Wingage Score: 95%
Address: 224 Glenridge Ave - St Catharines
Parking: Next to the Caboose
Intersection: Glenridge & Glen Morris Dr.
Last Reviewed: April 14th, 2022
Last Visited: September 15th, 2022
|BHON - Apr 2022
|BHON - Oct 2021
|BHON - Jan 2004
|BHON - Mar 2003
|BHON - Mar 2001
|BHON - 1996
Overall - Apr 2022:
Two words....Memphis Fire!
Once again, Cat’s did not disappoint in the wing department. The Memphis Fire wings just knocked our socks off, being some of the hottest we’ve experienced on record, but also combining the heat with a fantastic flavour! We’re lovers of spicy wings, but the perfect wing must also have a sauce that tastes good. We think we have found the holy grail of wings here folks!
Guinness on tap and pricing on par with what we have experienced everywhere else post-pandemic.
We’ll be back....and we’ll be having more of those please!
Overall - Oct 2021:
Well folks, here we are in between COVID-19 lockdowns and struggling to find wing places to go. Indoor dining has been a challenge while we struggle to adapt to vaccine passports, constantly changing social distancing rules, constant closures and variable business hours! It had been a while since out last visit to Cat’s Caboose, and it was one of the few locations open until 11:00pm under the province’s current framework.
The good news is Cat’s did not disappoint, with Guinness on tap and big, hot, saucy wings! It was almost enough to distract us from the pandemic nonsense that has been consuming our social lives for the past year and a half!
We enjoyed several batches of wings, including standard Buffalo hot, along with Crazy Hot and Memphis Fire flavours. It seems they’ve stepped up their wing sauces a little over the past decade.
Cat’s claims to be the first wing spot in Canada, and is still one of the oldest in Niagara. We can certainly see why they’ve lasted this long!
Overall - Jan 2004:
Almost a year since our last visit, we returned to Cats and found the only thing to disappoint us was the performance of the Toronto Maple Leafs and their 7-1 loss vs. Ottawa!
As usual, the wings were big and tasty with a hot sauce bang-on the money. A definate TAVAR improvement was found, increasing the score slightly.
Only complaint, the crappy house band, but at least we were tucked away in the glass room at the back, once reserved only for smokers.
Overall - Mar 2003:
Wow, the wings were even bigger than last time, nice and hot, these were right on the money. Mmmmmm! These cats know how to do a wing proper. And a recent improvement at the Caboose is Guinness on tap, Mmmmmm!
Eh, there was some live entertainment, we could have sat in the newly expanded dining area to have it a little quieter, but that would have taken effort to move.
Overall - Mar 2001:
What can we say? After almost five years since our first review, were glad to report that the we were quite impressed this time around.
Decent wings, good size and good beer on tap. We even got to dine in the real caboose, complete with the burning excrement smell courtesy of the cigar smoking members of BHON.
Our waitress Becky really made the evening memorable by keeping the jugs coming, not to mention inviting us to leave and enjoy the "BEAVER" at Rick’s favourite establishment! The fact that she wasn’t scared away by the horrors of seeing Rick’s breasts, nor by the marriage proposals of other BHON members earns her respect in our eyes! ;)
Overall, a great night was had by all...we’ll be back!
Overall - 1996:
I think the cat got run over by the caboose. Ketchupy but decent sized wings.
Best wings in a hundred foot radius!