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Black Forest Inn

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$$ - $$$
German, Austrian, European, Central European
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255 King St E | corner of King St. E & Ferguson Ave. N., Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B9, Canada
+1 905-528-3538
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been visiting Black Forest for approx 40 yrs.. The food is excellent and one of my families fav places to eat.. We enjoy talking to the owners Gabby and Wolfgang who are such lovely people. The soups , Vienna schnitzel and potatoes and saurkraut are our go to dish.... Keep up the great work and see you soon...... More 

Thank Beau71
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you to the Black Forest Inn for a wonderful birthday celebration for our son. We had a party of 12 guests, no reservations accepted. With a full restaurant and many waiting, we were seated in timely manner, the food orders were taken promptly, and the meal arrived hot and fresh. The dumpling soup (available on Sundays) was delish and... More 

Thank Shua5
Hamilton, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We usually go to this restaurant on Saturday by 12-1 and we are enjoying everything: the delicious meal, cozy atmosphere, nice staff! The service is prompt and flawless. Planning to go tomorrow again, but I am wondering if a vegetarian ( my daughter ) can enjoy any of their meals?

Thank MARINA1357
Burlington, Ontario
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great. We arrived at 8 pm and were seated immediately. The waitress was friendly and efficient. Our food arrived quickly. It was delicious. I would definitely go back.

Thank Debra B
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to go to a Restaurant that gives you your money's worth? Than you definitely want to check out the Black Forest Inn! No matter what dish I have ordered, it comes out with the Plate Overflowing with absolutely delicious recipes! Be careful with the time you choose to go because they don't except reservations and the lineups... More 

Thank Janice W
Rockwood, Canada
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92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very much enjoyed our dinner. My son had the chicken Schnitzel and I had the Jager Schnitzel. The portion size is great. One thing they do not take reservations so be prepared to wait or come early. The interior could use a facelift , the furniture is old and worn and feels a little dirty. The food is good, the... More 

Thank tayleefarm
Hamilton, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant itself has a old world charm. The staff is very dedicated. The goulash soup is very tasty and the schnitzel, well there are so many to choose from. But if you love schnitzel then when you visit Hamilton you must visit Black Forest Inn.

Thank SanthaClaws
Hamilton, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you want the best then it is the black forest. it is a standing land mark for food culture and atmosphere. the décor and costumes are amazing and the food very good.

Thank bruno l
Burlington, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to this place since the '70's and would have given this an''Excellent'' score, but the fact that the Hostess is such a bad employee, I just can't. Why do they have such a person working for them and representing an otherwise wonderful place to eat. ALL the staff are so friendly, so why do they keep... More 

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113 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have dined here many times with family and friends. Their Schnitzels are the best for miles around. Some of them are bigger than the plates. Always have some potatoes or red cabbage or sourkraut or whatever you'd like on it. Have never had a bad meal at this place. They have a waiting area where you can have a drink... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Austrian, European, Central European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 King St E | corner of King St. E & Ferguson Ave. N., Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-528-3538

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