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Harbour Diner

$$ - $$$American, ,
486 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1J1, Canada
+1 905-523-7373
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“meatloaf” (16 reviews)
“pies” (18 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Diner, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
486 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1J1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 116 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife, parents and I enjoyed a fantastic breakfast; the eggs Benedict specials were amazing and the coffee was topped up frequently. The Harbour Diner is a Hamilton treasure.

Thank Brent M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

6 adults and a new born. We had reservations and were seated early. The food was incredible and everything arrived at once. The only less than perect comment I have is on the beverages. The coffee tasted old (not like I would expect from a...More

Thank Jenni&Keith B
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and offer some feedback. We will follow up with the servers to ensure we are serving fresh coffee. We do offer free refills, so I’m not really sure why you may have been told differently?...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a turkey dinner at the Harbour Diner about ~6 years ago, and whenever the place came up, I always highly recommended it based on that one meal. Had lunch there yesterday and the food was just as good as I remembered! My club...More

Thank Eileen W
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the excellent review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for dinner! I look forward to going back and trying again. The portions are super generous and it was packed. I had the fried egg sandwich and coconut cream pie, both were awesome. Their pies are very popular and they have lots of...More

Thank Emily L
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 27 February 2018

We walked in mid-day on a Sunday , the place was small and kinda messy but lots of people eating great looking food. We had scene this place years back on " You Gotta Eat Hear" and we always wanted to try it - well...More

2  Thank Mike G
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonder review. Looking forward to having you dine with us again.

Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We had a great dinner today. We ordered Meatloaf, Manhattan Sandwich and a burger and we were all very happy with our meals! The portions are also large. We took homemade coconut cream pie and peanut butter chocolate banana pie to go and ate them...More

1  Thank Trevor P
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Hope to see you soon. (Go Bulldogs!)

Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

I love coming here because the menu items are awesome and they have special dishes each day. The service here is wonderful and the restaurant is clean and cozy. Great selection of comfort foods. Today I had a special, smores french toast. So delicious!

Thank Vanessa M
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you for your patronage and taking the time to write a review. See you next time!

Reviewed 18 February 2018

I was checking trip advisor for a quite place to have an early dinner and came across this restaurant and contact them through Face Book messager regsrding their Prime rib Dinner, $30, and was told they start serving this about 3 pm. I told them...More

Thank jdacosta16
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

So pleased to hear you enjoyed yourself! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 5 February 2018

Interesting establishment – had doubts about going in from the outside appearance. As we made a point of trying based on recommendations from colleagues. The inside was very retro and quite interesting – cozy and homely feeling. Our server was new and the enthusiasm was...More

Thank DC972
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Hope to see you next time.

Reviewed 23 January 2018

Had breakfast here with friends. We had an assortment of breakfast dishes. All were very good and well cooked with good portion size. The place is a bit small so go early. Staff were very friendly. Value was good. I would eat here again.

Thank VacationHank
Jessie S, Owner at Harbour Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. See you next time.

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Jim M
21 September 2017|
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Response from Jessie S | Property representative |
Hi Jim. We serve the full breakfast menu until 11am Mon-Fri and until 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. We do have 2 breakfast items on our lunch/dinner menu as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 486 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1J1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-523-7373
Description
Family run Diner with an emphasis on home cooking. Everything now made in house, from scratch. Comfort food at it's finest!
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