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Shakespeare's Steak House

181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
+1 905-528-0689
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“garlic bread” (13 reviews)
“steak” (48 reviews)
“jelly beans” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We made reservations for 6:00 pm on a Saturday.. The restaurant was pretty quiet when we arrived and reasonably quiet so conversation was easy. By the time we left, it was quite busy. All the staff were very attentive from the coat check through to...More

Thank Klaas W
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Walking into Shakespeare is like walking back into the 1960's and 70's. The décor has not changed much nor has the service. Now that presentation has become a prerequisite for fine dining, the chef made an attempt but just missed the mark. We had the...More

Thank Henrietta W
Reviewed 21 December 2017

A special dinner out selecting Shakespeare's based on past experience. My husband requested a quiet romantic table when he reserved. We were placed by the bar doorway with wait staff rushing back and forth. Delay between salad and entrée was extensive and then following our...More

Thank CathP027
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We dined at this wonderful establishment to use up an anniversary gift card. The atmosphere and decor here is divine and comforting. Soft lovely music plays in the background to add to the elegance of the surroundings. I ordered the strip loin steak, which as...More

Thank Allan A
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I have been to Shakespeare's twice and both times the food and service has been excellent. The decor could use some help to bring it into 2017 but they don't need to change a thing about the food or service. The staff make you feel...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner at this restaurant, my boss and I and invited a customer. The service was great until our guest commented about his order saying it was not explained that his meal would not have a bone. The waiter started to be rude...More

1  Thank Josee L
Reviewed 5 September 2017

All of our guests (13 in total) described their food as delicious. Most had steak which no one was disappointed with and the others who had fish or chicken were equally pleased. Our personal waiter/concierge Louis was a total treat to have serving our table....More

1  Thank Rothesay331
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Fine dinning at it's very best ! Food was out this world and the staff had the perfect balance of being extremely attentive without giving the impression of "hovering " . All in all an amazing evening from start to finish !

Thank Bonofan
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I have visited Shakespeare's several times over the years and have never had a bad experience. Tonight was no exception. We had for business associates for a lovely dinner. The menu is very traditional but every dish is outstanding. Two of us had seafood and...More

Thank WichtaDan
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Took my parent here for their 50th anniversary. Staff were VERY pleasant and welcoming. I ordered the Napoleon Steak. It was PERFECT!!!! AMAZING!. Decor was dated (70-80's), but my older parents enjoyed it, since that was their era. I would highly recommend this restaurant if...More

Thank Terrance G
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Questions & Answers
Evelyn T
26 May 2017|
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Response from Mark T | Reviewed this property |
Same owners, family affair. Franco is now head chef, Leo runs the front-of-house.
Kathy B
18 January 2017|
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Response from CKTA | Reviewed this property |
Hi; I'm not sure if my response was sent properly, so I am sending it again. I have seen people in there dressed very casual.. We prefer to dress up a notch when we go there. I have seen men in nice jeans and a shirt. It... More
Paul Z
19 April 2015|
Response from Mark T | Reviewed this property |
Under the 'menu' tab on on their home page
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-528-0689
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