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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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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
Great Authentic German Food.

It was amazing! I ordered the cordon bleu, but my family members ordered the schnitzel. It tasted great! Even my picky 8 year old loved his food. The cucumbers were delicious and were perfectly marinated. Our waitress was very generous and knew the menu well. Also order the dessert, because it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It was amazing! I ordered the cordon bleu, but my family members ordered the schnitzel. It tasted great! Even my picky 8 year old loved his food. The cucumbers were delicious and were perfectly marinated. Our waitress was very generous and knew the menu well. Also order the dessert, because it was fantastic also. The only minus that I had... More 

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Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Have been many, many times. Only negative is the lack of reservations. You may have to wait 45 minutes to an hour!

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We always have a great meal here! Portions are very generous and I love the schnitzel. Homemade soups are delicious. Hubbie's favourite restaurant for years. Service is so friendly. My only complaint is that it is so popular that you need to come early to get a table! Forget it if you have more than four because you will wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I don't even know where to begin. The food here is amazing. Very large portions. I always leave this place full. Waitress was very good at taking care of us.I always get the same thing when I come here (farmers feast ).I can't wait for the next time we come. I highly recommend this restaurant to any one that loves... More 

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leith
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I hope we have the right restaurant, we were in downtown Hamilton, ON. This Black Forest Inn is a lovely family run restaurant open since the 60's and doing roaring trade. The Cordon Bleu came with a starter of lovely chicken soup and loads of fresh bread with lots of butter. The SMALL Caesar Salad was both delicious and generous... More 

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Binbrook, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

my wife and I were introduced to the black forest inn by friends a good many years ago and have become regulars.the food is excellent and the service and wait staff are super.very friendly and efficient.the prices also are about average for this type of fare.i highly recommend the black forest inn to everyone.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Black Forest Inn is great! The spaetzle is wonderful and the paprika schnitzel is tasty. Go there with an appetite - the portion sizes are more than generous.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Portions are HUGE! This is definitely a place to go hungry. Staff is very friendly. Everything tastes homemade. Welcoming environment. Lovely experience and I would be back again!

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Hamilton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you order a meal that includes soup or salad I recomend asking to upgrad e to the goulash soup..During lunch time it is what many people order as a stand alone lunch. We have been customers here for over 30 years now.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Hadn't been to Black Forest in a couple of years. The wait was a little longer than I anticipated, but the food and ambiance is still excellent. Prices are pretty reasonable especially for the size of the portions. Staff, as usual, were very accommodating and welcoming.

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Additional Information about Black Forest Inn

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
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
Cuisine: German, Austrian, European

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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
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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