Cat’s Kitchen and BarAddress: 6788 Thorold Stone Rd - Niagara Falls
Parking: Along side
Intersection: Thorold Stone Rd & Dorchester Rd.
Last Reviewed: June 1st, 2017
Wingage Score: 85%
|BHON - June 2017
|BHON - August 2014
|BHON - March 2014
Overall - June 2017:
Not much new to report this time around. The wings were a bit on the scrawny side, but that was offset by the custom-made scorpion pepper hot sauce they delivered! Mmm Mmmm that was tasty! Also a pretty good deal on the $10 8-slice pizza we used to slop up some of that extra hot sauce. Don’t be trying this at home folks, we are trained professionals!
We were set to bump the score up into the 90-percentile, except for one thing - the price. Fifty wings for $65 is a bit on the pricey side, and by the time all was said and done, we’re pushing the BHON per-user cost upwards of $60 per person. That’s a little on the ouch side, regardless of whether we were gluttons or not!
Overall - August 2014:
Back for another round, Let’s see if they’ve earned a bump in score?
Guinness on tap - Check
Good wings again - Check
Decent prices - Check
Score bumped to 85% minus 2 percent for shitty band that was too loud.
Overall - March 2014:
Our first new review of 2014 brought us to a new spot in a familiar location, the newly opened Cat’s Kitchen and Bar on Thoroldstone Road in Niagara Falls.
Formerly the Egg and I Breakfast bar, Wildfire Steakhouse and Mack-O-Rooney’s, this new venture from the owners of the venerable Cat’s Caboose in St. Catharines have brought us a family-style restaurant and bar with a more upscale appeal, intended to cater to locals rather than the tourist crowd. It features a separate dining and bar area, along with a large outdoor patio that hardly seemed appealing on this freezing cold March evening, but should prove popular once the weather improves.
We sampled a few pounds of their Buffalo hot, crazy hot and cajun wings along with our usual Guinness pints and were pleasantly suprised to find both excellent wingage and decent prices. The wings were large, lightly breaded and prepared just right, while the sauces were tasty, but fairly weak in the heat department. Even the ’crazy hot’ barely had us breaking a sweat. Overall we were impressed for a first time visit.
The Falls is overrun with chain restaurants and overpriced ’fine-dining’ establishments catering to tourists, so we’re glad the Cat’s seems to be bucking that trend and offering a decent alternative for locals to go! This locaton has been the site of at least four other failed restaurants, so hopefully Cat’s is able to break that trend and succeed where others have not.
We wish them luck and will be back!