Newfoundland-themed diner in Hamilton closes; new diner opens


Published May 29, 2024 at 2:42 pm

Newfoundland Toutons
Newfoundland Toutons

A unique diner giving food lovers a taste of down east has shut its Newfoundland-themed doors in Hamilton for good.

Stage Diner served Rock-inspired dishes and boasted a decor straight from the island, including a mural on the walls.

The Corner Brook born-and-raised chef was known for his all-day breakfast and dishes like toutons, Newfie fries and tea buns.

Now, the diner is permanently closed, with the Hamilton BIA saying the restaurant had been for sale for a couple of years, and that it has now been sold.

Newfie fries

Newfie Fries

The space where the restaurant was located at 518 Concession St. was once a movie theatre, with the building’s history stretching back to 1895. Now a new restaurant – Akus Family Diner – has opened at the location, serving waffles, French toast, omelettes and pancakes, as well as simple comfort food options like spaghetti and meatballs, wings, poutine and salads.

With files from Amy Carlberg

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