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Harbour Diner

486 James St., North, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
905-523-7373
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Ranked #131 of 919 restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Continental
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: 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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: 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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English first
Calgary, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Sorry to give a poor review, but when I tasted the coleslaw I nearly spit it out due to the overpowering smell of ammonia. We obviously didn't eat it and when we advised the waitress of this she said "Oh yeah, we had someone else comment on the coleslaw"..How do you keep serving something that has gone so bad? They... More

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Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Service was terrible having to wait for over 10 minutes after seating ourselves for the table to be cleaned and then a server dealt with another table that came in after us before even seeing us...it is a small enough place to not go unnoticed. The pricing is good, but the food is honestly terrible. Half the food is cold... More

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Oakville
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Went to the diner this past weekend, and was pleasantly pleased with the fun eclectic vide of diner, with a mixture of colours, chairs, & tables. Nothing matches but works together. Someone has a good eye for design. We were greeted with a friendly "sit where you like", and a quick "what can I get you to drink". The menu... More

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Burlington, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

What can I say? Eggs so cooked I need a steak knife to cut them, potatoes petrified by heat lamp, Black-burned, deep fried bacon, 90min to get in and out for breakfast when we are the ONLY table there? I politely sent back the bacon because it was inedible, and it was replaced... With raw bacon. Thanks guys, won't be... More

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Ontario
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We visited Harbour Diner after seeing it's review on 'You Gotta Eat Here' ..Cute little place that smelled absolutely wonderful! The waitress was wonderful and the portion sizes ..more than one person could eat! Husband ordered the meatloaf and was not disappointed. I had turkey sandwich and thought it was bland. Alright, but bland. Not to my liking. We will... More

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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

My family and I are there and we began to feel sick about an hour afterward. My mother and I had the same meal and we have both been suffering from a slew of gastrointestinal problems, as well as chills and headache. My husband ate something different (dairy included in his meal) and only has diarrhea. We are certain that... More

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Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was our first visit to The Harbour Diner. We both ordered one of the specials offered for lunch - bacon, tomato, and avocado grilled cheese. It came with a cup of Potato, Leak and Ham Soup and a side of coleslaw. We both enjoyed our meal - very filling. For dessert, I had the Cherry Pie with whipped cream.... More

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Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Located on James St. North the Harbour Diner is not for those looking for fancy tables and seating arrangements. It is cosy with an eclectic following - food choices are outstanding, portion sizes are good, service is great and prices are reasonable. Suggest reservations as the Diner is popular with both locals and out of town visitors. We've been there... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Limited regular menu with great comfort food options. Specials of the day offer interesting alternative dishes. Fish or seafood always an option. Always a treat to come back

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Algonac, Michigan
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73 reviews 73 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We have eaten at the Harbour several times and have never been disappointed. The meat loaf and mac and cheese are really good. The decor is unique and homey and the staff efficient. It is not a fine dining place, it is a diner. But the food is good and very reasonably priced. Getting a table can be tough so... More

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