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595 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6J3, Canada
+1 519-621-4180
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (32 reviews)
“schnitzel” (19 reviews)
“scallops” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
595 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6J3, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My lovely bride and I met an old friend of mine for lunch. Blackshop is kinda halfway between us and we've been here before. Because we had a lot to catch up on, our server was very patient as it took us a long time...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here last night. Was definitely not a great experience. For the price of the food we were not happy. We ordered the scallops for appetizer which came out very undercooked ... the response we got was “this is how we cook them here”...??????...More

Thank Becki C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty food. Nice decor. A bit pricey for main dishes ($32 for shortribs aka brisket and polenta and veggies) but tasty.

Thank Gloria S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for a family birthday dinner. Service was excellent, prompt and pleasant. I had the prime rib special, which was delicious and perfectly cooked. Everyone else thoroughly enjoyed their meal. It is pricey, but not out of the realm for fine dining. We will...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been going to this restaurant for many years, the last two years we were very disappointed. And wrote reviews that reflected are view. But now we were there yesterday and wow the improvements, the staff was always good but now better but the big...More

Thank danloumelyan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

FOOD: The lunch menu had so many wonderful items that I have to come back and try something else next time. I started with their soup of the day and the beet salad then had the potato croquettes. Everything was beautifully presented and tasted delicious....More

2  Thank ScarlettPen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy location to reach off Hesspler but patio feels like quiet isolated pleasant area! Great food, all enjoyed definitely coming back.

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Chilled blueberry soup was fabulous, pistachio cod equally great. Chicken sandwich from the lunch special was just ok. Expected better from thus restaurant...but ok. The sweet potato soup was good. Deserts ...delicious. our server...Jennifer I think was her name...was attentive, we wanted a relaxing lunch...More

Thank Diana L
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Spent the night nearby at the Hilton Garden Inn. I have stayed here before and tried other local restaurants so decided to go a little "upscale" and try the Blackshop. The place had its share of people but not that busy. A bit odd for...More

Thank Mark N
Reviewed 12 July 2018

My husband and I are new to the region and when we discovered that Blackshop is part of the same restaurant group as Sole in Waterloo, we had to try it. The interior design is wonderful spaces inside and lovely seating - open or shaded...More

Thank Pokieman2
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Questions & Answers
4 March 2017|
Response from Candice K | Property representative |
Hi there! We have a number of semi-private and private rooms available, including two that are perfect for a group of that size, and there are no rental fees for the rooms. If you would like to make a reservation, or if... More
17 September 2016|
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Response from Beach4Lifeforever | Reviewed this property |
Who doesn't like garlic in there mashed potatoes?!!! hahah that's a first
Maria B
19 August 2016|
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Response from Chris K | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have a children's menu and are always willing to accommodate especially with special occasions. Ask you server for children options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 595 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6J3, Canada
    (Sheldon Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Main Hespeler Road Line
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 519-621-4180
  • E-mail
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