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Slainte

33 Bowen St, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Hamilton)
(905) 528-8000
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Ranked #148 of 924 restaurants in Hamilton
Cuisines: Irish, Contemporary, Pub
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Hamilton
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Hamilton
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  • English first
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English first
Canada
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is an Irish pub in a 200 year old building that was once a stable. The food is ok and some of the dishes can be pretty good. Some dishes are very large. Service is outstanding. Clearly, management is paying attention to customer service and there is a good deal of training for the servers. I am told that... More

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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Went for dinner with 2 friends food was decent for a pub. But when we saw several cock roaches crawling around we quickly left. It's a shame really is.

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TORONTO
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106 reviews 106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

The Slainte is not much to look at from the outside, but don't let that fool you. Once you get in, there is traditional pub food and many other options and interesting spins on regular menu items. We had very good service from Haley and enjoyed our Shepherds pie and Dublin Bridie. BTW...the french fries are exceptional!! The Slainte is... More

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

Slainte is in a beautiful old stone building that was once a coffin factory. Warm wood tables, a painted floor and interesting lighting create an inviting space. The chalkboard tells you that the burgers are handmade and many other items come from local producers. Desserts are house made. We were offered a sample to try an unknown (to us) draft... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We went here on a Saturday to celebrate the kids winning their soccer play off match. Great atmosphere. Kids made to feel welcome too. Decent food, great service and good beer. What's not to like?

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Etobicoke
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I visited this place on March 15th, 2013 to get a head start on the St. Patrick's Day celebration. My daughter and I did a little research and found this place for it's history. We were not disappointed. The owner was a gentleman and recommended the beer which was so delicious. We enjoyed the busy atmosphere and sat at the... More

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Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Awesome place! Nice city location not too far from other bars. Lots of fun, can get very busy though.

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Hamilton, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Freshly prepared great food. Excellent service and interesting old Irish pub decor. Highly recommend -the fresh cut fries + lots of draft beer choices.

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Toronto, Canada
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157 reviews 157 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We walked here for dinner (5 adults, 4 - 9yr old boys) from the Crowne Plaza Hotel on a Friday Night at 6pm. The place was busy, but they quickly pushed tables together and made room. The service was quick and efficient and within 5 mins of sitting we all had drinks in front of us. We were very happy... More

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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Went with my wife for our anniversary, romantic right? wrong! we asked to sit somewhere a little private for our big day and were seated between the only two full tables in the place. We might as well have been a part of one party or the other. After reading the menu, which boasted being fresh and house made, I... More

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