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Electric Diner - Lister Block, Hamilton, ON

Electric Diner - Lister Block

4.4
4.4
384 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
American
Classic diner food electrified! Brunch daily, All Day Breakfast, Burgers from open to close. Electric Diner transforms from a bright and colourful 80s themed diner, to a Cocktails & Dreams vibe bar and restaurant at night. Executive Chef Jamie Ewing's modernizes classic American diner food, elevating nostalgic favourites with playful and creative twists.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Breakfast, Burgers
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 9:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (289) 389-3929
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 384 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southern Ontario

    Great for brunch

  • Southern Ontario

    Child-Friendly

384 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it here! I drive all the way from Grimsby to come here. Love the atmosphere of the cool diner and awesome food.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very fun place to visit! Loved the space and the food!

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  3. TGHannah

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, Brussel sprouts in particular. But the Korean fried chicken Sandy was underwhelming in flavour .and as flavourful as the cocktails were, they were very weak in alcohol. Good service! Playful and upbeat servers.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A friendly, fun, eclectic atmosphere with good and unique spin on diner favourites and more. Try the Milkshakes!! Such Fun!!

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  5. Susie

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is excellent. However the service is poor and slow.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good vibe and great food. A must visit. Great staff.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool vibe and great food! Friendly staff and cool cocktails

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My parent's and I came for mothers day and it was Amazing!! food was phenominal. We will definitely be back

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was an overall ok experience. Everything we wanted to order wasn’t available, it was 10am. One of the servers were quite rude about us having a Highchair in their way even though we didn’t choose where we were sat. Noise level was high so it’s good spot to bring small kids. Over all it was ok.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We ordered an appetizer that never came. Thankfully was not on our bill, it was just forgotten but then dinner showed up so no longer needed. Milkshake was delivered well in advance of other drink that it was done by the time our other drinks arrived. After paying for dinner we were offered a free birthday brownie that came with our dinner. Had to wait 20 minutes for the brownie and go in search of someone to bring it as we had paid and had no drinks, or other reason to stay. Finally arrived but needed a follow up. Restaurant was not busy, only 2 other tables had people there so cannot justify the wait for drinks, or brownie when it wasn't busy. Overall, not the birthday experience my daughter wanted. Food that arrived was good, just not 100% this time.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing. Service could have been better. We were there for a birthday and brought cupcakes, severe came over and told us we can’t eat them( which is fine we weren’t going to but come on..) and then didn’t come back for 20 minutes to take our order. Didn’t check in to make sure everything was okay, just came to give us our bills at the end.

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  12. Bobbit

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The fryer must have not been hot enough as my coated French toast the base for my eggs Benny only tasted of fryer oil. It was terrible. The potatoes(home fries ) were hard and not tasty at all. It was a terrible food experience.

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  13. LizzieV

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Electric Diner is the best restaurant to eat at. I highly recommend them.

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  14. AndrewS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing. The place pretty busy. Services was pretty good.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to celebrate end of season with teen sports team. Great ambiance for it. And menu had something to please everyone.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first visit to Electric Diner. The staff was attentive and friendly. The food was delicious! It was too loud and our table wobbled terribly. I'd go again though.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was amazing!! Our server was very nice. I would definitely recommend :)

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  18. TeeVee

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun place for brunch. Had the grilled cheese Benny…but eggs were just Luke warm…however still tasty. The grilled cheese “sando” was pretty small for the price. Kale salad was okay. Overall ambience great. Service great! Would def come back👍

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  19. TashaR

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was an hour wait. Burnt the chicken burger. While waiting kept asking us if we want drinks when we have 3 already, water, coffee and mimosa's. Not going back.

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  20. ShellyBellz

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I don’t usually complain, but my experience last night was honestly the worst. Which is quite unfortunate, because I really wanted to like/enjoy this establishment. My best friend I went to the James street location. The waitress who greeted us, and sat us was absolutely amazing. Super friendl. We sat down with high hopes, and good vibes. Our order was taken fairly quickly. We started off with a shareable of the soft serve pretzels. The male who brought them to our table didn’t even acknowledge us, or said anything like “here’s your pretzels, be careful they’re hot”or anything. Sure, it’s common sense, and thankfully we have common sense (not everyone does) but a little common courtesy can go a long way. We even said “thank you” and again, radio silence. Not a you’re welcome, nothing. Which in the grand scheme of things is no big deal. However, this is where our problem lies. There was a big party who was adjacent to our table, and I completely understand the party being busy. However I don’t understand our table being ignored. Not once did our waitress check on our table while we were eating, because had she of she would have realized we did not receive the side of gravy we ordered, and our attempts to get her attention failed. We noticed the big party being served rounds of drinks without us being asked once if we would like some more drinks (which we did). Once we were done, she cleared our plates without saying anything, or asking if we were ready for desserts. We had to wait an additional 15 minutes after our plates were cleared to order desserts, and in that time frame the big party was tended to. Once we finished our desserts we had to wait EVEN longer to get our bill. She made eye contact as well as walked past our table at least 5 DIFFERENT times. It was 45 minutes to an hour AFTER we finished finished our dessert before we got our bill. And even then, it wasn’t our waitress who came over. I would love to elaborate but I’m limited to 2000 characters.

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  21. Rosie

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Couldn’t sit our family together even though it was in the notes. Felt rushed and not good at all. Forgot to even offer our kids their ice cream that came with their meal. Would definitely not recommend to anyone.

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  22. Allison

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service as always. Our server was so friendly and sweet!! Love the vibe

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  23. JustSomeGuy

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent meal and service. Burgers and fries are very good.

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  24. FShamilton

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My first visit will not entice me to return a second time. Atmosphere is not as funky as I was expecting based on the name and marketing. There were 5 of us for lunch with a reservation and we were seated immediately. Drinks came fairly quickly, however, our food took over an hour after it was ordered. This doesn't work for people that are on their office lunch hour. One of the meals had to be returned because the gravy was cold and in large clumps. Most meals came with cold fries but the main food was very good (burgers, grilled cheese, chicken burgers etc. Our server was very nice and i have no issue with the staff, they were all very pleasant. In summary, food and atmosphere didn't inspire a second visit unless someone else wanted to go there I would certainly return.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time I trying this restaurant because of the good reviews. However lots of fun items on the menu were sold out (at 6:00pm!) The main dish I tried is great. However the desert ( cheesecake) is way too sweet.

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  26. krsmck

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I love coming here w my niece. The food is always great and we have so much fun when we are there! The music is sometimes too loud though.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food here!! Fast and friendly service. We went to get some burgers. Then, we came back a few hours later and had some delicious milkshakes!!

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  28. NadiaM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Awful, first and last visit. I was surprised by how poorly the quality was.

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  29. LisaW

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, great food, nice portion sizing.

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  30. jayR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    MY BROTHER AND I LOVE EVERY VISIT TO ELECTRIC DINER! NEVER A DISAPPOINTMENT; ALWAYS A PLEASURE

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  31. Jordand

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Table was dirty before we sat. Service wasn’t great and it wasn’t even busy. Food isn’t anything special. Would not go back or recommend.

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  32. heavyj

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    food was average staff was great ,efficient, friendly overpriced

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  33. Mirela91

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, super friendly and great with our girls. Loved the ambience. Drinks were delicious. My fish was a little too salty because of the coating of the chips but I tried the burger and that was really tasty same with the mini donuts. The price was really good as well compared to other restaurants.

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  34. Meagan

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked for a 17 person reservation. They did a fantastic job communicating with me before hand. Day of, our server really took care of the group and did a great job. Fast service, good food. No complaints from anyone!

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  35. LAURENP

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good value and a fun girls night out. the Brussels sprout Buddha bowel was delish!!! Drinks were a tad over priced for what you get but other than that no complaints. Would definitely come back

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  36. FrancesG

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was “fine”… nothing spectacular and seems more an Instagram locale than anything else. Looks way better online than in person

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  37. jayR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ALWAYS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AND NEVER A DISAPPOINTMENT; HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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  38. Buddylouie

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at this location, and I was so impressed. The same burger I love and the cocktails were so delicious. It's easily one of my favorite restaurants ever!

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  39. CurlyI

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was wonderful. Waitress was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu. Gave great recommendations. My only complaint was that it was quite noisy for my liking, hard to hear people talking.

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  40. BeccaO

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun atmosphere and friendly service! Food is amazing! We tried the festive stack, tomato soup, flower power Benny and electric Benny! We all loved our meals and can’t wait to go back!

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FAQs

Electric Diner - Lister Block does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Electric Diner - Lister Block is rated 4.4 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Electric Diner - Lister Block

28 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    King William and James St North
  • Neighbourhood
    Hamilton
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 9:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–1:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Breakfast, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
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