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Emma's Back Porch & Water Street Cooker

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2084 Old Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7R 1A3, Canada
+1 905-634-2084
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Ancaster, Canada
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Emma's is a nice pub to grab food and drinks with friends. The view is awesome. We were there on a rainy day but could imagine the patio is pretty great on a nice day. The gluten free menu was nice for anyone with celiac. Good portions and decent prices.

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Stoney Creek, Ontario
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185 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is tasty -- I had the lobster roll (it was good, but not exactly a traditional lobster roll) and they make their own potato chips, which are good. The restaurant is in a nice location in Burlington on Lake Ontario. They have a huge space, and, although they were busy on a late Saturday afternoon, they have many... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant, great food and the service was fantastic. The views of the lake are fantastic. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Thornhill, Canada
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was introduced to this place by locals, and have introduced numerous others to this easy, fun, and great local hangout. Food was delish with a varied menu. Certainly a step up from pub food and priced fairly. Wait staff are smiling and offer reasonably good service. Great for families, watching sports or just staring out at the lake -... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is very good. The atmosphere is fun, almost a sports bar type feel with additional space for a dinning area. Close to the water definitely a great place to eat in Burlington!

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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worst service I have ever had here! Our server never brought any cutlery, never offered refills for our beverages, never checked to see how we were enjoying our food. The view is great, and the food is always a solid 7 out of 10. But trying to eat my meal with my hands while having lunch with a colleague was... More 

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Thank you for your comments. We do appreciate you taking the time and do take them seriously. More 

Burlington Ontario
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service and food were great. Chicken wings were big with just right amounts of sauce . Burgers and fries were as good as some of the premium burger restaurants

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I really enjoy Emma's for the view. The food is good too and so is the beer selection. It has a good road house/pub atmosphere.

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Ontario
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 12, 2017

This is a great casual restaurant that has many daily specials (last night was Taco Tuesday - 2 for $5:00). It was so nice to sit out on the patio and enjoy the warm sunshine and the lovely lake with a nice glass of wine, of course! Patrons are an eclectic mix of families, couples, singles and sports fans. Great... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Exceptional restaurant right on Burlington's waterfront. The menu is spectacular. The portions are commendable. The service is good. Add to this a beautiful view of the lake from the outdoor patio or the second floor bay windows and you have the makings of a lovely dining experience. A little on the pricey side, but well worth the experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2084 Old Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7R 1A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 905-634-2084
Description
Cottage Cookin on the Best Patio in Southern Ontario!

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