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Jack and Lois

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Diner, Canadian
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301 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L4, Canada
+1 289-389-5647
Sun 09:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have been going to Jack and Lois since they opened.we have had lunches and craft beer but haven't had their eggs Benedict. They were fantastic, great peameal bacon on fresh muffins with delicious home fries. Included was Relay coffee which is a great blend. This is the best value for breakfast in the city. Our server... More 

Thank Douglas A
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was very nice, though their new location is quite tacky. The kettle chips that were served to us were still soft in certain spots- we were given two trays, both not cooked evenly. The burger I ordered was the Soprano- "8 OZ. Of Ground Black Angus Beef, Secret Seasoning, Fresh Basil, Tomato, Asiago, Balsamic & Caramelized Onions On... More 

Thank Abbey R
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this charming little restaurant for breakfast. I ordered the pancakes and they were exquisite. Up there in my top 5 as far as pancakes go. The decor is vintage eclectic and is fun to look at. The back story of the place and their soon to open 2nd location is very cool. Be sure to ask about that. One... More 

Thank SugarLaLaLa
Ontario, Canada
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80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

James, our server, made it very clear "Your diet ends at the door!" Our group of 7 was seated easily as we arrived around 3pm. Menu is filled with so many great choices it made the meal selection difficult but a great excuse to go back and indulge. Burgers, all day breakfast and veal parm were delicious. The eclectic mix... More 

Thank DragunFamily
Brantford, Canada
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112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This place is small but awesome, we only had drinks, but the choice of beer and spirits was awesome! The food coming out of the kitchen looked incredible, I am mostly commenting on the decor, it's like walking in someone's house in 1974. Tables are old, chairs are old, wall decor is awesome! It's meant to look this way and... More 

Thank Goodburn
Toronto, Canada
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Got there just in time to miss the lunch lineup (who knew there'd be a lunch lineup on a Thursday?!). The decor is homely-chic, the food was very tasty, and the service was good (if a bit slow because there was only 1 server). Cool part of town that's gentrifying- take the time to walk around and stop in some... More 

Thank Hilary0169
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

What a gem on James street!! The food was fantastic and the service was phenomenal . The prices were more than reasonable. Would highly recommend!!!

Thank Mark T
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017

A small, unpretentious diner type restaurant with excellent food served by very friendly staff. We're talking hamburgers and assorted grilled cheese sandwiches, but tasty and fulfilling, with a nice creative touch. For an example of "creative", try as a side the cottage cheese with avocado and tomato slices. We arrived with no expectations and left knowing we'd be happy to... More 

Thank jeigh
Hamilton, Canada
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We arrived for lunch, we nabbed the last table. Our server promptly asked for our drink order and gave us menus. Unfortunately my order wasn't heard however when the food was delivered and it was evident there was a problem it was remedied very quickly. The kettle chips provided were very nice, crisp and just enough. The grilled cheese was... More 

Thank 59canadian
Niagara Falls, Canada
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

If you can then you are in the right place. My wife and I went there for the first time for a meal between lunch and dinner. She had the Tuna Melt with fries and I had the Mac and Lobster with onion rings. This place makes up some really great food dishes and has won us over so we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Diner, Canadian
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?