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Jack and Lois

$$ - $$$American, ,
301 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L4, Canada
+1 289-389-5647
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“grilled cheese” (29 reviews)
“sandwich” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
301 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a quick lunch based on a good prior experience. It wasn’t full yet the server seemed to be struggling (or didn’t care) to provide prompt service. Salads and soup were okay but nothing special.

Thank mhny2525
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our first night in Hamilton we were looking for some nice Canadian comfort food and stumbled across Jack and Lois. The staff was nice and welcoming and the retro interior was charming. You cannot go wrong with rootbeer and real beer. But be careful...More

Thank Marc R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stood at the door for about 20 minutes before a table opened up. Our order took about 15 minutes to get to us. The bacon was tasty. The grilled cheese that came with the hummingbird breakfast seemed like it was reheated leftovers. Toast seemed...More

Thank BazRasty
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Came here with firends for breakfast on a Sunday morning. Luckily we came before 10 am and we were able to get a table right away. Service was good. Two of us had the Traditional - Eggs Benedict. It came was thick slices of peameal...More

Thank 35CanuckGirl
Reviewed 20 February 2018

My husband and I were taken to dinner tonight by our son and daughter in law. They had previously eaten here and had always left satisfied. Tonight we were all extremely disappointed with the meals served. My husband and I ordered the Chancellor parm chicken...More

1  Thank kiwiroo2015
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Small cozy diner. Good selection on menu and very prompt/friendly service. Chicken was cooked perfectly. Will definitely go back when in the area.

Thank hammy1
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

The place is small and retro kitschy which is fine. Tables are pretty close and the dining area is on the small side. It can get loud so not the place to be if you want a quiet meal. The burgers were good but not...More

Thank Don_Kovacs
Reviewed 24 January 2018

The ramen doesn't deserve to be called ramen. Everything else was good though! I remember getting some fried avocado things and they were excellent. :)

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 24 January 2018

This was a last minute thing. I was meeting some coworker for lunch and wanted to see what was good in the very much changed James Street North area of the city. This place came up on a Google search and I noticed that it...More

Thank RTGJ
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

If you are in serious need of a great breakfast this might be the spot for an early riser. Parking can be a bit tricky depending on the day so bring some change for the parking metres or you can go past James Street North...More

Thank SteveWelton
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 289-389-5647
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