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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 good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (14 reviews)
“steak” (51 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
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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

Date of visit: April 2018
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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Janelle E
Reviewed 4 March 2018

there are some folks that simply cannot appreciate the nature of a fine tuned extremely efficient hum of a highly recognized and respected operation like the Shakespeare Steak House! We have been to dozens upon dozens of well oiled and terrific dining experiences,and few have...More

Date of visit: March 2018
4  Thank mikeyflowerguy
Reviewed 22 February 2018

good food, good atmosphere, good service, easy to park, Great place. Hope to experience Shakespeare again soon.

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank zaknzeus
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We made reservations for 6:00 pm on a Saturday.. The restaurant was pretty quiet when we arrived and reasonably quiet so conversation was easy. By the time we left, it was quite busy. All the staff were very attentive from the coat check through to...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank Klaas W
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Walking into Shakespeare is like walking back into the 1960's and 70's. The décor has not changed much nor has the service. Now that presentation has become a prerequisite for fine dining, the chef made an attempt but just missed the mark. We had the...More

Date of visit: December 2017
2  Thank Henrietta W
Reviewed 20 December 2017

A special dinner out selecting Shakespeare's based on past experience. My husband requested a quiet romantic table when he reserved. We were placed by the bar doorway with wait staff rushing back and forth. Delay between salad and entrée was extensive and then following our...More

Date of visit: December 2017
2  Thank CathP027
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We dined at this wonderful establishment to use up an anniversary gift card. The atmosphere and decor here is divine and comforting. Soft lovely music plays in the background to add to the elegance of the surroundings. I ordered the strip loin steak, which as...More

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Allan A
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I have been to Shakespeare's twice and both times the food and service has been excellent. The decor could use some help to bring it into 2017 but they don't need to change a thing about the food or service. The staff make you feel...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Linda S
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner at this restaurant, my boss and I and invited a customer. The service was great until our guest commented about his order saying it was not explained that his meal would not have a bone. The waiter started to be rude...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank joseel228
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, 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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