PHONE. 905-528-3538   255 KING STREET EAST, HAMILTON, ON, L8N 1B9

Our 50th Anniversary: 1967-2017 

The Black Forest Inn welcomed its first guest here in Hamilton back in 1967. Our reputation for the finest Bavarian cuisine has enticed guests from near and far to enjoy our traditional dishes. Just as it has for years, today’s menu delights the taste buds and satisfies the heartiest appetites – including our famous, signature Schnitzel selected from six European countries.

A Hamilton tradition.

Reminiscent of their homeland, original founders Fred and Rosa Obbereiter came from Austria in the 1950s and aspired to share part of their culture with those in their new home of Hamilton, Ontario. To this day, guests are treated to recipes their son, chef Wolfgang and his wife Gabi introduced so many years ago and have been so famously enjoyed for decades.


Served Monday to Friday from 11:30 to 3:00. Of course our famous Dinner menu is available at all times.

Hungarian Beef Goulash

tender braised beef shoulder spiced with paprika caraway and onion with potatoes, rice or spaetzle

German Bratwurst

served on a crusty bun with fried onions, sauerkraut, and daily soup or house salad

Vienna Schnitzel Sandwich

on a crusty kaiser roll served with fried onions, daily soup or house salad

Grilled Black Forest Ham & Cheese Sandwich

served on rye bread with lettuce and tomato. Served with daily soup or house salad

Roast Pork Sandwich

served on a crusty bun with fried onions, lettuce and tomato with daily soup or salad

Vienna Schnitzel

a lunch sized portion of our traditional breaded schnitzel served with potatoes and soup or salad

Schwabische Kaespatzle

“Spaetzle Mac and Cheese” caramalized onions and swiss style cheese with soup or house salad

Soup & Salad Combo

Daily soup and house or Caesar salad


Soups & Salads

Soup Of The Day

House Salad

German Potato Salad

Chicken Caesar Salad

Sub Gulash Soup

Hungarian Goulash Soup

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad & Soup Combo

Sandwiches & Cold Dishes

Roast Pork Sandwich

served on rye bread with tomatoes, pickles & potato salad

Ham & Cheese Sandwich

served on rye bread with tomatoes, pickles & potato salad

Corned Beef on Rye

served with pickles & potato salad

Russian Eggs

served on a bed of potato salad and lettuce

Restaurant Plate

cold roast pork, ham, salami, swiss cheese & potato salad

Smoked Salmon on Toast

served with horseradish sauce & sliced onion

Boneless Breast of Chicken

Vienna Style

lightly breaded & fried served with rice & cranberries, soup or salad


in a delicious white cream sauce with rice, vegetables, soup or salad

Cordon Bleu

stuffed with black forest ham and swiss emmenthal cheese served with home fried potatoes, vegetables, soup or salad

Hunter Style

grilled breast of chicken topped with a delicious mushroom sauce served with rice and vegetables, soup or salad

Specialties of the House

Hungarian Beef Goulash

served with home fried potatoes or spaetzle, soup or salad

Szegedine Goulash

hungarian goulash mixed with sauerkraut served with potatoes, soup or salad

Roast Pork

served with potatoes, sauerkraut, soup or salad


smoked pork loin served with potatoes, sauerkraut, soup or salad

Rindsrouladen (Beef Rolls)

tender beef stuffed with bacon, carrots, onions & pickles, braised in a delicious brown sauce with potatoes & red cabbage, soup or salad

Filet of Sole “Viennese”

pan-fried in light viennese style batter, with potato salad, soup or salad


Your choice of home fried potatoes, rice or spaetzle.
Served with house salad or daily soup.

Paprika Schnitzel

tender schnitzel served in a creamy paprika sauce

Jaeger Schnitzel

(hunter style) tender schnitzel served in a delicious mushroom sauce

Rahm Schnitzel

(lean schnitzel) served in a light cream sauce topped with sour cream

Schnitzel a la Holstein

tender schnitzel, simmered in a demi-glace, topped with one fried egg, caviar and smoked salmon

Natur Schnitzel

pan-fried pork tenderloin ‘au naturelle’

Schnitzel Husar

tender schnitzel in a creamy paprika sauce topped with with bacon and hot peppers


(weiner schnitzel) the all-time favourite, lightly breaded and pan-fried

Farmer’s Feast

(bauernschmaus) roast pork, smoked ham, grilled sausage, dumpling and potatoes served on a bed of sauerkraut

Black Forest Plate

(schwarzwaldhaus platte) 1 vienna schnitzel, 1 kasher rippchen, 1 grilled sausage, potatoes & sauerkraut (for one or two)

Schnitzel a la Paris

tender porkloin, pan-fried in a light egg batter, toast with caviar & smoked salmon

Cordon Bleu

breaded porkloin, stuffed with black forest ham and swiss emmenthal cheese

Schnitzel Pusta

pork tenderloin, topped with our famous pasta sauce, hot peppers and fried onions

Schnitzel Hollandia

lean schnitzel topped with smoked ham and melted cheese covered in a light cream sauce

Zwiebel – Rostbraten

tender new york striploin, braised in a creamy onion sauce

Schnitzel Erzherzog Johann

tender new york striploin, simmered in a red wine sauce, with mushrooms

Homemade Sausage

German Bratwurst, Hungarian, Smoked Farmer’s, Vienna, Bavarian White

served with home fried potatoes and sauerkraut

For the smaller appetite

Schnitzelburger (Small Vienna Schnitzel)

served with home fried potatoes, soup or salad


beef patties served with potatoes, vegetables soup or salad

Hamburger Steak

beef patties served with potatoes, vegetables, fried onions, fried egg, soup or salad

Vegetable Plate

a variety of vegetables, potatoes & a fried egg

Find Us On

you gotta eat here

"New Owners"

We were concerned about the change of ownership but as usual we had a fantastic meal. Same staff and the food hasn’t changed a bit, delicious and plentiful.


"Great food"

Been going there for over forty years. Have never had a bad visit of any kind. Guaranteed a good night on every visit


"Authentic Home-style meals"

This place is where to be for Classic Comfort food German style. The portions are generous and very tasty so get ready to unbuckle your belts you’re in for a treat.


Did you know?

The Black Forest (German: Schwarzwald)

is a large forested mountain range in the state of Baden-Württemberg in southwestern Germany. It is bordered by the Rhine valley to the west and south.

A Black Forest house (German: Schwarzwaldhaus)

is a byre-dwelling (a farmhouse that combines living quarters with livestock and grain under the same roof) that is found mainly in the central and southern parts of the Black Forest in southwestern Germany. It is characterized by a long hipped or half-hipped roof that is suited to the conditions of the Black Forest and its hillside locations with high levels of snowfall


were first established over two millennia ago in Europe. Some European inns are several centuries old. In addition to providing for the needs of travelers, inns traditionally acted as community gathering places serving food and drink.


is a classic dish of Viennese origin dating back as far as the mid 19th century wherein thin cuts of hand tenderized meat are delicately breaded and fried until golden and crisp.


small, savory, hand-pressed, egg drop dumplings that are quickly sautéed with butter and parsley


A Hamilton Landmark since 1967





Mon    11:30am - 9pm

Tues  11:30am - 9pm
Wed   11:30am - 9pm
Thurs 11:30am - 9pm
Fri      11:30am - 10pm
Sat     11:30am - 10pm
Sun    11:30am - 9pm