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Wild Orchid Cafe

286 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L3, Canada (Downtown Hamilton)
(905) 528-7171
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Ranked #156 of 930 Restaurants in Hamilton
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Portuguese
Neighborhood: Downtown Hamilton
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Hamilton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Walking along James St decided to eat at the Wild Orchid. When we arrived the restaurant was 3/4's full and we waited a long time at the door to be greeted by anyone. When finally we were sat it took a long time for a server to come to our table in fact we had already looked over the very... More

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Hamilton
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have been here a few times. Never by my choice. It is an ok place to go. I enjoy James street and everything they have done with it and like to support the local merchants. Most people go to eat seafood. The food is good. If you don't eat seafood though the selection is very limited. each time I... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Wild Orchid was a hidden gem offering great food, service, and atmosphere at very reasonable prices. We were looking for something light to tie us over 'till dinner when we came upon this place. We were totally taken back by the experience. We sat on the outdoor patio, which overlooked the street but separated by an iron fence. We... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We were a party of four and heard this was a good place to eat...three of us ordered the second entre on the second page swhich was described as a fried fish dinner with three different types of fish andr rice.which we did, Andy we're told they use fish that is in season.......being in season we thought it would be... More

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Hamilton, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

One of my friends took me to the Wild Orchid for a birthday dinner, and we had a great time. He made a reservation, and our table was ready when we arrived. Service was excellent, food delicious, absolutely nothing to complain about. Great experience, and I would happily go back anytime.

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Hamilton, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Saturday, August 2 I took all my family members again for my 60th birthday lunch celebrations. Once again I was not disappointed with both service and food. I had 14 people in total, see pictures, all family members that came from Toronto. Barrie, Orangeville, Witbey and my parents that are visiting from Portugal. It was an ala carte menu and... More

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Dundas, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Six of us went for my daughter's birthday dinner. Service was very good. Food was very good. Only complaint, they only have one chicken dish on the menu and that night they had no chicken. As it turned out, our guest did find something else that appealed to him, but we did find this strange. I had the shrimp Alfredo... More

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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My husband and I have been to this restaurant a hand full of times. The food was great but the service was awful, it took for ever for some one to attend to us and the food took for ever!!! To top it off the waitress was very rude!!!We do speak Portuguese, so we understood all the unpleasant things that... More

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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This restaurant has a very nice atmosphere. The menu has a good variety of dishes. I think anybody would find something they like. The service was good and our waitress friendly. It is right beside Christ Church Cathedral. I know a lot of the people who are either working or going to The Cathedral for a special service prefer to... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I have been to Portugal about 10 times. I love the place and I love their food. The interesting thing about Portugal is that, for the most part, the less you spend on the meal, the better the food. And the best Portuguese Restaurant that I have found in Canada is the Wild Orchid. I have tried many and this... More

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