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Zum Linzer

German, Austrian
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537 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
(905) 528-0023
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good German Food

We booked Zum Linzer for a celebration. 14 of us at a table. Our waiter was great. Pleasant the whole time and even served the cake we brought in. Food came in a timely manner. We all found all the dishes to be very good. A very good experience and I would recommend it to all that are interested... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
KennyJH
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Hamilton
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hamilton, Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The German beers on tap here are delicious. My dinner guest thoroughly enjoyed his meal, but I ordered a cheese and mushroom spaetzle which was flavourless and a bit greasy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I eat here all the time and have never had a poor experience. The food is delicious and I love hearing them pound out the meat in the kitchen. Food tastes made to order and, after reading some of the reviews, I feel people not picking over the cook not being German or the decor being dated, those really are... More 

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Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We had made reservations for 6:00 pm. When we did arrive right on time, it was 30 minutes before the waitress addressed us. We were served our meals at 7:20 pm which I thought was well overdue. The meals were exactly as ordered and perfect. Although we had to wait for a long time to have a pre-dinner drink, the... More 

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Simcoe, Canada
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

One of our friends recommended this place for dinner after Theatre Aquarius. Maybe it was better at one time but that was then. This was like the Soup Nazi scene out of Seinfeld. Hostess/server did not accept that we had booked for 6...insisted it was 8 (she was wrong). We had to wait at the small entrance until our booking... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Dirty. Place and staff look Dated and Worn-out. You can smell cigarette smoke coming from kitchen. Owner & cook not German. Food isn't fit for pigs. The Spatzel wasn't even cooked how can you this screw-up?...raw dough disgusting. There no rating how bad this place is, unfortunately I am forced to give this a 1 which it does not deserve.... More 

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Mississauga
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It was the day after Valentines, we had a reservation, and so did everyone else. They must have seen by the amount of reservations that it was also going to be a busy night. Alot of the things our friends and my husband and I chose were not available. There was one server working plus and elderly lady in the... More 

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Hamilton
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We booked Zum Linzer for a celebration. 14 of us at a table. Our waiter was great. Pleasant the whole time and even served the cake we brought in. Food came in a timely manner. We all found all the dishes to be very good. A very good experience and I would recommend it to all that are interested in... More 

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Oakville, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

You will NEVER find food this authentic and this delicious on unless in Austria or Germany. It's a small place, reservations a must or you will wait forever, but once seated and served, you are in for a treat. There is nothing commercial about this place. It's small world and a small dining room which means every dish is truly... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The waiter / barkeep was rude and his sense of humour was not appreciated. His attempt with friendly repartee with was borderline rude. You do not ask one guest what they want and look an another guest and when the guest you are looking at answers say " I wasn't talking to you". We almost left at that point but... More 

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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Great German food, portion were large and tasty. On the down side the restaurant was cold and there is no parking but all in all great value and you sure don't leave hungry.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 537 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: (905) 528-0023

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, Austrian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?