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19 S High St, Canal Winchester, OH 43110-1212
614-837-9873
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Shade

Food is great along with the prices. The atmosphere has that small town feeling which is great although it can get loud at times. My wife and I have visited on several occasions and were never disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
warriors1
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Canal Winchester, Ohio
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Canal Winchester, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food is great along with the prices. The atmosphere has that small town feeling which is great although it can get loud at times. My wife and I have visited on several occasions and were never disappointed.

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Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We have lived in Canal Winchester for the last five years and we typically visit Shade on the Canal about twice a month at the very least. The menu is diverse and there is basically something for everyone. The only area that is lacking would be for vegetarians. The atmosphere is nice. It can be loud and very crowded at... More 

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Lancaster, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I have not been here in over a decade. The atmosphere was nice, the place clean and menu diverse enough to have something for everyone. Th he help was fantastic. The food was good. I had a salad with grilled chicken and got a half portion that was plentiful. My friend got a cheeseburger, fries and garden salad, again well... More 

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Westerville
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went to Shades as a recommendation from a couple of our friends. You will not be dissapointed in the menu, there is something for everyone!!! We started off with a couple drinks. Our server brought us a couple samples of the beers that we were interested in but had not clue of what kind of Jackie O's they served.... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It's convienant, but I'm a a little disappointed with the food and price. Lot of people like its been around forever and it's packed.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We stop here occasionally and the service is always good - food is hit or miss! This day the place was understaffed for the crowd - not the waitress fault. She tried to keep up and the manager stepped in to help. I really want to like this place as we travel to Ohio University for sports and there is... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a very quaint place in a small village like setting. The place was packed when I arrived, but I was still seated immediately. The service was fantastic and the food was very good as well. There were multiple televisions for watching sports which is what I was looking for. Football and cold beer. They served both. If I... More 

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Canal Winchester, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Shade on the Canal has been a big deal for a long time. This place is updated from the original and has a sport bar/restaurant feel to it. Loved by the locals. Always have great service and we go there quite often. The floors are not sticky or greasy as one had put it. Would highly suggest.

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Canal Winchester, OH
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This version of Shade on the Canal has been around many years now -- and we just kept hoping it would get better. Unfortunately, it's average to slightly better than average bar food. The usual, wings, burgers, sandwiches, etc. The only thing we've had on a regular basis that is very good is a large salad call The Funky Chicken... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My husband and I have visited Shade's a few times. Sometimes with friends and/or family, or just by ourselves. Albeit, the food is OK, but the entire restaurant makes on feel as though they are crammed in a soup can....a greasy one at that The floors are always slippery, indicating they don't clean the wood floors properly. And with several... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 S High St, Canal Winchester, OH 43110-1212
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Canal Winchester
  • Phone Number: 614-837-9873

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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