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Wild Orchid Cafe

286 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L3, Canada
+1 905-528-7171
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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12:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Portuguese, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
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286 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have passed this restaurant so many times over the years and was so happy that it was the destination for lunch with a friend. We were greeted promptly and sat at the windows. We ordered the piri piri chicken (which is half of a...More

Thank ProfessorOT
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Went to this place for my partner's birthday. We had Sardines and Chorizo Arisada for starters. The sardines were good while the chorizo has a smoky uet sweet taste - definitely a must! Then for mains, I had the stuffed calamari while my partner had...More

Thank SuperKalel
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Really appreciated my waitress! I told her I was vegan and she worked with the chef to create a wonderful salad, and hearty soup. I was so surprised that she left the restaurant only to come back a few moments later with hot, freshly baked...More

Thank Wilma1957
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I've heard good things about the food at Wild Orchid. Since we were planning to go the the Super Crawl in Hamilton, we planned on eating at the Wild Orchid for dinner. This was by far the worst service I have ever had in a...More

Thank Colleen B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

i have not been there for a while. they have just renovated the restaurant and it looks pretty good. the waitress we had was new and did not know a lot of things but she was pleasant and cheerful which made up for her lack...More

Thank bruno l
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I didn't't make a reservation and was hoping that they would still accommodate a party of 6. Although they were quite busy, they welcomed us in and gave us a table. The server Claudia greeted us immediately with fresh water and choice of beverages. The...More

Thank Nadia35
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Twelve of us went during James Street Art Crawl. Even though we all ordered differ menu items, everything came out hot and at the same time. Food was delicious, well priced and the service was exceptional. I had the Piri Piri Chicken....so good!

Thank Janshman
Reviewed 31 July 2017

So we started with Chorica assada- oven roasted sauage with goat cheese. So that is exactly what we were expecting, until we got this plate of cut up slivers of sauage (there were 11 slivers of sausage in total) yes we counted!!!!!!! How embarrassing to...More

Thank Age07
Reviewed 24 July 2017

If I'm in Hamilton for an period of time, I will make sure that I go to Wild Orchid! The food is always amazing and the service is always welcoming and this time was no different. There was 9 of us attending dinner on a...More

Thank 839alexandriak
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We came across this restaurant as we explored Hamilton's James Street. The menu looked like it had enough of a selection. My son was quick to point out that the patio chairs needed some attention to (they were plastic and the sun had disclored them)...More

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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
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 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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