Offering a brunch, dinner, and late-night menu, The Ship is a go-to eatery at any hour. The restaurant lives up to its advertisement of having great food and a good craft-beer selection though it also offers a fun cocktail list, tons of spirits, and a couple wines on tap. Go for a gourmet burger and sour beer or pink lemonade cocktail and south-of-the-border salad. If there between 9:30 and 1:30 AM, try the late meals, shareables, or snacks selections, which have included a french onion burger, crab poutine, and duck wings respectively.
Aptly named, Saltlick Smokehouse serves up finger-licking smoked meats, all prepared in-house. Southern-style flavors blend perfectly with global tastes in dishes like crispy pork belly nuggets, which are classically dry rubbed and paired with Soyaki sauce, or smoked pork, which comes with your choice of barbecue or jerk sauce. Also available is an exclusive Sunday brunch menu. Have an event coming up? Treat your guests to the Saltlick Smokehouse experience with its catering offer. The restaurant aims to please, and special requests are generally accepted.
Red Crow Coffee is an upscale coffee shop in the heart of Downtown Hamilton. The first thing you notice after being greeted by the friendly staff is the funky and trendy decor and the comfortable seating in the spacious coffee shop. On offer are delicious and innovative brews that are handmade using freshly roasted beans. They also have a brunch menu and serve tasty baked goods, sandwiches, and other savory eats. The prices are very affordable and the service is great and will make you want to keep coming back for more.
Tickle your taste buds with quintessential North American grub at this time-honored restaurant and pub. On the menu at The George Hamilton are dishes like pulled-pork sandwiches, crispy polenta fries, and hand-cut chicken fingers. Continental and other international inspirations add flair to the menu in the form of such choices and shepherd's pie, bangers and mash, stir-fried vegetables, and crab rolls with Thai chilli sauce. There's also a thoughtfully designed kid's menu with easy options like junior burgers, pepperoni pizza, and healthy sides. After your meal, stick around the bar for a taste of the local pub culture.
Capri Ristorante Italiano specializes in serving authentic and traditionally prepared Italian cuisine, just like grandma used to make. The menu guarantees all of your favorite classics like scaloppine piccata, chicken cacciatora, and eggplant parmigiana alongside a host of pizza and pasta options. With its home-style cooking and consistency in both taste and quality, Capri Ristorante Italiano continues to earn its reputation as a go-to among locals.
The Black Forest Inn is a local Hamiltonian favorite, serving up traditional Austrian, German and Continental dishes made with lots of love. Popular dishes include goulash, endless varieties of schnitzel and the Farmer's Feast, featuring several kinds of meat served with sauerkraut and potatoes. For the less adventurous, you can order Caesar salads, soup and sandwiches as well. A children's menu is also available. On a warm summer day, enjoy their outdoor Biergarten patio.
If you wish to relax, unwind and enjoy a laid back meal then head to West Town Bar & Grill. This friendly, neighborhood bar and restaurant has a welcoming vibe and entertains tourists with the same warmth as it delights locals. West Town Bar & Grill opens up early in the morning, making it a great spot for a hearty breakfast too. If you explore them for lunch, do try their delectable steaks, for which the place is best known. Some evenings at West Town Bar & Grill see live performances by local bands on other nights the TV is at its entertaining best.
The Pheasant Plucker is a perfect place to have a nice, laid back meal with your friends after a long day in the city. Start your fare at The Pheasant Plucker with something from the extensive appetizers, Pheasant Nachos, Escargot and the Coconut Shrimp come highly recommended. Next, sandwiches like Smoked Salmon Bagel or the Reuben become perfect options for lunch but do not leave out the Chicken Wing Poutine or the Pheasant Phries Poutine because these are classics served at The Pheasant Plucker.
After a long day in the city, head to The Augusta House for some well-poured drinks and a delectable pub fare. The place has a welcoming interior with comfy chairs that put you to ease almost instantly and the exposed-brick walls give the restaurant an old-world look. Once you have settled, try the nachos, scotched eggs or the soft shell tacos and get your appetite grooving, the Greek salad and the seasonal soup also come recommended. The Augusta House also has a limited but scrumptious menu dedicated to sandwiches and their Paeeal Steak and Twisted Salmon are perfect for larger appetites. The impressive selection of beers ensure no one leaves thirsty.
If you're looking for a great place to dine while in Hamilton, then book a table at the Sizzle Restaurant & Standard Lounge. The restaurant also features regular events that include live music and dancing. For more on their menu and activities, call ahead or check out their website.