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Jack and Lois

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Diner, Canadian
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301 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L4, Canada
+1 289-389-5647
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small, unpretentious diner type restaurant with excellent food served by very friendly staff. We're talking hamburgers and assorted grilled cheese sandwiches, but tasty and fulfilling, with a nice creative touch. For an example of "creative", try as a side the cottage cheese with avocado and tomato slices. We arrived with no expectations and left knowing we'd be happy to... More 

Thank jeigh
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We arrived for lunch, we nabbed the last table. Our server promptly asked for our drink order and gave us menus. Unfortunately my order wasn't heard however when the food was delivered and it was evident there was a problem it was remedied very quickly. The kettle chips provided were very nice, crisp and just enough. The grilled cheese was... More 

Thank 59canadian
Niagara Falls, Canada
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

If you can then you are in the right place. My wife and I went there for the first time for a meal between lunch and dinner. She had the Tuna Melt with fries and I had the Mac and Lobster with onion rings. This place makes up some really great food dishes and has won us over so we... More 

Thank Dave A
Welland, Canada
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Burgers are great here! Quality meat and well made. Sides are also well presented. Love eating here for a decent well made meal in a not to fancy place. Good food!

Thank r0binellis
Greater Toronto
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85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Went for an end of year brunch with another couple. Small restaurant, but tables spaced well. Server was not really friendly, but efficient and accurate so we'll take that. Generous breakfast cooked as requested. Tried the stuffed angels - they were as described. I think we expected more flavour, but if you love beans, they are good. Molly Baby received... More 

Thank GeoRoadWarriors
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Since it opened its doors a few years ago Jack and Lois has been a Downtown staple for fast delicious comfort foods served with great coffee or craft beers. Their breakfast, served all day may be tops in town. Their lunch and dinner menu may not be as competitive but is still absolutely fantastic. There is something for everyone at... More 

Thank MatthewDaniel84
Hamilton, Canada
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Whenever we want a great burger we head to Jack and Lois! It is our burger place! always! Love their home made burgers. The burgers have no fillers so I love that. My all-time favourite are the home made chips with a nice cold cider to start, YUM!

Thank Kim526282
Hamilton, Canada
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I often times go to different breakfast places or will order breakfast if there is an option. Jack and lois takes it one step beyond. All fresh local ingredients, friendly service and the atmosphere is always amazing. This is my fourth time here and it has not disappointed. The waiter accidentally forgot a small add on of my dads order... More 

Thank Zina K
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102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We stopped in for dinner on a recommendation from the "you gotta eat here show". The menu was well rounded with alot of specialty items. Lets start by saying I really enjoyed our visit and if we lived in Hamilton we would be here often. It's a smaller place with friendly staff. The onion rings are big and crunchy. Everything... More 

Thank Turtlelov3
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were in town for an OFSAA football game (from Ottawa) and didn't know Hamilton, so we searched YOU'VE GOTTA EAT HERE to see what had been featured in the city and what a gem we found!! The décor and atmosphere is perfect, it's as though you've stepped into a friend's funky apartment. I love what they have done. Everything... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Diner, Canadian
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 289-389-5647

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