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Black Forest Inn

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€€ - €€€
German, Austrian, European, Central European
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255 King St E | corner of King St. E & Ferguson Ave. N., Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B9, Canada
+1 905-528-3538
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Hamilton, Canada
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is consistent - large variety of schnitzels with a few other items if you aren't craving schnitzel. Their soup and salad are consistently satisfying. Bread basket is generous. Good selection of beer. Closed Mondays, and they do not take reservations. Main complaint is they cram you in like sardines. Servers are pleasant and service is quick.

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Thank judi20001999
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint German restaurant! Great comfort food----generous portions reasonably priced. Friendly staff.

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Thank Danuta L
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51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was really good, we came and it was full, our kids were starving (all day travel) but lady was very nice and she took us in within seconds, food is really good, service awesome.

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Thank Adriana G
St. Catharines, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed with the help the staff gave our friend who was using a walker. They got a ramp out to make it easier for her to get down the one step into the main dining room and also out the exit door. I was thinking about ordering the hunter schnitzel but the waitress suggested I order the... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, I've reviewed the Black Forest before but when you have a good thing they keep coming. Now Monday's are even better. The are now open Mondays with the Vienna Schnitzel dinner for only $10, I'll be back next Monday

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Thank RickMcMexICan
Stoney Creek
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Date night with hubby & we decided to checked out BFI, really to see if it had changed since new ownership earlier this year. Glad to report, it was busy (had to wait & have pre-dinner drinks in the open seating area) with the same enjoyable vibe and delicious meals.Our server was excellent - very busy, but we wanted for... More 

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Thank Krazy4
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't been there for a few years and decided to go back, dinner was amazing! Our waitress Allen recommended the navy bean soup and it was "to die for"! The entree was huge - had to take at least half home - and it was delicious! To top it off our waitress had heard my daughter wish her dad happy... More 

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Thank June S
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My date and I met there and I recommended a booth so that we could talk. It proved wise to do so. The service was great -- our server seemed psychic. The schnitzel was bigger than our plate. We had a leisurely lunch, two hours of food and conversation.

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Thank Elizabeth M
Dryden
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family for a recent meal. The food was good and plentiful. The price was decent and the service was excellent. The question from our visitors was when we would return. It was a good evening.

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Thank Warner B
Ontario
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of our very favourite restaurants ever but on our last visit mid March we experienced the cutbacks apparently instituted by the new owners. There were only 2 servers for the entire "main dining room". No idea how many served the booth area. But seriously it was so disheartening to see the change in service--not too mention how... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
German, Austrian, European, Central European
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 King St E | corner of King St. E & Ferguson Ave. N., Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-528-3538

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