Restaurant Oban Inn

4.3
447 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian
Since its beginning in 1824, the long tradition of The Oban Inn dining experience has been enjoyed by generation after generation of our returning guests. Open daily for lunch and dinner.



Dine in our delightful sunroom overlooking lush English gardens or cozy historic Shaw's Corner and in the chic elegance of our fireside dining room. Ideal for intimate dining or for group celebrations for up to 60 guests. Located only 2-blocks from Queen Street and minutes walk to nearby Shaw Festival Theatres.



Savour delicious "Four Diamond" creations combining Oban classics with modern gastronomy focusing on the Niagara Region's fresh ingredients married with the outstanding harvest of Niagara Wines.
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BT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Obama Inn was excellent. The food, service and ambiance was great. We will look forward to returning. It allows you to be in Niagara on the Lake but a short but appreciated distance from the crowds.

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KC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We invited guests for lunch and looked forward to eating in a 4star CAA recommended restaurant. We were disappointed with our main entrees . 3 of the guests ordered the Quiche..it was very flat, certainly not fluffy and light as it should be. I ordered the Grilled chicken sandwich and it came with a very burnt and dark brown order of fries. Looked like they were fried in old grease. The chicken itself was okay but the bacon was black and crisp. Not sure if the pretzel bun it the right type of bun for this sandwich. Overall, really disappointed.

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SM
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wine selection by the glass was just ok. Food and service were great.

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f
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. Alexa, our server, was very nice and enjoyable.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was superb and the service spectacular. Mark and Brian were amazing. This was one of the best restaurant meals we have had in recent memory.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very pleasant evening and experience

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JA
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant Oban Inn is just off the main street in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the food was very good. We had Calamari, Lamb and Duck Breast, and everything was very enjoyable. Service by Jimmy was very good. I would recommend this as a stop before an evening play.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Slow service. Overall average food for night end restaurant. Lamb dinner was appetizer size.

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m
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice setting and excellent service. Everyone enjoyed their choice from the menu.

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RT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favourite oasis in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Stunning garden out front, outstanding food and service inside.

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SL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and table servicer were excellent but restaurant was understaffed with very long wait for bar service

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e
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Was disappointed with plant based options. Online menu has soba noodles and veggie burger but only soba is still in the dinner menu. We would not have chosen this restaurant if we had known

The owners should consider more plant based options

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TJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent meal and a great location for both business and pleasure!

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WM
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service and view were lovely, but the noodle dish was excessively salty.

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GK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife , mother 93 year-old mother and I enjoyed another great experience at the Oban Inn prior to our show at teh Shaw this past Tuesday. Our Server, Rebecca, was especially attentive to us during our hour or so time there. The ambiance was relaxing and the food was as much a delight to eye as ot was to the palate. The whole Oban experience, as always, was first rate.

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TM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our experience was superb. We were seated promptly and our server, Brian, was highly accommodating. We return for our Anniversary every year and are never disappointed.

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AL
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We have been dining at the Oban for many years. Indeed, its usually our first choice. Recently the menu has been adjusted, toward "mainstream dining". Its still OK, but the wow factor has been reduced. Hopefully, the Oban gets its mojo back.....

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

The menu is very limited, they use too much salt and lots of grease (greasy fish on top of greasy french fried potatoes). The potatoes were soggy and inedible. We visit Niagara on the Lake about once a year, but will not visit Oban again. For the quality of the food, the price was outrageous.

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AB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! The service in this restaurant is outstanding, the food is divine and the environment is beautiful!

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J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Very disappointed!!!! My husband and I had the same item - lamb chops at $35 a plate, plus calamari appetizer which we asked to be cooked differently. The lamb dinner was inedible and although most of the plate was not eaten, we were not asked if we enjoyed dinner. The vegetables tasted like they were pickled and there was so much cilantro covering the dish, it was inedible. The only good part was the creme caramel dessert. This overall meal for $200 with wine was certainly not worth it! Much better value in the town.

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GS
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a very good experience - Alexa is probably the best service individual one could ask for. She is one of the main reasons we keep returning to the Oban. Food and wine are also top notch, but service with Alexa is the best.

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R
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was amazing! Our server Alexa was very friendly and professional ! It was a great birthday dinner with friends!

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JO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have not been here in the past 2 years, but will make it regular now, every thing was great.

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RJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall very good place to enjoy a very good lunch/dinner in a most pleasant surrounding. Maybe a wee bit overpriced as with most of the better NOTL eateries.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved our server! Wine recommendation was on point! Potatoes for our filet mignonette were a bit undercooked, but everything else was delicious and we had fun!

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w
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was outstanding but the service was terrible. No welcome at the door. Crammed us into a corner meant for two people and we were four. Poured regular water on top of our sparkling water. Had to ask for bread when it was sitting on the server beside us. Wine was warm in a cool carafe and at $19.00 per serving, it should have been the proper temperature. Waiter told us that the Fabulicious meals are smaller than regular, which I thought was wrong. All in all, the front of the house needs attention while the kitchen put out a great product.

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C
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Relaxed surroundings at Inn. Comfortable dining area . Some very
fine Canadian wines on list . Attentive staff.

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JC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Valentines

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H
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Valentines Day Special. I'm like Lucy and the football, I go back to Oban looking for the quality and service to match the ambiance, and again, 1 of 3. My Chicken was tough, overcooked and bland, my wifes lamb was delicious. Appetizers and desserts were unremarkable. 45 minutes seated before appetizer arrived an hour later for main, departed at 2.5 hours... serving staff pleasant but slow and unobservant, bread basket empty, asked if we were finished with it. Requested more and got none. So, nice place, but it will be a while before I fall into the ambiance trap again.

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The Oban Inn is always a lovely place to eat. I do feel though what I ordered was too small a portion for the price. I ordered a caesar salad with grilled chicken. It was delicious but compared to ordering this type of meal in other restaurants, the cost should be about $6.00 less.

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NS
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner in awhile

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x
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

The set menu was different from what was advertised. No roast beef but a thin slab steak. Salad was weak and didn’t contain menu items. Desert must have made several days ago as it was stale. I have been many times to this restaurant but I think the were not performing for Christmas Day

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OT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old world charm

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding. Jimmy was attentive, friendly, and professional, yet made for a fun experience. Food was top-notch. Everything exceeded expectations.

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service ....we totally enjoyed our dinner! tks

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CC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance were very good. I would definitely recommend.

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j
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Oban Inn has been a favorite of ours for many years. It was remodeled several years ago, taking away the front enclosed porch where we used to love to sit, eat and look at the mouth of the Niagara River, where it empties into Lake Ontario. You cannot do that anymore; that area is now a spa. However, this time we ate on the side porch, and it was more casual, but very nice, with white tablecloths, quiet ambience, and excellent service. The food was very good and the wine list was just fine (we had a cabernet). This is a great place to eat lunch or dinner, and the chef is very capable, serving up some old favorites with new twists. You can also eat inside, near the bar, in a very cozy room full of pictures of Shaw Theatre characters and actors.

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DB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome location, great service & food was delicious.

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EL
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have enjoyed dining here on a number of occasions and they never disappoint. Great place to eat and a wonderful place to stay as well.

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RB
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My date and I found the cuisine, service, and ambiance to be excellent. The restaurant is a wonderful place to sit and chat! The buffet breakfast was continental style, and excellent. I look forward to another visit to the restaurant.

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