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Marion St Eatery is open Sun 7 am-2 pm , Mon-Tue 11 am-8 pm , Wed-Thu 7 am-8 pm , Fri-Sat 7 am-9 pm .
MAW ' S EATERY Neighbourhood ... The Exchange Address .... 291 Bannatyne Ave Phone ......... 204‐421-6297 Entrées ..............$ 6- $ 17
Since its inception last year , Maw ’ s Eatery & Beer Hall has taken a smart pub atmosphere to gold standard heights , combining classy cool with tap and brew comfort .
A short menu takes inspiration from late night cravings , offering plenty of fried , salty , cheesy fare lightened up with unique ingredients . The heart attack burger puts a spin on fast food indulgence , loading the beefy patty with crispy onions and a trendy fried egg . Three cheese poutine is comfort food paradise — a gooey , warm mess of silky gravy , shoe string fries , and melty cheese — with a sprinkling of asiago adding sweet , funky depth to the Canadian classic .
The volume is pumped up on staples like tomato soup , served here with grilled cheese croutons and chili oil . Pickles , cheese , and crackers make their way onto the menu , the nostalgia factor no less diminished by stuffing the dills with Bothwell cheddar , coating in soda cracker beer batter , and deep frying .
Lighter options are to be had , though . The house salad balances tangy and sweet with roasted beets , chevre , dried cranberries , and greens tossed in a honey balsamic vinaigrette . Lumpia are crisp and savoury , perfect for a light bite . Chicken wings , perennial staple of late night chow , arrive by the pound , artfully arranged in a pyramid of tender ( not greasy )

Warm hands warm heart meat . Tandoori spice delivers heat balanced by a smear of refreshing yogurt sauce .

Late night takes on classic sandwiches produce the Mawntreal , a brisket-stuffed sammie on dark rye bread complete with sauerkraut and a smear of mustard , and an open faced steak sandwich served on a grillmarked bun , topped with a pat of herb butter and strands of fried bell peppers .
The adjacent beer hall provides a relaxed , party boy vibe for late night brews , while the dining room is a winking mix of homey comfort and farmhouse chic . With its prime Exchange District location , smartly curated atmosphere , and well executed culinary fare , this gastropub is able to hop the line between late night hangout and corporate lunch spot with ease .
Maw ’ s Eatery & Beer Hall is open Mon-Wed 11 am-10 pm , Thu & Fri 11 am-late , Sat & Sun 5 pm-late .
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30 ciao ! / feb / mar / two thousand fifteen