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Wild Orchid Cafe

$$ - $$$
Downtown Hamilton
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286 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L3, Canada
+1 905-528-7171
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Hamilton, Canada
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent seafood, probably the best seafood in Hamilton. The grilled calamari for a starter is amazing. I have had their pork and potato dishes, their sea food platers and their roasted chicken, all were absolutely satiating. I recently ordered their steak option, served with an egg on top of course, I was surprised by the quality of the steak. I... More 

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Thank MatthewDaniel84
Coventry, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great little restaurant. Food was excellent and piping hot. I had the piri piri chicken which I'd highly recommend. Others in the party spoke equally highly of the various fish dishes. Well worth having the Pasteis de Nata (custard tarts) which are made on the premises. Only downside was that some of the beer was poorly kept. Steer clear of... More 

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Thank RichardWoodward162
Grimsby, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Cod was dry, tasteless and full of bones. It does didn't taste fresh, and I couldn't eat it. When I mentioned that I didn't like it, The manager said that I would still have to pay for the meal and she wouldn't substitute something else. Neither the manager not the server offered even a sorry that you didn't like it.... More 

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2 Thank brianjh59
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This was my first time to this restaurant. As you walk in the front doors, the restaurant is littered with awards for best seafood, best calamari etc. It was a great sized venue but not very busy on this Tuesday evening around 7. The menu had me salivating from the minute I opened it up. Everything on there sounded so... More 

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Thank Phil L
COTU
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103 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We have just finished our meal here 4 of us have mixed feelings. The lady's gave it 5 stars after eating the Cod da Casa and Espanola the boys gave only 3 stars for the Sea Bass and Beef A Casa the bass was over cooked and the fries with the beef were cold. When we mentioned about the fries... More 

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1 Thank FredTracie
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I was craving seafood, and certainly wasn't disappointed! I started with the sardines: simple, rustic and delicious. Then we went for the signature rice sharer for two, and I was amazed at the generosity of the portion size for the money. It was packed with quality, fishy treats! Shelling the shrimps was a bit of a hassle though. Service was... More 

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Thank James R
Ayr, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We love Wild Orchard. We've come come here a few times over the years. The menu has many choices. The portions are very generous. The food is delicious. Will definitely keep going back.

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Dundas, Canada
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150 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

A Portuguese restaurant with an outside terrace in a lively location on the east side of James Street North, half a block south of Barton Street. Parking isn't easy in this area, but you can find free space on neighbouring residential streets west of James if you're prepared to walk a few blocks. The restaurant's interior is spacious but spartan,... More 

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Thank ugh-lomi
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a portuguese restaurant. Chicken and potatoes really good. A little pricey but different food choices. My son really likes it here. Says to try the seafood

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Thank Sue B
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Friday night reservation. Scored a seat on the patio! Great red wine sangria- each jug came with free mussels in a great sauce!! Shared apps and a another sangria :). Shrimp, scallop and bruschetta ( bruschetta was underwhelming- the rest good) Street was lively and noisy. Servers were in no hurry to kick us out.

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Thank Lori K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Portuguese, Seafood, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?