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Black Forest Inn

$$ - $$$German, , European
255 King St E | corner of King St. E & Ferguson Ave. N., Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B9, Canada
+1 905-528-3538
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“schnitzel” (239 reviews)
“potatoes” (57 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
German, Austrian, European, Central European
$$ - $$$
255 King St E | corner of King St. E & Ferguson Ave. N., Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B9, Canada
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1 - 10 of 759 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Had Lunch Last Friday & the Restaurant was packed. We had a ten minute wait and were seated. Both of us had draft German Beer and started with salads which were good. The main courses were Wiener Schnitzels; truly excellent. We had no room for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tyuff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't waste your money eating here! Paul, the owner has no concept of customer service or taking responsibility when they make a mistake! The food is not worth the trouble!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tim V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us arrived at 5:30 tonight and were told 1/2 hour to 45 minute wait. After an hour and fifteen minutes and several couples who just walked in being seated before us I went up to the front to ask for an estimate of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank ShelleyD432
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic. It's always fun and enjoyable to go into downtown Hamilton to easy here. Food is always great tasting, very filling and reasonably priced. Better if you catch them at lunch time. Danke schön

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tipintnet
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Arrived & we were seated immediately. Staff was friendly & very informative. The waitress was happy to get us everything we asked for & more. The food was delicious. It’s is the same as I remember it as a kid. German comfort food. I’ve read...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jules70lowe
Reviewed October 27, 2018

We had heard great things about the Black Forest Inn and finally decided to try it. Very disappointing, the staff are friendly but the restaurant is dirty and run down. (needs new flooring). We started with salad which was OK, but the Black Forest Plate...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Spuds1818
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Went out with a group of friends and one in the group suggested the Black Forest Inn. We tried it and it was ok. Comfort food from Germany. I see the value in this place just not our cup of tea. Needs a Reno.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Steelcitypapa
Reviewed October 18, 2018

We arrived late in the evening and were pleased that they were still open. We were lucky to have found free parking directly in front of the entrance. The place looks a little dated and somewhat worn, but the food was well worth it. We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DianeKB905
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a great downtown place to eat. Price for a good meal is about 20 to 30 without alcohol. There are a variety of German and European dishes like weinershnitsel and other Bavarian dishes. The food tastes like mom used to make it and...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank A L
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Went here for supper after helping our niece move back to Hamilton. Service and food was good - all 5 of us were happy with our meals. I had the Hunter schnitzel.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank rpm186nlr
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January 15, 2018|
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Response from RickMcMexICan | Reviewed this property |
They’re is a small step on both entrance and exit but I would consider this easily managed. The washroom is accessible but I can’t say for sure about the toilet with bar. Absolutely call them, they’re very accommodating.
September 9, 2017|
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Response from canada112 | Reviewed this property |
No they do not
November 25, 2016|
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Response from Leonard B | Reviewed this property |
We went with a large group-most had a meat based order but some did have non meat dish. The salads were great and very well portioned. Everyone did rave about the schnitzel and spetzel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, Austrian, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 King St E | corner of King St. E & Ferguson Ave. N., Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-528-3538
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