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Shakespeare's Steak House

) #69 of 1,029 Restaurants in Hamilton ££££ Steakhouse, , Seafood
181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
+1 905-528-0689
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“garlic bread” (13 reviews)
“steak” (42 reviews)
“jelly beans” (2 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Canadian, Seafood
181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here several times while in Hamilton for business. The service is consistently excellent. The staff are thorough professionals that know the menu back and forth as well as the wine list. Backing up the excellent service is an amazing chef. Everything that...More

Thank briansmalley
Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary and wanted something special. Well we certainly got it. From the greeting at the door to our final good-bye I couldn't find fault with anything. The opening touch with the pickles, feta, olives and warm garlic bread was a...More

Thank HappinessBinbrook
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My parents have been going to Shakespeare's since it opened. Now on to the 3rd generation of family visitors, and each meal is an occasion. I've never been treated to such a perfect combination of hospitality, delicious food and incredible atmosphere in all my years...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We visited Shakespeare's last night for a friends 40th birthday, there were 20 of us and we had a nice room all to ourselves. They start you off with a very tasty pickle/cheese/olive tray and some delicious garlic bread. They are very generous with both...More

1  Thank Phil D
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Excellent Service , Great food. A wonderful trip down memory lane for people who enjoy a traditional steakhouse.

Thank aclaing
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Had dinner there last night and the food was very good. At the end of each meal a big bowl of candy, with a spoon, is brought over to each table. I noticed an elderly woman who was there with her daughter, picking her teeth...More

1  Thank Lucy L
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited spontaneously as we were in the neighbourhood. Not knowing what to expect we were certainly pleasantly surprised. This is a very gorgeous restaurant the atmosphere is cozy and the building has a unique old fashioned charm. It is quite an...More

Thank Stacey V
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Make a reservation for this gem. It was my first time but I went with Regulars. They compare it the John Peel restaurant Brantford (now closed). This restaurant is all about traditions, quality ingredients and attention to detail. It is an experience - plan to...More

Thank digbroom
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I have been dining at Shakespeare's since they opened in 1969 and the experience that Franco insisted on back then is exactly the same today! For any special occasion, there is no place I would rather go than Shakespeare's! If you haven't been, give it...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Returned to the Shakespeare's after 18 years. My wife and I had our wedding dinner here 18 years ago. We were both so happy to see things have not changed, as the food is unbeatable in taste, portion, presentation. I don't think the price has...More

Thank Kelsey C
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Evelyn T
New owners? Franco still there?
25 May 2017|
Response from Gerry M | Reviewed this property |
no idea
Kathy B
Dress code?
18 January 2017|
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Response from CKTA | Reviewed this property |
Hi; I'm not sure if my response was sent properly, so I am sending it again. I have seen people in there dressed very casual.. We prefer to dress up a notch when we go there. I have seen men in nice jeans and a shirt. It... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Canadian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-528-0689
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