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Emma's Back Porch & Water Street Cooker

$$ - $$$American, ,
2084 Old Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7R 1A3, Canada
+1 905-634-2084
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good44%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“wings” (42 reviews)
“brisket” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2084 Old Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7R 1A3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful view and wonderful staff (especially the bartenders). Food is very good, but it’s the fun, welcoming atmosphere that bring locals back!

Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love Water Street Cookery for Sunday brunch! I always feel like buffets are too expensive, but the quality of food that they have is well worth it! And the view of the lake is priceless! What a great deal and great service!

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit regularly, usually on nice days when We can sit on patio overlooking the lake. Always happy with the food, drink, staff, view. Parking sometimes is challenging, but that is not their fault.

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sit on Emma's back porch with its lovely view of Lake Ontario. Food & atmosphere is like many pub style restaurants. Service was good & food was good nothing exceptional. Menu has lots of choices.

Thank OurWanderingCasa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After being seated we didn't see a server for at least 20 minutes, I finally went and asked the bartender for some service. When the server finally came we placed our order for seafood chowder and coconut shrimp and 2 pints of Guinness. The Guinness...More

Thank Jzorzi
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Loud & fun most nights at Emma's Back Porch. It is a sports bar, but still fun for those of us who are not interested in sports. The wings, fish, salads, and other menu items are consistently good.

Thank 149lj
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the atmosphere at Emma’s. The restaurant is clean and has a fun vibe to it. The service and food were both amazing. Food portions are generous. I also really enjoyed the view of the lake. Definitely recommend :)

Thank Tina R
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We came here to entertain an out of town guest but had never been before. Taking a chance was worthwhile because we each enjoyed the ambience and the selection of food. We enjoyed each dish ordered.We all agree to return and look forward to lounging...More

Thank TorontoRover
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. Nice menu choices and great food. Good wine list and great location. Pleasant atmosphere with excellent service. This place is a keeper. Highly recommended.

Thank felixjb123
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We do Emma’s Back Porch every Wednesday night for the best wings and chuck wagon fries ever, wouldn’t go anywhere else in town but Emma’s. Emma’s is also the perfect spot to stop in on a Saturday or Sunday for a great burger, quesadilla, ribs...More

Thank Mary19581
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14 June 2016|
Response from cattracer | Reviewed this property |
yes they do, in fact you can google emmas back porch to view their entire menu, and plan ahead..lol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2084 Old Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7R 1A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 905-634-2084
  • E-mail
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