The Lazy LizardAddress: 395 Ontario St. - St Catharines
Parking: Choo Choo Charlies
Intersection: Ontario Street & QEW
Last Reviewed: June 3rd, 2010
Wingage Score: 83%
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|BHON - May 1999
Overall - March 2017:
It has been a few years since we last visited the Lizard and we decided to go back and check her out.
She has moved since we were last there, changing locations from the North side of the QEW down the road and across the street. It now resides across from the Ford dealership and a couple doors down from Jack Astor’s.
First impressions - wow this place is small. Nothing like the old building they were in. And packed, people everywhere. Thank good ol’ Canadian hockey for that. Noticed that they have a patio off a set of garage doors. The place would probably double in capacity when those doors open. Not that it’s going to happen when it’s -10 outside. Got a little less croweded as the night went on but still a busy place. TAVAR was in the middle. We think one of the servers use to be a Hooter girl but not 100% sure since she might have put on a few since we last saw her.
Ordered drinks - Bonus! Guinness this time! Rick still drinking anything else, but we will cut him some slack because it’s his birthday. Next came the wingage. Good selection, size isn’t too bad. Tasty with the usual sauces. Well done this time, no surprises.
And to top off the night Chris top cocked!
I think we’ll leave the score the same for now at 83%. But we will be back to check it out again, maybe when the weather is warmer and we can sit outside.
Overall - June 2010:
Ladies and Gentlemen, we’re pleased to report that the Lazy Lizard has pulled off an amazing feat. For the second time in BHON history, the Lizard has pulled itself out of purgatory with some of the hugest, tastiest wings we’ve seen in a long time! Not only that, we had $65 carryover at the end of the night, which is rare as well. Quite an accomplishment and kudos to the new management. At this point the Lazy Lizard leads Jesus Christ in resurrections 2 to 1.
Huge wings, cooked perfectly. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside and a great deal at 75 cents. Our only issue is they could have been saucier.
Add some Guinness on tap next time and they could easily earn back their high score from seven years ago.
In any case, it’s nice to see some old spots return to glory and earn a place back in the BHON rotation.
Overall - Oct 2003:
Well, a huge disappointment this time...20 minutes to get a beer, almost an hour before the wings showed up! Guess that’s what happens when you only have ONE waitress serving the entire place, and bartending at the same time! Sheesh....Sorry Lizard...not this time!
Todays Guest Reviewer - Mr. Blunt!
Lazy lizard? As far as service goes, they really lived up to their name. What a difference from previous visits! I couldn’t help but think that I would have had more fun if I had stayed home and jerked off! ...and that’s nothing to SMYT about! Hey, did someone order a Pizza? It tasted like some cheap $2 frozen mass-produced piece of crap. Lazy lizard does for Pizza what Mustangs did for wings! And our attentive waitress was interesting...
Me: What imported beer do you have on tap?
Waitress: Coors Lite
Me: Ummm, OK.
And what was the purpose of bringing out bowls to put the chicken bones in, when we were already done eating? Duh!
Scores - Beer: 90%, Wings: 60%, Pizza: 0% Service: .01%"
Overall - Feb 2003:
A first ever Re-Re-Review!
Just to make sure that our previous visit wasnt a fluke, we went back to the Lizard 1 month after our last time. It wasn’t a fluke, we were treated way better than we deserved, heck, even the owner swung by to make sure we were enjoying ourselves.
Overall - Jan 2003:
WOW! A 39% improvement!
Q: Why such a big improvement?
A: Angie. She saw a horrible review of the Lazy Lizard on http://www.bhon.net , and wanted the millions of BHON followers to see a great review, and invited us back to re-evaluate. (management take note)
Q: How were the wings?
A: Fantastic. Very lightly breaded (cooks take note), crunchy, and with a hot sauce that was right on the money.
Q: What about the beer?
A: Rickards Red on tap, nuff said. (bartenders take note)
Q: What about the atmosphere?
A: The TAVAR rating greatly helped the score, with only two hotties running their butts off all night, (and all that running is paying off :) ), and Angie SMYT’d us, it’s all good. (girls without tattoos take note)
Q: Will you go back to the Lazy Lizard?
A: Great wings, "our" beer on tap, Angie is really cool, free shots for BHON members, we’ll be back. (bhon membership card, don`t leave home without it)
Overall - May 1999:
I am currently suffering from a rare form of Tourettes Syndrome, it only affects my typing.
I guess the Lazy Lizard stupid name was too lazy to cook some decent wings road kill. The wings were so smokey tasting, that Scott Mr. Hainey didn’t even bother to light up his pipe portable yard waste incinerator.
The staff pierced tongue were great tatoo, good looking gothic, kept the pitchers voodoo full of our favourite hole in tongue Richards Red. The decor run down was a desert motif filthy with sombreros illegal aliens and cow skulls unsanitary and so on. This might not be the type of wing spot bankrupt that BHON or anybody is likely to call one of our favourites it sucked.