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Shakespeare's Steak House

€€€€Steakhouse, Seafood,
181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
+1 905-528-0689
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
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Reviewed today

Had difficulty finding a lunch spot for 3 of us to meet mid Hamilton...picked Shakespeare as optimal location. On entering, had a "old" funky smell. The place has not been updated since I went there 30 years ago! To be fair, was probably not the...More

Thank clueless99
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place for lunch, centrally located, easy to get to and lots of parking across the street. I arrived late but they accommodated this and i ate with all in my party,

Thank BGinoakville
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a well done filet mignon and it came out bloody. Sent it back specifying no pink and it came back pink by this point it was cut in 4 pieces re cooked twice and came back charred. Very unimpressed. Other sides were just ok...More

Thank franka04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary with an amazing dinner at Shakespeare's. We have been several times before and Shakespeare's never disappoints. Yes, the decor is a bit dated, but we think that is part of the charm. It is an old...More

Thank SunMnky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As usual, every time I go to Shakespeare’s Steak House, it is incredible! The relish tray is always a great start! I had the Surf ‘n Turf and it was amazing. Awaiting the return of the buffalo and then I will be back.

Thank ShannonFrizzell
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

It’s not cheap but the food is worth it. If you’re going to spend money at The Keg go to Shakespeare’s

Thank Gwen D
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We reserved our table prior to attending the Shania Twain concert. Arrived at 5:00pm to find the restaurant to be sweltering hot and humid. It was the middle of a heat wave and the proprietors decided to save a few pennies by shutting down their...More

Thank Sloindown
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Words cannot describe how impressed my whole party was by our time at Shakespear's. This establishment - a bedrock in Hamilton's restaurant scene makes no and I mean ZERO steps to sacrifice or constrict your dining experience in the name of larger financials. I start...More

Thank kylouch
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Scrumptious food, superb service, great ambiance, an enjoyable experience! The staff are knowledgeable, approachable and are willing to have a bit of fun. Having tables on casters is excellent as for those of us that are less mobile sitting and arising is not as challenging...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 13 April 2018

The customer service, quality of the food, timing of preparation, everything was perfect. My boyfriend took me here, it was both of our first times and we both had the steak and baked potato. Food was absolutely amazing and our waiter was excellent. More for...More

Thank Janelle E
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Evelyn T
25 May 2017|
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Response from Mark T | Reviewed this property |
Same owners, family affair. Franco is now head chef, Leo runs the front-of-house.
Kathy B
18 January 2017|
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Response from CKTA | Reviewed this property |
Hi; I'm not sure if my response was sent properly, so I am sending it again. I have seen people in there dressed very casual.. We prefer to dress up a notch when we go there. I have seen men in nice jeans and a shirt. It... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-528-0689
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