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Shakespeare's Steak House

) #64 of 1,028 Restaurants in Hamilton ₹₹₹₹ Steakhouse, , Seafood
181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
+1 905-528-0689
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (13 reviews)
“steak” (43 reviews)
“jelly beans” (2 reviews)
17:00 - 23:00All hours
Steakhouse, Canadian, Seafood
181 Main St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H2, Canada
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41 - 50 of 133 reviews

Reviewed 2 January 2016

This restaurant has had a long history in Hamilton as one of the premier steak houses in the area. The decor is a little tired and certainly a bit crowded but the food was excellent. We had the crab claw appetizer with a spicy aioli...More

Thank Douglas G
Reviewed 26 December 2015

I have eaten at Shakespeare's once a year for a business Christmas lunch for the last several years. And year after year, the food service and ambiance are all excellent. Chef Franco who has been at the helm for 42 years, knows a thing or...More

1  Thank Tony R
Reviewed 21 December 2015

We went here with another couple for a Christmas dinner. The atmosphere was nice, our server was pleasant and knowledgable. It's comparable to the keg, but a step up and more expensive. Well worth it. We recommend the junior rib eye served with house potatoes,...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 9 December 2015

This famiy run steak and seafood retaurant is exceptional. We love to go here on our special theater night in Hamilton. Convenient parking right next door, then only a two block back after the theatre, The food is well presented well, service is just great....More

Thank kit1940
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Been there a few times this time I was very disappointed in the presentation of the food.I found that there was other restaurants better presentation and cheaper price service was always very well.

Thank Marcogp7
Reviewed 24 November 2015

First time at this Hamilton landmark. Loved it! Appetizers of caprese salad and calamari were really good. Steak was awesome. Staff are super friendly and you can tell they enjoy what they do. Great dinner on a Saturday night (halloween) it was busy! Good sign!!

Thank briar338
Reviewed 2 November 2015

My husband have been to this restaurant several times in the page...and have loved the food and service and we have been back several times for special occasions as it is a bit pricy for Hamilton. However on this visit, I think the waiter forgot...More

3  Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 31 October 2015

The foods and service are both amazingly fantastic. The best dining dinner place in Hamilton ever! Very great experience!!

1  Thank Coral L
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Wonderful food and service. Best food in a long time.The service is exceptional.I love this place for a special occasion or for a" just because " meal

Thank Carole F
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

This place is totally awesome. Been going to this place, For work. Personal. Always been great! hamilton's finest.

Thank James S
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Response from Gerry M | Reviewed this property |
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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
Steakhouse, Canadian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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