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Shaw Cafe & Wine Bar

Bistro, Wine Bar
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92 Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
905-468-4772
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Patio looks very inviting however the service was very poor. A table who sat beside us got up and left as they were sitting there for over 10 minutes without even a hello or drink order. Our server forgot our order and the wine tasting selection was very mediocre. Glasses were dirty as well... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Toronto, on
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Toronto, on
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Patio looks very inviting however the service was very poor. A table who sat beside us got up and left as they were sitting there for over 10 minutes without even a hello or drink order. Our server forgot our order and the wine tasting selection was very mediocre. Glasses were dirty as well. Tourist trap in my eyes. Will... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Had to wait for a lunch table at 2pm on Memorial Day. When we finally were seated, we got a table INSIDE on the upper level. It was ridiculously hot and when we inquired we were told it was the way it is. We were seated in a section completely by ourselves. There were other tables in better (cooler) locations... More 

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had the mussell special. The cream sauce was curdled and the bread was a cheap grocery store bun cut up. Not good enough. The service was very inattentive and it was not busy. Not good enough.

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Mussels were really good, but there was aLOT of raw garlic in the sauce, and both my friend and I were burping garlic for the rest of the night (6 hrs later!) Took 15 minutes for anyone to talk to our table - we finally flagged down a different server to even take our drink order (after 3 other tables... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice, two years apart. The place is not over the top, but it has decent lunch food at decent prices. The burger was tasty, and so was the chicken. If you need seating for more than three/four people, it can be challenging as they only have bistro style seating inside. Overall, we were pleased with our experience.

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Mississauga
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Was there for lunch with my daughter, at the end of lunch. It took the waitress 30 minutes or more to take our order and about the same time to get our sandwich and salad which was average. I wanted a nice day out in NOTL and was disappointed.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had last minute sandwiches before the theatre show. Great home made taste, fresh bread and fast service (since the show was about to start and we had not had lunch!) ....reasonably priced.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you are short on time DONT come here!! Food was great the server was nice and friendly. Both made you not mind the wait. The patio is great for people watching.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Not knowing the town, we stopped in because of the interesting front. It has a huge winding staircase, but that's all it offered. The French fries & onion rings that came with our meals were hard, greasy, & overcooked. The only upside was our waitress was good & kept our hot tea flowing on a very brisk day.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We ate at Shaw café and wine bar on May 10th. It was the most disappointing meal we've ever had in Niagra on the lake. I ordered the half pound hamburger with everything and extra onions medium rare and asked for crisp fries. What I got was a frozen patty that was overcooked to well done. It was hard and... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 905-468-4772

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bistro, Wine Bar

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