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Shakespeare's Steak House

₹₹₹₹Steakhouse, Seafood,
181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
+1 905-528-0689
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Great steakhouse in Hamilton. Service when I've been has always been top notch. The owners could probably sink some money into updating the decor etc. inside a bit - but the food and drinks are great.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Dining at Shakespeare’s is top notch from start to finish. The service is proper fine dining style and is second to none. The quality of food is exceptional and cooked to perfection. I eat my steak “black & blue” and they nail it everytime. If...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 4Myhoney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very Beautiful Restaurant. Love the ambiance. Upon arrival we were greeted by 2 very lovely and friendly women. My first time here. The food was good. When you go to this restaurant you expect the best. Food could be taken up a couple of knotches....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Angela P
Reviewed 1 week ago

MANY years ago we would frequent Shakespeare's for a " treat ".It was always a nice place to go to and a pretty decent dinner...although always a bit more expensive than many restaurants. Not having been for many years we were looking forward to a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Louise D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to this restaurant and had a great meal however this time we were disappointed. We went to celebrate my son’s birthday and had to wait an hour between salads and our main course coming. Once the fillets arrived that were ordered medium,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dean939
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Well we had a gift certificate for $100 that's why we went, for the bill that was being so expensive I was expecting a little more. The service was great, the food/ steak was just ok or below par, the bottle of wine was more...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Peter B
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Once again, my wife and I had a fabulous dinner at Shakespeare’s in Hamilton. Chef Franco always prepares his steaks and fish to perfection. A Hamilton tradition!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gcmccarter
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Had difficulty finding a lunch spot for 3 of us to meet mid Hamilton...picked Shakespeare as optimal location. On entering, had a "old" funky smell. The place has not been updated since I went there 30 years ago! To be fair, was probably not the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank clueless99
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Good place for lunch, centrally located, easy to get to and lots of parking across the street. I arrived late but they accommodated this and i ate with all in my party,

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BGinoakville
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Ordered a well done filet mignon and it came out bloody. Sent it back specifying no pink and it came back pink by this point it was cut in 4 pieces re cooked twice and came back charred. Very unimpressed. Other sides were just ok...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank franka04
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Evelyn T
25 May 2017|
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Response from Mark T | Reviewed this property |
Same owners, family affair. Franco is now head chef, Leo runs the front-of-house.
Kathy B
18 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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