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Cat & Owl Steak & Seafood

4.3
4.3
122 Reviews
$30 and under
Steak

Offering steak and seafood in the highlands for over 45 years, new ownership seeks to continue the traditions of great food, friendly service in a completely renovated restaurant, including a new social area!

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What 122 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Greater Roanoke

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Greater Roanoke

    Special Occasion

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  1. RG

    RyanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very please with overall experience. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed the delicious food and customer service. Excellent place to for our anniversary.

  2. N

    None

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    It was at least an hour we had to wait for our meal, after we ate our salad. No salad plates available, had to ask for them. The steaks were very dry, it seemed like they were cooked and just held until all our meals were cooked. We had 6 people from out of town and they were not happy about the dinner. I hate to make this comment because this was a favorite place to eat. The waitresses were going out of their way to check on us continually. They tried their best. Very expensive for the meal that was not worth it. I’m sorry to make this comment but everyone in our party came to this conclusion.

  3. DM

    DaleM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Service was EXCELLENT. The wait staff was very attentive. Food preparation and presentation was ordinary and unremarkable. The 9 ounce filet was kind of dry with no sauce or flavor other than from the grilling process. Offer a choice of sauces such as Bearnaise, peppercorn, red wine, or mushroom. The side of mushrooms was also unremarkable as if right out of the can.

  4. KM

    KristenMc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great steaks and great service. Entire experience was excellent. Will return!

  5. JF

    JoanneF

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service and atmosphere!!! Dinner was delicious.

  6. D

    Dave

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    The meal was as expected, however, we ordered two orders of spinach dip to go. When we got home, there were no chips included with dip. Kind of difficult to eat a dip without a chip. For a restaurant with these prices, that is unacceptable. Service was great as usual and our food in the restaurant was good and as ordered

  7. SR

    ScottR

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We enjoyed a nicely prepared and presented meal in their renovated dining area. Some of the best beef I've ever eaten, and my wife's crab cakes were cooked perfectly, with almost no filler. Full bar service with a limited by adequate wine list. Our server was attentive without being overbearing. All in all, a wonderful evening with fairly priced foods served in adequate portions. We'll definitely return to this hidden gem near Low Moor, VA (just off Interstate 64).

  8. B

    Birthday

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Celebrated 4 birthdays and received complementary deserts - very yummy.

  9. d

    dakota2037

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    First visit with the new owners. Liked the decorative changes. Music was WAY too loud and a most unfortunate choice of genres. Owners trying to be upscale, but missing the mark. Start with getting rid of paper napkins. Had to ask for a chiller for the wine - which was provided but was actually a large ice bucket. Food was a B, B-. My filet was a good cut, but was ruined by way overcooking. Service was slow. We were the only people in the place for about 30 min. Selection of Va wines was nice and very reasonably priced.

  10. JA

    JenniferA

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love “Cat and Owl” to celebrate our birthdays and Valentines Day. A little pricey but good for our special occasions. The service and food is GREAT!

  11. DS

    DarleneS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We order the Sirloin it was melt in your mouth Delicious. Crab Cakes need more crab meat not so much filler. Crab Dip was awesome.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2

    When we arrived for our reservation, the hostess seated us at a small table for two with one chair facing the wall (like a child would be seated in time out). The chair facing the wall put us in front of the doorway. When I questioned if there would be enough room since the person seated in the chair would be blocking the door, we were assured that we would not be in the way, that everyone would use the other entrance into the room. This was not the case, and everyone that went through, including the staff and later the hostess, bumped into my dining companion every time they walked past. The bread that came to the table felt and tasted stale. The lobster bisque was too thick and there were only 4 small pieces of lobster in the huge bowl. My steak was prepared as ordered, but my companion’s prime rib was barely warm. Our waitress was attentive as she could be with all of the tables she was working. This was meant to be a special night, but we were disappointed. The decor was fantastic.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All services were wonderful!

  14. AM

    AndreaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great. Service was great. Nice location for a great meal.

  15. T

    Tammy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and the food was wonderful. Highly recommend

  16. BK

    BrianK

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    We were excited to go to Cat and Owl again, we have been several times over the years. The improvements to the inside of the restaurant are nice, the food was not nearly as good as it was before the sale, and the service was just ok. We will try it again sometime, with the hopes that the new ownership is just working out some kinks in their processes. So far, not so good.

  17. LM

    LisaMarie

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    This is usually a very good place to eat last night it seems they were a little overbooked our waitress only checked on us about every 30 minutes when our food came it was semi warm and waitress came to check on us After about 30 minutes or so both of our steaks have been over cooked I had ordered potato with cheese and bacon it come with sour cream which I do not eat drinks could not be kept up waters never brought to the table we were placed beside a very large and loud party

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated our Anniversary , wonderful evening and super scrumptious food! Quick , excellent service

  19. S

    Sammy

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a good experience. Love the hometown feel. Friendly staff. Food is always great. Been coming here for years. Even after management change it’s still great. All the upgrades to the menu and restaurant itself are wonderful.

  21. BW

    BrendaW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food and service. Made reservations online and was easy and quick. Would like to see additional side dish choices. Lighting was great. Some restaurants are a little too dark.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Upgrade looks fantastic! Food and service was great as usual.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    People were super friendly and the food was great!

  24. MF

    MattF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is above all! Exceptional service when everywhere else is without and just the best atmosphere.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    We go to the cat and owl frequently. This night they were very busy. The waiting staff was awesome and went above and beyond. However, our seafood was undercooked and steaks were over cooked. Wait staff did their very best to make sure everything was corrected quickly

  26. BD

    BDavis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service. Really nothing else needed to say!

  27. R

    Remh50

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had oysters Rockefeller needed a few minutes more but were very good, the seafood skewers were very tasty and the bread with the classic honey butter were delicious and were kept warm in a porcelain topped bowl. We hadn’t been here for over ten years but will change that to make it a must stop when we are in this area again, the wait staff were on top of their game. Can’t say enough good things about this wish I had taken pictures maybe next time

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Ran out of oysters, rolls,bananas for banana fritters, no ice for water or tea, steak too done, not enough servers. This makes the 6th time there since ownership change. Will not go back, disappointed each time I have been there. Poor management, service and preparation of meals. Have been eating there for 40 plus years. Goodbye !!

  29. RB

    RolfB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have not been at the Cat and Owl for some time. We had a very good experience. We had six people in our party. The service, the food, and the ambiance were nice. We arrived 30 minutes early and this did not to be a problem. We will certainly return.

  30. G

    cindyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    From bacon wrapped scallops, then a trip to the salad bar, finally Crab cakes and baked potato! My eyes were definitely bigger than my stomach, had to take home a Crab cake. And yes, I had it for breakfast🦀 Would definitely recommend! My husband's steak was cooked to perfection and yes there enough leftover for our pup to taste.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful meal with wonderful friends at The Cat and Owl. This remodeled restaurant is really nice inside. The shrimp cocktail was really good as was the ribeye and my husband really enjoyed the large broiled seafood platter. Our friends enjoyed a sirloin steak and the crab cake dinner. This is a great, quiet place to go to visit with friends or for a romantic dinner.

  32. KA

    KathrynA

    West Virginia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All of their oyster dishes are amazing. We enjoy their vegetables as well. That is what we usually have and I feel sure the rest of the menu is delicious.

  33. GG

    GiGiW

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The remodel of the restaurant was done very well. It feels fresh and clean. Love the new dishes. As always, the service is stellar. Our food was declicious and we are glad they decided to keep the salad bar. The only complaint is that the lighting is much too bright.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Virginia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Attentive staff

  35. TM

    TanyaM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific meal celebrating our VMI cadets.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Virginia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and friendly staff.

  37. MP

    MonicaP

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Our server was lovely and very apologetic about the long wait for our meal. We realize a large group had just left, but our server appeared to be the only server that evening. Our food was tasty and reasonably priced.

  38. JS

    JosephS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food and service. The apple pie was extremely good.

  39. KP

    KevinP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    great food, as always. love the remodel that was done, much lighter and roomier inside. very polite staff.

  40. j

    jenniferw

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    It was great to see the new owners had kept alot of the ambience and charm of the original 'Cat and Owl' including the wonderful waiting staff. I really enjoy not being rushed through my courses, and being able to have conversation whilst eating.

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Cat & Owl Steak & Seafood is rated 4.3 stars by 122 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Cat & Owl Steak & Seafood

110 Karnes Rd Covington, VA 24426-6234

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Roanoke

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

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