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Harbour Diner

$$ - $$$American, ,
486 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1J1, Canada
+1 905-523-7373
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“meatloaf” (20 reviews)
“pies” (20 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Hours
American, Diner, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
486 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1J1, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

I went to the Harbour Diner with a friend on Sunday and was a bit disappointed to learn that there is no lunch menu but only breakfast food available on Sundays, but okay, fair enough. However, the service was so incredibly bad that I cannot...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jazzmyn2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looked forward to trying this restaurant and glad we did. It was a busy Saturday and when we arrived, we got the last table. That explains why it took about 1 hour to receive our breakfasts. Everyone ordered something different, but all plates had cold...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank FredTracie
Reviewed November 7, 2018

My first impression as I walked through the door was "what kind of restaurant is this?" I say that because the restaurant is furnished in all mismatched chairs and tables and is quite small (reservations are a must!!), but when our server came over and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Linda A
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Went with a group and we tried the meatloaf and Lobster Mac & Cheese. Meatloaf was a huge portion with some mashed potato, oddly no accompanying vegetable but not too fussed about that. Meatloaf was fine but not overly memorable and could have used a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Andrew V
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Our son recently moved nearby and had good things to say about the place. So we met him after work to try it out. I had the special Philly Cheese steak and my wife had the shepherd's pie - both were great. Service was friendly....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Richard R
Reviewed October 15, 2018

the service was very slow, I had the prime rib asked for medium rare got almost well done. It tasted ok with the gravy but when the gravy was gone it was very dry. the two others had the meat loaf which was why they...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank relaxing12
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Date of Visit; Saturday, Sept 22, 2018 (and others) Stopped in for dinner - we were lucky enough to get seated right away. The place is often very busy - as it is a local favourite. The decor is vintage, retro, and eclectic - this...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RogueTrippers
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

We decided to stop for dinner since we were downtown. We’ve eaten here before and had heard about the place on ‘You Gotta Eat Here’. When asked, our waiter said that all portions sizes are large. The pictures speak for themselves. Their Lobster MAC was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Valerie G
Reviewed August 21, 2018

My wife and i have been visiting this restaurant for the past few years and lately i have been ordering the California Eggs Benedict with Avocado slices and requesting they serve it on a croissant instead of the standard English muffin. You can also have...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Angus7
Reviewed August 3, 2018

I was always told First Impressions Count ... On Wednesday August 1st son Troy from England, his sister, nephew and myself followed recommendations from "You Gotta Eat Here" ... first off the outside appearance turned us off and we almost were about to leave ......More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Sandra L
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Questions & Answers
Jim M
September 21, 2017|
Response from 969jessies | 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
  • Value
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, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 486 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1J1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-523-7373
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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