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“A Great Find, Great Food, Great Service, Great Atmosohere!”

Shaw's Restaurant and Harry's Bar
Ranked #7 of 147 Restaurants in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 8 January 2012

Extensive menu of well prepared dishes. Superb service and relaxing atmosphere, including an attractive outdoor patio. A friend took us here for our anniversary. My wife had been here 25 years ago and found it just as good or better.

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Thank Skip Dodson
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Reviewed 16 November 2011

We found Shaw's Restaurant in Lancaster by happen chance. We stopped a couple in the parking lot that had just dined and asked how the food was. His response as he smiled was, " It's fabulous, you won't be disappointed. It's romantic and you won't regret eating here! Wow, he wasn't kidding! I had a crab cake dinner that I promise will rival any east coast seafood restaurant. My boyfriend had the lamb chops and they too were phenomenal! We don't usually eat dessert after such a large meal, but we couldn't resist. We shared the Apple pie, and it too was wonderful. The service was amazing as well. We will definitely make this restaurant one of our preferred dining establishments.

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Thank TravelFool26
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

We were driving home from Hocking Hills and decided to seek out an independent restaurant in Lancaster, and happened upon Shaw's. What a great find! The waitress touted their crab cakes, claiming they were better than those from the East Coast or the South - and she was right! Great food, great service, great setting! Highly recommended!

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Thank OregonTraveler17
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

Lunch at Shaw's Restaurant always seems to be special, so it's disappointing when they just don't pull it off. Beef tenderloin tournedos over-cooked, served as "sliders" not on the croutons as listed, steak fries that seemed to have been around a while, served with catsup and mustard (on steak!); however the Bearnaise sauce was lovely as usual. As usual they also serve huge cinnamon rolls at each table, no matter what you order; problem is they don't really taste good. Maybe they should serve smaller rolls made with better ingredients.

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Thank katchef
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Reviewed 3 September 2011

My husband and I had been anxious to take the trip to Lancaster to see some of the historic buildings and sites. We had lunch at Shaw's on the recommendation of a family member. We arrived about 1:15. Instead of a greeting from the hostess at the counter, we immediately were made to feel that we were intruding and a bother. She offered no greeting, but merely said that she was in the middle of writing down some reservations. The waitress was young and apparently new. She was sullen, unfriendly and "unpolished" for the atmosphere-which is high-end. I admit that it is a pet peeve to be addressed as "guys" , especially from someone much younger, However, it is a shame that the servers aren't selected to reflect the standards of a higher end establishment. Again, we were treated as if we were interrupting her day by being there. I've had better reception and service at an Applebee's. The food was good, but overall, our first visit to was a disappointment.

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Thank pam335
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