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Harbour Diner

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486 James St., North, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
905-523-7373
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: If Gordon Ramsey could envision a diner, this would be it. A top chef...
If Gordon Ramsey could envision a diner, this would be it. A top chef making breakfast & lunch an artform. Dinner is great, too.
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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Still one of the best gems in Hamilton

We started going to this diner since their first week of opening. Never have we've been disappointed. We are picky foodies and know a great detail about the the food, tourism and service industry. If you live in Hamilton or are visiting this is a must try. Don't expect fancy linen though... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
dacobro13
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Hamilton, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hamilton, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We started going to this diner since their first week of opening. Never have we've been disappointed. We are picky foodies and know a great detail about the the food, tourism and service industry. If you live in Hamilton or are visiting this is a must try. Don't expect fancy linen though. This is like eating in grandma circa 1950's... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I had seen this restaurant on the show You've Gotta Eat Here. They featured the crab & lobster macaroni and I had to try it. It was very good, with lots of crab throughout and larger pieces of lobster on top. There was enought to take away for another HUGE meal. Hubby ordered the 'can I buy you a fish... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Ever since this place opened it has been a hotspot in the North End. I love going there for breakfast, even though sometimes you have a bit of a wait. I also love the marinara meatball bread appetizer and their lobster and crab mac and cheese! It is a small place, but that just makes it more cosy, especially if... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

On Saturday, January 17th, 2015, our lunch came with a insect in the food. The insect was alive and covered in the coleslaw dressing. It can be seen in the circled area of the attached picture. The restaurant's response was to offer fresh meals. We did not take them up on that offer. The City of Hamilton public health department... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is the best place ever to go for Breakfast, lunch and dinner!!! I almost always get the specials they offer because they are always so different and mouth watering. The service is top notch and the prices cannot be beat for the quality.

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This has to be one of the best bargains in Hamilton for a good quality full serve restaurant. Unfortunately, it's not a secret. Constantly busy but worth trying to get a table if you are in the area. Try the Seafood Soup. It's the best I've had locally. Not always on the menu but quite a regular special and not... More 

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Dundas, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A diner with a twist this place has fabulous food! I had the bowl of homemade butternut soup and the meatloaf and and my friend had the Cobb Salad and everything was excellent! Service from a very pleasant young girl was prompt and excellent. Finished our huge portions off with a piece of homemade raspberry pie and a piece of... More 

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ham
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Had fish and chips , terrible fish , chips were huge and not cooked. Gross. Would not recommend this place they have dropped their standards

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Niagara Falls, Ontario
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Pros - great staff - creative menu - delicious grilled cheese and smoked salmon eggs Benedict - small "kitchen" feel - breakfast menu featured many dishes which looked amazing Cons - none - loved it all

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2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Popped in for breakfast on the recommendation of a friend. party of two, we ordered pretty standard breakfast fare....eggs, bacon,sausages, homefries, toast. Service was good. The issue was the food (believe it or not)...the sausages seemed a little 'pale' and 'undercooked.' The toast didn't arrive until five minutes after we were given our breakfast....a little odd..BUT, the biggest issue was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 486 James St., North, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 905-523-7373

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental

Description

If Gordon Ramsey could envision a diner, this would be it. A top chef making breakfast & lunch an artform. Dinner is great, too.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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