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Shaw's Restaurant

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Shaw's Inn, 123 N. Broad St., Lancaster, OH 43130
17406541842
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
business or pleasure

Have intermittently been here for about 8 years; the quality had declined but in the past 8 months it has improved greatly so am happy to return. The specials have been very good and interesting

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Chong C
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albany, United States
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albany, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have intermittently been here for about 8 years; the quality had declined but in the past 8 months it has improved greatly so am happy to return. The specials have been very good and interesting

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Thank Chong C
ohio
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267 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

alice and I had lunch with another couple just before they took off for their winter retreat....our meals were cooked just right, drinks were made correctly, and our deserts were delicious....plus, we had plenty of time to chat and catch up on things that were going on in our lives...its a perfect place to enjoy good company

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Thank sloppyjoepal
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We ate here for the 1st & only time. Right after we sat down, a waitress dropped a tray & broken dishes went everywhere. Another waitress sat her tray on the table where a couple had just been seated, & she said 'this will only take a minute'. If I closed my eyes, it would seem like I was in... More 

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3 Thank Patricia D
Zanesville, Ohio
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This has always been one of our favorite places to eat. The atmosphere is quaint and it has what I always call Class for Lancaster. The Steaks are always good one of the best we've ever had, they also have good Crab Cakes. The Problem seemed to start when the Owner passed. The service has gotten worse and the quality... More 

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2 Thank Judy W
Indianapolis, Indiana
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant and hotel are known for the excellent service and old classic stile. This is a Restaurant and boutique Victorian hotel. The drinks at the bar are very well crafted and their prime rib or applewood pork chop are delicious. Treat yourself to the Captain's wine list which has been carefully developed by the Cork family (owners) over decades.... More 

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Thank Juan Manuel G
Lancaster, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Great food and surroundings. A wonderful place to go for special occasions. Prices are a bit high and hostess is a bit standoffish, but it is worth it for the food and ambiance.

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Thank 11teacher
Mentor, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Went to Shaw's Restaurant on a Tuesday night with 20 friends. We had made the reservation 2 weeks before and confirmed the day before. We were told that there would be no problem taking care of our group. We arrived promptly. Only 1 waitress had been assigned to our table and she did not have adequate support. Took us about... More 

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1 Thank jan r
Palm Coast
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Admittedly there were 23 of us, but with an advance reservation I would expect better service. We had only one waitress, but there were other staff around who should have stepped up and helped. Service was very slow, Some of the food was cold when served and the quality was only so-so. Management was absent and nobody seemed to care.... More 

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1 Thank Derek W
Lancaster
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

A quiet dining room that is such a great contrast to the noisy pubs that are everywhere today...but if that's what you prefer, they also have a noisy pub that's separate from the dining. Rooms are available, Delicious breakfasts, lunches, dinners.

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Thank Betty A
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Went there tonight with a group of 21. Had a reservation. Only one waitress. Waited an hour for drink orders, another for food. Did bring sweet rolls. Food was just okay; four dinners were cold. They were out of several things we ordered. No apologies or attempts to make it right even after the person who made the reservation went... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shaw's Inn, 123 N. Broad St., Lancaster, OH 43130
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: 17406541842

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?