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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Birthday Lunch

My husband & I traditionally take a day trip to Niagara on the Lake for his birthday. So, as expected for December, it was a chilly day. Upon entering the restaurant, we were greeted warmly and seated quickly next to the window. It wasn't crowded at that hour and on that day. (midweek) The entire... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
KathyK40
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Williamsville, New York
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Williamsville, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My husband & I traditionally take a day trip to Niagara on the Lake for his birthday. So, as expected for December, it was a chilly day. Upon entering the restaurant, we were greeted warmly and seated quickly next to the window. It wasn't crowded at that hour and on that day. (midweek) The entire front facade of the restaurant... More 

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

While we have visited Niagara on the Lake (NOTL) numerous times, this was our 1st visit to this cafe. I fully support paying for quality. This wasn't the case for our recent to visit to this cafe. Service was slow and the food quality did not reflect the premium price we were charged. I understand this is off season for... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I had high hopes for this place because the outside is very pretty, and it looked fairly busy. I asked to order food to go, and they were fine with that. I ordered a sandwich for my partner, and tried to order the mussels for myself. They said they can't do the mussels to go though because they normally don't... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great food, pretty surroundings, but some summers the wasps and bees buzzing around on the patio make it difficult to enjoy your meal.

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Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It stands out among all the other restaurants and bistros. Beautiful planters and flowers. Outdoor and indoor dining. Statue of George Bernard Shaw to admire.

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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I was prepared to search for this cafe, but finding it wasn't hard. The place is superb in outlook even though it was winter. It was -12C that day and the first thing we were given were glasses of hot water for our hands, bliss! The host was friendly and engaged us in some chat about the place and the... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We travel to NOTL yearly around the holidays. This year we decided to try the Shaw Cafe for dinner and it was such a mistake. Upon arriving we were given a choice of the table at the door or upstairs. We opted for the second choice. We were seated and I noticed that the floor area and chairs were dirty.... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had a quick 1 hour stop over while doing the bus tour of Niagara falls and the surrounding areas. We decided on the the suggestions of the day which was the Spicy Rum and Warm Apple Cider and the Bacon and Potato Soup, and my friend had the Lasagne and a glass of wine. Fresh ingredients,tasty recipes and very... More 

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Abbeville, South Carolina
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120 reviews 120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We went in for lunch last weekend. We were seated fairly quickly but then it was 10 minutes or so before the waitress came back to our table (it appeared to be at about 50% capacity). We ordered the soup of the day that was posted on the board at the front door. She wasn't sure that they had any... More 

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Toronto, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Overpriced, but that would have been forgivable if the food had been good. I ordered the Cafe style turkey club but what was presented to me did not match the description of the sandwich. The "shaved" turkey was two thick slices of tasteless deli turkey, the "house made sweet onion marmalade" seemed absent and the accompanying mixed greens had not... 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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