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Cat and Owl Steak and Seafood

110 Karnes Rd, Exit 21, Covington, VA 24426-6234
+1 540-862-5808
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (7 reviews)
“scallops” (5 reviews)
“seafood” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
110 Karnes Rd, Exit 21, Covington, VA 24426-6234
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Thank MillboroGirl
Reviewed 13 January 2018

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

Thank Brenda W
Reviewed 23 December 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...More

1  Thank NancyLovesRehoboth
Reviewed 19 October 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...More

Thank brdnut
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This place hearkens back to, what, the 60s? The warm, intimate decor also delivers outstanding service and perfect food. Be careful to ask if any of the seafood is frozen. A steak and crab cake combo is a must. But beware, prices are surprisingly high...More

Thank UVAJD99
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We dined the Cat & Owl as a nostalgia visit, having lived in the Covington area many years ago. It was comforting to see that many of the features I remembered remain intact. There are several good cuts of beef on the menu and some...More

Thank MissPawley
Reviewed 10 July 2017

What a friendly place! And interesting and good menu selections. Perhaps the choices are not as healthy as they can be, but the salad bar was good (fresh tomatoes from their garden!) and grilled prime rib was excellent. The service quite exceeded any and all...More

Thank worldtraveler24153
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Grew up in the area and go often to visit family. Looked online to find a nice place to dine for my mother and self on Saturday evening. I was thrilled to find the Cat and Owl. My mother and I both ordered the exact...More

Thank paige9182017
Reviewed 23 May 2017

good food great service reservations helpful,management was helpful location was great,plenty parking

Thank James C
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Something seemed a bit tired about this railroad-themed place; perhaps 40 years of two-generation ownership are taking their toll. Nonetheless, we enjoyed good steaks and salads, friendly service, and an unusual collection of art and antiques.

Thank FamSiam V
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
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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