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Emma's Back Porch & Water Street Cooker

) #24 of 386 Restaurants in Burlington €€ - €€€ American, ,
2084 Old Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7R 1A3, Canada
+1 905-634-2084
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good45%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2084 Old Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7R 1A3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went here today(Wed) for lunch.....service slow, food mediocre, price of 6 oz glass of wine was $15!..... but the view of the lake was beautiful. Emma's needs to improve their food quality for the price (fries were soggy, salad was out of a box).....and the...More

Thank dlporter
Reviewed 3 days ago

We celebrated a milestone birthday with brunch at Water Street Cooker and could not have been more pleased. The brunch itself is amazing. Lots of selection with hot and cold selections. We had a separate area and 2 dedicated servers. Mimosas were included as well...More

Thank hola2004
Reviewed 4 days ago

Security won't let me in with a health card as identification but let's in the next few women who only used health cards. I'm here to see a band play for the Sound of Music but can't because the security team aren't very polite or...More

Thank Fueledbybacon
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had brunch at the Water Street Cooker and it was delicious so my sisters and I decided to try Emma's Back Porch. We picked a sunny day in June and chose to sit outside. The restaurant was busy and we were seated promptly....More

Thank PamGurdHughes
Reviewed 1 week ago

At Emma's Back Porch, you can sit in under an umbrella at a lakeside patio table. In my opinion, it's Burlington best summer dining location: cool summer breezes off Lake Ontario, beautiful views of sail boats and, happy people all around enjoying good food. Our...More

Thank E H
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoyed, and thank you for the review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a Burlington resident I have been going to Emma's back porch for years, but at this point I don't think I will return. The Good: The view is beautiful and the food is okay/good. The Bad: the service is absolutely terrible. It's never been...More

Thank annieb1985
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments. We do take them seriously and this will be addressed with staff members. We would love to have you try us again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great dinner the food was really good however I don't know if our waitress was having a bad night or if she couldn't keep up but she disappeared for a long time, our food took an hour to come out and when we just got...More

Thank scoombie
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments, we do take them seriously and will address your concerns with staff. We would love to have you try us again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large pub style restaurant with choice patio seating close to the lake, if you get there at the right time. I ordered the turkey wrap which was okay but I would have preferred fresh turkey rather than the processed slices. My wife and sisters...More

Thank Allan A
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review, we appreciate it!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great time enjoying the lake and met some great people. I'm from PA, USA, and was in town on business. I enjoyed my evening there and had good food and drinks. I highly recommend it.

Thank Sandy_Dysard
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for trying Emma's and taking the time to review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Emma's is a nice pub to grab food and drinks with friends. The view is awesome. We were there on a rainy day but could imagine the patio is pretty great on a nice day. The gluten free menu was nice for anyone with celiac....More

Thank mckeanh
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank so so much for your review!

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Do you still serve a lobster sandwich
14 June 2016|
Response from cattracer | Reviewed this property |
yes they do, in fact you can google emmas back porch to view their entire menu, and plan ahead..lol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2084 Old Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7R 1A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 905-634-2084
  • E-mail
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