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Turtle Jacks

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
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Hamilton Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

A friend and I went for drinks and appetizers a few weeks ago. Our waitress was friendly and chatty. My disappointment was with how management handled my situation after I left behind an item. Let me start by saying I don't live in Waterdown. As soon as I got home that night, I realized that I left an item behind.... More 

Thank Thorneymonster
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Decided to try this restaurant out for a date night. It took quite a while to find a seat and the atmosphere wasn't as great as we had hoped. Our server was extremely nice but we found ourselves waiting a long time for food and drinks. We found the meals to be very "blah" is the best word I can... More 

Thank nizi02
Waterdown, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

I am usually satisfied with this Turtle Jacks. It seems to be the best compromise for our family when dining out in our home town of Waterdown. My favourites are the bison meatloaf, fish taco & cajun chicken pasta

Thank Kurt S
Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Went to Turtle jacks tonight. Substandard food tiny servings that tasted like reheated TV dinner. Over priced, was sick afterwords, Just Horrible. I'd rather stay home.

1 Thank Rmoll7
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015

We like Turtle Jacks because it serves gluten-free food which one member of our family needs to eat. The food is very tasty and the gluten-free dessert is absolutely yummy. The service is friendly and the price is right. We enjoy going there with the family. One suggestion for this restaurant - let us make reservations for smaller groups, we... More 

Thank Nuckigcg
Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2014

@ Stoney Creek/Upper Centennial PKWY location We were leaving the Hamilton area after visiting for the day. Turtle Jack's was the only place we saw along our route. It was getting late "ish" on a Saturday night so we stopped in. The parking lot was full so we thought we might have to wait a bit. We were seated immediately,... More 

Thank wynterh8r
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Have you ever eaten somewhere for lunch (or dinner) and as you're walking back to your car wonder if you would ever go back? Well, that was the experience we had after leaving Turtle Jacks on Upper James, Hamilton recently. The place was very clean, service was very good, lots of parking outside and a 5 star waitress should have... More 

Thank Leakyroof
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013 via mobile

$23.99 for 14 wings? They're big & yummy but no wing is worth that price! Almost $2 each. A wing destination for the wealthy.

Thank Sean_David77
Burlington, Canada
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

10 of us went to dinner on a Friday night. We had four small ones and six adults. Service was good and the food was fine. Not as good as Jack Astor's but close. Nice atmosphere for families and very kid friendly. Would go again.

Thank Scottalanmclean
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 July 2013

We had lunch here last year, and have been wanting to visit again. We're hoping this time around, the service won't be so terrible. Our meals were amazing, but unfortunately they took a long time to get to our table because our server was too busy talking to another employee. Even our drinks took close to ten minutes, and we... 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
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hamilton Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton

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