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Black Forest Inn

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$$ - $$$
German, Austrian, European, Central European
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255 King St E | corner of King St. E & Ferguson Ave. N., Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B9, Canada
+1 905-528-3538
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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139 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Anybody who gives this place a good review has never been to Germany or Austria. Every once in a while we give this place a chance because of nostalgia. Every time we are let down. The food is cheap and poorly prepared.

Thank theklingon
Hamilton, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We have been coming for many years to this place, and always loved it. But lately we noticed that the prices have been shooting up and the quality of the food has been going down! Last time we were there, the goulash, the meat was hard and dry. My wife had the schnitzel, which was oily, dry, and paper thin.... More 

Thank Bill K
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

If you're craving GREAT German food, this is the place. You won't leave hungry, that's for certain. The schnitzel is to die for, and there's plenty of it.

Thank Boujie88
Hamilton, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

A wonderful place to go. A great place to eat. The people are great the food and portions excellent.great prices .the portions are huge and you get bread and soup included in your price. Great for family and friends a place for all.

Thank bevaloo
Caledonia, Canada
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120 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Black Forest/Schwarzwaldhaus has amazingly been able to maintain its excellent food quality over the years, as the establishment has passed from one generation to the other. The portions are rather amazing, requiring many guests to take some of their meal home. The flavours are good and consistent from visit to visit. This is mainly a Schnitzelhaus but there are non-schnitzel... More 

Thank caledonia7
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The food here is excellent. if you are looking for authentic and stellar German cuisine, this is a place you must check out. The atmosphere is amazing, wait staff and ownership places a focus on customer satisfaction, the portions will make you jaw drop and your tummy full, and the prices are reasonable and fair leaving you feel satisfied overall.... More 

Thank Robert S
Burlington, Canada
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I have been going here for over 40 years! This is a place to take family and friends, young and old. The portions are huge and include soup or salad. Parking is close and food never disappoints!

Thank jlpn66
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome food huge portions GREAT BEERS ON TAP😲 the most authentic German food actual German beer frau accent included! You had better be hungry walking in here!

Thank Glenn B
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The Black Forest Inn is in an old non-descript downtown commercial building in downtown Hamilton. There are no inside views from outside but inside is very Bavarian, and so is the snappy attire of the staff! I ordered what I thought was the standard Schnitzel with garlic mashed potatoes. When it came and was placed before me, the Schnitzel hid... More 

Thank John R M
North Port, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We have been going to the Black Forest for over forty years. A great place to gather and have delicious food. I have pretty much had everything on the menu and it is all excellent. Not a bad meal ever. Also we do take out at least once a month. Try the platters. They have a good variety and are... More 

Thank meatguy1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Austrian, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 King St E | corner of King St. E & Ferguson Ave. N., Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-528-3538

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