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Shakespeare's Steak House

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Steakhouse, Canadian, Seafood
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181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
+1 905-528-0689
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

It has been several years since we have been to this place, it is as good as ever. We had a great server that took care of 6 ladies. We had drinks, salads and steak along with some wine. The bread is good and the appy were an added feature. One problem was the amount of the bill but it... More 

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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Have been to this restaurant many times and was always pleased with the whole experience. Atmosphere is excellent as well as garlic bread and Caesar salad BUT I ordered a Shakespeare sirloin steak medium well. The first time it showed up it was done medium rare. It was sent back and this time it showed up medium. By this time... More 

Thank Rob L
Hamilton, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I went with my date and ordered Rare Filet MIgnon and came medium well. I was not able to find a server until we are half way through the dinner. It was too late to ask for it to be re-cooked by then. It is not worth the money when a steak house cannot cook a filet mignon rare.

1 Thank pt376
Queenstown, New Zealand
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

It was a while ago but I remember specifically they customized my steak for me with some delicious blue cheese. It was cooked perfectly and just made me feel oh so good inside. Nothing out of the ordinary with service but just fantastic tasting food.

Thank ADM0NIC5
Hamilton, Canada
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We were there for our anniversary. We had not been there for sometime, but it was just as we remembered. The food, the atmosphere and the service were the same as always. I would recommend this steak house to all !!

Thank CKTA
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142 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We were in Hamilton and decided to let Trip Advisor determine our dinner destination. Shakespeare's doesn't disappoint. The atmosphere is cozy, old school steakhouse. The servers are less stuffy and more friendly and humorous than other high end steakhouses in the region. We liked the food very much - especially the thick cut New York steak. The only menu disappointments... More 

1 Thank PocketGuide
Patong, Thailand
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Wow..the food the service and the atmosphere..it is a must go place..the rack of lamb the jumbo shrimp..everything is incredible .

Thank nakitia
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Decided to try here while staying in the area for a wedding. Absolutely fantastic time. Service was amazing and top notch. Food was excellent and well worth the money. We had an excellent experience and absolutely would return.

Thank Steven M
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent service however the food itself was not spectacular or 5 star in our opinion. Steak was a little too salty and I've had better lamb. Shrimp was good, drinks were good but all was WAY overpriced. Although we didnt skimp, the bill was over $350 for the 2 of us which i wouldn't have minded if we had gotten... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Pros: * Flawless looking restaurant * Beautiful dim ambiance * Incredible tasting food * Extremely nice, kind, and welcoming family staff * Unique candy bowl dessert which must be seen * Price of food is acceptable for the high quality * Variety on the menu * Always well cooked (never would you need to worry about the sea food being... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Canadian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?