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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 #83 of 979 Restaurants in Hamilton
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

From the decadent aromas wafting through the restaurant to the unbelievably delicious food, the Wild Orchid never disappoints. I have yet to eat something at this restaurant that I didn't like or wouldn't order again. The Sardines, Chorico assasda and Pao de algarve are TO DIE FOR, as is every morsel of seafood in the shellfish platter (great for a... More 

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Key West, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you closed your eyes to the weather outside, you would be in Portugal. The delicious aromas that met us lived up to everyone's expectations! "Try the green wine" the waitress suggested and gave us a sample. We bought the bottle. Sea bass, shrimp and potatoes to die for. Nice to know Portugal has moved a little closer to home.,

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Burlington, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

once again the food was very good all 8 guests were totally amazed at the quality on the plate good food is worth waiting for and if you are a fish lover you will be in heaven. The only downside of the night was that both lamb and rabbit dishes were not available On my next visit I will call... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had just left a very cold football game. We arrived right during prime dinner time. The hostess told us it would be a 20 minute wait until Claudia came by and said if we didn't mind sitting at the bar for a few minutes as some tables were clearing out. We did because we were not willing to sit... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

First time at this restaurant...went with another couple on our anniversary and was absolutely overwhelmed by the delicious food and service. I had the sea bass and it was just fantastic.....every bite was better than the last! My friend, who is Portuguese, had the cod fish and said it was done to perfection....a great review from a man who loves... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We didn't have a reservation so had to wait for about half an hour, however that wait was worth it. The food is delicious and is indeed very close to original Portuguese cuisine, prices are very reasonable (including Portuguese wines), and the portions are huge!

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Hamilton, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Additional Information about Wild Orchid Cafe

Address: 286 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L3, Canada
Phone Number: (905) 528-7171
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton>  > Downtown Hamilton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Portuguese

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