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Wild Orchid

286 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L3, Canada
+1 905-528-7171
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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“sardines” (8 reviews)
“seafood” (31 reviews)
“calamari” (11 reviews)
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Portuguese, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
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286 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely lousy service and unfriendly staff. Takes forever to grab the waitress attention. Food was good but won’t be back .

Thank Maureen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eight of us met for dinner on a Saturday night. The restaurant was almost full. The setting is very relaxed and comfortable and our waitress was friendly and accommodating. We all had appetizers, dinner and a drink, and a few of us had dessert. All...More

Thank Liz P
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This place looks like a little hole in the wall but our meal was fantastic. It was our anniversary and was given a gift of a half bottle of sparkling wine. The sardine appetizer was very nice. The mains-one grilled pickerel for me and seafood...More

Thank Rottenmutts
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Their sangria fest special is such a good idea (free mussels with a pitcher of sangria) but it was awful. The sangria is probably the worst I have ever had, it tasted like cranberry juice and sprite. The mussels were horribly overcooked and we had...More

Thank redpanada
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

OH how I miss the O Marinheiro on James street north in Hamilton...Now they new how to make a Seafood platter for 2..it actually fed 4. Wild Orchids version is a sloppy second...and i do mean sloppy. More sloppy rice than any one could possibly...More

Thank Joy L
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Today my wiife and I ordered the "Portugese sea food paella" The menu said, "a saucy rice consisting of king crab legs, lobster, clams, black tiger shrimp, mussels, scallops in a light pimento and tomato sauce-25$ platter for 2-40$. WHAT A SHAM there were no...More

Thank Fred L
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

My friend and I were there about 10 days ago. I'll start with the good; the food was tasty. My friend had the Lamb and he said it was perfect. It was also a Lot of lamb. The potatoes were burnt though. My "make your...More

1  Thank twistedtippy
Reviewed 11 March 2018

I had people recommend this restaurant and we finally had a chance to go and try it. We had the seafood paella and sardine appetizers. Lots of rice in the individual paella. Lots of shells and not much too eat. Sardines were fishy. For us...More

2  Thank beam2014
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Both my husband and I enjoyed our meals immensely. We look forward to trying other choices. The place filled up rather quickly with persons of all ages.

1  Thank Kathy N
Reviewed 25 February 2018

After reading all the reviews and trying the restaurant once before for rabbit which was pretty good we had craving for seafood and set our minds on the rice paella with seafood. I believe it's called Arroz de Marisco. We ordered Portugese salad first which...More

Thank Fifo P
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25 March 2017|
Response from Phil L | Reviewed this property |
The best answer is nowhere. But there are some parking lots a block or two west of john.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton>  > Downtown Hamilton
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-528-7171
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