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“fab pork burgers” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harmony Lunch

Harmony Lunch
Ranked #234 of 361 Restaurants in Waterloo
Cuisines: Diner, Canadian, American
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Plattsville, Ont
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“fab pork burgers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

This place is a landmark in Waterloo. It has been owned by the Marks family for at least three generations. I t will take you back in time. It still looks the same as it did in the 60's. They make pork burgers with fried onions on the grill that people keep coming back for. They have a secret
recipe that I have tried to duplicate with no success. You will leave smelling like the place which to me is a good thing. I have been going there since 1967.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank barrshar
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  • English first
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English first
kitchener
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent for what it is”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

I've lived in KW region all my life and the Harmony Lunch was introduced to me by my father. Take it for what it is, an old style family run greasy spoon diner that serves up the best pork burger with fried onions. Add fries and a milkshake and you"re taken back 50 years. Where else can you go and find an old telephone both actually built into the wall. Sit on the stools at the counter and watch your burger made up. You'll come out smelling like onions. A great experience if you understand and appreciate this type of diner. Nothing pretentious. Enjoy - warts and all.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank glensburkholder
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Bayfield, Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Slider Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

An Institution...if you haven't had a Harmony Burger...you haven't lived. I've been eating these burgers for over 50 years...Fried onions, toasted bun and most important of all....mystery meat mix...nobody really knows for sure...delicious!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank pisbee
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Waterloo, Canada
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A lcoal classic”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

A fixture on the Waterloo scene, although the hamburgers - which seem to be made from real ham (or at least, pork) are very greasy. An experience worth having once.

Visited February 2013
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2 Thank ToruismDoc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Timeless Classic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Simply put, the best burgers! I've been going all my life and dream of the nicely sized burgers- a secret combo of fresh meat- scooped to order, with onions from the open grill on top; ketchup and the nondescript bun- Heaven! The place is an oasis of real, family and simplicity. Sure, the decor is plain- but again- a break from out-of-the-box decor of chains. I like dining in a place that is not a marketing exercise! And to respond to another review: the Harmony is very clean. "Old" does not imply dirty. The Marks family have created a legend- one that is a precious rarity nowadays. Check it out- burgers w fried onions and no attitude!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank LindsayTR
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