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Shaw Cafe & Wine Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Wine Bar, Canadian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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92 Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
+1 905-468-4772
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Ancaster
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been here several times before and the food was very good but this time ,it was very disappointing. The soup was rather bland and the cheese plate was tasteless and the amount was noticeable less. Poor value. The tea was Luke warm The service however was quick and friendly Overall not a good food experience for the money... More 

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Thank Lynne W
London, Canada
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch at this restaurant as have eaten here in the past and was happy with it. Not so this time. It is filthy, dead flies in the window sills, dirty floors, tables wiped but not clean. The food was unimpressive and came to the table cold. The server was very pleasant but I will not eat here again.

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Thank Likesfoodwine1
Wilsonville
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate at this cafe this weekend. Have eaten here in the past maybe 3 or so years ago and it was good. Ordered a Caesar to drink. It came garnished with a brown lime - not a good start. The hot food was cold, the cheese plate was uninspired. It was actually hard to look past the uncleanliness of the... More 

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Thank Melissa C
Vienna, Virginia
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Shaw in mid-February on a cold but sunny day. This corner cafe posted its menu on Queen Street and we were sold on the salads and the lovely building. We had the blue cheese pear salad with grilled chicken and the green salad with flax seeds and grilled shrimp. Both salads were large and full of flavor.... More 

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Thank bikermike81
Mississauga
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368 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 578 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fully understand that an end-of-day on a Sunday, in the winter, even on the Ice Festival weekend, is not the ideal time for ordering food in NotL, or anywhere for that matter. The Shaw Cafe is a lovely setting especially in the summer, but there were some serious goods and bads here today. So let's start with the positives. The... More 

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1 Thank Doug W
Alberta, Canada
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441 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

I have lunch with two colleagues. The service was polite, prompt and professional. Our lunches were good. I'm always pleased when I get a "wow" from a great meal, but I'll rank my lunch as good.

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1 Thank wbsAlberta
Barrie, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Disappointed. Expensive (which comes with the location, I suppose), but canned pears with the $19 salad?? The walnut, pear, blur cheese salad was dry, tasteless. Terrific atmosphere, and waiters were funny, but not super attentive.

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1 Thank Mkovack
Rochester, New York
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2,826 reviews
1,851 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 846 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

We've eaten here two years in a row, and it was really, really nice. We tried all different things; I had a bean & lentil soup, my daughter had a sandwich and my wife had a wrap, and everyone was satisfied with their meals. Service is great here, and they truly cater to your wishes. We loved our experience here... More 

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1 Thank Larry W
Oakville
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

We had lunch at the Shaw a number of years ago, it was great. Returned there this Dec and was extremely dissapointed . As others have mentioned the food was awful. The tomatoes in the salad were fermented and the lettuce slimy. Will never eat here agin.

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Thank sherylk194
Saratoga Springs, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

We loved our lunch at the Shaw. We had the bacon potato soup which was extraordinary and the turkey club which we shared and had more than enough. Everything was extraordinary including the service.!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Wine Bar, Canadian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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: +1 905-468-4772

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