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Jack and Lois

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Diner, Canadian
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301 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L4, Canada
+1 289-389-5647
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in town for an OFSAA football game (from Ottawa) and didn't know Hamilton, so we searched YOU'VE GOTTA EAT HERE to see what had been featured in the city and what a gem we found!! The décor and atmosphere is perfect, it's as though you've stepped into a friend's funky apartment. I love what they have done. Everything... More 

Thank Ellen669901
Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this diner on-line before visiting Hamilton. We got there quite early Saturday morning and there was just two fellows sitting drinking coffee. But the place quickly started to fill up, and by the time we left there were just a few tables open and other customers walked in as we were leaving. Our waiter was extremely friendly. Not... More 

Thank Amzgreen986
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was impressed by the atmosphere and the friendly staff! They had A couple really good vegetarian meals to choose from! I had a great eggplant sandwich. I cannot remember the name of the sandwich. Mac and cheese was delicious as well!!! It took about an hour to get our meal so it was a bit slow but delicious in... More 

Thank gillybean28
Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Jack and Lois' back patio is easily one of my favorite places to hang out in the summertime. Tucked away behind the restaurant, it feels comfortably hidden. Great place for breakfast, lunch, dinner... or just drinks!

Thank Mokrycke
Hamilton, Canada
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We decided to give a friend a bon voyage lunch before she embarks on a European cruise and chose this because it's fun (usually). What a disappointment! We arrived around 1:30 on a Sunday aft. We had to wait for a table, no big deal except that a table was available and no one was there to clean it. There... More 

1 Thank sandybeach12
Caledonia, Canada
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

What a great eclectic menu it was worth the wait. All the food is made in house great service friendly courteous and funny! I've been twice now once with my best friend and once with my two teenage sons it's thumbs up all around!

Thank 756Rita
Hamilton, Canada
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My sister and I had a grilled cheese sandwich with brie and arugula which was. accompanied by an ale ,potato and bacon soup which was Fabulous! I would have loved another bowl of this soup! Great little place I would definitely come back.!

Thank Trudy C
Toronto, Canada
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170 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The restaurant had just had a giant party seated when we arrived but they let us know about it immediately. We had a lovely time, although we did wait a little longer waiting for our food. The waitress was SO nice and SO apologetic that she reduced our bill significantly. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and I ended... More 

Thank webgoddesscathy
London, Canada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We checked it out because it was something different. I had the special oldie but a gouda- it was great! The coleslaw was delicious too. We ordered the stuffed Angel- I liked the sauce with it but the overall the stuffed Angel, I found a little bland. I loved the unique decor and vibes . Our waiter was awesome too.... More 

Thank A R
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Have tried many different places in town for a burger, and while they are all good.. none really stood out as a go to place. Jack & Lois has changed that. Had their Italian inspired burger and even though they were out of spinach it was amazing.. the flavours were spot on and seasoning perfect. The burger came with fries... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Diner, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 289-389-5647

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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?