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The Squire on Locke, Hamilton, ON

The Squire on Locke

4.7
4.7
229 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Gastro Pub
The Squire on Locke is a hip gastropub locally owned & operated in the heart of Locke Street. We offer a familiar yet refreshing experience, putting you at easy while piquing your curiosity to stay explore. We have created an elevated pub menu and pairing it with a selection of beers, wines and specialty cocktails.


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2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (905) 525-0225
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighbourhood
    Hamilton
  • Cross Street
    Locke Street South & Alexander Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour - Daily 2pm-5pm

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.,Fri - Sat - 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Join us for Happy Hour Everyday from 2pm - 5pm. Choose from a wide selection drinks and food starting at $6.

  • Live Music, Fresh Oysters & Feature Cocktails.

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Join us from 7-10pm Thursdays for Live Music featuring Local Artists in the Hamilton area. Enjoy fresh oysters and feature cocktails while embracing the cozy vibes as you listen to the sweet acoustic tunes.

  • Wine Wednesday!!

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    50% off All Bottles of Wine - All Day!!

What 229 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Gastro Pub

  • Southern Ontario

    Neighbourhood gem

229 Reviews
  1. HHHello

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us for dinner, 3 people wanted mussels but unfortunately they didn’t have any at all, other than that, Squires is a great place to dine and watch the world walk by.

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  2. 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
    Nice place, great food for a good price. It’s our go to place on date night

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good menu variety, great food and service, reasonable prices

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  4. Laura

    Edmonton

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently exceptional food and service! Can’t wait for the return of the patio.
    The Squire on LockeResponded on May 4, 2024
    Hi Laura, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5* review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit here and we look forward to hosting you again. Cheers, The Squire on Locke team!

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  5. KatieF

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service! Great atmosphere!

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  6. TTTT

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic neighbourhood gem. Great value and fantastic food. Sarah was our server, she’s very friendly and professional.

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  7. MarcyG

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. We were caught in traffic due to eclipse combined with rush hour traffic. Phoned and they were extremely accommodating and held us a prime table. We were 30 minutes late. Upscale pub food excellent value. Will definitely return.

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  8. ScottO

    Toronto

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Started with the buffalo chicken dip which was served hot and fresh then i had the pork belly tacos which was filling at three albeit messy with sauce. My dinner partner had the pork chop dinner which was described as well cooked and filling. The ambience was very busy for 5pm but service was moving briskly and focused. It appeared management was jumping in to help which shows dedication to customer service.

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  9. TJaD

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super friendly staff. Fresh and delicious food - fast service and great value!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting, loved food, service and atmosphere. Will definitely be coming back!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff. Great food. Great location. Very relaxing atmosphere.

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  12. SonjaS

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Meet up with girlfriends for lunch. Jay was our server, he was polite and friendly

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  13. BarbaraM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time for my husband and I dining here. We loved the cosy table we had near the back of restaurant. The bartender was also our server and he looked after us very well. Top level service and food. Will definitely be back👍

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  14. MelissaV

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Squire on Locke never disappoints! It was my son’s first choice for his birthday dinner and our server and the rest of the team went above and beyond. Even sang him happy birthday. We’ll be back (of course) as we’re there almost once per week.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    There were young children that were running around the restaurant yelling, etc. Usually this wouldn’t bother me, but the mothers seemed to be oblivious to the noise. Maybe because there were just two other couples they didn’t seem bothered. We ate quick and left.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at this location. The service and food was excellent!

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  17. HopeG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    absolutely 10/10 service! Our server was attentive and kind and helpful! Food was crazy big portions and so good! Fish and chips are an easy yes! Mussels were also fantastic!

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  18. ScottO

    Toronto

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered the fish and the linguine and meatballs (chef’s special). Fish was great but the Chef’s special was not that great as the meatballs were not overwhelmingly good. Staff were super friendly but appeared to be stretched thin for a Friday at 530pm. The name brand is enough to keep me going back but i would prefer to go to their other locations where they seemed more established.

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  19. Torbar

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our neighborhood go-to restaurant. Sarah and Fi are amazing; they know their customers. And their preferences. ❤️❤️❤️
    The Squire on LockeResponded on March 6, 2024
    Hey there, thank you so much for talking the time to leave us a review! I'm so thrilled to hear that we've provided consistently expected dining experiences for you and your guests! I'll be sure to share your feedback with Sarah & Fi. - I'm sure you'll just make their day!! We look forward to the next time you'll be dining with us! The Squire on Locke team.

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  20. Kabuchi

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Eat at the bwr or dining room the serviceis quite fast and attentive.
    The Squire on LockeResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit here and we look forward to hosting you again. Cheers, The Squire on Locke team!

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  21. Lovecats

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food quality was poor especially for the price. 1/2 price bottle of wine was the only positive.

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  22. shelleyo

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Quiet. Great service and delicious and generous servings

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  23. mill4valentine

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    we enjoyed our meal but both felt the servings were too large. It would be nice to have a Seniors choice with less food so that we would not have to either waste food or take some home in a box.

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  24. MelissaC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful birthday dinner at The Squire. First time there and our expectations were exceeded. Amazing meal and you have to try the wonton nachos - just to die for. Warm, welcoming atmosphere with a stellar service staff. Very highly recommended !!!

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  25. BrianH

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good pub grub! Service was excellent and extra attention to the grandchildren made the experience enjoyable. Thanks to all.

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  26. SheilaT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous meal for 4 people with 4 different items that were all delicious. Our server was very friendly and helpful. I’d highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good food and good service.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed Happy Hour before our reservation at 5PM. Quick service, intimate spacing. We enjoy walking so we can't comment on parking, other than we saw only street parking to the front and side.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, our service ruined it for us. We had a group of 7, clearly she was overwhelmed. Half of our table food came about 35mins before the other half. We waited over an hour on soup and salad. Our server was not attentive, messed up our wine order, bills and forgot multiple things. We had to get out of our seats many time to go find her for things. The restaurant was not very busy. As a server myself I usually have an understanding for that but this was just a lack of attentiveness to our table.
    The Squire on LockeResponded on January 24, 2024
    Good day, I'm so sorry this was your experience, we do strive to provide a great dining experience all the time. I'm the General Manager and this was not brought to my attention so I do apologize. Please come back and I'll make sure you're taken care of the way we mean for all of our guests to be. Please contact me directly at locke@yeoldesquire.ca if you wish to follow up with the review. Thanks, Aaron

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  29. JonathanV

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a group of four looking for something casual. Our server was attentive and very friendly. Ordered wonton nachos to start and the portion was very generous, and they were awesome. I had steak frites and the steak was a perfect med rare, and the fries were perfectly cooked and it was an extremely generously portioned. Only note, the sauce on the steak was way too salty. Still really enjoyed the meal, as did my dining companions theirs. Would absolutely recommend

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  30. CarolineS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner at the Squire with great service at a reasonable price

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  31. goodfood4me

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always outstanding. Never disappointing. It's our go to when we want good food, friendly service, and a welcoming atmosphere. Really fun and interesting cocktails too! The bartender knows his stuff!

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  32. MikeH

    Toronto

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is friendly , warm , and very attentive. We celebrated our first anniversary of our first date tonight . The manager Aaron treated us to a wonderful flute of bubbly , along with his personal best. Our meals were piping hot and absolutely delicious. A very enjoyable experience, I would rate higher than 5 stars if I could . You just can’t go wrong with Squires , these folks have got it perfect.

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  33. TTTT

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the specials for NYE, the lamb ossobuco and the beets and goat cheese salad was amazing!! Always a great dinner. The staff always fantastic!!
    The Squire on LockeResponded on January 5, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit here and we look forward to hosting you again. Cheers, The Squire on Locke team!

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  34. tmr777

    New York City

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Inviting entry. Clean surroundings. Beautiful photography of Scotland on the walls. The menu was concise, not overwhelming with appealing choices for all. We were three people who ordered 3 very different meals and they were all delicious. The service was very helpful.

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  35. OakDiner

    Toronto

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Varied and interesting menu. Food very well prepared. Servers are engaged and attentive. Great location and Hamilton allows free holiday parking.

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  36. DonH

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding meal and service every time we eat here
    The Squire on LockeResponded on December 31, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5* review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit here and we look forward to hosting you again. Cheers, The Squire on Locke team! Aaron, General Manager.

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  37. BarbaraM

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband ordered the vegetarian curry bowl & our guest ordered the chicken curry bowl. They were very disappointed - the menu describes it as having chickpeas, yams & being cooked in Thai coconut sauce. There were very few chickpeas & yams, mostly carrots & green peppers & neither of them could distinguish the flavour of coconut milk. My husband ordered many curry bowls in Ireland & they were delicious there.
    The Squire on LockeResponded on December 22, 2023
    Dear Barbara, I'm so sorry this was your experience, we do strive to provide a great dining experience all the time. I'm the General Manager and this was not brought to my attention so I do apologize. Our kitchen staff are trained to follow specs on every dish. Please come back and I'll make sure you're taken care of the way we mean for all of our guests to be. Thanks, Aaron

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  38. LucyS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a lovely evening to celebrate a beautiful friend’s birthday. Thank you fir honouring my request fir the “ private room” Our meals were fantastic & our server, I think her name was Sarah .. she was amazing Thank you again ! Will definitely be back !

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  39. DavidM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The chef made a different flat bread for me,as I couldn’t eat a couple of the items on the on the menu. It was absolutely delicious. The friends that came with me said the best fish and chips they had ever had. Our server was very pleasant,and attentive to our needs without “ hovering” All in all a very pleasant experience.

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  40. Westies

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had shrimp fettuccine, same as last time but was disappointed. The portion size was obviously smaller and there were fewer shrimp. One of the friends with me ordered the same thing as it had looked so good last but was also disappointed. I would still go back and order something else.

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FAQs

The Squire on Locke does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats.

The Squire on Locke is rated 4.7 stars by 229 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Squire on Locke

225 Locke St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 4B6

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Locke Street South & Alexander Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Hamilton
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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