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“We Need More of these Places!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of West End Diner

West End Diner
1811 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1H6, Canada
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Ranked #82 of 946 Restaurants in Hamilton
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“We Need More of these Places!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

My husband and I kept meaning to stop off for a bite to eat in this medium size restaurant for quite some time. We finally decided to do just that after a visit to Dundas.

The service was great right off the hop. Attentive, yet concerned about the goings on throughout the place, we were not left sitting very long before our order was taken. In an appropriate amount of time, one would guess, to prepare our order, we were served. Our wait staff, appropriately, about 4 or 5 minutes into the meal, checked to see if we required anything else and to see that our meal was as ordered.

The price point for all menu items is very good in terms of what you are served. The only thing I would suggest is that you stay away from side orders, e.g. coleslaw, as that will bring your price up expectantly, and to be quite frank, there is enough food served.

We will definitely make a return visit to this little, busy, thriving restaurant when in the area. Too bad they don't have one in the central or east end.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Hamilton, Canada
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“A Good Place to Avoid Cooking at Home”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The diner is a clean and crisp looking place. It has an newish décor that suits the basic cookery served there. The washrooms are clean. The kitchen is open to see and two busy cooks work their culinary skills creating the various orders. A staff was eating a chicken salad; always a good sign.

The menu has all the usuals including Greek items. I had the Pea Meal Benedict and it was cooked properly. I liked the cheese sauce on the meat and English muffins. The coffee was a cut above with that little bit of after taste that makes it note worthy.

The diner is a good place to avoid cooking at home. If you’re traveling it is good food for any meal time. The location on Main West is a bit out of the way and the closest highway is the 403. Nearby is McMaster University and the Hamilton to Brantford Rail trail.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, BC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good, reasonably priced classic diner fare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This restaurant has a huge menu covering all the diner classics, and then some. Breakfast is excellent, particularly the Eggs Benedict. Hearty portions, simple, quality food, for reasonable prices. Service is consistently excellent and fast. This restaurant is head and shoulders above other diners and breakfast places in the area.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ancaster, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Popular new Diner in West Hamilton”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

This new Diner is just what we needed on Main Street West in Hamilton. It has become a very popular place since it opened only one year ago. The menu is so extensive that I always have trouble trying to decide what to order. I try to choose something different each time we visit because everything is sooooo good. The restaurant is a very friendly and fun place to visit. I understand the chef/owner will sometimes break into song, but so far we have not heard this. The waitresses are very knowledgeable about the menu and will take the time to answer any questions. The portions are generous and the prices are very reasonable. Even when we order from the Seniors' Menu we still bring some home. What more could anyone ask for - quality, value, service and cleanliness.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hamilton, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Quite a nice diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We visited for breakfast last weekend, during the holiday weekend and found that the staff was, if not warm, incredibly efficient, and the food was good value for the price. The portions were generous, the food was hot and cooked to order, and the price was right. Although we did see reviews which suggested that portions were small, there were no complaints here. In fact, we would visit again & we would highly recommend it.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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