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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
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went to the Black Forest Inn last night for dinner with my son. I had the Jaeger schnitzel with spaetzle and the garden salad. The house dressing on the salad was good but the salad was just average. The mushroom sauce on the Jaeger schnitzel was really good but the schnitzel itself was overdone and very dry. I was... More 

Thank Pathguider
Toronto, Canada
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138 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner with my wife. We have travelled Germany Austria Eastern Europe extensively and felt at home with decor and ambiance. Service was great. Portions were large. Food could have been a bit better but good for price point. Excellent beers love the large litre steins. Would return.

Thank Luke M
Ontario's Near North, Canada
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is where to be for Classic Comfort food German style. The portions are generous and very tasty so get ready to unbuckle your belts you’re in for a treat.

Thank R L
Hamilton, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food - ++++ Parking isn't the best but manageable. Restaurant is so good there is usually always a line up so go early.

Thank smith1294
Hamilton, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went back recently with my family and we were not disappointed. It's not a high end Toronto-ish restaurant but will give you the home-style cooking that's pretty delicious.

Thank LBP S
Hamilton, Canada
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for first time in decades with our out of town friends and it is still the same ... that is great! Unbelievable portions and quality with good service. Expect to wait because it's popular. Heard it has recently sold and new owners don't plan to change a thing, including menu and staff. Why would you change a good thing?

Thank TripDVB
Grimsby, Canada
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent authentic food for less than its worth. My husband and I got a meal and 2 Cabbage meals to go. We had left overs and those two meals with a 1/2 litre of wine for dinner and bill was $90 some odd????? Seriously, and we will end up with 10 meals total with all the soup and cabbage rolls.... More 

Thank Michelle5052
Grimsby, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went here tonight for supper. Food was fantastic. I had the Vienna Schnitzel with Spatzel and mushroom gravy on the side with a garden salad with house dressing. My wife had the "Black Forest" which came with German Bratwurst Sausage, Vienna Schnitzel, Pork Kassler, Grilled Veggies, Fried Potatos, a slice of Black Forest Ham and the... More 

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Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at my favourite restaurant just before 5:00 pm New Years Eve, when we were directed to a waiting area to be temporarily seated. This gave us a little time to enjoy a drink. After a pleasant 15 min. wait,we were directed to our table. I ordered the vienna schnitzel, with potatoes and of course the house salad that... More 

Thank Allan A
Thorold, Canada
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our way back home from a day trip to Toronto, we decided to detour into Hamilton and check out the Black Forest Inn.....best decision in a long time. That night the soup of the day was Saurkraut, and we had the Schintzel with mushroom sauce and spaetzle. The soup was piping hot, and filled with saurkraut, carrots, potatoes, and... More 

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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, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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?