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Harbour Diner

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American, Diner, Canadian, International
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486 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1J1, Canada
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had breakfast with the bf on a Friday morning. The waitress was great and unfortunately I can't remember her name. We both had a lovely breakfast, I chose to have all sausage as I don't like the ham usually served for breakfast at diners....man was I jealous when I saw the bfs ham!!! It was real ham not the "deli"... More 

Thank keljohn75
Listowel, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here & it won't be the last! The tuna steak with carrots & arugula salad was excellent! My husband had the all day breakfast which he loved. Our friends enjoyed the lamb shank & Naked fish & chips. Outstanding!

Thank Mary Kaye H
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't be fooled by the atmosphere or the neighbourhood. The food is great and the menu is anything but just diner. The Lobster and Crab Macaroni was fantastic. A rich creamy cheese sauce smothering tender macaroni with lots of lobster and crab meat. Bring your appetite. the lobster and shrimp on a croissant was excellent. The coleslaw was very flavourful... More 

Thank Jim K
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family environment - Delishious home cooked food - "You Gotta Eat Here" for sure!! Great menu options for all.....and prepared Fresh - Bonus!

Thank SLPipi
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was sad to see the old owners go, but the new owners are doing just fine! I had my usual (the harbour breakfast) and it was just as good as I remembered it, if not better. The homemade sausage really was great! The server was pleasant and kept the coffee coming (which was also good). I'd have to try... More 

1 Thank mikekF2633IQ
Hamilton, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place to eat. food is really good and reasonable.it is small and ecletic which is fun.Could do with more room maybe. Open 7 days a week.

Thank bevaloo
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

We went a frw yers ago, only t be turned away because of the line up. We were mosy pleased to be the only table there! The diner was like hoing back in time. The food was good.... not amazing as I had expected. I would have expected that our food would have been perfect as we were the only... More 

Thank AUD1Canada
Dundas, Ontario, Canada
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

We have dined before last night. They had a great turkey dinner, and a delicious turkey sandwich. What happen? New staff? My husband wanted an omelette, and they do have all day breakfast on the menu. So he asked for an omelette and the staff came back and said they didn't have the equipment to make an omelette. So my... More 

Thank Temi D
London, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We found this gem online when were trying to find a restaurant to eat at in Hamilton. Location was great, not too far off the 401 so it was a perfect place to stop. The diner is small but they were able to accommodate our party of six. There were several features on the chalkboard as well as a great... More 

1 Thank Michefer
Brantford, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Had the lobster and shrimp Benedict on a croissant. Yum! Great home fries. Reasonable parking and usually busy.

1 Thank Elaine363

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner, Canadian, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1J1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 19055237373
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?