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595 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6J3, Canada (Sheldon Drive)
+1 519-621-4180
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been going to the Blackshop for many years. The food and service are consistently above par. I highly recommend the steak and frites, they serve it for lunch and dinner. You can't get a better bang for the buck anywhere in Waterloo region!

Thank Jesse H
Level Contributor
73 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Atmosphere is great, service is great, food is inconsistent. 8pm on a Friday should not be...let's get rid off this. 'Thai chicken "ordered...over cooked, chicken killed, rice over cooked and veggies mush. The plate was not heated, there was nothing fresh about this dish, . Should have gone down to the local Thai for a 10.00 dollars and had fabulous... More 

Thank GoOutInstead
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had lunch there. Pork scaloppini for me, mushroom penné for her. Both meals were good, nothing to complain about, but nothing to get excited about either. We both had a glass of wine each was excellent. We didn't have dessert this time. The service was helpful and pleasant. Five stars The atmosphere was spacious, modern, warm... More 

Thank Bill M
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say enough good things about this place. I have never had a bad meal here. The outdoor pation is fantastic in the summer and the bartenders listen to how you like your cocktails made. The steak is always a really good cut of meat and they have the best real deal Caesar salad in town!

Thank Beach4Lifeforever
Cambridge, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time we tried Blackshop. It was a Friday night. It was relatively busy. The clientele suggested casual fine dining. The prices suggested fine dining. Warmly welcomed. Good service. Ordered the Paella and the Steak. Both were so salty, you could not taste the seafood nor steak. The steak was a perfect medium-rare. Considering the poor culinary experience the bill... More 

Thank mbogaart1
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150 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Came across this place while attending a wedding nearby. Looked upscale, my wife and I definitely enjoyed our meals, salmon and porcetta. Well presented, very tasty. Limited wine list. The only real issue was slow service, the place was not full, so somewhat surprising.

Thank GeoffL
Cambridge, Canada
Level Contributor
31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Sauerbraten with red cabbage our fever at this time of the year we hope it will be all year around. Very good service and selection of vines.

Thank Gunnar Krystyna B
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My husband and I ate here a few nights ago and we were very pleased with the service and the food. I had the pork chop with apple chutney and he had the gnocchi that could have had more meat in it. Atmosphere is quiet and jazz music is played so very nice for a quiet romantic dinner.

Thank Wendy S
Stephen P, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

Wendy, I'm so glad you enjoyed your evening with us at Blackshop. We look forward to having you again! Stephen Blackshop Management More 

Cambridge, Canada
Level Contributor
46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We dined at Blackshop during the Thanksgiving weekend, without reservations. Were offered more than one table to ensure we dined in a location that appealed to us most. We told our waitress that we were celebrating our anniversary and were in absolutely no rush as the kids were at home with a sitter. We usually tell staff wherever we go... More 

Thank Tableforfourplease
Stephen P, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words. It is absolutely our pleasure to try and make our guests' special occasions even more special, and we're glad we were able to do that for you. Stephen Blackshop Management More 

Grimsby, Canada
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Very nice decor, found the food a little expensive . Very nice ambience. Staff were not very attentive, even though the restraunt was not that busy. I will go back to try again

Thank lynnel49
Stephen P, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for lunch and thank you as well for your feedback! We very much appreciate you giving us the opportunity to provide you a better experience next time around. Stephen Blackshop Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Canadian, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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

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