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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Black Forest Inn refuses to take reservations. But at the same time they have incompetent front of the house managers who do not know how to handle an influx of customers. Our party of six arrived to find the restaurant fully occupied including the bar...More

Thank CountyLoyalist
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was not busy but even with reservations we were very crowded. Four people squished on a side intended for 3 people. Not a pleasant experience! The portions were fine but the presentation requires more work. The cordon blue appeared to be massed produced...More

Thank Happy_Travels1948
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was amazing. More than I could eat. Served quickly and piping hot. Service person was very friendly and efficientl.

1  Thank dmorrison4768
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First started going to this restaurant in the early 70's and made a point of revisiting every time we were in Hamilton. It was an all time family favourite, when the kids were young it was their first choice ( Black Forest Cake ). We...More

Thank Rick H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best place for snitzels and spetzel in Hamilton along with other German foods great service in the heart of the city.

Thank Barry H
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Food has always been delicious. It has earned it's reputation for the best schnitzel. Very large portions. Great family atmosphere.

Thank Debb C
Reviewed 7 November 2017

On our visit in July, we had a couple of criticisms. Not this time! The house salad is back to being top notch with lightly pickled cucumber and the blue cheese dressing is again excellent. The schnitzelburger ("small" vienna schnitzel), spaetzle and red cabbage are...More

Thank schmidklaus
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Decided to try Black Forest Inn on King St., in Hamilton, Ontario . First time, and the schnitzel was excellent, filled the plate with spätzle in butter as the side option (or home fried potato, or rice. I chose Jaeger Schnitzel which is in a...More

Thank Fudger1
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Went there for dinner on a weekend and had to wait about 45 minutes but the wait was worth it. The place was packed. Saw this restaurant on the "You've Gotta Eat Here" TV program on the Food network so we decided to try it....More

Thank waiting4you
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

I would have to say my meal and experience is always predictable in a good way. My family and I have enjoyed Black Forest Inn for over 3 decades and always leave happy. The service is amazing, the food is exceptional and well prepared.

Thank Tracy M
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9 September 2017|
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Response from judi20001999 | Reviewed this property |
Not as far as I have ever encountered
25 November 2016|
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Response from Cancub50 | 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.
23 December 2015|
Response from theklingon | Reviewed this property |
You are exactly correct. Many people will try to say a place is authentic but have no clue what that actually means. Their standard is slop and anything slightly better is great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, Austrian, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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