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Black Forest Inn

€€ - €€€German, , European
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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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German, Austrian, European, Central European
€€ - €€€
255 King St E | corner of King St. E & Ferguson Ave. N., Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B9, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Since the new owners took over we have visited twice. Both times the food was basically the same as the previous owners, however the prices have increased with no added value. The real issue now is with the service, or lack there of. The host...More

1  Thank GSLKTS
Reviewed 3 days ago

The decor has not changed in years, still very welcoming. We went early to beat the rush 4:30pm and the place was empty. Service was very prompt and good. We had a generous amount of salad and our friend had the wedding soup which he...More

Thank lorh2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was there for my husbands birthday February 5th. This has been a family tradition for many,many years. Sadly a year into the new ownership it has changed. The schnitzel is just not as good, potatoes are different and prices are much higher. Very disappointed.

2  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended this restaurant again last Nov for sons B Day . I have no complaints about their food nor service

Thank Teresa D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yum had the spaetzle mac and cheese today with a salad... Wow it was fantastic .. this place is consistent with their food and service.. lots of food and good value

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loyal (40 year) customers should be treated as they have in the past. The new owner's rule on seating is an issue and should be addressed. The hostess should be a little more understanding that if a customer has a request it should at least...More

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were worry about the change of ownership, but the place and the food are the same and exquisite as in the past. Friendly and and accommodating atmosfere. I took my family for my birthday and I enjoyed my Vienna schnitzel as always. The wait...More

Thank Fabrizio A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Black Forest Inn at 255 King Street East, in Hamilton was a German goldmine! After hearing only excellent reviews about this 50-year institution, I reserved a table for two to celebrate my daughter's birthday on a Wednesday night. I was told Wednesday was the...More

Thank mrcfl99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is always,friendly,accommodating and fun.The food is always excellent.The prices are very reasonable.

Thank W8088ALdianep
Reviewed 12 January 2018

The food is consistently good, with generous portions for a reasonable price. The wait staff are quick and pleasant. The atmosphere is authentically German.

Thank FindaKitchen
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15 January 2018|
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Response from RickMcMexICan | Reviewed this property |
They’re is a small step on both entrance and exit but I would consider this easily managed. The washroom is accessible but I can’t say for sure about the toilet with bar. Absolutely call them, they’re very accommodating.
9 September 2017|
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Response from canada112 | Reviewed this property |
No they do not
25 November 2016|
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Response from Cancub50 | Reviewed this property |
We went with a large group-most had a meat based order but some did have non meat dish. The salads were great and very well portioned. Everyone did rave about the schnitzel and spetzel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, Austrian, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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