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Harbour Diner

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486 James St., North, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
+1 905-523-7373
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Mon 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hamilton, Canada
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339 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't visited the Harbour Diner in a few years and were glad that we returned! We started off with the warm shrimp cocktail that had great flavour. I might suggest larger shrimp, such as the size found in a typical shrimp cocktail and putting the sauce on the side. For our mains, we order the spinach salad special with... More 

Thank ProfessorOT
Brampton, Canada
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I heard about this restaurant from TV show "You gotta eat here" and when I was in Hamilton I made sure I stopped here for lunch and I was not disappointed. The ambiance is fun and has a classic family run diner feel. Nothing matches and it adds to the character of the diner. The staff are extremely nice and... More 

Thank Sameer S
Hamilton, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by the Harbour Diner a couple weeks ago and it was nice. Breakfast was great and I would certainly go back.

Thank keenanmatthew86
Hamilton, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I drive around searching for a new breakfast place. Heard of this place before and wanted to check it out.. I ordered eggs Benedict. Boyfriend ordered bacon eggs ham home fries. It was a delicious breakfast and the server was very friendly.. atmosphere was a lot like being at a friends house. We will return!!!

Thank allyandbobby333
Hamilton, Canada
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for our anniversary dinner on a Friday night at 830pm. We're surprised that we got a table right away! We knew it would be busy, but were pleasantly surprised at the speed of service. Food and beverage were worth waiting for. The escargot was amazing as well as the lobster Mac. My favourites were the puree served with the... More 

Thank CaitlinMags
Hamilton, Canada
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

It is a very rustic dining spot with an interesting menu, great cuisine, friendly service, and good value. This is definitely a find! I had the meatloaf because it was Meatless Monday, which was extremely tasty and a large portion. That coupled with a beer came to $17.00; so great value. The restaurant has a unique charm with its mismatched... More 

Thank John D
Caledonia, Canada
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

So very disappointed after hearing about it on " You Gotta Eat Here" I was looking forward to a great breakfast and catch up with my best friend. Instead we were served the same meal but one had half the eggs on it. Went to taste it and found after waiting a long time for our home made meal it... More 

Thank 756Rita
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this review

Hello! I am so very sorry to hear that you had such a disappointing visit to our restaurant. I would love to get some more specific details so I can follow up with the kitchen and service staff to ensure this doesn't happen to future customers. Please email me personally with the date of your visit and a description of... More 

Owen Sound, Canada
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90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Visited Harbour Diner on Monday night. Our group of four had three different entrees. I enjoyed one of the specials on the chalk board, the shrimp and scallop spaghettini. My son in law very much liked the BATA burger. The lobster and crab mac and cheese was good but too much of one taste. Jessie was server and one of... More 

Thank Craig B
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! Hope to see you on your next visit to Hamilton. Jess More 

Fonthill, Canada
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

This place did not disappoint in any way shape or form. Not much to look at from the outside and the interior held little potential, but wow, the food was amazing and the service was exemplary. We were a party of six and each of us had a different entree, and everyone raved about their choice. This place is very... More 

Thank seasonedtravellers57
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! So glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

My friend had been wanting to try this place after hearing about if from others. We went for a Wednesday evening dinner. It's a small, cozy place that sort of looks like grandma's kitchen, it's very kitchsy with old wallpaper and lot of vintage tables and chairs. We sat near the big window at the front. The menu board of... More 

Thank Blecky
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Harbour Diner! We value your feedback and look forward to serving you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 486 James St., North, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-523-7373
Family run Diner with an emphasis on home cooking. Everything now made in house, from scratch. Comfort food at it's finest!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?