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Shaw's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, International
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Shaw's Inn, 123 N. Broad St., Lancaster, OH 43130
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great for a Business Dinner

In Lancaster, this is my "go to" for a client dinner. Great atmosphere with a good wine selection and all within a "non-stuffy" environment.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
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English first
Mentor, Ohio
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank jan r
Palm Coast
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Derek W
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Betty A
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

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 

Thank Jim M
dayton ohio
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is a part of the Select hotel organization and will not disappoint! We also had a great waitress and service for dinner. Hubby still raves about the wedge salad and the smoked pork chop he had for dinner. Love that we can head out of Columbus toward Hocking Hills area and have a great place to eat and also... More 

Thank Debbi R
Worthington, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We loved the quaint old charm of this historic landmark restaurant. Food was excellent and priced right!

Thank Karen R
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

In Lancaster, this is my "go to" for a client dinner. Great atmosphere with a good wine selection and all within a "non-stuffy" environment.

Thank WJC31589
Clearwater, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Over the years I've eaten at Shaw's a number of times; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In general the food is very good and the atmosphere is pleasant. Downside is that service is often slow, even with breakfast and even when there are not too many people there.

Thank Dan G
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Had several great items from the fall menu. From entrees to small plates to salads and main courses, I've yet to have a mediocre dish.

Thank AmyJoKnows
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I love this restaurant. It is not spa cusine but the results are really tasty. Fried chicken is not for all, but if you order it you will love it. The pork tenderloin is equally good.

Thank glh3

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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: 800-654-2477

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children


Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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?