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Shades Restaurant

983 E 5TH Ave, Columbus, OH 43201-3064
(614) 291-6555
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Ranked #782 of 1,962 restaurants in Columbus
Most recent review
- Sep 29, 2012
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English first
Columbus, Ohio, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

My first time at Shades and the customer service was great! Yes it is a "greasy spoon" or as some might say a dive-in-diner, but it was a great experience. The food is not the greatest, but when served with a smile and kind word - it taste pretty good. This 2nd generation restaurant is doing well and a great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

My parents have been taking me here since I was a youngn.. and now that I'm 29 I do the same with my son.. I.go.early in the morning n get take out breakfast for my family to wake up to..... ITS GREAT!AND A GREAT FAMILY ATMOSPHERE ..!!! everyone is so nice and the food definantly tastes like its from ur... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2009

This is an old school gem sitting in middle of a stretch of city that has aged a bit. While Shades shows some age itself, it has been going strong since the 60's for a reason, and it will take you back to a different era when you step inside. The menu is comprised of standard greasy-spoon fare, and I... More

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Columbus, Oh
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2009

This is a gem. I "discovered" this 40+ year old restaurant this week and have already been back twice. The folks who run it are sweet and earnest about making their diverse clientele fat and happy. Specials are not to be missed (but you will miss them if you get there after 12: 30 p.m.) Only open until 5:30 a.m.... More

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Columbus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2009

Old School Throw back with Great Food @ Awesome prices! Double Bacon Cheesburger is one of the BEST in town!

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Columbus,Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2009

The service is great, the staff is friendly and there is an air of family when you enter the door.Highly recommended......Try the Pancakes ummmmm

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Columbus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2008

Very good diner food and service with a smile. Worth a trip...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2008

Dodgy, dirty, cool!

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