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Spencer's at the Waterfront

1340 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7S 1Y2, Canada
+1 905-633-7494
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Seafood, Canadian, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1340 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7S 1Y2, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Corkage is $35. That's too much. The crispy lobster with linguine was a joke - a small piece of lobster buried in thick, cold and soggy breading. The Caesar salad was nice but the serving, at $13, was tiny. When this place opened about 15...More

Thank pickascreennamepicka
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visiting Spencer's after how nice the place is. We did a Sunday champagne brunch. We did walk-in without any reservations, and were able to get seated right away with a table in the sun on the patio. (It would probably be a long...More

Thank tarepanday
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for a wedding, service, ambiance, quality of food were all great. And then the view....on the hot summer night we were there it was spectacular. Nothing but good to say including the drinks. Warmly recommended

Thank Kick L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spencer's at the waterfront is in a great location and has outstanding waitstaff. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and you can enjoy outside waterfront patio. Sadly the Dinner menu and food is average to just plain disappointing. The night we were there we were...More

Thank SJS402
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I once wrote a review that their allergy awarenss was top notch...sadly since then they have steadily gone downhill. From Management on down there is complete lack of understanding and caring for severe allergies. We gave them a chance to redeem themselves on our anniversary...More

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my wife for lunch for her birthday. Such a nice place with a great view. The staff is attentive, the menu varied. Great price for quality food.

Thank Minkster56
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Spencers for dinner on a Sunday night on a long weekend.It was a special occasion and we were very excited to try it out.We were fortunate to get a table outside with a nice view of the lake,it was a beautiful setting....More

Thank jnoel2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a beautiful location with a great view and a modern interior and deck. The service was very very slow and the food we had on a scale of 1 to 10 at best was a 3. I had the grilled vegetables my...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spencers used to be one of my favourite spots to visit with friends until a couple of years ago when they changed the menu. I've been back a few times...thinking I'd give it one more chance but last night was the last time. The menu...More

Thank dnewc10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for a wedding party. The appetizers were absolutely delicious! It was a beautiful view, and well set up. The staff were pleasant, and they were quick at replenishing the food. Good selection of drinks as well.

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John L
July 8, 2018|
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Response from Andy M | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't believe so.
John L
July 8, 2018|
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Response from Wanda C | Reviewed this property |
shoes and shirt required.
September 5, 2017|
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Response from Anne C | Reviewed this property |
They do have a separate room that could be used for a private party. I have never attended a cocktail party there but they may do them. Beautiful view for any type of gathering. Check with the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1340 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7S 1Y2, Canada
    (Brant Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 905-633-7494
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