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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“garlic bread” (14 reviews)
“steak” (49 reviews)
“jelly beans” (2 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

The food is old world, old fashion steak house that has that old fashioned charm. Everything was prepared exactly as expected, the service impeccable.

Thank RoadtoHappy
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I would have tried their prime rib, but I usually go for game meat first, and they had a selection of dishes. They give a generous helping of cheese/olive/pickle and garlic bread to start. Caesar salad was very good. I tried the boar chop and...More

Thank walkabout101
Reviewed 3 May 2016

If you can afford the price tag, this place has first class staff and a beautiful setting. Food was great.

1  Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Lovely restaurant, the atmosphere is a nice change. The staff is wonderful. Upon being seated you receive garlic bread and dill pickles, olives and feta cheese. We ordered the provencial shrimp for appetizer. Our two steak meals were cooked to perfection. I would certainly recommend...More

Thank ChristinaMarie1020
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The restaurant itself is absolutely quaint and beautiful although I would definitely mention that this is a higher-class restaurant -- you would probably not wear sweatpants to dine here. The staff was wonderful, from the coat check lady, to the receptionist, to our great, Italy-born...More

1  Thank camomile-tea
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

A throwback to when a restaurant dinner was never rushed, and you never felt that staff wanted your table for the next reservation. Staff were very attentive, polite and helpful. The principal waiter took our order, and served the main course. A different individual brought...More

1  Thank OxfordHiker1
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I attended this restaurant with friends last night. One couple of our party are regulars at this establishment. The Atmosphere is quaint and on the dark side but well lit as a steakhouse should be. All of us ordered the Rib Steak bone in. My...More

Thank Pylon12
Reviewed 7 April 2016

This was a special occasion that was disclosed to the waiter Gino. He was efficient and tried to please, but the quality of the caesar's salad and rack of was very disappointing. The salad lacked the strong zesty flavors of garlic and anchovies that marks...More

1  Thank CharlieHawk
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Shakespeares provides a delicious menu in an elegant space with very funny, personable wait staff. We were entertained throughout the night along with enjoying an amazing meal. If you are a steak lover, this place is for you! I am frequently treated to steak at...More

Thank CJWatson77
Reviewed 7 March 2016

My wife and I along with our two adult children enjoyed a nice dinner at Shakespeare's last Saturday night. The steaks were exceptional and the lobster and crab were both good. I have eaten at Shakespeare's dozens of times for lunch and dinner over the...More

Thank daisytoronto
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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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