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Cat & Owl Steak & Seafood

4.7
4.7
106 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 106 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Good for Groups

  • Virginia

    Steak

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Overall

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Food

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Service

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Ambiance

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Value

  • Greater Roanoke

    Fit for Foodies

  • Greater Roanoke

    Good for Groups

  • Greater Roanoke

    Great for Lunch

  • Greater Roanoke

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Greater Roanoke

    Special Occasion

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  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. S

    Sammy

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    People were super friendly and the food was great!

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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

  12. 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 !!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Virginia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Attentive staff

  19. TM

    TanyaM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific meal celebrating our VMI cadets.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Virginia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and friendly staff.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. TT

    TomT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good experience all around. Food was excellent and the service was great. Would recommend and I will be back.

  26. SB

    StaceyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had filet and scallops, fresh garden salads, loaded baked potatoes, fresh rolls with scrumptious honey butter. Everything was cooked to perfection. We had apple pie with ice cream and caramel drizzle for dessert. .excellent meal.

  27. MR

    MarionR

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the most charming little place and the food is excellent- basic and simply prepared. My husband's filet mignon was seasoned with salt and pepper and grilled to perfection. My salmon was also seasoned well and grilled exactly as I asked. The service was friendly and welcoming. Our waitress was so helpful and offered suggestions for must-see attractions. We enjoyed the whole experience.

  28. RH

    RussellH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just off of I 64 in Low Moor Va is a gem that is absolutely the very best restaurant in this part of the Allegheny mountains. It has tradition plus nuances of old day,yet elegant remodeling. The food is absolutely fantastic! You have to try the place!!!!!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. excellent service.

  30. AB

    AnnetteB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, great food, exceptional service!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  32. MP

    MissyP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good place to eat. My husband and I took my parents there for their birthday's. Great place to go for special occasions.

  33. G

    Gabrielle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was great ! Everyone was so sweet and the food was amazing

  34. L

    Longsfolly

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great choice for dinner, service great and food was great! ESP. enjoyed the oysters Rockefeller and fried oysters. We met the owner, Lee and enjoyed chatting with him. Highly recommend!

  35. OB

    OmariB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and really lovely service. Would definitely recommend eating here. I will be going.

  36. LP

    LauraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very nice! Our waitress was wonderful and very accommodating!

  37. L

    Local

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Much improved over last visit...food quality and presentation. Service is a "work in process"' ...will recommend and return

  38. DD

    DavidD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place! Atmosphere is wonderful. Food is outstanding and the service was exceptional. Can't wait to go back!

  39. LB

    LynnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great! First time since new ownership & definitely will be back

  40. DM

    DevanM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    We ate early, around 4:00 pm when they open. The staff were obviousily busy with prep work. We waiting a long time for our food to arrive considering they had no other customers at that time. My wife's steak ordered 'medium-rare' came out 'medium-well'. Our server did take it back, but after another long wait the replacement steak wasn't very good. Overall we were disapointed with the service and food.

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Cat & Owl Steak & Seafood is rated 4.7 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 3 times today
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110 Karnes Rd Covington, VA 24426-6234

  • 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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