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595 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6J3, Canada (Sheldon Drive)
+1 519-621-4180
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have been coming here for years. Professional staff, tasty meals for the distinguished sense of taste, great for taking family and friends. Classy, European flair mixed with regional flavour... Nothing like Blackshop in the region

Thank Paul R
Guelph, Ontario
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place. Had stake and fitted and it was excellent. Will definitely go back. Little pricey but worth it.

Thank lisacQ3792JW
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been going to the Blackshop for many years. The food and service are consistently above par. I highly recommend the steak and frites, they serve it for lunch and dinner. You can't get a better bang for the buck anywhere in Waterloo region!

Thank Jesse H
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73 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere is great, service is great, food is inconsistent. 8pm on a Friday should not be...let's get rid off this. 'Thai chicken "ordered...over cooked, chicken killed, rice over cooked and veggies mush. The plate was not heated, there was nothing fresh about this dish, . Should have gone down to the local Thai for a 10.00 dollars and had fabulous... More 

Thank GoOutInstead
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had lunch there. Pork scaloppini for me, mushroom penné for her. Both meals were good, nothing to complain about, but nothing to get excited about either. We both had a glass of wine each was excellent. We didn't have dessert this time. The service was helpful and pleasant. Five stars The atmosphere was spacious, modern, warm... More 

Thank Bill M
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say enough good things about this place. I have never had a bad meal here. The outdoor pation is fantastic in the summer and the bartenders listen to how you like your cocktails made. The steak is always a really good cut of meat and they have the best real deal Caesar salad in town!

Thank Beach4Lifeforever
Cambridge, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

First time we tried Blackshop. It was a Friday night. It was relatively busy. The clientele suggested casual fine dining. The prices suggested fine dining. Warmly welcomed. Good service. Ordered the Paella and the Steak. Both were so salty, you could not taste the seafood nor steak. The steak was a perfect medium-rare. Considering the poor culinary experience the bill... More 

Thank mbogaart1
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149 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Came across this place while attending a wedding nearby. Looked upscale, my wife and I definitely enjoyed our meals, salmon and porcetta. Well presented, very tasty. Limited wine list. The only real issue was slow service, the place was not full, so somewhat surprising.

Thank GeoffL
Cambridge, Canada
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Sauerbraten with red cabbage our fever at this time of the year we hope it will be all year around. Very good service and selection of vines.

Thank Gunnar Krystyna B
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

My husband and I ate here a few nights ago and we were very pleased with the service and the food. I had the pork chop with apple chutney and he had the gnocchi that could have had more meat in it. Atmosphere is quiet and jazz music is played so very nice for a quiet romantic dinner.

Thank Wendy S
Stephen P, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

Wendy, I'm so glad you enjoyed your evening with us at Blackshop. We look forward to having you again! Stephen Blackshop Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $26
Canadian, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 595 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6J3, Canada
    (Sheldon Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Main Hespeler Road Line
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 519-621-4180

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