Hamilton Restaurants Scene
Downtown has the higher-end noon hour restaurants and fine dining establishments, the Westdale Village close to the McMaster campus has the cheaper eats, and the outlying residential areas have the family-friendly and affordable dining options. The Hamilton & Brantford area has over 500 restaurants, and that's not counting the many dining options in the Niagara Region and in nearby Burlington & Oakville
between Ferguson Avenue and Sherman Barton Village is one of Hamilton's well-established restaurant and shopping area, with many of the restaurants around for as long as 70 years. Enjoy award-winning Portuguese and other international restaurants, as well as many new establishments..
This is Hamilton mountain's original business district, offering great views from Sam Lawrence Park, as well as a variety of dining and shopping east from there. This street also hosts Concession Streetfest, free fun for the whole family, first Saturday each June.
There are a number of shopping streets, just west of downtown and linked together, but each with their own identity and character:
on George St, west of Convention Centre
In downtown Hamilton, Hess Village is one of Hamilton's exciting hotspots, with a vibrant patio scene and a selection of casual and fine dining, as well as galleries, shops and professional services.
King Street West
Starting two blocks west of the Sheraton Hotel and Convention Centre.
This downtown neighbourhood has a wide selection of dining, bars, as well as shopping for clothing and personal services.
Locke Street South - LoSo
Minutes from downtown, Locke Street offers a number of cafes and purveyors of innovative cuisine, interspersed with antique and specialty shops.
Main West Esplanade
from Dundurn to Queen, in West Hamilton
Good variety of dining, galleries, fashion, spas and professional services.
Main Street West, near McMaster University
This area is busy particularly from the thousands of McMaster University students who frequent its restaurants, bars and shops
Visit the small historic town of Dundas, nestled in the picturesque Dundas Valley, and enjoy the tree-lined streets, 19th century buildings, its culture and recreation facilities, and over 100 restaurants, shops, and services.
Stoney Creek Village
King Street in Stoney Creek has strong ties to the past with historic Battlefield House Museum and Park waiting to be explored. From there, meander into the old village and experience Stoney Creek where you will find a better choice of restaurants and shopping. Don't forget to stop at Stoney Creek Dairy for a real dessert break.
Waterdown is a quaint and desirable village with picturesque and warm tearooms and cafes as well as shops for antiques, hobbies and clothing. Free parking throughout the entire village.
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