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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 55
    Poor
  • 46
    Terrible
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
BEES!

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Liana K
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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285 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

looks ever so pretty from outside however food is over priced for the quality. attempting to be something it is. basic food nothing special!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This restaurant from the outside looked stunning when we visited in September however having made a visit to the restrooms whilst waiting for our food to arrive I was astonished at how dirty the place was. The restrooms are downstairs and I would be surprised if the carpet had ever been cleaned. My feet literally stuck to the grease and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This cafe draws you in because of its quaint look and prime location. However, once inside, the whole experience is underwhelming and management doesn't seem to "get it". My family and I stopped in for lunch during the Thanksgiving weekend. Everything was fine until my wife tried to order a garden salad with a protein. Since she doesn't eat meat,... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?