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Harbour Diner

$$ - $$$American, ,
486 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1J1, Canada
+1 905-523-7373
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“meatloaf” (14 reviews)
“pies” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Diner, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
486 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1J1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 104 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had the meatloaf and lobster crab macaroni with ceaser salad to start. Meatloaf was enormous and came with mashed, gravy and onions. Served hot the meal was ok but a tad salty. The lobster and crab macaroni was good but also very salty, the...More

Thank pan d
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I am so sorry you were dissatisfied with your dinner. Generally people love the mushrooms in the Caesar Salad, but we’re are happy to do it without if someone prefers, however there should have been more than one crouton present. Thanks for your feedback on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I let my oldest son choose which restaurant he wanted to go to to celebrate novemburger month in the city of hamilton. Of all the possible places he chose Harbour Diner. We had been here before for breakfast and the food has always been very...More

Thank dwbcaa
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear that the burgers disappointed you. We have been getting rave reviews on it this month. If you wouldn’t mind emailing me just to clarify what the problem was? Your wife...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017

After reading reviews this was put on our list of local restaurants to visit. We arrived before the rush and were greeted by friendly staff letting us know we could sit wherever we liked. Off to a good start! Ordered the escargots which were delicious,...More

Thank Arleen H
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am so terribly sorry to hear your dinner was a disappointment. Unfortunately we do not have room in our small kitchen for a plate warmer (we would love one!), but are looking into some alternative solutions. We have followed up with the kitchen staff...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is a rather ordinary restaurant, and at first glimpse a bit of an "eyebrow raiser". That would may be due to the mixed chairs and tables, and no real decor plan. We almost didn't stay but my wife mentioned the numerous good reviews. I...More

2  Thank Windy_Feet
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Thanks for dining with us.

Reviewed 17 October 2017

Large portions. Great food. Not sophisticated. Lots of specials. Go to their website. I had the best prime rib sandwich in Hamilton for sure. Pie is home made and excellent.

Thank cflaherty
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! The Prime Rib Sandwich is pretty awesome. Glad you saved room for pie. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 15 October 2017

If you don't want to eat in a chain restaurant but want homemade food, freshly made each day, this place is for you. Atmosphere makes you feel like your eating at home, right down to mismatched plates, loved it. Service was excellent, friendly and fairly...More

Thank Daphne E
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Thanks for dining with us.

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Best food for you buck your get quality food that’s made with love friendly staff can food from scratch even with the hearty portions there still a variety of homemade

Thank Tandofire S
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Thanks for dining with us.

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Love this place great food, best Eggs Benedict hands down. Menu is always changing you never get bored, and home made pies. Main meals are so filling hard to find room for pie. Great atmosphere very relaxed and laid back, staff friendly and helpful. When...More

Thank Bangor1
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

My wife went to the harbour diner and at first reluctant to enter as appearance can initially make one make a decision too soon. We did however go in and we were so glad we did. The service was excellent and the food was even...More

Thank Len C
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Food is great, service is great and the pies are amazing. I ca t stop thinking about the coconut cream pie and went back 2 weeks later!! Highly recommend.

Thank Orgchaos70
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Jim M
21 September 2017|
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Response from Jessie S | Property representative |
Hi Jim. We serve the full breakfast menu until 11am Mon-Fri and until 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. We do have 2 breakfast items on our lunch/dinner menu as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 486 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1J1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-523-7373
Description
Family run Diner with an emphasis on home cooking. Everything now made in house, from scratch. Comfort food at it's finest!
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