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Harbour Diner

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486 James St., North, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
+1 905-523-7373
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 08:00 - 20:30
Tue - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
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138 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner on Saturday night here for the first time. The portions were huge! We ordered some local craft beer and a Cobb salad to start. The salad was fantastic. The chicken breast was warm and semi shredded in very large strips. The greens were fresh and there was ample amounts of toppings. Large chunks of Roquefort blue with applewood... More 

Thank Judi B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

if you are looking for a place that feels like home with amazing food. This is it. Not to mention that the prices are very reasonable. This restaurant is a must if you are eating in Hamilton. Phone ahead. Not a lot of seats but that's part of what makes this place great.

Thank Richard T
Cambridge, Canada
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We went to this restaurant because it was featured on "You Gotta Eat Here". The show was 100% right. The place does not have newer fixtures, and every seat is different, each table is unique, but it works. You feel like you at your grandmas, about to have the best meal in your life. I have had hundreds of Caesar... More 

Thank dogpaw2016
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This place is the reason why my friends and I will drive from Toronto to have lunch or dinner. Love everything about this place where they home make everything from scratch. There is approx 10 tables and two outdoors in the summer months. Nothing matches, not the tables, chairs or plates which is part of the charm. We have ordered... More 

Thank Fiddlefoot8
Ontario, Canada
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The Harbour Diner is a cozy, retro style eatery on James St., about a km up from the Hamilton Harbour. We had intended to try different restaurants in the area but once we tried the Harbour diner there was no point in meeting anywhere else. The interesting variety of dishes, comfort food and the specials offer such great variety we... More 

Thank Linda J
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Best breakfast ever. Food is delicious and service quick and very personable. Great visit and will come back again

Thank Maureen B
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great atmosphere and decor. The food was excellent and i look forward to going again. Home style cooking and great service. Cool spot in Hamilton

Thank Pitt_Mobile
Hamilton, Canada
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228 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is one of the Classic Go To Places in Hamilton and it normally is quite crowded. I was shocked on the day we arrived to find it mostly empty. I've been here before for breakfast and felt that it was okay, but not my go to breakfast place. Once again I had a good breakfast and they were able... More 

Thank David B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I tried one slice of the Oreo pie and instantly fell in love, making me go back for an entire pie, Thanks Darryl!

Thank River B
Hamilton, Canada
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348 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We hadn't visited the Harbour Diner in a few years and were glad that we returned! We started off with the warm shrimp cocktail that had great flavour. I might suggest larger shrimp, such as the size found in a typical shrimp cocktail and putting the sauce on the side. For our mains, we order the spinach salad special with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 486 James St., North, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-523-7373
Family run Diner with an emphasis on home cooking. Everything now made in house, from scratch. Comfort food at it's finest!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?