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“Eclectic decor; good food”

Cat and Owl Steak and Seafood
Ranked #2 of 33 Restaurants in Covington
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Found this on TA and went as much out of curiosity as wanted a good dinner. Just as you're wondering if you went the wrong way, you see the sign. It's definitely off the beaten path, on a dead end road.

I had the clam strips, husband had the scallop and shrimp kabobs. They were both so good! The scalloped potatoes were delicious and hot as were the fried green beans. My cabbage tasted a little bland and kind of burnt but it was still okay. They have a good size steak and seafood selection.

Our server was super nice - as were all those we came into contact with. It was obvious there are many regulars. The decor is crazy fun. Lots of owls and cats, random stuff, antiques, you name it, they probably have it somewhere. And I can't forget the red brocaded wallpaper. Most dining areas are like you stepped into another era. Fun and delicious place to eat.

Read the history of the the restaurant in the menu.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank Yorkiemom19
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

For years and years this special little restaurant didn't advertize or market themselves--because the word of mouth was all it needed to keep the tables full. There is now a decent size sign to help you find the place that my husband and I go to when we want to enjoy a good steak (freshly cut in the kitchen) and served to perfection . . . every single time. The Cat and Owl is a real throw back kind of restaurant. Decor from the 60's with lots of cats and owls as decor. Don't let any of that color your perception about the place--this is a first class, first rate steak house (good seafood too) and the best, very best salad bar anywhere. Seasonal vegetables (grown out back) are featured (when was the last time you could order collard greens at a steak house?) and the ruby red tomatoes on the salad bar only have to travel from the garden to the table. The best wait staff ever. If you have been before it is just like Cheers --they remember you. Just off 64 it is a easy stop on the way from WVA east. A great local spot if you haven't been and you live nearby. If you are vacationing nearby and want a really nice meal, do yourself a favor and make a reservation. You will not be disappointed. Oh and they have a full bar too. This is a family restaurant. It is not unusual depending on the time of year to see young couples in prom clothes, sitting next to a family with kids, parents and grandparents. Comfortable and first rate--all rolled into one lovely little restaurant. The only drawback is that is only open for dinner and closed Sunday and Monday.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Thank MillboroGirl
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Reviewed January 13, 2018

Atmosphere and food were great! Never disappointed when we eat here. They have a lot of regular customers.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank Brenda W
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

Our church group ate at the Cat and Owl last week to celebrate Christmas. If you are a group, it is a good idea to pre-order, so the staff knows what you want in advance. Call and ask for this service. They will give you a request form to fill out. It saves a little time, so the servers don't have to come around and ask each person what they want. Our group ordered steaks, chicken, lobster, scallops, shrimp, and a beef kabob. You can get two sides with your meal. The squash and carrot medley was especially good. It was not crowded that night, so our group was accommodated easily.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

Traveling through Virginia looking for a place to eat, found this on TA.
Its a fun place to stop because of the decor that surrounds you.
Hubby ordered steak, well done, as he is cutting into more of it, discovers it wasn't. Server offered to take it back or get a new one.
The problem with this, you already started the rest of your meal.
He did say what he ate was good.
Scalloped potatoes were ok.
Cheesy California veggies good.
I had grilled shrimp, baked potato, and cheesy California veggies.
Too me it was average.
The hostess and server friendly, supper nice.
Would i go back? Sure give them another taste.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank brdnut
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