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Black Forest Inn

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German, Austrian
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255 King St. E (corner of King St. E & Ferguson Ave. N.), Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B9, Canada
905-528-3538
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 164
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  • 87
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, time after time

Our annual "birthday" visit, in addition to other visits during the year. Always a favourite "go to" restaurant. Good variety of dishes, all well done and reasonably priced. Arrive early at dinner time as it gets full pretty quick. We've gone mid afternoon on occasion and have never been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
K357DWdavidm
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Hamilton, Canada
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290 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hamilton, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Our annual "birthday" visit, in addition to other visits during the year. Always a favourite "go to" restaurant. Good variety of dishes, all well done and reasonably priced. Arrive early at dinner time as it gets full pretty quick. We've gone mid afternoon on occasion and have never been disappointed.

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The food is very fine if you do not mind waiting an hour to be served. You are escorted to the bar where you spend your money while you wait to be seated for your food.

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Hamilton, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had only eaten here once and it was 25 years ago. Thought we would try it and I have to say, nothing much had changed. The waiting was long, the restaurant needs a makeover and the food was ok. It's just too noisy.

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Ancaster
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It is not the best meal I have ever had, but it is the best German restaurant in the city. The portions are better than average and the service is bar none. You will not walk away hungry!!!!!!!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

I will always return to this place! Great food! Great service! Great atmosphere! I can't remember what the meal is called but the schnitzel has bacon and hot peppers on it and it's to die for! Sometimes it comes with pickles, if yours doesn't come with them, ask! It's so much yummier that way! I love this place.

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Hamilton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a great joint that has been around for years. Very large portions, great service and food. All is well priced but the draft beers are pushing the mark up. We certainly enjoy all the time however. The goulash is great. Along with all their other authentic dishes. The location is harder to park but being an older place... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was my 2nd time at this restaurant and both times I got a full plate for a great deal. Im not too sure what its called but I basically got the steak with mushrooms and potatoes. Its so delicious and cooked perfectly. If you order this plate I recommend getting a side of fried onions to add too....MMMMM. The... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Centally located this restaurant is an authentic German experience. From the servers outfits to the hand crafted booths it feels like you are in Germany. The food is also authentic Germany. We love the schnitzel but for a smaller appetite the schnitzel burger which is not actually a burger but a smaller version of the traditional schnitzel would be a... More 

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Haymarket, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The hostess was nice and the waitress was prompt. The food was excellent and authentic as I have lived in Germany.

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I went to the Black Forest Inn last week with my parents. We arrived at the restaurant at around 2pm on a Saturday. Surprisingly it was pretty busy. I ordered the Vienna schnitzel. Everything overall was pretty good. A little more seasoning was required for the schnitzel. Service was quick and attentive. I'd go back again if I was in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 255 King St. E (corner of King St. E & Ferguson Ave. N.), Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 905-528-3538

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, Austrian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 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?