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486 James St., North, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
905-523-7373
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8:00 am - 8:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, 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
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    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
We had a good one

It's interesting that this restaurant goes in cycles of very good to very bad. We hit a good cycle BTW. Only the restaurant can track whether it is a particular chef who is on duty. Things go bad when the boss is away. Or the moon is at a particular position in the sky. Who knows. Our meal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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English first
Hamilton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Love the Harbour Diner. One of the best places to eat in Hamilton. Homey atmosphere and the owners are very nice. Lots of variety on the menu and they do the best all day breakfast in the city.

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Hamilton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My boyfriend took me here a few times and I love it. It has a home like feel to the diner and comfortable place to eat at. I like you can have brunch all day if desired and have yummy comfort foods. Everything we order was so good and homemade. We absolutely love their coffee and prices on the menu... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had a great time,appetizer nachos and fried brie salad excellent. My daughter loved the seafood macaroni, my husband the lobster ravioli, I had the turkey dinner(brought half home) and my very picky son had all day breakfast. The house white was perfect and we had an apple butter tart pie to share for desert that was unique and delicious.... More 

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Burlington, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Read about it and saw the tv show where it was highlighted so we decided to give it a try. Good food and service. Portions were more than adequate and no complaints from our group. Dessert was only so so. Servers were great!

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Toronto
Top Contributor
267 reviews 267 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a small restaurant (approx. 30 seats + some stools at the counter - I don't know if they serve at the counter)...the crab cakes from the specials were tasty, the greek salad with spinach was good, the garlic cheese bread good. The rib/shrimp special and prime rib (served every Saturday) were deemed v. good. I thought the meatloaf... More 

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Canada
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It's interesting that this restaurant goes in cycles of very good to very bad. We hit a good cycle BTW. Only the restaurant can track whether it is a particular chef who is on duty. Things go bad when the boss is away. Or the moon is at a particular position in the sky. Who knows. Our meal was very... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We normally love this place, but very disappointed with our breakfast on most recent visit. Crisp bacon is good but burnt bacon is not. Eggs overcooked as well .... What happened? There are so many good breakfast spots we won't waste our time again. Just hoping dinners are still good, we'll give it a try but won't be back for... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

this restaurant was featured on that food network show You Gotta eat Here. And for good reason. Because YOU GOTTA EAT HERE Its a small place but there is always a line up to get in. The Peamale steak and eggs are awesome. There is always a daily special. That was fantastic that day too. not much more to say... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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