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Marbles Restaurant

American, Canadian, Gluten Free
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8 William St E, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place was quiet and friendly, the decor was welcoming and the service was courteous.The food and drink were good too, except for the underwhelming bone soup. Service was efficient and delivered with a smile. If the prices were lower, it would be a good place but right now it's merely like a decent pub.

Thank rexpig
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked in around 2pm, stood by the podium for five minutes and was never greeted. The server and bar were a bit busy but a glance in my direction or a wave goes a long way.

Thank StandingReservations
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to Marbles yesterday evening for dinner. Thought we'd check out the new renovations & menu since the ownership change. The interior changes look nice (I always liked how Marbles looked anyway), but the 'open room' styling crammed with tables (and no more booths!) makes for a noisy, cramped feeling space. Menu is quite limited. White... More 

Thank Sandy F
Waterloo, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I decided to go for lunch last minute and chose Marbles as we hadn't been in since the renovations. We both had under-whelming and dissapointing meals and the food quality and service were both only average at best, certainly not at all what I would expect for the price. There are so many other superior options Uptown... More 

Thank dtjbrown
Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just off the beaten path in downtown Waterloo (not Kitchener). My Mother took me there as one of her favorite restaurants in K-W. Nice patio and decor. The food quality was good, although I found the menu somewhat limited. They have the talent to expand the menu.

Thank JohnRBuller
Waterloo, Canada
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I first went to Marbles when it opened with my Dad, December 1977. Have gone on and off over the years and have really enjoyed my meals. With new ownership and a new menu, and new renos, we had a chance to have dinner there and we were really impressed. Our server Holly was the best! Friendly, positive and informative.... More 

Thank tina r
waterloo, ON
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110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Stopped by on a Monday for a business lunch.It is one of the few restaurants open in Uptown on Mondays. Quiet, so you can talk, and the food quality was good, although I found the menu somewhat limited. The renovations from my last visit make the restaurant homey and updated.

Thank endsun
Seaforth, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Today was the 2nd time this spring that we attempted to have lunch at this restaurant. The 1st time we were greeted by a sign on the door 'closed today'. Today we arrived for lunch @ 12:30 and were told we could not be served as they had a private function from 1 pm to 5 pm. Certainly won't go... More 

Thank Clayton M
Waterloo, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We were at Marbles for lunch with our retiree group and I had read some not so nice reviews but I liked the new look of the restaurant. Nice and bright. My lamb burger was juicy and tasty. The people at our table all enjoyed their meal and yes they still have some of the old staples on the menu... More 

Thank Louise M
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Upscale pub type food. Newly redecorated inside and a nice patio outside even though it's on a busy street. A little hard to get there because of the LRT construction so parking can be a pain. Otherwise a decent spot for lunch

Thank RonMelanie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $18
American, Canadian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Television
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 William St E, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: 15198854390
An Uptown Waterloo landmark since 1977! Marbles restaurant is known for its friendly service, diverse menu and inviting atmosphere.

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