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Black Forest Inn

255 King St. E (corner of King St. E & Ferguson Ave. N.), Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B9, Canada
905-528-3538
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Ranked #10 of 938 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It was our first time at the Black Forest Inn, perfectly located in downtown Hamilton. Warm and inviting, the Food was very good. Hot, healthy sized servings. Beer was ice-cold, on tap and imported. The wait staff was very friendly and accommodating and the service was absolutely perfect. Over-all I would highly recommend this down-home, German-Austrian Schnitzel Haus. Wunderbar!

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Markdale, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This restaurant takes you right back to European village. The waitress are friendly and helpfull and dressed the part. The food delicious and plentiful. It has become a family tradition every December....the theatre for a matinee play the off to the Inn for dinner. They do not take reservation so be prepared for a small wait at busy times. This... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Always good food, reliable, quick service. Just make sure you arrive early or later, after the rush. The theater just down the side street creates a bit of a wait whenever it is operating. We make a point of going there for special occasions, several times a year. My parents have been going there for years!

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alberta
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I grew up in the Hamilton area, but have lived in western Canada for approximately 20 years. Every time I go back for a visit, the first place I want to go is the Black Forest Inn. I can't even venture a guess at how many times I've eaten there over the years... well over 100. You wouldn't think that... More

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Brantford, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The service was excellent - the waitress was friendly and we were well-attended. The portions are very generous - you can easily share a meal with someone (I did) or have leftovers to take home. The steak I had was tender, moist and tasteful. The home fried potatoes were also tasty. I also tried a few of the pork ribs... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you love German/Austrian food this is the place to go. There Schnitzel is the best, with home fried potatoes. They bring rye bread to the table to start you off. Their salad is simple but tasty. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable and the waitresses have been there for years and are like family. They joke with you and... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There is often a waiting period for seating at this restaurant during peak hours. The food is predictable, but very satisfying. It is very filling and generously portioned. The atmosphere is a little out-dated, but seems to work well for a traditional eating venue.

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Stoney Creek, ON
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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We went for lunch. We each had the meatball soup and schnitzel. The soup was great! The servings are huge. I had the small schnitzel and it was still a large serving. The decor is very old school.......very old european and cozy.

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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The menu has not been changed for the past 40 years nor has the atmosphere, and that is meant positively. Service is always quick and friendly, portions are good but if you ARE afraid of fats beware. Consistently good food if your arteries can bear the risk. however, that is the nature of this kind of cooking.

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Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have travelled around the world (several times) including Germany and Austria and I can honestly say that the Black Forest Inn makes the one of the best Vienna Schnitzels in the world. This is the plain schnitzel where you only squeeze some lemon to add to the flavor of the meat. The meat is always tender and cooked perfectly.... More

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

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