We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Shaw Cafe & Wine Bar

Canadian, Bar, Wine Bar
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
92 Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
905-468-4772
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

521 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 499: English reviews
Marlton
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the casual atmosphere and good food. Very clean and staff was very attentive and accommodating.

Helpful?
Thank Phyllis G
Wigton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We called in for a drink and a rest from the intense heat. Service was excellent so was the wine and beer. The food looked very appetizing as well.

Helpful?
Thank liz C
London, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent a great couple of hours relaxing on the beautiful upper balcony overlooking the main street. Our server (Kelson) was a guy with a great sense of humour and playfulness, coupled with a knowledgeable professionalism. When asked to snap a photo for us he took the usual picture and then also went to the trouble of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bruce P
Corning, New York
Level Contributor
329 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 572 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A good lunch was part of our recent visit to the Shaw Cafe & Wine Bar. We enjoyed being outside with the nearby flowers and greenery. Located across the street from the main theater for the Shaw Festival, the atmosphere was quite pleasant. A nice choice when the weather is cooperating.

Helpful?
Thank GoBills2016
Mississauga, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived at 11, they weren't open until 11:15. We asked for a coffee, they said let me see (meaning not sure if turned on yet...) but once they got up & running our lunch was great. Sandwiches & salads. I had a chicken/pear/walnut salad and it was lovely. Will be back. Also waitress helped with directions to next location.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Amielaine
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
353 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We opted to stop here while walking around for a snack and a drink. We split the bruschetta. It was delicious! I had s Bloody Caesar. Was also made well, but no garnish! Rule #1 of s Bloody Caesar; you need edible garnish! Prices are fine, and location is great for people watching. They have s second floor patio, but... More 

Helpful?
Thank Djgoldma
Amherst, New York
Level Contributor
64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very attractive restaurant on the main drag in Niagara on the Lake. We were there for the day and to see a Play. We selected this for dinner with reservations. I have been here before for lunch and it was a good experience. Not this time. Service was very poor. Our appetizer never came. When our food... More 

Helpful?
Thank Linda M
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is very special, its been around for a long time along with the bronze statue of Bernard Shaw out front! I love the food, the music, the staff, its always a good idea to go to this bistro for lunch or dinner. But be warned its ALWAYS busy. You will have to wait in line for make reservations.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Katharine P
Ventura, California
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This little place made me feel like I was eating in a European café. Several areas to enjoy patio dining and people watch. I ordered the mussels which were perfectly prepared and served with the creamiest garlic sauce. Plenty of delicious ciabatta bread was served to mop up this lovely sauce. My husband ordered the English style fish and chips... More 

Helpful?
Thank thetraveler4819
Saint Sauveur des Monts, Canada
Level Contributor
91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just stopped here for a beer on a hot day. It was packed and we saw many lovely food plates go by.....there were groups, families, couples and everyone seemed happy with the service and placement in the shade etc. If you get a chance to go upstairs on the balcony it is a lovely view. The stairs and ironwork... More 

Helpful?
Thank Catherine D

Travelers who viewed Shaw Cafe & Wine Bar also viewed

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
 
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
 
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
 

Been to Shaw Cafe & Wine Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Canadian, Bar, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Phone Number: 905-468-4772

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Shaw Cafe & Wine Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?