Where to Eat in Hamilton: The Best Restaurants and Bars

January 31, 2018 Myesha Cogley

The next time you're driving to Toronto or Niagara Falls, stop in Hamilton, where tourist traffic isn't quite so rampant. The Niagara Escarpment provides spectacular scenery, with beautiful trails and waterfalls. Visit nearby farms, orchards and vineyards, or plan your trip to coincide with Hamilton's lively fall fairs.
Things to do in Hamilton

1. Chicago Style Pizza Shack

534 Upper Sherman Ave, Hamilton, Ontario L8V 3M1, Canada Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Late Night HK$8 +1 905-383-9158
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 654 reviews

Chicago Style Pizza Shack

Reviewed By Sandcastler - Ontario

This review is a little long overdue. I just wanted to write and say thank you for your fine contribution to helping me through a long hospital stay. T
I had occassion for an extended stay at a nearby hospital where the food isn't exactly like home cooking so we looked you up for Delivery and was very surprised that you delivered right to my door at the hospital. Delivery was timely, friendly and the food was delicious...all of it...every time we ordered. Thanks for your help in nourishing me with as close to home cooking as I could get at the time! It was as good as when we have dined in.

2. The Ancaster Mill

548 Old Dundas Rd, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 3J4, Canada (Formerly The Ancaster Old Mill Inn) Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$243 - HK$392 +1 905-648-1828
Excellent
65%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 700 reviews

The Ancaster Mill

The beautifully restored Ancaster Mill boasts a picturesque and Historic setting. The Dining Room features floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of Waterfalls and naturally landscaped Gardens. The interior decor accents the authentic look with warm earth tones and large stone fireplaces, creating a relaxing atmosphere. Ancaster is home to one of Canada"s most diverse and productive agricultural regions. With seasonal offerings inspired by Landmark Group's Earth to Table philosophy, Ancaster Mill's menus offer impeccable local ingredients from neadby farms and food artisans. The Ancaster Mill beverage selection compliments this with featured signature drinks and an expansive Wine List, including several by-the-glass selections.

Reviewed By mpolinuk - Manitoba, Canada

Quality food is hard to come by in Hamilton area. The atmosphere enhances the dining experience. We went on a Saturday night. The evening and food well well paced. Great recommendations by the waitress. Had the special which was sea bass. Others had steak which was tender. The description of the brunch would get me back there again.

3. The Keg Steakhouse & Bar Hamilton

1170 Upper James St, Hamilton, Ontario L9C 3B1, Canada Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Steakhouse, Canadian, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$118 - HK$157 +1 905-574-7880
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 265 reviews

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar Hamilton

Reviewed By skierCalgary - Calgary, Canada

Because of West Jet's crappy flight times from Hamilton to Calgary, we had to stay in a hotel in Hamilton one night to catch a flight at 0608 the next morning.
There were only 2 restaurants close to the hotel we stayed in, the Keg & another one & its name escapes me. It didn't look appealing so we chose the Keg.
It was a Sunday night at 1730 and there was already a line up to get in. We had about a 30 minute wait to get a table.
Since it is a chain restaurant, our expectations were pretty low, but hey, we had to eat.
First of all, our server was beyond outstanding: friendly, funny, accommodating, knowledgeable...I could go on. Her name was Madeleine, so if you go here, ask for her section.
My wife ordered the steak special and I had prime rib.
I live in Alberta, home of Alberta beef, some of the best beef in the world. Both our meals must have been imported from Alberta to Ontario. They were both absolutely delicious. Some of the best horseradish I have ever had; it is so hot, it comes with a warning.
We shared a dessert, mud pie I think, we loved it.
After the wait, it was a perfect meal,absolutely no complaints and the price was reasonable, before adding all of the Ontario taxes.
Would I eat here again? Definitely, next time we go to Ontario
Would I recommend it to friends? Definitley

4. Edgewater Manor Restaurant

518 Fruitland Rd, Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ontario L8E 5A6, Canada Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Steakhouse, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 905-643-9332
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 207 reviews

Edgewater Manor Restaurant

2017 Holiday Hours:<br><br>Please note, Edgewater Manor will be closed Dec 24th, 25th, 26th and Jan 1st, 2nd.

Reviewed By JWitt6 - Dundas, Canada

4 of us out for a Saturday night dinner and once again Edgewater didn't disappoint. Have never had a bad meal here and the atmosphere is second to none. Had the choice window seat at the window in the front of the room just by chance and allowed us to have a great conversation while watching the weather outside. Had the very healthy serving of the prime rib special and was done to perfection. Tasted even better for lunch the next day since I couldn't finish it all. Highly recommend to call ahead and make Reservations.

5. India Village Restaurant

370 Wilson Street, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 905-304-1213
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 312 reviews

India Village Restaurant

Reviewed By Rjfaas - Waterdown, Canada

We had a group night out here. We had the separate room for the party. They were under staffed and seemed to be way out of control. Waited forever to get any food. eventually brought apps however NO PLATES. about 45 minutes waits for the apps. ordered drinks and again took forever. over an hour and finally food comes out in sporadic form. again numerous people had no plates. We got up to grab some plates that were stacked in the corner and the waitress quickly took them away saying they were the wrong plates. Have to say everyone was not happy.

6. Rapscallion Rogue Eatery

61 Young St, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1V1, Canada Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +1 905-522-0088
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 213 reviews

Rapscallion Rogue Eatery

Reviewed By dr_ivanka - Hamilton, Canada

Everything here is amazing. Period. Have been using this restaurant for birthdays/anniversaries/date nights and still our favourite restaurant: also a restaurant that has made me a favorite with my friends and sister. Various incarnations of fois gras, the delicate melting of beef cheek and tongue, the subtle umami of chicken liver brûlé, the delicate fat and salt of the bone marrow all serve to prove the talents of the staff! Wine picks are always great taste. Much recommended.

7. India Village

100 King St W, Dundas, Hamilton, Ontario L9H 1T9, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 905-628-1314
Excellent
75%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 188 reviews

India Village

Reviewed By joakimebbe - Hamilton, Canada

We basically paid $30 for a cup of cooked chickpeas, a cup of cooked rice, and about 2 cups of cooked cauliflower.
That, and 2 samosas (which were absolutely amazing!), some basic naan bread, and a single chipati.
Given the reviews that his restaurant already has, I was expecting a little taste of India when we ordered it the other night... but unfortunately it was just average, so I am rating it as such.
I would go back if somebody invited me to eat there with them, but I would not suggest this restaurant to anyone I know that "likes Indian food".

8. Quatrefoil

16 Sydenham St, Dundas, Hamilton, Ontario L9H 2T4, Canada Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$188 - HK$306 +1 905-628-7800
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 476 reviews

Quatrefoil

Chefs Fraser Macfarlane and Georgina Mitropoulos opened Quatrefoil Restaurant in May, 2010. Since then, the restaurant has been named among the top 10 best new Canadian restaurants of 2010 by enRoute Magazine, and among the top 10 best new restaurants of 2011 in Toronto by Toronto Life magazine. Quatrefoil Restaurant is also featured as a prime dining destination in the 2011 edition of Where to Eat in Canada. Located in the quaint community of Dundas, Ontario, the restaurant offers contemporary French cuisine in a charming heritage home turned modern eatery. Macfarlane and Mitropoulos, a husband-and-wife team, met in the kitchen of Toronto&apos;s Scaramouche Restaurant, before heading to Europe to seek out new food styles and experiences. Together, the pair has cooked in some of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe, training under notable chefs such as Marco Pierre White, Gordon Ramsay and Gary Hollihead.

Reviewed By The_Chef_Italiano - Burlington, Canada

From the moment my wife and I walked in the front door, we were treated to an amazing experience. The food was interesting, creative, cooked perfectly, beautifully presented and delicious. The service was warm, genuine and enjoyable. Lucas specifically was wonderful. Sarah, a sommelier in training, did an outstanding job guiding us through the wine pairings with a smile. This was a very special night out for my wife and I. The staff at the Quatrefoil made it perfect. Amazing. We will definitely be back for our next special occasion and if you haven't tried this amazing restaurant in Dundas yet, you need to get there soon!

9. The Ship

23 Augusta St, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1P6, Canada Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Brew Pub, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$71 - HK$94 +1 905-526-0792
Excellent
54%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 188 reviews

The Ship

Reviewed By Vijit W - Toronto, Canada

Good food and great service. It open at 11.30 am. No Reservations taken. Be there early as it gets filled up soon with the lunch time crowd. Great sea food and burgers and craft beer. Small place but cozy. Just a couple of tables downstairs and upstairs can accommodate about 20 to 30 people I believe. Check out the great menu. Their Southern fried catfish and Breaded Lake Eerie Perch were great. Very friendly staff. large portions too.
But one disappointment. I forgot my best scarf on the seat and tried calling them around 3.00 p.m. No luck. You cannot leave a voice mail. Phone keeps on ringing and no one picks up. Kept trying for four days continuously to see if they found the scarf and gave up. Thoroughly disappointed. Why do they even have a phone?

10. Banana Leaf Asian Cuisine

44 King St E | Unit 8-9, Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ontario L8G 1K1, Canada Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$181 +1 905-662-5557
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 361 reviews

Banana Leaf Asian Cuisine

BANANA LEAF BRINGS YOU THE TASTES OF ASIAN ALL UNDER ONE ROOF From savory Pad Thai to Mushu Chicken, the tastes of Asia are mouth watering and exotic. But finding them all under one roof was never possible, until now. Banana Leaf Asian Cuisine is Stoney Creek&apos;s first Asian fusion restaurant, offering all of your favourite Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai dishes. Owner Tom Ngo and Frankie Chiu welcome you to enjoy the finest selection of delicious Asian cuisine. Conveniently located in the Elm King Plaza in downtown Stoney Creek, across from TD Canada Trust, the restaurant proudly opened its doors in May of 2013. After introducing themselves to the community, Banana Leaf staff members are welcoming more and more repeat customers. Unique house specialties like the Dragon Phoenix Nest, are sure to please. This flavourful feast includes scallops, shrimp, chicken slices and Asian vegetables, stir-fried in garlic, green onion and oyster sauce. Try the Deluxe Shrimp Guoba, featuring shrimp, chicken breast slices, Asian vegetables and crispy rice. The sizzling Satay Beef and Black Pepper Steak are sure to please. A variety of noodle and rice dishes are offered, including the Classic Cantonese Chowmein or Thai Stir-fried Noodles. All of your old favourites are here as well, like General Zuo&apos;s Chicken and savoury Pad Thai. Banana Leaf offers may exciting new options you won&apos;t find elsewhere. For a variety of meats and fresh vegetables, try the Rainbow Crispy Lettuce Wrap, featuring diced shrimps, minced pork and chicken, diced Chinese sausage, Asian vegetables, crushed peanuts and deep fried rice vermicelli with a lettuce wrapping. Guests can enjoy a wide array of vegetarian, poultry, beef and seafood options at Banana Leaf. The Vegetarian Delight features Asian vegetables, deep fried bean curd and bean thread in a bean curd sauce. To prepare the freshest, most flavorful dishes, Tom and Frankie purchase market-fresh produces every morning. Exotic Asian vegetables like bok choy, snow peas and asparagus are enhanced by the natural flavours of cilantro, lemongrass, basil and other herbs. Dishes are prepared using just the right amount of canola oil, for a great taste that&apos;s healthier and less greasy. After a visit to Banana Leaf, guests never leave hungry. The restaurant is known for its big portions and complete meals. With decades of experience in the restaurant and hotel industry, Tom and Frankie welcome you to enjoy authentic Asian cuisine in a warm, relaxing atmosphere. In 1998, Tom opened the successful Blossom City Chinese Restaurant on Brant Street in Burlington Ontario, which is still thriving under different ownership. Blossom City was an overnight success, and Banana Leaf will surely follow suit. Tom and Frankie chose Stoney Creek for their business after realizing the area did not have a restaurant offering a wide range of Asian cuisine. Many restaurants focus, but none offer the broad selection of Asian dishes you&apos;ll find at Banana Leaf. Tom&apos;s many skills include his work as fruit and vegetable carving artist. Over the years, he has created stunning, intricate centrepieces for weddings and other special events. Using the same care and attention to detail, Tom and Frankie are committed to providing a delicious and enjoyable dining experience. Banana Leaf is open Monday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. A convenient Delivery service brings the taste of Asia right to your front door. Delivery is available in Stoney Creek and East Hamilton.

Reviewed By Li M

I would not have known this was here if I hadn't been told. Even as I pulled in I really had to look for it, which seems contrary to normal business as this would reduce trade. The service was great, friendly and engaging. The food was very good, although slightly higher priced than other establishments. In all, a place I will definitely return to.

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