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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“garlic bread” (13 reviews)
“steak” (42 reviews)
“jelly beans” (2 reviews)
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Canadian, Steakhouse, Seafood
181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

My parents have been going to Shakespeare's since it opened. Now on to the 3rd generation of family visitors, and each meal is an occasion. I've never been treated to such a perfect combination of hospitality, delicious food and incredible atmosphere in all my years...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We visited Shakespeare's last night for a friends 40th birthday, there were 20 of us and we had a nice room all to ourselves. They start you off with a very tasty pickle/cheese/olive tray and some delicious garlic bread. They are very generous with both...More

1  Thank Phil D
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Excellent Service , Great food. A wonderful trip down memory lane for people who enjoy a traditional steakhouse.

Thank aclaing
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Had dinner there last night and the food was very good. At the end of each meal a big bowl of candy, with a spoon, is brought over to each table. I noticed an elderly woman who was there with her daughter, picking her teeth...More

Thank Lucy L
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited spontaneously as we were in the neighbourhood. Not knowing what to expect we were certainly pleasantly surprised. This is a very gorgeous restaurant the atmosphere is cozy and the building has a unique old fashioned charm. It is quite an...More

Thank Stacey V
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Make a reservation for this gem. It was my first time but I went with Regulars. They compare it the John Peel restaurant Brantford (now closed). This restaurant is all about traditions, quality ingredients and attention to detail. It is an experience - plan to...More

Thank digbroom
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I have been dining at Shakespeare's since they opened in 1969 and the experience that Franco insisted on back then is exactly the same today! For any special occasion, there is no place I would rather go than Shakespeare's! If you haven't been, give it...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Returned to the Shakespeare's after 18 years. My wife and I had our wedding dinner here 18 years ago. We were both so happy to see things have not changed, as the food is unbeatable in taste, portion, presentation. I don't think the price has...More

Thank Kelsey C
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Excellent food quality and the service was amazing. Our waiter was really engaging. I had ostrich - wow - is that really good - very lean - delish!

Thank Gerry M
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

It was a great lunch at Shakespeare's, it was my first time there and it was a business lunch. The spinach salad was excellent to start and peppercorn steak had great flavour and was cooked a perfect medium rare like asked for. Server was very...More

Thank Devilsteeth
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Evelyn T
New owners? Franco still there?
26 May 2017|
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Kathy B
Dress code?
19 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
Wine list????
19 April 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Canadian, Steakhouse, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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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