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Shade On The Canal

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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19 S High St, Canal Winchester, OH 43110-1212
+1 614-837-9873
11:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OK wings. Good kids menu. Always a crowd of people in a good mood which is nice. However that causes service to often be slow.

Thank zahmbee
North Augusta, South Carolina
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117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shade offers delicious, American-style food, with a warm friendly atmosphere. Entrees are most generous, prepared with care, served with pride. Service is excellent and timely; all staff seems to really enjoy their mission, and that makes a difference to their customers.

Thank Wmjackson
Pickerington, Ohio
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is literally a Roosters restaurant under a different name. From menu, to dinnerware to tabletops and decor...it is a Roosters. Primarily fried food with high school servers. Garners a crowd regularly for sports on tv. (Sidebar, I once was asked during the Daytona 500 to unplug my cell charger from the wall because the manager was coming and wouldn't... More 

Thank HonestAnswersCanHurt
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Most of their stuff is really good. We love their burgers and wings, with a cold beer it can't be beat.

Thank Buckeyes1again
New Milton, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Good place for a pit stop, we enjoyed our lunch and our server was thorough in checking for allergy-sensitive options. Nice ambience and a few small TVs if you're looking to catch a game.

Thank splashcat
Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place is almost certainly packed, and it's no wonder. The food here is great, and while the menu is enormous, nearly everything on it is great. The Jerk Chicken sliders, wings, Sour Cream Fries, Cuban Sandwich, Cheesy pig, all great greasy spoon eats. There is one thing holding this place back though, their wing size is radically inconsistent. I've... More 

Thank Greg M
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Good bar food, lots of customers and lots of noise. If you wear a hearing aid, you will have to take it out because of the "feed back" in your hearing aid.

Thank Phyllis H
Canal Winchester, Ohio
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Wednesday night at Shades means less of a wait but still the noise of a busy sports bar. I had the Cuban Sandwich with fries that was good but nothing to brag about! My husband had the Italian Sub and enjoyed it greatly. The service was spot on and the Manager was great! Reasonable prices and a a great local... More 

Thank Linda K
Canal Winchester, Ohio
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Shade's is the quintessential small town bar/restaurant! A large menu (not always very heart healthy), lively atmosphere, lots of televisions (a GREAT place for sports fans), and good service blend to create a good / enjoyable experience! I give it 4 instead of 5 because it is often VERY loud which makes conversation difficult and insufficient vegetarian options!

Thank mgwegman
Columbus, Ohio
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Shades is good for a get together with friends for a wing and beer night. Unfortunately the food is not always consistent in quality or presentation. Waiting area is super small which is a pain when there is a long wait and the weather is bad outside. The wait staff has always been great.

Thank Melissa C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 S High St, Canal Winchester, OH 43110-1212
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Canal Winchester
  • Phone Number: +1 614-837-9873

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