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The Water St. Cooker

$$ - $$$
American, Canadian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Grill
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2084 Old Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7R 1A3, Canada
+1 905-634-2084
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent location in Burlington for a Sunday brunch. The choice of items on the buffet were good along with the service. The view of the lake was wonderful.

Thank Roundplains31
Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

My hubby and I went there for our anniversary and I have been there for brunch with my daughter. It has an amazing view...it hangs over Lake Ontario!!! The food, presentation, decor and ambiance are excellent. The service is also elevated.

Thank bluenosebaby
Burlington, Canada
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

My wife really enjoy dinner at the Water Street Cooker especially at this time of year. It has a cool relaxed atmosphere with a Great Water view. The fresh perch and pickerel make for an excellent entree, but the apps and deserts are special as well. There roast beef is also a good choice. There was a good wine pairing... More 

Thank larry m
Niagara region, Ontario,Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

We had an enjoyable meal there in January but not so this time. Think they let the actual chef go. The fish I had wasn't cooked didn't even separate from the skin. I was asked how I would like it cooked that has never occurred in all the times I have had it before in other places. The whole dish... More 

Thank Lucie69-12
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016

This is above Emma's Back Porch, great food - great staff -great views- all you can eat , lots of parking across the st. good prices

1 Thank dave c
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

great service, our waitress was great. food, meh. atmosphere, loud not overly impressed. I wouldn't go back, much better for less. but not horrible. our waitress and the company of good friends was the best part by far.

Thank mrdc
Burlington, Canada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

We usually end up here once or twice a year and always enjoy it. The prices won't break the bank and the food never disappoints. My wife and I shared the mussels to start and they were great. She had the roast beef while I had a seafood pasta dish. Both were excellent and of a size that left you... More 

Thank Ed A
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

Well for starters the view from this location are just spectacular! Very pretty view of the water in the evenings, makes for a romantic dinner. And speaking of starters, we ordered the buffalo beer bettered cauliflower, this was superb! Very unique taste, I must say I have not tried this dish before but we both it! Crunchy on the outside,... More 

2 Thank Carolina0011
Burlington, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

Used to really enjoy eating here but recently the service has been slow and the food not up to the usual standard. Great location. parking not easy. Beautiful lake views.

Thank SJB111
Burlington, Canada
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2015

My wife and friends had dinner at this restaurant just last night-- lately it has become one of our favourites. Although we had no reservation --they were quick to find us a table for four with our usual lakefront view. We experienced excellent service again from a friendly waiter who has served us before --Adam. He really moves quickly and... More 

Thank larry m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, Canadian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Grill
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2084 Old Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7R 1A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 905-634-2084

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