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Spencer's at the Waterfront

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1340 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Ontario L7S 1B1, Canada (Brant Street)
+1 905-633-7494
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Oakville, Canada
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205 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The setting here is terrific on a sunny day. The building itself is nice too. The food and service is pretty much what you can expect at this price point. Meatball sandwich could have been spicier.

Thank Randalljay
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spencer's is one of those places you never have to worry about taking a high end client to as a thank you treat. Not to mention taking family visiting from out of town. My brother, a rather discerning fellow from NYC says it's his new favorite restaurant... Anywhere! Now that's saying something.. You have to try the Octopus appetizer.. It's... More 

Thank Adrian M
Port Carling, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was hoping some of the negative reviews were simply a matter of a bad day but unfortunately not. Went for Sunday brunch to celebrate 2 birthdays and was not impressed. The server was lovely and attentive. The roast beef and lamb looked lovely but were ice cold inside. When I told the carver that the beef was cold, he... More 

1 Thank Diane B
Burlington, Ontario
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drop in now and then, especially in the summer - good food but a little pricey. The view on a warm day makes it worthwhile. This time we went on a Tuesday evening for their Steaks & Grapes special - a good-sized tender flank steak, greens, a large serving of frites and a surprisingly good bottle of French red... More 

Thank JLR105
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for a Birthday on Monday night. We had a group of 8 and there was not much people besides us. The waitress was absolutely incompetent. She might as well work in MacDonalds. We have waited to order drinks for 45 minutes! We ordered COGNAC Remy Martin, she brought our glasses and one was a half of the other.... More 

Thank Aly0naM
Oakville, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to take my daughter to Spencer's for what I hoped would be a nice dinner. The place looks good, it's less cafeteria-like than it used to be and we had a nice table by the window (since the place was pretty dead). Despite the fact it wasn't busy, service was poor, appetizer plates and utensils left on the table... More 

Thank Nicdankev
Burlington, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family brunch and loved the new layout and redesign of the location. It is definitely one of the best brunch restaurants in Burlington. Great seafood selection and mixtures of salads.

Thank travelfoodieandfun
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning. Went there with 6 adults including my 90-year-old mother. They sat us at great table that was easy for her to get in and out of and from there we continued to enjoy everything from crepes to seafood and an abundance of desserts. Service was wonderful and would definitely go back!... More 

Thank Maureen B
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to Spencer's on several occasions to meet up with friends. Spencer's is the kind of place that you can be casual or bring it up a notch if you like. Totally up to you. The menu is not extensive (my preference anyway) but covers all the basics with some original and delicious twists here and there on the... More 

1 Thank Sean P
Ancaster, Canada
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been to Spencer's many times and they always deliver. The recent renovation gets full marks. You will get: beautiful setting on the water, expert knowledgeable service, beautiful and tasty dishes. Love their creativity and consistent performance. Never been disappointed. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Jules_S_Ancaster

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Seafood, Canadian, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1340 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Ontario L7S 1B1, Canada
    (Brant Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 905-633-7494

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?