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Marbles Restaurant

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8 William St E, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 1K9, Canada
+1 519-885-4390
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Waterloo, Canada
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238 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marbles was always a go-to place but with new management and renovations it has become just average. Have eaten twice since new management and have to say the place seems to have lost it footing - food is average and the ambience it had seems to have disappeared. Too bad.

Thank mschmitt255
Level Contributor
96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

First visit was to celebrate a birthday. We enjoyed the special of the day of hanger steak' (pretty tasty, best suited to a rare cook) and fish (pickerel) and chips. The fish eaters were able to substitute to smashed potatoes (mashed with skins on). Nice selections of localized beers. Try the made in-house gelato for dessert. Second visit (one week... More 

Region of Waterloo, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Attended this week withmy wife for lunch.The place was cold. I put a jacket over my shoulder.I ordered the meatloaf sandwich. It arrive barely warm. The carmelized onions on top must have come straight from the fridge . They were cold; and I mean cold. The fries were old and stuck together and, like everything else were barely warm. My... More 

Thank maxjones81
Level Contributor
50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

First time here under the new management. Menu looked amazing. Especially the vegetarian options. Buddha bowl was good. Wings dry. Salmon dry. Soup ok and came at same time as mains? Overall It was just ok.

Thank Lebreiro1968
Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Ordered the special, some type of hamburger with pineapple salsa and goat cheese with side of fries........$17.99 and my boot was probably more tender than the burger. Ate it with knife and fork. My daughter's dish of mussels was OK but very under seasoned and had to pay extra for the bread for the broth....9 oz glass of. riesling for... More 

Thank Karen W
St. Jacobs, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This place has a nice atmosphere, friendly staff, and good food. Good for a business lunch. I'd go back!

Thank Shane S
Ontario, Canada
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119 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to the restaurant. Unfortunately, Marbles lacked a theme in their menu and atmosphere. The restaurant itself is very cozy and nicely decorated, with stone walls and interesting artwork. However, then the confusion started. There was a large bar that took up 1/4 of the restaurant, yet isn't marketed as a "sit around the bar" type... More 

Thank Globetrotting_Lolo
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

There are some great "go to" standard items on the menu but the daily specials are special. Quick in and out for lunch. Quaint setting in a historic building

Thank David Y
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This was our first visit to Marbles since the recent renovation. We were impressed with the new look - more open, better use of space. Monday was 2 for 1 burger night. Glad they kept that tradition. Burgers were tasty and filling. Good mixture of fries and sweet potato fries. Service was attentive. All four meals arrived at the same... More 

Thank Dewey62
Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I have come here on and off again in the last few years, and I feel like I'm always mixed on what my final opinion is. The space is quaint. A bit dated, but they made the attempts to render it charming and cozy. The service is always bubbly and friendly. They were one of the first few places to... More 

Thank madgingerbread

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Television
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 William St E, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 1K9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 519-885-4390
An Uptown Waterloo landmark since 1977! Marbles restaurant is known for its friendly service, diverse menu and inviting atmosphere.

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