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Hutch's Dingley Dell

Diner, Canadian, Fast food
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280 Van Wagners Beach Rd, Hamilton, Ontario L8E 3L8, Canada
+1 905-545-5508
11:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

A friend & I went here for lunch. He's been dining here for years & still enjoys it. If you like fries, you'll love theirs. I also really enjoyed the beach-front location & the diner decor.

Thank Marg W
Hamilton, Canada
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

what's not to like??? Went for a stroll along the beach and stopped here for food. The wife had fish and chips, I had chicken fingers and chips. Did it come on a paper plate? Yes Could the place do with a lick of paint and a wipe down? Yes Was the food super super tasty and great value for... More 

1 Thank Tullsmeister
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

People watching, nature and good food...three of my favorite things...and all in abundance at Hutch's! Very "retro vintage" with a superb location...just a few feet from Lake Ontario in a park-like setting. Often head down there with a bike or two in the van, have a leisurely ride on the paved trails along the lake then a great feed of... More 

Thank Mike S
Toronto, Canada
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

And it's awesome! Portions are big, the fish we had was tasty and the gravy was delicious! It's low key, and maybe needs a lick of paint, but in my opinion this adds to the charm. This is a low key fish and chip joint right on the water. It won't cost you to earth (we spent $26 & were... More 

Thank ApplesP
Hamilton, Canada
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

It has been there for decades and I dont think they have changed their fryer oil since it opened! The. Positive reviews must be from friends and family of the owner(s) ! We arrived just before lunch to a really long line up of screaming kids and ignorant parents. Because of the UN-truthful reviews, We decided to give this run... More 

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
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104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Visited here as we were back in Ontario seeing family, had to pop down for a quick Fish 'n Chips, it didn't disappoint. Great sized fish, oodles of thick fries, ice cold pop, even the line was short for a Friday supper. Reasonable prices as well. Fantastic visit! Will be back for sure next time I'm in the province.

Thank Pastorash
Grimsby, Canada
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

What a great place with excellent food. Felt like I was back in the 50's with the decor. The French fries are homemade and the best in Ontario. Fish and chips are always a good buy. Hot dogs and hamburgers super. Will be back for sure

Thank Wendy K
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212 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

This is where summertime begins officially for many in Southern Ontario. Now, if the sun is shining and it is a warm day, you can forget your expectations for fast food because the kitchen will be busy and the lineup will probably snake past the counter and out the door. You'll line up and wait anyway because hanging around here... More 

Thank Beach30Canada
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

What a fun summer place to visit and stretch your legs!! Love the food- fish fry with the best French fries - awesome!! Sit inside or venture outside and gaze at the lakefront view! While eating. Top it off with an ice cream cone then take a walk lakeside. Had a wonderful time, fun menu to choose from, while on... More 

Thank Phyllis V
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

This place never changes...the lineups, the people, the quality of the food items, the seats, and added to great Fries, the ambiance of Lake Ontario.....A must do for locals and visitors alike

Thank christineg748

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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
Diner, Canadian, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 Van Wagners Beach Rd, Hamilton, Ontario L8E 3L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-545-5508

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?