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Black Forest Inn

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$$ - $$$
German, Austrian, European, Central European
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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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Today
11:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been going here forever but lately the atmosphere has been going downhill and fast; Previous owners' cared about guests and it showed in the welcome and service. The 'new' attitude is disappointing (and it's been the same over the last couple visits). Food still excellent and service is good compared to others.....just nowhere close to before

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Thank ITCanada
Ontario, Canda
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were concerned about the change of ownership but as usual we had a fantastic meal. Most of the same staff was there. The food hasn't changed a bit, delicious and plentiful.

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Thank RickMcMexICan
Hamilton, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have lived in Hamilton for 14 years and just recently was able to experience the Hamilton staple that is the Black Forest Inn. I must say I was pleasantly surprised and can see why it has been a favorite for years. The staff are welcoming & very helpful. The food is just incredible comfort food and the atmosphere is... More 

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Thank LiluMuller
North Port, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been going there for over forty years at least 3 to 4 times a year plus take out about 4 to five times a year. My family has celebrated many birthdays and anniversaries over the years. Have never had a bad visit of any kind. Guaranteed a good night on every visit Tony D'Olimpio

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Thank meatguy1
Hamilton, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to the Black Forest Inn last night for dinner with my son. I had the Jaeger schnitzel with spaetzle and the garden salad. The house dressing on the salad was good but the salad was just average. The mushroom sauce on the Jaeger schnitzel was really good but the schnitzel itself was overdone and very dry. I was... More 

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Thank Pathguider
Toronto, Canada
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138 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner with my wife. We have travelled Germany Austria Eastern Europe extensively and felt at home with decor and ambiance. Service was great. Portions were large. Food could have been a bit better but good for price point. Excellent beers love the large litre steins. Would return.

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Thank Luke M
Ontario's Near North, Canada
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is where to be for Classic Comfort food German style. The portions are generous and very tasty so get ready to unbuckle your belts you’re in for a treat.

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Thank R L
Hamilton, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food - ++++ Parking isn't the best but manageable. Restaurant is so good there is usually always a line up so go early.

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Thank smith1294
Hamilton, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went back recently with my family and we were not disappointed. It's not a high end Toronto-ish restaurant but will give you the home-style cooking that's pretty delicious.

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Thank LBP S
Hamilton, Canada
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for first time in decades with our out of town friends and it is still the same ... that is great! Unbelievable portions and quality with good service. Expect to wait because it's popular. Heard it has recently sold and new owners don't plan to change a thing, including menu and staff. Why would you change a good thing?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
German, Austrian, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?