About Us

DOM'S DOWNTOWN, your family friendly eatery in the heart of the city bringing home cooked dining pleasure at a reasonable price. Dom's has been in business for 14 years where we originated in Thorold and for the past 4 years in downtown St. Catharines, on the corner of King and Academy where you are treated like royalty. There is a different dining experience feature everyday as well our nightly OR take the same great taste home. From homemade soups, pasta sauces, pizzas, pastas, chicken, or veal parmigiana and much more or create your own menu, your wish is our desire. Banquet and party facilities are also available. Big or small, we'll feed them all! BONNE APPETITE!

Doms Downtown

Winchester-Larkin House c. 1845

This building was built by Deacon Lucius D. Winchester between 1845 and 1850. Captain Patrick Larkin added the fancy work; the tower, the two bay windows at the side, the stained glass windows plus the fine wood work and the imported fireplaces, sometime around his purchase of it in 1872. An early 1852 map shows this property extending from King St. along Academy to Centre St., belonging to the estate of Lucius D. Winchester.

Captain Patrick Larkin purchased the property in 1872 in his wife's name, Ellen Larkin. Captain Larkin is noted as one of the most prominent men in Canada in 1892. He was bom in 1829 in County Galway, Ireland. He became a mariner on the Great Lakes and in 1847 began sailing out of St. Catharines. In 1853 he became Commander and settled in St. Catharines. He was Captain of one of Thomas Rodman Merritt's schooners in 1854. In 1861., he married Ellen Mcguire and in 1865 he had a contracting business as well as being a vessel property owner. In 1877, he was a founding member of the Lincoln Paper Mill. In 1874, he became a member of Town Council and in 1882 was Mayor of St. Catharines for one year. Captain Larkin died in 1900 at the age of 71.

This two and a half storey Victorian style red brick building has an irregular shaped plan due to brick additions at the front side and back. The roof is trimmed with simple bargeboards with minor decorative accents. The front dormers on the second floor have pediment roofs with one having engaged columns at the sides and a shed dormer on the uppermost level. The main front door is semi-circular with pilasters and a hood. It is a double three-panel door with moulded rails with a recessed panel and leaded glass with jewelled inserts. The main windows are flat and have moulded trim and radiating voussoirs with large two-sash double hung windows. Many of the windows are stained glass with jewelled inserts and there is decorative saw-toothed patterned brick work on the east and west gables about the windows.