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Shakespeare's Steak House

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) #63 of 1,032 Restaurants in Hamilton $$$$ , Steakhouse, Seafood
181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
+1 905-528-0689
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (13 reviews)
“steak” (46 reviews)
“jelly beans” (2 reviews)
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11:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Canadian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
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11 - 20 of 135 reviews

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited spontaneously as we were in the neighbourhood. Not knowing what to expect we were certainly pleasantly surprised. This is a very gorgeous restaurant the atmosphere is cozy and the building has a unique old fashioned charm. It is quite an...More

Thank Stacey V
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Make a reservation for this gem. It was my first time but I went with Regulars. They compare it the John Peel restaurant Brantford (now closed). This restaurant is all about traditions, quality ingredients and attention to detail. It is an experience - plan to...More

Thank digbroom
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I have been dining at Shakespeare's since they opened in 1969 and the experience that Franco insisted on back then is exactly the same today! For any special occasion, there is no place I would rather go than Shakespeare's! If you haven't been, give it...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Returned to the Shakespeare's after 18 years. My wife and I had our wedding dinner here 18 years ago. We were both so happy to see things have not changed, as the food is unbeatable in taste, portion, presentation. I don't think the price has...More

Thank Kelsey C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Excellent food quality and the service was amazing. Our waiter was really engaging. I had ostrich - wow - is that really good - very lean - delish!

Thank Gerry M
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

It was a great lunch at Shakespeare's, it was my first time there and it was a business lunch. The spinach salad was excellent to start and peppercorn steak had great flavour and was cooked a perfect medium rare like asked for. Server was very...More

1  Thank Devilsteeth
Reviewed 30 December 2016

It has been several years since we have been to this place, it is as good as ever. We had a great server that took care of 6 ladies. We had drinks, salads and steak along with some wine. The bread is good and the...More

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Have been to this restaurant many times and was always pleased with the whole experience. Atmosphere is excellent as well as garlic bread and Caesar salad BUT I ordered a Shakespeare sirloin steak medium well. The first time it showed up it was done medium...More

Thank Rob L
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I went with my date and ordered Rare Filet MIgnon and came medium well. I was not able to find a server until we are half way through the dinner. It was too late to ask for it to be re-cooked by then. It is...More

1  Thank pt376
Reviewed 18 October 2016

It was a while ago but I remember specifically they customized my steak for me with some delicious blue cheese. It was cooked perfectly and just made me feel oh so good inside. Nothing out of the ordinary with service but just fantastic tasting food.

Thank ADM0NIC5
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Questions & Answers
Evelyn T
25 May 2017|
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Response from Mark T | Reviewed this property |
Same owners, family affair. Franco is now head chef, Leo runs the front-of-house.
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Kathy B
18 January 2017|
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Response from CKTA | Reviewed this property |
Hi; I'm not sure if my response was sent properly, so I am sending it again. I have seen people in there dressed very casual.. We prefer to dress up a notch when we go there. I have seen men in nice jeans and a shirt. It... More
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Paul Z
18 April 2015|
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Response from Mark T | Reviewed this property |
Under the 'menu' tab on on their home page
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-528-0689
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