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Emma's Back Porch

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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2084 Old Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7R 1A3, Canada
+1 905-634-2084
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well. They make the Best Caesar's I have ever had! The staff is very courteous and friendly. The food is mediocre. Beautiful views.

Thank Neil W
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very relaxing place to be overlooking lake Ontario while enjoying some excellent ribs. Staff make you feel welcome and are very attentive to your requests. Fun place to be. Be there early. It is a very popular place. By the way the rest of the menu is very good as well.

Thank Gorf
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review. Glad you enjoyed! More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This valentines we decided to go to old, historic, downtown Burlington, ON Water Street Cooker. Wise choice for three reasons: great service, awesome view on the water and best seafood linguine (pescatore) and beef ribs. Craig and staff make you feel important as a customer not to mention accommodating getting us in last minute.

Thank Marie C
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So glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for the comments! More 

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62 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten here several times. The service is good, the food is decent, the beer is cold and the view is great! We enjoy sitting on the patio for lunch. Nice place. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank Don S
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Thank you so much for the comments, we are glad you enjoyed! More 

Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

It's not often that you can have a good beer, good pub grub and a KILLER view! Than's what you'll get at Emma's......sparkling Lake Ontario, sailboats, ducks and nice patio in warm weather...... And it's got a bazillion Huge TV screens for the sports nuts in any weather...... This place is a very popular place for locals and visitors alike.

Thank llpk2014
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Wow ~ Thank you so much and we are so glad you joined us! More 

Cambridge, Canada
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464 reviews
386 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

I was out visiting friends in Burlington recently and we went to Emma's Back Porch for a bite to eat. It's been a while since I've been to this place, I use to come here quite a bit when I was younger. The place looks pretty much the same as I remember it and what makes Emma's special is the... More 

Thank Pat M
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Best in town wings! We stand by it and are glad you enjoyed them! More 

Burlington, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Went to Emma's (with friends) for lunch. Menu is extensive but expected. Difficult to navigate for challenged walkers...lots of small steps. Great view of the Lake. Large patio.

Thank lmclaren55
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Thank you so much for the comments, we appreciate you taking the time! More 

Lancaster UK
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

On holiday from the UK we experienced this place with family who live in Hamilton who had chosen it for our evening supper. We came just to eat and found a great environment (sports screens all around)! Lively and friendly staff with fellow diners and locals who were all easy to engage with. Menu easy to follow and details of... More 

Thank filemanLancasterUK
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Thank you for the comments and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Burlington, Canada
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Went for supper one night. Food was ok - definitely not bad but it did feel more like a bar than a restaurant. The real star of the show though would have to be the view of the lake from the back porch.

Thank Cdn_Stouffers
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Thank you for the comments and we hope to see you again to try out the patio! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My favorite spot for fijitas. Great view of the lake awesome service. My wife loves the crap cakes. Brian.

Thank Brian M
Management response:

We hope they weren't 'crap' and more crab! Thanks for the comments, we appreciate you taking the time! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2084 Old Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7R 1A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 905-634-2084
Cottage Cookin on the Best Patio in Southern Ontario!

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