beans and baked potato sides while my husband had sautéed mushrooms. Service was excellent. My only complaint which was really our fault was that the prime rib special was pricier than... More 

Thank BDeSignor
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Trout, bbq shrimp, and filet mignon were outstanding. The wait person and owner were nice as could be. The varied items decorating the restaurant will capture your attention and bring back some memories!

Thank tdarone
Covington, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This place is a classic in our area. We have group of friends that go out to eat and socialize every month.We have tried other places but always return to the Cat&Owl because of the great food at fair prices. This place should be on your radar if ever visiting the Allegheny Highlands.

Thank James O
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

A friend mentioned this place and we stopped in on a Friday. Out of the way. Would never imagine such a treat was hiding behind those bushes! First, the bread. Well, it was to die for! The steak and prime rib were very good. Great atmosphere. Extremely friendly staff.

Thank pogopony
Clifton Forge, Virginia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

This has been a stable place for many year, 1st place I went to when I moved here 35 years ago and I've been back many times. The place to go in town for steak and seafood. Very romantic and cozy, the atmosphere is good, lighting is low.

Thank RonGoings
Danli, Honduras
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

The food here is good. Portions are average, food is well prepared. Some of the steamed vegetable items lack flavor, but the others are very good and some even unique finds (like lightly fried green beans). The stuffed baked potato was my favorite part of my meal. I recommend the char-broiled seafood, they have a good selection. The shrimp plate... More 

Thank Lesley S
Roanoke, Virginia
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

If you are in the area to try The Cat and Owl Restaurant you must take the time to enjoy this reatuarant. The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff are so very friendly. The food is beyond exceptional. No matter what you try, it will be amazing.

Thank Gaytha Q
Fredericksburg, Texas
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254 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

We enjoyed delicious shrimp and steak dishes while dining at Cat and Owl. Located on the Jackson River, the setting is quiet and lovely. They are known for their fresh seafood and steaks.

Thank Nancy H
Covington, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

The have excellent steaks and seafood. The atmosphere is great and the service is excellent. They have a nice salad bar which is so fresh.

Thank Judy H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Karnes Rd, Exit 21, Covington, VA 24426-6234
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Covington
  • Phone Number: +1 540-862-5808

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?