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US$5 - US$19
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Canadian, Pizza
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Reviewed March 13, 2021

Went here with my sister and husband and enjoyed the food, wings were at half price, had oysters and pizza, all went down with some pints. The service was excellent and promptly served. There is a hour and a half limit for seating.

Date of visit: March 2021
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zigmisiak, Owner at One Duke Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2021

Thank you Joe for your visit and thanks for supporting local. We appreciate your wonderful public compliments that are so important for our team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. (oneduke.ca and thedukes.ca)

Reviewed January 16, 2021

Favourite restaurant in Hamilton! Staff is so friendly and very attentive. Food is amazing! My favourite include the Duke Curry Fries, Cauliflower Wings, and Chicken Antojito Bites!! The pizza and wings are a must, as well! A step above the rest, by far!

Date of visit: January 2021
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zigmisiak, Owner at One Duke Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2021

Thank you Adrea for your supporting local. We are so pleased to have made your selections 'amazing'.

Reviewed December 16, 2020

The vibe was nice, the Chicken Antojito Bites were super delicious and the Caesar drink was good but we ordered the Charcuterie Pizza and was told they burned it. We received a new one...45 mins. after we first ordered. We took it home in a...box and enjoyed it later. It was my birthday so I was hoping to enjoy the meal at the restaurant, especially during covid where it's still nice to be able to go out to eat in Hamilton. I mentioned it to a friend who said 'I went there a few weeks ago and they burned the hamburger and had to make a new one'. You guys might want to keep an eye on the stove...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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zigmisiak, Owner at One Duke Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2021

Thanks for supporting local, One Duke and Dukes Pub Pasta and Pizzeria. We are sorry for your inconvenience. No excuses but times are somewhat more difficult, however, we have made a note of your issue which was addressed and not to be repeated, only the...More

Reviewed October 7, 2020

We had the medium wings which were milder than expected but tasty. They're meaty and crispy. We also ordered the Genoa salami pizza and were surprised to find the salami basically shredded into tiny pieces which were missing in action, I doubt more than 25...cents of salami was used so really a pizza with sauce and cheese. The crust is good and maybe another choice of toppings would result in something satisfactory.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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zigmisiak, Owner at One Duke Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2020

Hi Joanne. Thank you for supporting our local small business. Our wings are very popular. Shredding our Genoa salami is our way of presenting this type of pizza rather then a 'pepperoni' sliced style. We will discuss this with our team. We look forward to...More

Reviewed September 6, 2020

We were for a family closing day with a nice dinner. But it turns in a very disappointing experience. No oysters, no owen so no pizza, one of the dishes we wanted was pasta but then the waister came to say that they did not...have one of the main ingredients. The Thai salad with shrimps and quinoa was good, although it came just with 5 mini shrimps, unbelievable. On top of that, they trick you with the bill. The bill came with the tip (18%) already calculated (should be optional). If you do not pay attention and if you are paying via interac, the machine will charge you again with another tip (minimum 15%). You can imagine 33% just for a not good service? I do not recommend this restaurant, unless you do not have ANY other option.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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zigmisiak, Owner at One Duke Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2020

Thank you for your visit. The normal flow of supplies has been significantly hampered due to C19. On our web (oneduke.ca) we indicate that folks should phone to see what quantities of oysters we have on hand; they come from Canada's east coast. Our pizza...More

Reviewed July 27, 2020 via mobile

It had been years since we had One Duke. I had heard they changed owners but there it was on the menu “Bob Marley pizza” years ago this dish may have been the best pizza in the city. My wife ordered the fish and chips...and said it was ok, the BM pizza was fairly different. The crust was totally different, they went too hard on the jerk sauce base giving the pizza this clear liquid wetness which isn’t pleasant to consume. Now I understand why of all the menu items they’d keep that one on there as it used to be their most popular item. But why keep it there if you aren’t going to make the effort to stay true to the original recipe? To be clear the new pizza dough is actually still very enjoyable, I think a traditional tomato based pizza would really go down well. Bottom line. Through the pandemic, this restaurant helped feed the elderly living at a residence that was hit hard by the virus. For this they have earned my business and my appreciation!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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zigmisiak, Owner at One Duke Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2020

Hi Matthew. Thank you for your visit and support. We are always looking for ways of improving our menu selections but sometimes in this process we make and error. We have been trying different sauces and in some cases going back to the original. The...More

Reviewed February 1, 2020

Had a good experience at One Duke with friends. Two of us had the hamburger lunch and they were very big and tasty. Had to take half of mine home. My wife had the fish and chips and enjoyed it. The server was very nice...and efficient. A gentleman , probably the owner, came by to ask if all was well. Nice gesture. They have lots of specials during the weeks and football parties. The Super Bowl Party looks like it would be nice to attend. Saw lots of good deals posted, like wings and pitchers etc. Will come back again some time probably in the summer due to their very nice patio.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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101zigm, Owner at One Duke Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2020

Thank you Johnnyb2 for your visit and very nice testament directed at our 'heart of the house', kitchen, and 'front of the house', staff. We most certainly do have lots of specials all through the week. We look forward to seeing you on our patio.........but...More

Reviewed September 3, 2019

The oysters were great! Our server attentive but overly busy. The nachos and dip duo were very tasty and the drinks were fantastic! Recommended and we'll keep returning!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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zigmisiak, Owner at One Duke Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2019

Hi Azulblue. Thank you very much for taking 'your' time giving us a '5 star' and wonderful comments. Our fresh east-coast oysters are most certainly popular. Nachos and dip are a visitors favorite...........and yes, we do our best to offer 'fantastic' libations. We look forward...More

Reviewed July 25, 2019

I stopped by today like I usually do on Thursdays for a bite to eat and a couple drinks I've never had a problem til now the server LISA WAS so ignorant rude threw coaster at me then a guest asked for a pen she...literally threw it at them then a customer asked for change she says no go to the bank around the corner wow wow!!!!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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zigmisiak, Public Relations Manager at One Duke Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2019

Thank you for your regular patronage. We are very sorry for this particular server experience. I can assure you that it is being dealt with today. This seems out-of-character but we resolve the issue. Please e-mail me at zigmisiak@mightytidybusiness.com

Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

Tried this place for first time and was very impressed, service was great and food was good, they had a special on Thursday for tacos , we tried the tacos and the pizza, both were great. Food quality and price were good, try this place.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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zigmisiak, Owner at One Duke Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2019

Hi Cruiseproblem. Thank you 'very much' for taking the time to visit us, give us a nice '5 star' and a wonderful commentary on our food/quality and pricing. We have so much more that we are rolling out over the next few months. We look...More

Reviewed April 10, 2019

My friend took me here , she has been before, my first time. My friend recommended the Blackend Salmon Beet & Pear salad..It was very good.. I m not partial to salmon, but this was not fishy tasting.. Would have this again..More

Date of visit: April 2019
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zigmisiak, Owner at One Duke Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2019

Hi Diane T., thank your friend for taking you there :). The Blackend Salmon is one of Dukes best sellers for the reason you mentioned. We have changed up the menu (as you can see on our web oneduke.ca) and are in the process us...More

Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

Where to start? The first thing my girlfriend said as we walked in was: “This place smells like an old smokers apartment.” It did. Ordered the $17 shrimp and scallop app which was probably worth $3 and obviously was scraped off the bottom of the...freezer. I’m a seafood snob but this stuff was so obviously from a discount bin at Freshco it was ridiculous. Worth $7 tops. Hey, some dishes are hit and miss. I get that. On to the mains. Ordered the special, fish and chips. I never knew you could get that much batter onto a piece of “fish”. My gf’s bowl was not worth $19. Service was non-existent. There was no one there (now I know why) but our server spent all her time in the back room with the manager who was more interested in talking loudly on his phone when he was around then doing anything remotely helpful. Hey “bro”... you need a large t-shirt. The medium doesn’t work. So in closing, avoid at all costs. Hamilton has a number of fantastic restaurants. This is not one. I just paid $77 bucks to spend 10 minutes of my life leaving this ridiculous review when I should be somewhere watching the NCAA finals. And, to add, our drinks were watered down which is beyond hilarious. The best part about this experience was writing this review.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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zigmisiak, Owner at One Duke Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2019

Hi Andrew Matthews from Brantford. Our legal responsibility as a licensed establishment is to follow the rules of Ontario 'Smart-Serve'. At One Duke our team also has a moral commitment looking after your safety and the safety of others. Understanding our position you are welcome...More

Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

My sister and her daughter came for a visit and we decided to come here for a late lunch and also eat oysters, unfortunately they ran out the previous evening. On Sundays they have $5 pints and Caesars, I had both. Food was good as...usual, I had my usual fish and chips and some calamari to share. The calamari should be much more crispy, I believe their oil isn't hot enough, but still delicious. We all enjoyed the food, miss my oysters, and the service was attenty and prompt, she should have some help, but even though she was all alone looking after the bar and food, she kept smiling most of the time. This pub/bar is very popular with locals, including myself, summer time with patio opened I am there more often.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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zigmisiak, Owner at One Duke Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2019

Hi Sister Visit :) Thank you very much for your wonderful comments some of which we will bring to our regular meetings for review. Oysters, this time of year, due to the season are a bit harder to get. We do go through a lot...More

Reviewed February 15, 2019

Food was really good, place is comfy. I had the soup, salad and bread. The waiter was very nice and helpful. Looking forward to going in the summer and sitting on the patio. It was really easy for parking which impressed me.

Date of visit: February 2019
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zigmisiak, Public Relations Manager at One Duke Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019

Hi, thank you for your visit and taking the time to make such a nice public statement. We look forward to seeing you on our patio, for sure. We do have, as you know, 7 day a week specials for lunch/dinner/drinks and oysters. www.oneduke.ca

Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by One Duke to get a couple drinks and we were met by friendly staff and a comfy atmosphere.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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zigmisiak, Public Relations Manager at One Duke Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Hi Chris. Thanks for stopping by at One Duke. Our staff certainly appreciate you recognizing their efforts. Yes, our interior is meant to be 'comfy' and appealing. We have some upcoming changes soon that will enhance that atmosphere. We have 7 day a week specials,...More

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One Duke Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4