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Harbour Diner

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486 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1J1, Canada
+1 905-523-7373
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 08:00 - 20:30
Tue - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love everything about the Harbour Diner: the sweet couple Jessie & Darryl who own and operate it, all their wonderful servers, and the darling décor. The food is comforting, reasonably priced, and far superior to anything normally offered at a typical diner. They have a prime rib sandwich as a regular menu item, which is to die for, according... More 

Thank Anne-Marie P
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This spot is absolutely darling! We went for Sunday brunch. It reminded me of waking up at grandma's, and her making me whatever I wanted for breakfast. Just love the cute wallpaper, and the vintage tables and chairs. Our server was lovely, and our food came very promptly! We got there at just the right time, because there was soon... More 

Thank SugarLaLaLa
Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here one night when it was a little chilly and felt like having some comfort food. The sheperd's pie did not disappoint, it was a delicious, a perfect size and served hot. This was exactly what I was looking.

Thank TravellingBizGuy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After some objections from my girlfriends, we decided to try this place out, and boy were we pleasantly surprised! Mismatched wallpaper, tables and plates give you the impression you've arrived at your grandma's house, but even grandma couldn't cook like this! A huge selection of daily specials, all sounded amazing, and a pretty varied menu, all very reasonably priced. We... More 

Thank Jodi P
Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend Harbour Diner. Lots of filling and gourmet breakfast options. Breakfast before 9:00 meant that there was no crowd to deal with yet on a Saturday. Eggs Benedict and a loaded skillet were ordered. Lots of food on both plates. The "loaded" skillet was loaded with the ingredients that you would put inside a baked potato including: bacon,... More 

1 Thank JALToronto
Hamilton, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here a number of times, and never been disappointed. The prime rib is amazing. As good as any steak house. The other entrees are excellent well. Special mention to the lobster and crab Mac and cheese, and the meatloaf.

Thank Paul R
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Harbour Diner was recommended to us by a server at another restaurant and they usually have great choices. We almost drove by when we saw the exterior of the restaurant, but are so glad we gave it a chance. It has a homey, kitchener feel and the food reminds me of what you would eat at your favourite grandma's.... More 

Thank Canadian001Canada
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We came here after seeing it on the tv show "'you gotta eat here" and have since come back many times. My husband loves the meatloaf, but our whole family loves the variety on the menu and the daily specials.

Thank Josie C
Hamilton, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I have visited Harbour Diner several times for lunch and have never been disappointed. Food is outstanding and service is wonderful!

Thank Caroline J
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Visited the Harbour Diner for the first time. My guest and I split the pulled pork tacos for an app, I ordered the Black & Blue burger and my guest got the three meat chipotle Mac & cheese. Tacos were simply excellent, the Black & Blue burger was the absolute most divine gourmet burger I have had the opportunity to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 486 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1J1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-523-7373
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?