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Black Forest Inn

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German, Austrian, European
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255 King St. E (corner of King St. E & Ferguson Ave. N.), Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B9, Canada
905-528-3538
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 217
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  • 123
    Very good
  • 34
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  • 9
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  • 15
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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
Full value

Come here once you'll be back. Close parking and minimal waiting even when busy . Staff very attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Malcolm M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Come here once you'll be back. Close parking and minimal waiting even when busy . Staff very attentive.

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Thank Malcolm M
Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent food, extremely filling, priced right. Great option for when you're feeling like something that tastes homemade, without the work. Family-friendly flavours.

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Thank tashtea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The BFI is our go to place meet for a group of retired teachers. Parking is around the corner or across the street. Easy central downtown Restaurant. Fair priced food and generous portions. Also a fine selection of German beers. We have been going for over 30 years and still a friendly place and the new owners have kept the... More 

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Thank towlerr
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So filling!!!! Food was terrific and service was good. Authentic German food and atmosphere. Great place to go if you are tired of the chain restaurants. Parking can be found no problem in the area too. Would like to see some updating inside though

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Thank Robert W
Hamilton
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have tried almost all of their schnitzel's that they offer and they are all delightful. The atmosphere is inviting. It can be busy at times but always worth the wait. It has always been a go to spot for my family and friends.

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Thank Andrea C
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My favourite is the schnitzel Hollandia. Be prepared to take leftovers home! You will get a basket of rye bread to start. It's so good but save space for the rest of the meal.

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Thank Jo-Anne B
Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I always enjoy my time eating here. Food is generally very good and the servers are always pleasant.

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Thank bigshine92
Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been there a few times, It's my husband Ivica's favourite place to go for dinner. They have delicious food eg. schnitzel done different ways, goulash, etc. Portions are a large and it's worth the money you pay which isn't very expensive compared to other places you go. Staff are very friendly, Austrian music plays and it reminds me that... More 

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Thank Mary12211960
Hamilton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would not recommend. Hubby and I were in the mood for German so got a large order of takeout from here; we had used tripadvisor reviews to focus on the recommended dishes. Alas, not a single one was even remotely edible; the expected crowning dish, the hunter schnitzel, was dry and rubbery and tasteless. We threw all the food out.

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Thank dr_ivanka
Hamilton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are stay at home people who enjoy cooking for ourselves but the Black Forest Inn is one place we enjoy going. My husband, with his German background, is a wonderful cook and can prepare all these delights but it is wonderful to have it cooked for you with your expectations being fulfilled. The portions for their... 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, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?