A Newfoundland-themed diner has permanently shut down in Hamilton


Published May 28, 2024 at 11:49 am

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A very unique diner just permanently closed their doors in Hamilton.

Stage Diner was known for their Newfoundland theme, which extended from the dishes on their menu to a mural on their walls.

They served all-day breakfast and classic East Coast dishes like toutons, Newfie fries and tea buns. Their chef was born and raised in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, and he actually once worked as a background actor for film and TV. The space where the restaurant resided at 518 Concession St. was also once a movie theatre, with the building’s history stretching back to 1895.

Now, they’ve permanently closed down and deleted their Instagram account.

Hamilton’s Concession BIA tells YourCityWithIN that the restaurant had been for sale for a couple of years, and that the restaurant has now been sold. A new restaurant has since opened in that location.

The new restaurant is called Akus Family Dining, and fortunately they also serve all-day breakfast so the community will still be able to head to Concession Street for that. That includes all kinds of typical options like waffles, French toast, omelettes and pancakes. They also serve simple comfort food options like spaghetti and meatballs, wings, poutine and salads.

Stage Diner permanently closed around the beginning of April.