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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Canadian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
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Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Shakespeares provides a delicious menu in an elegant space with very funny, personable wait staff. We were entertained throughout the night along with enjoying an amazing meal. If you are a steak lover, this place is for you! I am frequently treated to steak at...More

Thank CJWatson77
Reviewed 7 March 2016

My wife and I along with our two adult children enjoyed a nice dinner at Shakespeare's last Saturday night. The steaks were exceptional and the lobster and crab were both good. I have eaten at Shakespeare's dozens of times for lunch and dinner over the...More

Thank daisytoronto
Reviewed 3 March 2016

A fine steak and seafood house indeed. Always displaying the fresh and varied catch of the day along with traditional steaks cooked to perfection. A small but effective wine list that's easy on any budget, friendly and attentive service and very tasty dishes all well...More

1  Thank Sandcastler
Reviewed 27 February 2016

So, there was good and there was bad, but I have to be honest, overall, this restaurant did not meet my expectations for such a pricey meal. I mean, a shrimp cocktail appi for $28.50? Ummmm....no. I had the French Onion soup to start. It...More

1  Thank MaraFromToronto
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

We decided to go to the place where we got engaged 10 years ago. It used to be our #1 spot for every anniversary etc... We decided to celebrate my Birthday/Valentine's Day at the best steakhouse in town. The food was amazing right from the...More

1  Thank trippinout3
Reviewed 6 January 2016

My husband and I take advantage of the table de hote served during the week. We usually go on the Friday. Excellend service food and atmosphere.

Thank lovelife53
Reviewed 2 January 2016

This restaurant has had a long history in Hamilton as one of the premier steak houses in the area. The decor is a little tired and certainly a bit crowded but the food was excellent. We had the crab claw appetizer with a spicy aioli...More

Thank Douglas G
Reviewed 26 December 2015

I have eaten at Shakespeare's once a year for a business Christmas lunch for the last several years. And year after year, the food service and ambiance are all excellent. Chef Franco who has been at the helm for 42 years, knows a thing or...More

1  Thank Tony R
Reviewed 21 December 2015

We went here with another couple for a Christmas dinner. The atmosphere was nice, our server was pleasant and knowledgable. It's comparable to the keg, but a step up and more expensive. Well worth it. We recommend the junior rib eye served with house potatoes,...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 9 December 2015

This famiy run steak and seafood retaurant is exceptional. We love to go here on our special theater night in Hamilton. Convenient parking right next door, then only a two block back after the theatre, The food is well presented well, service is just great....More

Thank kit1940
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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
Paul Z
18 April 2015|
Response from Mark T | Reviewed this property |
Under the 'menu' tab on on their home page
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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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