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Black Forest Inn

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$$ - $$$
German, Austrian, European, Central European
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255 King St E | corner of King St. E & Ferguson Ave. N., Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B9, Canada
+1 905-528-3538
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Beamsville, Canada
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Heard about this place through 'you gotta eat here'. The staff was super friendly & all were dressed up in traditional German dirndl clothing. We asked for a recommendation & our waitress suggested the platter for 2. What a great suggestion. There was plenty to eat & then some! Sauerkraut was delicious. Schnitzel was also great. The sausage tasted homemade.... More 

Thank Beamsville
Grimsby, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been a staple of the Hamilton downtown since 1967 and people have been coming from miles around to dine here! A popular weekend dining spot for a lot of families it is quite popular! As you can see from the reviews below you might have to wait sometimes, but let me assure you it is worth the wait! The... More 

Thank dougman68
Hamilton, Canada
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I was a child use to go here with my parents . Am 53 now and still enjoy going as much as I did 40 years ago . The food is always good very consistent which is so important the place is well kept and clean . The staff our wonderful especially Roz and Julie both amazing waitresses .... More 

Thank 331jack
Stoney Creek, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is excellent and a lot of it for a very reasonable price. The only problem is you must wait quite a while to be seated and served. The last two times I went here I had to wait two hours before being seated.

Thank _crogan4
Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had high hopes. Is an "old world" feel to it inside, very attentive servers in German costume. Beer was great. Cabbage rolls were so so bland, soup average, schnitzel was good but not great. Also had a Bavarian sausage which was wonderful. Waitress was great. Overall a good meal, cheap. Is a great deal.

Thank JP2516
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my birthday on Saturday so my wife took me out to the Black Forrest for dinner. The restaurant has changed ownership since our last visit so we were curious if much had changed. I am happy to say that the quality & portions have remained the same there have been some minute additions to the menu but overall... More 

Thank Gerry S
Welland, Canada
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW it is still as good as always. Thought maybe with new owners the food may have deteriorated but I was wrong. Will definitely keep coming back.

Thank 732terris
Hamilton, Canada
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice, cozy atmosphere. Great German food, hard to find low calorie, healthy choices. They did substitude mt potato for amazing vegetables though!

Thank Mary-Anne H
Hamilton, Canada
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After , much anticipation, five of us went to The Black Forest, 3 of us having not been in at least 20 years. It wasn't packed when we went which was good but still a 20 minute wait which was okay. Our friends ordered a platter which was huge and looked delicious! The schnitzel was huge looking until my sister... More 

Thank Lori S
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to the Blac Forest Inn for years I mean at least 40. This is where Birthdays and all special occasions are celebrated. We went tonight for the first time since it has been taken over by new owners. I am so happy that nothing has changed. The food is still fabulous, the staff all the same... More 

Thank Lisa B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Austrian, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 King St E | corner of King St. E & Ferguson Ave. N., Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-528-3538

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