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Swiss Chalet

Fairview - Facer
Swiss, Barbecue, European, Pub
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285 Geneva Street, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
(905) 934-5536
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Glad I tried it again.

I have never been a fan of Swiss chalet but my husband likes it and we no longer have a local restaurant. We had to go to Canada recently so he wanted to stop in for a late lunch. The restaurant was very clean, the waitress very friendly and the service very prompt. I ordered the Chicken Pesto... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Lancaster, NY
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Lancaster, NY
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I have never been a fan of Swiss chalet but my husband likes it and we no longer have a local restaurant. We had to go to Canada recently so he wanted to stop in for a late lunch. The restaurant was very clean, the waitress very friendly and the service very prompt. I ordered the Chicken Pesto Penne, which... More 

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Fonthill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you love chicken and ribs this is the place to go. Have been enjoying Swiss Chalet for 55 years. The chicken dipping sauce is fabulous. I always buy extra to keep in the freezer at home.

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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

One would think that given the formula, all Swiss Chalet restaurants would be the same, but that is not the case. In some, the quarter chicken is bigger, in others the baked potato is smaller. Some treat the use of coupons diffferent than another down the street. It's not just quarter chicken any more, but a wide range of chicken... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I often go to Swiss Chalet Restaurants as I find that they all seem to maintain the same high standards of food and service. This one did not disappoint me, it was as good as I had expected. The chicken soup and the ribs with rice were excellent and the service was fast and efficient. Recommended.

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Ottawa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I went there twice. First time, I ordered the Hot Chicken; second time, the Teriyaki Chicken. I would recommend both. The staff were very nice, and not pushy. As well, you don't need to wait long for your food. What more can you ask?

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Grimsby, Canada
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We went to Swiss Chalet on our way to friends. The server was excellent and she provided fast and efficient service. We were pleasantly surprised given a previous time at their restaurant in Grimsby. Not as good.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Just had one of the best meals ever at Swiss Chalet ( Geneva Street in St. Catharines ). I highly recommend this location. Service is friendly, and quickly! Dale and Mark are the best servers I had seen in a long time and I travel a lot. I chicken with juicy and a good size, ribs were fall of the... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We stopped in at the Swiss Chalet just off the QEW in St. Catherines Ontario and were pleasantly surprised. We were a bus load of 48 people, and the place was busy around 4:00 pm. I got a tankard of frosty beer right off the bat, and our server was taking our orders within two or three minutes. Our meal... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

I always order the signature quarter chicken meal, can't go wrong. I try to order ribs and they are awful every time, not sure if it's just my wife. I recently ordered take out and for your info, they do not have a quarter chicken meal for kids for take out or delivery. That sucks. I called the manager and... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A safe haven for anyone suffering from Gluten allergies!!! Three thumbs up!!! The quarter chicken with third back ribs (regular ribs) are always pleasing and the coleslaw is always just right. The Fairview Mall location is the most accommodating because one of the servers has Celiac disease and totally understands and feels for all suffering from food allergies. This location... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 285 Geneva Street, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines>  > Fairview - Facer
  • Neighborhood: Fairview - Facer
  • Phone Number: (905) 934-5536

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Swiss, Barbecue, European, Pub

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