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German, Austrian, European, Central European
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Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed November 29, 2023

Went here a few days ago for dinner and it's a lovely place. Its old school German aesthetic dining room was very cozy and lighthearted. The food was delicious. My wife got the Jaeger with potatoes and I got a chicken cordon with vegetables and...red cabbage. The portions are huge and my cordon was cooked to perfection. I was a little worried because it's folded chicken but it was perfect and the lemon wedge just gave it that extra flavor. Definitely recommend. However Our services was kind of slow. I think our waitress forgot about us because after we ordered our meals she just disappeared. 30+ minutes later and some other nice server brought us our food instead. Which was fine and I'd much rather would have preferred as this young lady was very nice and well dressed. Our first server looked like she had stuffed herself into her uniform. It was very small for her size and her chest was very prominent. My wife is a thick lady and she was even shocked. I'm sure she gets a lot of attention for the wrong reasons being a server like that but it was just inappropriate and distasteful. It's a family restaurant not a bar or a club scene. Call me old fashioned but there's a time and a place to dress like that and dinner time isn't it. No disrespect to the young lady but maybe go a few sizes up in the uniform so you're not falling out of it. Other than that, I would definitely recommend it.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 1, 2023 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Cute themed decor. The food was the hottest (temperature) meal we have ever been served at a restaurant. Schnitzel was so so good, spetzle was yummy. Huge portion, even my husband was commenting on the amount of food, and he’s a...big eater. Will return here again when in Hamilton. All Staff were so friendly. We both want to try so many other types of schnitzels. My husband enjoyed his draft beer. Only “negative” was the tables are pretty close together, but I get the need to have lots of tables. I imagine it gets pretty busy in there too. Thankfully no one sat at the table next to us until we were almost done our meal. Not a deal breaker though, and will be backMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 18, 2023

Have been going here for years. This time the food was okay but not up to the standard as in the past. Big concern the facility is badly in need of a renovation.bathrooms flooring really old and dirty looking carpet .not clean .noticed mold on...the way out. Service was was slow. Server was good.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed May 17, 2023

We've been going for many years when we wanted good, satisfying German food; never a disappointment.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 6, 2023

Have been going to this restaurant for over 50 years when we're in Hamilton. We heard the ownership had changed so we had to check it out. The meal was great as always (Black Forest Platter). Their recipes must have been given to the new...owners. The service and prices were also very good.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed February 25, 2023 via mobile

I have been a customer for over 40 years! Why are they messing with the formula? Dinners include soup or salad with marinated cucumbers and carrots with choice of salad dressing (house was awesome). BTW… Many years ago, dinners included soup and salad. Visited yesterday...with my husband and had a choice of soup or COLESLAW? What? Asked waitress and she didn’t even want to discuss the change, just pointed at the menu and said there was a choice of creamy coleslaw or oil-vinegar based coleslaw. How disappointing!!! They messed with the bread a year or so ago and provided rolls instead of rye bread. This issue has been resolved … now fix the salad PLEASE!!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed January 16, 2023 via mobile

The food is not fancy nor is the restaurant decor, but is us very tasty and a really comfortable setting. The food is generously in size and reasonable in price. Love the soup, salad and schnitzel dinners.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed January 4, 2023 via mobile

My family attempted to visit today (Wednesday) having been long-time customers and wanting some Black Forest Inn goodness before I leave for a few months. Unfortunately, they were closed despite both google maps and the website saying they are still open Wednesdays. Still a lovely...restaurant regardless, I was just disappointed I couldn’t get one last meal here before I head away.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 6, 2022

My first time at this restaurant. I had heard many good things and I was not disappointed. Staff was very friendly and helpful to understand some of the names of foods on the menu. We had a platter that was great. Really gave us a...chance to taste many if the items on the menu. Schnitzel was amazing. There is a reason this great restaurant has been around since 1967More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 27, 2022 via mobile

Stopped in with dad and brother for some schnitzel. Found the restaurant on Tripadvisor and went there based on ratings. Fantastic comes to mind. Huge tasty portions and excellent value. Food was hot and waitress was prompt. Even bought 3 Steins as souvenirs!! So absolutely...go there again.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed September 22, 2022

My husband and I are celebrating our 43rd wedding anniversary and we ordered from Black Forest from their website. It directed us to Door Dash. I ordered and it said that it was accepted. Then it said there was a problem so I contacted the...restaurant directly. They told me that the order had been received and he read back my order. 30 minutes after we requested our dinner we had not received anything. We contacted the restaurant again and they said it had been delivered. It was an entirely different dinner from what I had ordered. We explained the situation and the restaurant took ZERO responsibility and said it was out of their hands. We have been customers for years and I will never buy from them again. Thanks Black Forest for ruining an anniversary. Your customer service is deplorable.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 7, 2022

There was a time when this was the best in Hamilton. I am sure the original owners are regretting leaving this business to an idiot...Paul is determined to turn this into a thing of the past...what a shame that he has ruined a legendary restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 26, 2022 via mobile

Went there with my wife and granddaughter tonight. Have been there previously and enjoyed it. Tonight was a different story. We ordered a breaded schnitzel and they came out unbreaded. Mistakes happen. We had to flag down another server to go find ours. She was...no where. Finally she came over and asked what was wrong. Did not apologize but said she would get us new ones. We waited a half an hour before it came out. The place wasn’t busy. Meanwhile our ten year old granddaughter had finished hers and was ready to leave. Once the new meals came they were terrible. Overcooked and over salted. This is unusual bc this place was great before. At no time did our server or manager come over to see how our meal was Left server 5.00 tip. Maybe she will get the hint It’s really ashameMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 30, 2022

We have eaten at the Black Forest Inn many times several years ago, but this week as we attempted to go there we discovered that the hours posted on their website are not correct. I contacted the restaurant and they said the person who handles...their website is on vacation! My advice, if you want to eat there, phone ahead to be sure they are open.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 5, 2022

The Black Forest Inn is and always has been a terrific restaurant. I took my son and his wife a few months ago. I asked him today where he'd like to dine for his birthday. He picked the Forest. I wasn't surprised. I can't wait...until Sunday to enjoy that schnitzel.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Response from Rick M | 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.
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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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BLACK FOREST INN, Hamilton - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Black Forest Inn offers takeaway services.

Black Forest Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4