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Black Forest Inn

$$ - $$$German, , European
255 King St E | corner of King St. E & Ferguson Ave. N., Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B9, Canada
+1 905-528-3538
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
German, Austrian, European, Central European
$$ - $$$
255 King St E | corner of King St. E & Ferguson Ave. N., Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B9, Canada
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

After a short wait we were seated. Great selection on the menu. Very fair prices. We had 2 baskets of fresh rye bread. A couple delicious German beers. All 5 of our meals were outstanding. Big portions. 4 of us had to take some home....More

1  Thank Shawn N
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Service was prompt and friendly. Atmosphere is warm and cozy. Food is delicious and portions are huge! Definitely fair prices.

2  Thank Christine C
Reviewed 4 February 2017

My family has been eating at this restaurant since it opened in the 1960s, and it has always been our go-to for birthdays and other special occasions. The Black Forest Inn has an excellent combination of authentic German food in a rustic Austro-Bavarian atmosphere, and...More

2  Thank WMC89
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Will dine there again!!! Great job! QualityGerman cuisine and portions are large.

2  Thank aviator2000
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I have been going here for twenty years. My recent visit was sad an disappointing. The food was terrible across the table from cordon blue to rindsrouladen. Which Iam not sure I would feed to my dog. For a place that had great food and...More

1  Thank David Y
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Been going to this restaurant for at list the last 20 years, food always good, almost the same ladies serving even now , one thing change they care more about the number they can get thru in a hr , I didn't even finish my...More

1  Thank FeliMB
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We have been going here forever but lately the atmosphere has been going downhill and fast; Previous owners' cared about guests and it showed in the welcome and service. The 'new' attitude is disappointing (and it's been the same over the last couple visits). Food...More

2  Thank ITCanada
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We were concerned about the change of ownership but as usual we had a fantastic meal. Most of the same staff was there. The food hasn't changed a bit, delicious and plentiful.

2  Thank RickMcMexICan
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Hamilton for 14 years and just recently was able to experience the Hamilton staple that is the Black Forest Inn. I must say I was pleasantly surprised and can see why it has been a favorite for years. The staff are...More

Thank LiluMuller
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Been going there for over forty years at least 3 to 4 times a year plus take out about 4 to five times a year. My family has celebrated many birthdays and anniversaries over the years. Have never had a bad visit of any kind....More

Thank meatguy1
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9 September 2017|
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Response from judi20001999 | Reviewed this property |
Not as far as I have ever encountered
26 November 2016|
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Response from Cancub50 | Reviewed this property |
We went with a large group-most had a meat based order but some did have non meat dish. The salads were great and very well portioned. Everyone did rave about the schnitzel and spetzel.
23 December 2015|
Response from theklingon | Reviewed this property |
You are exactly correct. Many people will try to say a place is authentic but have no clue what that actually means. Their standard is slop and anything slightly better is great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, Austrian, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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