We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Harbour Diner

) #34 of 1,030 Restaurants in Hamilton $$ - $$$ American, ,
486 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1J1, Canada
+1 905-523-7373
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“meatloaf” (11 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Diner, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
486 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1J1, Canada
Write a Review
Reviews (83)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 83 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The place is under new ownership since the TV show in 2012 went there with family yesterday service was good food was good blueberry pie was very good. They close at 9 PM we were there till 920 made us feel very welcome.

Thank Marcogp7
Reviewed 5 days ago

Saw this restaurant on "You Gotta Eat Here " show on the Food Network. It did not disappoint in the food department as everyone of us (14 in all) enjoyed their meals. Most people in our group had something different and raved about it. The...More

Thank fireguy329
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tried this quaint restaurant on Sat. June 17th with a group of 14 people. Very casual, friendly diner. Unfortunately, no air conditioning. The good food and good service made up for that. (They are working on getting A/C). The food was served all together which...More

Thank Patricia2travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good reviews drew us to try this diner for lunch. A small intimate venue with good food and friendly service. Reasonably priced and different in a good way from all the other chain restaurants. A hidden gem.

Thank GuiWong
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit was lunch with friends. I ordered the club sandwich, it was large and full of ingredients. I was not a fan of the thick cut ham but that was my only complaint. Prices were reasonable and service was good. Also sampled a pie...More

Thank SteveRic
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love everything about the Harbour Diner: the sweet couple Jessie & Darryl who own and operate it, all their wonderful servers, and the darling décor. The food is comforting, reasonably priced, and far superior to anything normally offered at a typical diner. They have...More

Thank Anne-Marie P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This spot is absolutely darling! We went for Sunday brunch. It reminded me of waking up at grandma's, and her making me whatever I wanted for breakfast. Just love the cute wallpaper, and the vintage tables and chairs. Our server was lovely, and our food...More

Thank SugarLaLaLa
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I came here one night when it was a little chilly and felt like having some comfort food. The sheperd's pie did not disappoint, it was a delicious, a perfect size and served hot. This was exactly what I was looking.

Thank TravellingBizGuy
Reviewed 11 May 2017

After some objections from my girlfriends, we decided to try this place out, and boy were we pleasantly surprised! Mismatched wallpaper, tables and plates give you the impression you've arrived at your grandma's house, but even grandma couldn't cook like this! A huge selection of...More

Thank Jodi P
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend Harbour Diner. Lots of filling and gourmet breakfast options. Breakfast before 9:00 meant that there was no crowd to deal with yet on a Saturday. Eggs Benedict and a loaded skillet were ordered. Lots of food on both plates. The "loaded" skillet...More

1  Thank JALToronto
Nearby Restaurants
Charred Rotisserie House
260 reviews
.77 km away
Salt Lick Smoke House
132 reviews
.69 km away
Mesa Authentic Mexican Cuisine
105 reviews
.76 km away
Nearby Attractions
HMCS Haida National Historic Site
279 reviews
.91 km away
Bayfront Park
188 reviews
.38 km away
Pier 4 Park
95 reviews
.40 km away
First Ontario Centre
105 reviews
1.32 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Harbour Diner staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 486 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1J1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-523-7373
  • E-mail
Family run Diner with an emphasis on home cooking. Everything now made in house, from scratch. Comfort food at it's finest!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing