Siloam Springs, AR - Cathy's Corner Food Review
1910 Highway 412 E, Siloam Springs, AR 72761
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Cathy's Corner is a staple of the Northwest Arkansas area. I have eaten there numerous times before but it had been awhile since I was there and decided it was time to go back.
They are working on some updates to the facility, each week they are closed on Tuesdays to do these facility upgrades. The facility is very quaint and what you would expect for a nice little southern restaurant. It is kept clean and inviting.
Our waitress, Freida was very attentive, and was working circles around the other wait staff.
We arrived at Cathy's Corner a little after 10am, they start serving lunch at 10:30am so we decided to order a ala carte of gravy, biscuit and hash browns to have before our lunch came.
After about 15 to 20 minutes and seeing others that had been seated after us that were getting their food, I finally spoke to Freida about our breakfast order and told her to just cancel it. We were informed that the kitchen had gotten behind. So she had them remove that from the order.
For our lunch we ordered the sampler platter for our appetizer, as well as an order of mozzarella sticks ($5.99 for the mozzarella sticks order). For our mains we ordered the mushroom and swiss burger, medium well, and the Lil Al burger, medium well. In addition I ordered a cup of the soup of the day, which was beans with corn bread.
From what I was told the fries, traditional and curly, are made from scratch as were the potato skins. The mozzarella sticks and onion rings though are bought in. I am not sure about the wings as I forgot to ask about them. The fries were very good and well seasoned. The potato skins were also well cooked and the seasoning was spot on. For bought in mozzarella sticks these had a good taste. The onion rings were also good. And the chicken wings were also very good. So, I would definitely recommend the sampler platter. It was $8.99
The soup of the day was a bean soup with corn bread. The soup and the cornbread were very tasty and hit the spot. A cup sized portion ran us $1.99 and well worth it.
The Lil Al burger was ordered with cheese (added $ .50) and bacon (added $ .99) and was ordered as a medium well. When it came out it was more of a well but close enough to not be an issue. On the receipt it showed as well, not medium well. The overall taste was good, though it did have a tad too much mayo, other than that it was a winner.
The mushroom and swiss burger was ordered as a medium well, and came as expected in regards to the cook and temperature. This burger was the only real disappointment of our entire meal. The burger was so inundated with grease that the bottom part of the bun was soaked, to a point that it was so flat that you could not really tell it was a bun. The grease was all over the plate and literally dripped from the sandwich when I held it. I can't really recommend this one to my readers if this is the normal execution for this sandwich.
After our main meal was finished I decided to order two to-go orders of the buffalo wings and take home. They came with carrot and celery sticks along with blue cheese for dipping. And they were very good.
In summary: Cathy's Corner is good wholesome food and I have never had an issue with service in any of my visits there. I have only had a couple of "misses" here and there and if you tell them about it, they will take care of it for you. And that speaks to their commitment to customer service. So I would recommend this restaurant to my readers, if you are in the Siloam Springs area stop by and give them a try.