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Shaw Cafe & Wine Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Wine Bar, Canadian, Pub
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92 Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
+1 905-468-4772
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Barrie, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Disappointed. Expensive (which comes with the location, I suppose), but canned pears with the $19 salad?? The walnut, pear, blur cheese salad was dry, tasteless. Terrific atmosphere, and waiters were funny, but not super attentive.

Thank Mkovack
Rochester, New York
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2,793 reviews
1,824 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 836 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've eaten here two years in a row, and it was really, really nice. We tried all different things; I had a bean & lentil soup, my daughter had a sandwich and my wife had a wrap, and everyone was satisfied with their meals. Service is great here, and they truly cater to your wishes. We loved our experience here... More 

Thank Larry W
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch at the Shaw a number of years ago, it was great. Returned there this Dec and was extremely dissapointed . As others have mentioned the food was awful. The tomatoes in the salad were fermented and the lettuce slimy. Will never eat here agin.

Thank sherylk194
Saratoga Springs, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We loved our lunch at the Shaw. We had the bacon potato soup which was extraordinary and the turkey club which we shared and had more than enough. Everything was extraordinary including the service.!!!

Thank SunnySaratogaSuzie
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Salad of Rotting greens and fruit and vegetables so past serving they tasted vinegary along with yesterday's chicken. To make it more unbelievable their response was "yeah that happens we can't really help it". What??

Thank Terrytribe
Upstate, NY
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41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We were a group of 9 that had lunch here over the weekend during our scheduled Wine Tour. The food was amazing and we had a very nice, knowledgeable server as well.

Thank 1Travelgirl08
Victor, New York
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

After checking into our hotel, The Shaw Cafe and Wine Bar was recommended as a great place for dinner, and it was within walking distance. So, first we had a pleasant walk around Queen Street before the shops closed, then over to The Shaw Cafe. It was a weekday around 7pm, they were a bit busy, but still able to... More 

Thank Kimmie075
Sterling, Virginia
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Niagara-on-the-Lake is a beautiful village and this cafe is on a wonderful street filled with all kinds of adorable shops. We were there on a beautiful Saturday in early fall and it was warm enough to sit outside. They had warm apple cider, with rum if you prefer, which was perfect for fall. The food wasn't memorable, but the service... More 

Thank Christy H
Brantford, Canada
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Went here with my family and I must say the waiter we had was quite entertaining and he did magic shows. Kept us entertained while we waited for our food. Little pricey for quantity but food was good. Beautiful patio upstairs and staff was friendly.

Thank sassygrrll
Fairport, New York
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65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I had been told by a friend that the poutine was a must here. We had a great table on the veranda to people watch. We split a poutine app $20. Large bowl - enough for 2 people. The poutine was disappointing. Very salty pulled pork. Our server told us they recently changed from lobster poutine because of prohibitive seafood... More 

Thank Sally A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Wine Bar, Canadian, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 905-468-4772

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?