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Shakespeare's Steak House

Certificate of Excellence
Steakhouse, Canadian, Seafood
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181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
+1 905-528-0689
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Georgetown, Canada
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Wonderfull upscale dining. Great decor. Friendly staff. Took friends and they loved it. Had a very tasty steak. It has been a while since I have been there but plan on dining there again soon. You won't be disappointed. Bruce and Linda Wood Georgetown, Ontario.

Thank Bruce W
Hamilton, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

We went there for dinner last week... We had the filet mignon it was perfectly cooked and delicious!! The service is outstanding!!!! We'll go back there.... a bit pricy but worth it!!

Thank Y M
Burlington, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Has been in Hamilton since forever but continues to deliver great food and great service. One of the best fillet mignons I've ever had. Their garlic bread is old style and delicious. The decor hasn't changed either, old england style with fireplace, dark and cosy.

Thank marie r
Ancaster, Canada
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

A true local classic with great food, warm ambiance and exceptional service. The menu is interesting with a variety of game meats prepared perfectly. Great restaurant!

Thank neon8rn
Hamilton, Canada
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184 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Wonderful experience in fine dining. Excellent service (Louie was fabulous). Food is amazing. Great varied menu options. Wine is reasonably priced.

Thank CathP027
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Second visit with family, and we were not in the least let down. The atmosphere was superb; the steak was cooked exactly as ordered and incredibly tender. Our server was attentive, thoughtful, and had a great knowledge of the menu. I would recomend this wonderful restaurant to anyone.

Thank Taylor G
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

Love the old time atmosphere of dark wood and stained glass. The service is incredible and the garlic bread is the best. It is a little pricey but you will not find a better steak done to your choice of medium rare to medium well

Thank Rob L
Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

As we walked into the door of the Shakespeare restaurant we were taken back. With hamilton being a university town most places you walk into cater accordingly but at Shakespeare it's wow, a touch of class. The welcome was great, the waiters were attentive and the steaks were just special. Cheesecake for desert just topped it all. Great evening, a... More 

Thank Cliff D
Burlington, Canada
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558 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

We were a group of 9 for an employee appreciation dinner at Shakespeare's Steak House. Our server and the service team were very impressive and handled us very well. Ostrich filet, filet mignon and many other dinners were ordered. From the pickles and olives and feta beforehand and right thru to dessert including specialty coffees and espressos, everything was excellent.... More 

Thank JALToronto
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Chef Franco and staff hit it out of the park again! I have been going to Shakespeare's for some of the most significant celebrations and events in my life. I have always been completely delighted with the food, service and ambiance over the past 40 years. My friends were all very thrilled with the meal, service and a number of... More 

Thank John R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Canadian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?