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Black Forest Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm only writing this review, since I was concerned that with new ownership, that the food and service I had come to expect would be left in the dust. Thankfully, this new owner knows a good thing when he sees it. The Black Forest Inn remains the same from the high quality of food to the solid service, and Austrian... More 

Thank Oakvillenews
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been eating at this restaurant for many years and every single time I seem to get the same meal. I really want to try something new but when you absolutely love the schnitzel you dream of it and can't imagine going there and not having it. I love this restaurant!

Thank Susie_Que25
Hamilton, Canada
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Schnitzel is very good Staff pretty good sometimes when bust service can be a little slow Food is pretty consistent

Thank D G
Hamilton, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been going to the Black Forest Inn now for 40 years. The food has always been excellent - that's why were still going and it's still in business. The staff is fantastic. There is always a line to get in but a glass of wine or coffee in the waiting area helps until you get to your table... More 

Thank Opposable
Hamilton, Canada
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For years we have gone here for dinner. The veal is always the same, awesome. I have the plain breaded veal dinner which is far from plain and more than fills the plate. These folks have done it right for many years and haven't changed a thing! Please don't 😆

Thank Philip C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time at this restaurant. Party of 17 people for 80th bday party. Half party was seated at one end of restaurant and 1 hr later other half was seated at opposite end of restaurant. Paul the manager is rude and arrogant. Had same issue about a year ago when he was manager at yuk yuks in Hamilton. Will not... More 

2 Thank Mike D
Cambridge, Canada
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not been to the Black Forest Inn in years - perhaps decades. Some things never change: certainly not here. I first ate there in the 70's, and as far as i can tell, there has been no change in menu or decor or ambience. So if you liked it before, you still will - it is consistent and... More 

Thank Carl F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is definitely worth a visit when in Hamilton. The choice of food and drink will certainly whet your appetite but the authentic decor and staff uniforms will confuse you into thinking you had stepped into the Black Forest. The food is plentiful and for those light eaters, you can actually take your leftovers home. Due to high turnover... More 

Thank RedmondMerseyside
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368 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 578 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has certainly seen the days since 1967 and the new owners have managed to keep the food quality intact, albeit moving prices up a bit to match increasing labour and food costs. As much as this might perturb the increasingly-aged patrons, it is an inevitable fact of life and, fortunately, the portions and quality have NOT suffered. The... More 

Thank Doug W
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the fact this is trapped in old school and delivers on their schnitzels every time! Kid friendly and great staff.

1 Thank Derek K

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids
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?