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Emma's Back Porch

Continental, Canadian
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2084 Old Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7R 1A3, Canada
(905) 634-2084
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A first timer’s experience

I loved the atmosphere of this resturant! I didn't know what to expect going in. I sat outside on the "back porch". It was nice, but rather warm. It seemed to really get hot when the food was brought to our table.. So much so that it was hard to eat. A few more fans on the back porch would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2013
Nidrah
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Conway, Arkansas
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Conway, Arkansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I loved the atmosphere of this resturant! I didn't know what to expect going in. I sat outside on the "back porch". It was nice, but rather warm. It seemed to really get hot when the food was brought to our table.. So much so that it was hard to eat. A few more fans on the back porch would... More 

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hamilton
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Emma's use to be one of the best reasons for heading to the water front, Wednesday wing night, great times good people and great staff.. Over the past few years they have made some not so fun changes. Wing night is anything but any more, When I started going to Emma's only 8 years ago, wing night was 29 or... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We have lived in Burlington for many yrs and often go to patios to enjoy food, drinks and weather. We decided we'd venture from our regular spots and try Emma's. As soon as we walked in we were greeted by a snotty young hostess. After meeting our waitress (whom didn't appear to be wanting to work at all), she took... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I've always loved Emma's for its great pub grub, friendly staff and awesome lake views but now I love it even more because of the new summer menu. There's great food for hot days - lots of wonderful salads (jerked or blackened chicken, salmon, Greek and more).

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Ontario
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155 reviews 155 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

A party of 4 had a fabulous lunch on the back porch, under a parasol, overlooking the lake, on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Could not have asked for a better setting ! We arrived at noon - by 1 pm the patio was full. They had plenty of staff so the service was good ... There was even a live... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I have served for 10 years and I am so shocked about the service here to the point where I had to write a review. We came with 15 of us for drinks and some food ... Ready to spend money. We had one server who didn't even ask us if we wanted to pay up bc she had to... More 

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Ottawa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Beer and huge chicken wings at a great price. Super friendly staff and a marvelous view of Lake Ontario. For a more formal dining experience you can go to the Waterstreet Cooker located upstairs. Lots of TV's to watch your favorite sporting event.

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Oakville, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

My husband and I love Emma's in the summer. Sunday afternoon out on the lakefront patio, eating their ever famous Nacho's and sipping on cold beers. This will always remain one of my best memories of living in Burlington. Emma's is a place we took all of our out of town guests to, we knew they would get great food,... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Old Emmas is a great place to eat, I love the old feel to the restaurant, the history of this place is a great addition to the dining experience. Service is little slow but food was excellent.

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Burlington, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

This is an update to my previous review. Great news they are doing some small renos in Emma's but unfortunately it doesn't look like they are going to address to major problems such as the god awful booth seating they have & the cigarette smoke stained ceiling tiles that have never been cleaned or replaced since the building was built.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2084 Old Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7R 1A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: (905) 634-2084

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental, Canadian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?