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Shaw Cafe & Wine Bar

Bar, Wine Bar, Canadian
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92 Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
905-468-4772
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Paddock Wood, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arrived at 8pm and seated, then left alone while couple who arrived after us and were seated next to us were looked after? Summoned a member of staff and asked if we were being ignored. Told that the water was \ had been busy! Noticed that a screwed up piece of paper was left on the table with chewing gum... More 

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Thank nicholds
Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Server was great, very friendly. Food was delicious and the right amount for lunch. Great beer selection on tap as well, but limited. Would recommend.

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Thank Bwalsh92
Parma Heights
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I don't know what it is but this--I could sit on this patio all day sipping their wonderful pitcher of sangria Every year when we return to NOL we MUST eat there at least twice. We LOVE this cafe!

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Thank Patricia P
Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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191 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Although the Shaw Cafe does not accept reservations, we were happy to snag a table on the 2nd floor open air level and enjoy an al fresco dinner. Server Amy took good care of us as we enjoyed mussels in a garlic cream sauce with fresh rolls as an appetizer followed by the braised lamb shank, plenty to share with... More 

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Thank Laurie B
Simcoe, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a good location to people-watch, but don't expect a quality meal. Of the four persons in our group, none were impressed with the taste, presentation or value of the meals we were served. Adequate but nothing more. Won't be back.

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Thank Scott M
Dundee, United Kingdom
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375 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was our first stop off in Niagara on the lake. From the outside it's the prettiest place on the strip. BUT. it's run like a fast food joint. The food came out mega quick. Small portions and nothing fancy to write home about. Service was OK but not outstanding. We tried to pop in one afternoon for a glass... More 

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Thank Dundeetravellers_8
Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have visited this location several times before and each time I come I think things are going down hill. Well after today they have hit the bottom of the hill!! The place is dirty inside and the food was awful!! The only nice thing was our server Ryan. He was pleasant and polite

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Thank TrentFlack
Dalgety Bay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Waiter was dirty and very untidy, we had to ask where were our drinks and water, having waited over 20 minutes. Food arrived much later it was edible, how difficult is it prepare a salad! While still eating bill was given to us, no coffee, or sweets were offered. Avoid at all costs, finally I would suggest avoiding toilets, words... More 

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Thank 119evelyn2016
Knoxville, Tennessee
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside the wife and I felt we had the best Café in town. Wife ordered Lamb shank with potatoes, Well the potatoes were great but small. The lamb was so hard to chew and even cut she had to leave most of it on the plate. I had the Halibut Fish I ordered looked soooo big but the... More 

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Thank Bolee
Bad Homburg, Germany
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the café is nicely located on main street with a terrasse to sit outside but the food is not really great. the burger was dry and not very tasty; so I would probably try something different next time

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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
Bar, Wine Bar, Canadian
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

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