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Emma's Back Porch & Water Street Cooker

$$ - $$$American, ,
2084 Old Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7R 1A3, Canada
+1 905-634-2084
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good44%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“wings” (40 reviews)
“brisket” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2084 Old Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7R 1A3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We do Emma’s Back Porch every Wednesday night for the best wings and chuck wagon fries ever, wouldn’t go anywhere else in town but Emma’s. Emma’s is also the perfect spot to stop in on a Saturday or Sunday for a great burger, quesadilla, ribs...More

Thank Mary19581
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I get the opportunity, I, along with a good number of my friends will visit Emma's Back Porch. The staff, albeit younger, are friendly and attentive. The food is contemporary and no matter your dietary preferences, you're certain to find something appealing on there...More

Thank Radio_Star100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Emma's Back Porch has a fabulous location, being right on the shore of Lake Ontario. We've always bemoaned the fact that there are so few restaurants on the water in southern Ontario. It was a nice day when we went for lunch, so we weren't...More

Thank DouglasJSteele
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When the weather is cooperating, sunny skies, blue water , 29C, swans plying the waters, there is nothing else in Burlington that compares with sitting along Lake Ontario, while quaffing an ale and some food at Emmas. On my 3 almost back to back occasions...More

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of course the view from the deck is amazing. Service was good but the wings were just OK. Not sure what restaurants do on wing night but these were definitely not cooked fresh from the cooker, they may have been precooked as a lot of...More

Thank Meandmyguy2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is like the third time I came and there was a bug in my drink, and the service is not the best.

Thank mashalikesfood
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The only reason I gave this place 3 stars is because of the great server -Rachel!! The food was mediocre at best and pricey. Lunch was $30 including a beer, tip and tax. Rachel deserved a nice tip and the beer was good but the...More

Thank Suzikew
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

What a crap hole!...beautiful view...was greeted by disgusting bathroom 's....if it wasn't for view would never come back!

Thank Nicolette D
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Lunch on the patio. Service was good and prices reasonable but it is quite obvious some sprucing up would be in order before it falls into the lake.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Fun place for the whole family. Friendly staff and a very nice patio overlooking Lake Ontario . Dish I had was baked seafood macaroni and it was very tasty.

Thank Iva B
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14 June 2016|
Response from cattracer | Reviewed this property |
yes they do, in fact you can google emmas back porch to view their entire menu, and plan ahead..lol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2084 Old Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7R 1A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 905-634-2084
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