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Harbour Diner

€€ - €€€American, ,
486 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1J1, Canada
+1 905-523-7373
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“meatloaf” (18 reviews)
“pies” (20 reviews)
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American, Diner, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
486 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1J1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first impression as I walked through the door was "what kind of restaurant is this?" I say that because the restaurant is furnished in all mismatched chairs and tables and is quite small (reservations are a must!!), but when our server came over and...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went with a group and we tried the meatloaf and Lobster Mac & Cheese. Meatloaf was a huge portion with some mashed potato, oddly no accompanying vegetable but not too fussed about that. Meatloaf was fine but not overly memorable and could have used a...More

Thank Andrew V
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Our son recently moved nearby and had good things to say about the place. So we met him after work to try it out. I had the special Philly Cheese steak and my wife had the shepherd's pie - both were great. Service was friendly....More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 15 October 2018

the service was very slow, I had the prime rib asked for medium rare got almost well done. It tasted ok with the gravy but when the gravy was gone it was very dry. the two others had the meat loaf which was why they...More

Thank relaxing12
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Date of Visit; Saturday, Sept 22, 2018 (and others) Stopped in for dinner - we were lucky enough to get seated right away. The place is often very busy - as it is a local favourite. The decor is vintage, retro, and eclectic - this...More

Thank RogueTrippers
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We decided to stop for dinner since we were downtown. We’ve eaten here before and had heard about the place on ‘You Gotta Eat Here’. When asked, our waiter said that all portions sizes are large. The pictures speak for themselves. Their Lobster MAC was...More

Thank Valerie G
Reviewed 21 August 2018

My wife and i have been visiting this restaurant for the past few years and lately i have been ordering the California Eggs Benedict with Avocado slices and requesting they serve it on a croissant instead of the standard English muffin. You can also have...More

Thank Angus7
Reviewed 3 August 2018

I was always told First Impressions Count ... On Wednesday August 1st son Troy from England, his sister, nephew and myself followed recommendations from "You Gotta Eat Here" ... first off the outside appearance turned us off and we almost were about to leave ......More

1  Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is not the restaurant featured on "You Gotta Eat Here". The owners sold 3 years ago and the current restaurant is an extremely poor imitation. The meatloaf was undercooked and tasteless. The lobster mac and cheese was oily and greasy with hardly any seafood....More

1  Thank Karen J
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Hi Karen. Thanks for taking the time to write your first Trip Advisor review and give us some feedback. Yes the restaurant is under new ownership since the show aired. The only thing that has changed is that now everything is made from scratch in...More

Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a quick meal and was wowed by the food and service. Wonderful small local place with eclectic decor. Clean. Pleasant. Welcoming.

Thank waterlover99
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Thanks for the review!

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Questions & Answers
Jim M
21 September 2017|
Response from 969jessies | 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 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
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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