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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“schnitzel” (234 reviews)
“potatoes” (54 reviews)
Opens in 9 min
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

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

Thank tipintnet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank jules70lowe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Spuds1818
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Steelcitypapa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank DianeKB905
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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.

Thank rpm186nlr
Reviewed October 2, 2018

An iconic Hamilton eatery which has rested on its reputation for far too long. The dull and unkept exterior matches the interior which is drab and has not been refurbished in many years. The possibly "retro" light fixtures are just old and the wallpaper is...More

2  Thank Doug W
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We have been going to the Black Forest for many years! The food is always good. We were here recently with family and had a dinner as good as we expected. The schnitzel is amazing and the spaetzle is fabulous! This is a consistenly good...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Last evening my wife and I had dinner in this dated restaurant Had been here many many years ago. The service was good the portions way to big can easily share a schnitzel , I found mine to be on the dry side and the...More

Thank binbrook
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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