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

Schnitzel On Kaiser

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

Small 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

Warming Seasonal Soup

House Salad

Hungarian Goulash Soup

Caesar Salad

German Potato Salad


Warm Bavarian Pretzels

Served with beer and cheddar fondue

Szalami and Cheese Plate

Kielbasa, black forest ham, salami with cheddar and swiss cheese. Served with rye crackers and honey-mustard

Spaetzle Mac & Cheese

caramalized onions and swiss cheese with a side salad

Specialties of the House

Includes choice of side, daily soup or salad.

Hungarian Beef Goulash

tender braised beef shoulder spiced with paprika, and onion

Szegedine Goulash

hungarian goulash on a bed of sauerkraut

Liver and Onions

tender beef liver with bacon, fried onions in a rich gravy


tender braised beef rolls stuffed with bacon, onions, carrots and pickles, dijon mustard

Cabbage Rolls

tomato stewed rolls with tender pork, beef and rice

Daily Fish Feature

ask your server


smoked pork loin

Homemade Sausage

German Bratwurst, Hungarian, or Smoked Farmer’s

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


Your choice of home fried potatoes, rice or spaetzle.

Served with house salad or daily soup.


our original; lightly breaded and pan-fried with a wedge of lemon


in a creamy paprika sauce


hunter style in a rich mushroom sauce


light cream sauce with sour cream


demi-glaze, topped with a fried egg, toast with smoked salmon and cavier

Small Vienna

our original; lightly breaded and pan-fried with a wedge of lemon


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

Cordon Bleu

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


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


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


pan-fried pork tenderloin ‘au naturelle’

Black Forest Plate

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



Braised Red Cabbage


Seasonal Vegetable

Home Fred Potatoes



Brown Gravy

Mushroom Gravy


Hollandaise Sace



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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