We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Black Forest Inn

) #7 of 1,027 Restaurants in Hamilton ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ German, , European
255 King St E | corner of King St. E & Ferguson Ave. N., Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B9, Canada
+1 905-528-3538
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
German, Austrian, European, Central European
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
255 King St E | corner of King St. E & Ferguson Ave. N., Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B9, Canada
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (628)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 628 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I am a lover of German cuisine and have been to many German restaurants in my day. The food here was not very good. We were with a group of six persons and everything was overlooked and literally swimming in bland gravy. Meal was not...More

Thank timbo
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't visited this place for several years. I'm sorry it took me so long to come back. The food, as always, is great, the service was friendly and the waiting room has about 9 vintage cuckoo clocks still hanging on the wall. Vienna schnitzel...More

Thank Burt T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recipes have changed, potatoes,goulash not flavourful anymore they need to follow the old recipes left by the original owners. This restaurant was amazing for so many years it's a shame to loose this once fabulous restaurant know for its food.

Thank canada112
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere is awesome, service is fantastic and the food to die for. Sure the decor is outdated but that's the whole point. This restaurant has been in Hamilton for decades. Don't change the decor and definitely Don't change the food. Any one who has lived...More

Thank iza a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had been to this restaurant many times while growing up but life got in the way and just recently we had a chance to visit it again. Not much has changed...it is old fashioned but it is what I expected..old world charm. Our waitress, who...More

Thank firstkarmina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't say I loved this place. Its very dated and needs a major makeover. The portions are HUGE but bland. I had the Hunters Schnitzel and it was swimming in sauce and the meat was a bit tough. Salad was very watery....I should have gotten...More

Thank Tatiana D
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

The decor is outdated which adds to its incredible charm. They do not take reservations which is fine because it's worth the wait. Friendly staff and service and the schnitzel is outstanding. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Angie M
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Some people LOVE this place. I found it outdated and bland. But I'm not a huge schnitzel lover anyways. They are not very accommodating for allergies or diet restrictions. The atmosphere is great though. Really cool layout and design and the uniforms the staff wear...More

Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The Black Forest Inn had been in Wolfgang Schoen’s family since 1967. He and his wife Gabi took over from his parents 25 years ago. The restaurant sold in December to a Hamilton company called Forge and Foster. All the food remained the same and...More

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Food here is amazing. Visited this place over 20 years ago and it was amazing. Well not much has changed. Food is still plentiful, and for the 2 of us the price was just right.Service was very good, a tad slow but they were very...More

Thank George S
Nearby Restaurants
Shakespeare's Steak House
132 reviews
.12 km away
lo Presti's at Maxwell's
78 reviews
.31 km away
Denninger's Foods of the world
49 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Whitehern Historic House and Garden
49 reviews
.85 km away
Theatre Aquarius
81 reviews
.12 km away
The Pearl Company Arts Centre
19 reviews
.83 km away
St. Paul's Presbyterian Church
5 reviews
.70 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, are they also meals for vegetarians?
25 November 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Cancub50 | Reviewed this property |
We went with a large group-most had a meat based order but some did have non meat dish. The salads were great and very well portioned. Everyone did rave about the schnitzel and spetzel.
Raving reviews may come from .."real people"..(read same poster with different IP.. Then again some people live on McDonald hogwash and have no clue how real food should taste.. where I am lost is that many perceived the "service" as excellent, OK or adequate! well as I said before, patrons vote with their feet.. if you like to eat mediocre slosh , keep visiting Forest Inn..
23 December 2015|
Response from theklingon | Reviewed this property |
You are exactly correct. Many people will try to say a place is authentic but have no clue what that actually means. Their standard is slop and anything slightly better is great.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, Austrian, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 King St E | corner of King St. E & Ferguson Ave. N., Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-528-3538
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing