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Marbles Restaurant

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8 William St E, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 1K9, 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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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had been to Marbles a number of years back and really enjoyed our experience! Recently, we decided to try it again as we heard they had done some renovations, etc. We were very pleased with the rustic look and feel of the décor. Unfortunately, the food we ordered was of very poor quality for the price point. We order... More 

Thank Tina L
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to Marbles for over 30 years. It has always been a great "go to" restaurant that we could count on for a basic but great meal with friendly staff. I recently went on a Saturday night with my mom. Although, the renovations looks amazing I wish I could say the same regarding our dinning experience. I... More 

Thank tova888
Waterloo, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ever since I discovered this place, I stopped going to chain restaurants like Symposium down the street. This adorable looking little establishment provides a really uplifting and intimate atmosphere. The menu has enough diversity to suit every taste bud. Even though it offers some pub fare, the setting offers so much more than a pub can. It's never loud or... More 

Thank TreeHuggingEngineer
Burlington, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking in the appealing decor and the friendly greeter, the four of us were off to an encouraging start. With some direction from our pleasant server, we made our varied selections. A seemingly long 45 minutes later, our food arrived. The Tangine was lacklustre & perfunctory in presentation (looked like cafeteria fare) and sadly it tasted as good as it... More 

1 Thank D D
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106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 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 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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 

1 Thank dtjbrown
Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 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 

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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 Options
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 N2J 1K9, 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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