One Duke Restaurant and Oyster Lounge

1 Duke Street,

Hamilton, Ontario 

One Duke Restaurant is not one that comes to our minds very often for dinner suggestions and after visiting recently…we have no idea why the heck not! Since our most recent foray, we’ve been craving their fair price, home cookin’ and comfortable atmosphere.

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Logo 

The logo portrays exactly what they are. ‘One Duke’. We’re not loving the addition of “Restaurant and Oyster Lounge” though and would love to see this in a font that matches with the main text.

Food and reviews

Lindsay – Cajun Potato and Spinach Soup + Sweet Potato Fries

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I loved the soup! I would go back for it again. The sweet potato fries were also good but I wasn’t a fan of their sweet, honey sauce. I much prefer a spicy mayo with sweet potatoes. But it was a delicious meal on a cold night!

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Heather – At this visit to One Duke, I tried their Meatloaf with Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Though I’m not by any means a meatloaf expert, I think it’s pretty safe to say this is one of the best in the city. Wow. The garlic mashed potatoes were made to order, and I’m pretty sure the gravy was red wine based – which brought a gourmet flair to the home style meal. I loved it.

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Atmosphere

Great customer service. We were even spoiled with some free Corona t-shirts! One Duke is comfortable and dimly lit. It has a warm feel just like the style of the fare.

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Brand 

Their brand is largely based around their location, which in our opinion is a wonderful area,  (James Street South and Duke Street) and was a great choice as a base for their brand.

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Social Media Campaign

A strong social media presence is in place for One Duke! We love all the food pics they share and would love to see more pictures like this on their website.

Website – www.oneduke.ca

Facebook – www.facebook.com/onedukehamilton

Twitter – www.twitter.com/onedukeresto

Instagram – www.instagram.com/onedukeresto

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Suggestions

We’d love to see a new font on the portion of their logo “Restaurant and Oyster Lounge”, as well as more high-quality food pictures on their website. People love #FoodPorn! Plus, they’ve got the pictures – might as well use them to the best of their benefit.

All in all, we love One Duke and will be back very soon…we might even take a trip back this week!

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