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“Always a great meal...”
Review of Black Forest Inn

Black Forest Inn
Ranked #7 of 1,227 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Burlington, Canada
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Always a great meal...”
Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic food. Generous portions. Friendly staff. For $15 you walk out completely stuffed. Cheers to Wolfgang and his amazing staff.

Visited September 2013
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Most authentic German/Austrian food in southern ontario”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

I started frequenting this restaurant while in high school in the late 1990's. Since then the food has never changed and has always maintained its superior quality. Many of the staff have been there since then and know us very well. As long you don't mind waiting the time to get seated (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) it is not uncommon to wait upwards of 1 hour, however the food is well worth it! The restaurant does not take reservations so the earlier you get there for dinner the better. The Jaegerschnitzel and the spaetzel are all time favorites. Their green salad with house dressing is also phenomenal. Staff wear traditional German outfits. Excellent value for prize and food portion.

  • Visited April 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“One of the best places to eat German food in Hamilton and area”
Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Try to come at least 45 min before the dinner time because it is always packed with lines and waits.

The portions are huge definite value here for what you spend I your meal.

Fresh food delicious a must try if your in the area.

The interior has an authentic european old school look.

Great for a couple or large groups

  • Visited June 2014
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Mont Vernon, New Hampshire
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95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“German food, Yum!”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were in the area and were told to try this place. The location was fine and the food was very good. The interior is a bit dated but similar to what you'd find in small towns in Bavaria. We had a very enjoyable time and the prices were reasonable. We would return the next time we are in town.

  • Visited December 2013
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Howdenvale, ontario
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Family Tradition”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

We have been going to the Black Forest Inn since 1960. I was lucky enough to go back to Hamilton this past spring and went with my new wife. Let me tell you folks, the food has NOT changed since when I used to frequent the place in the 70's. Genuine German cuisine. The wait staff is also genuine and very nice and courteous. We went with friends that had never been and were totally impressed. First come first serve with a quaint waiting room were you can have a drink while you wait. I would highly recommend the BFI to anyone traveling to Hamilton. Prost!

  • Visited April 2014
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