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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” (52 reviews)
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11:30 - 14:00 Hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

It was a while ago but I remember specifically they customized my steak for me with some delicious blue cheese. It was cooked perfectly and just made me feel oh so good inside. Nothing out of the ordinary with service but just fantastic tasting food.

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank ADM0NIC5
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We were there for our anniversary. We had not been there for sometime, but it was just as we remembered. The food, the atmosphere and the service were the same as always. I would recommend this steak house to all !!

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank CKTA
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We were in Hamilton and decided to let Trip Advisor determine our dinner destination. Shakespeare's doesn't disappoint. The atmosphere is cozy, old school steakhouse. The servers are less stuffy and more friendly and humorous than other high end steakhouses in the region. We liked the...More

Date of visit: August 2016
1  Thank PocketGuide
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Wow..the food the service and the atmosphere..it is a must go place..the rack of lamb the jumbo shrimp..everything is incredible .

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank nakitia
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Decided to try here while staying in the area for a wedding. Absolutely fantastic time. Service was amazing and top notch. Food was excellent and well worth the money. We had an excellent experience and absolutely would return.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Steven M
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent service however the food itself was not spectacular or 5 star in our opinion. Steak was a little too salty and I've had better lamb. Shrimp was good, drinks were good but all was WAY overpriced. Although we didnt skimp, the bill was over...More

Date of visit: July 2016
3  Thank Experience657822
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Pros: * Flawless looking restaurant * Beautiful dim ambiance * Incredible tasting food * Extremely nice, kind, and welcoming family staff * Unique candy bowl dessert which must be seen * Price of food is acceptable for the high quality * Variety on the menu...More

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank metamac
Reviewed 30 June 2016

My daughters treated me to a belated Father's Day dinner at Shakespeare's. We arrived early for a 5:30 reservation and were seated a few minutes later...they were still setting up for dinner service. We were greeted promptly and told the specials of the day. Our...More

Date of visit: June 2016
1  Thank kelleyr1958
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We reclaimed Shakespeare's as our favourite place for special occasion dinners a couple of years ago. We used to visit once per month almost 40 years ago B.C. (before children) and then took a 30 year hiatus. Our latest visit was last evening to celebrate...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Dave B
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The food is old world, old fashion steak house that has that old fashioned charm. Everything was prepared exactly as expected, the service impeccable.

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank RoadtoHappy
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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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