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Spencer's at the Waterfront

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1340 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7S 1Y2, Canada (Brant Street)
+1 905-633-7494
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Calgary, Canada
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I rarely write a bad review... Went with a large group and they forgot about our reservation. We were seated 40mins late. Food was sub-par for the cost, and our group was treated like an inconvenience to the wait staff.

Thank Dave C
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where you go with that special someone. The ambiance and view was just beautiful. The food and wine choices were okay. Nothing really special stood out for me as a meal choice on their menu. I get that as I am a vegetarian. So take my review with that in mind. My husband enjoyed his food though.

Thank InfinityZenGoddess
Vancouver, Canada
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service. We arrived just after 5pm on a Sunday when they apparently are cleaning up from a weekly Sunday buffet. We didn't know and decided to just try someplace else as we were on a time crunch. The hostess went to check with the manager anyways and were able to seat us. We didn't mind waiting a few minutes... More 

Thank LuvTraveling8
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully situated on the lakeshore. We went with family we were staying with. We ate on the terrace overlooking the lake on a beautiful summer evening. Fresh fish was fantastic, we all had a fab time. Certainly try if you're in the area.

Thank Mrdixon1
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was the first time to visit Spencer's during their Sunday brunch. Truly fantastic food, fabulous variety of quality items, and wonderful view. Great value for your money. The server that day was quite slow at times, but she was pleasant. The food was a solid 11 out of 10. They only negative was that whomever was the person in... More 

Thank Jaxxnpaul
Sarnia, Canada
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lil Miss and I were here for a company function held at Spencers. The staff was very friendly and food was great. The views were very nice and hall was very nicely decorated.

Thank The_Traveling_Mick
Burlington, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Been going to Spencer's for many years, and for a long time it was a favorite. Dinner is still reasonably good, but Sunday Brunch was their forte, and they used to really shine. Their fresh 'market window' is no longer - replaced with a generic carving station with half the offerings, and heatlamps replacing the former working kitchen. Drinks used... More 

Thank BigTonyO
Burlington, Canada
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Our experience is from choosing the seafood specials. First class meal -- and service. Post-renovation, we found table seating to be noisy -- background noise from other diners, and clatter from the bar and servers. Not great for an intimate chat. But the food -- excellent!

1 Thank Kubor
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Took my family to Spencers two days ago under sad circumstances . When you take your family it's not on to complain at the time , but on reflection I was ripped off, the food was not good ,very poor in fact , the lunch menu was poor , the service was about as bad as it could be ,... More 

2 Thank BurlingtonAlan M
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at Spencer's 4-5 times, Business, friends and family. The location is great and the food decent until or last visit. The improvements to the menu and service brought the restaurent up to its location level. Well priced, excellent food and service. They could improve their wine offerings however.

Thank Noakville

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, Seafood, Canadian, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1340 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7S 1Y2, Canada
    (Brant Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 905-633-7494

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?