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Harbour Diner

€€ - €€€American, ,
486 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1J1, Canada
+1 905-523-7373
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“meatloaf” (15 reviews)
“pies” (13 reviews)
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American, Diner, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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486 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1J1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great dinner today. We ordered Meatloaf, Manhattan Sandwich and a burger and we were all very happy with our meals! The portions are also large. We took homemade coconut cream pie and peanut butter chocolate banana pie to go and ate them...More

Thank Trevor P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love coming here because the menu items are awesome and they have special dishes each day. The service here is wonderful and the restaurant is clean and cozy. Great selection of comfort foods. Today I had a special, smores french toast. So delicious!

Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was checking trip advisor for a quite place to have an early dinner and came across this restaurant and contact them through Face Book messager regsrding their Prime rib Dinner, $30, and was told they start serving this about 3 pm. I told them...More

Thank jdacosta16
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

So pleased to hear you enjoyed yourself! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting establishment – had doubts about going in from the outside appearance. As we made a point of trying based on recommendations from colleagues. The inside was very retro and quite interesting – cozy and homely feeling. Our server was new and the enthusiasm was...More

Thank DC972
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Hope to see you next time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had breakfast here with friends. We had an assortment of breakfast dishes. All were very good and well cooked with good portion size. The place is a bit small so go early. Staff were very friendly. Value was good. I would eat here again.

Thank VacationHank
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. See you next time.

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

My son had the HD BLT which he really enjoyed. It was served with a cole slaw (not creamy but an oil and vinegar type). I had the special, braised beef with veggies. It was spe tacular and may have made my whole week. The...More

Thank CdnGoldy
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for you warm review.

Reviewed 13 December 2017

The service was attentive. My wife ordered a seafood salad, tasty but just a bit too much dressing for her liking. I ordered the Lamb Shank. Very tasty but too much juice, it overwhelmed the mashed potatoes.

Thank happier_guy
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

We had the meatloaf and lobster crab macaroni with ceaser salad to start. Meatloaf was enormous and came with mashed, gravy and onions. Served hot the meal was ok but a tad salty. The lobster and crab macaroni was good but also very salty, the...More

Thank pan d
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

I am so sorry you were dissatisfied with your dinner. Generally people love the mushrooms in the Caesar Salad, but we’re are happy to do it without if someone prefers, however there should have been more than one crouton present. Thanks for your feedback on...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

I let my oldest son choose which restaurant he wanted to go to to celebrate novemburger month in the city of hamilton. Of all the possible places he chose Harbour Diner. We had been here before for breakfast and the food has always been very...More

Thank dwbcaa
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear that the burgers disappointed you. We have been getting rave reviews on it this month. If you wouldn’t mind emailing me just to clarify what the problem was? Your wife...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017

After reading reviews this was put on our list of local restaurants to visit. We arrived before the rush and were greeted by friendly staff letting us know we could sit wherever we liked. Off to a good start! Ordered the escargots which were delicious,...More

Thank Arleen H
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

I am so terribly sorry to hear your dinner was a disappointment. Unfortunately we do not have room in our small kitchen for a plate warmer (we would love one!), but are looking into some alternative solutions. We have followed up with the kitchen staff...More

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Jim M
21 September 2017|
Response from Jessie S | Property representative |
Hi Jim. We serve the full breakfast menu until 11am Mon-Fri and until 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. We do have 2 breakfast items on our lunch/dinner menu as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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 N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1J1, 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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