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Whistling Walrus - CLOSED

Upper James, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible48%
4 Sep 2014
“Kind of tired looking and now out of business.”
2 Jan 2014
“nothing special”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
$$ - $$$
Upper James, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 5 September 2014 via mobile

Closed about a year ago. It's days were numbered. Change hands a few times and each time went downhill. This use to be my go to spot

Thank HamiltonONT
Reviewed 2 January 2014

it is hardly a British pub. The décor does not give you a pub feeling, the ales on tap are over-priced and the food is nothing special. At least they have a decent selection of ales, and for Hamilton Mountain, it is at least not...More

Thank jamester1
Reviewed 6 October 2013

My family and I always enjoyed the Whistling Walrus and visited maybe twice a year, until recently. For lunch, the wings, on wing day were dry and tasteless, my mushrooms on toast were dripping with oil and cool and my son's "never frozen...blah, blah blah"...More

Thank Hayley S
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Ordered two all you can eat fish and chips. After about 45 minutes received our order of one small piece of fish each. Ordered another fish each and waited another 30 minutes to get another single fish and chips. Still very hungry, but never got...More

Thank BM123454321
Reviewed 24 August 2013

We have not gone to the Whistling Walrus in a few years as we were not impressed with the food or service but we told it was under new management (which it was not). Our server did not know what beer was on tap or...More

Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Well Brian R, we were at the Walrus on the 15th of August and they still didn't have roast beef, Yorkshire bowls, liver, mussels, onion rings or mushrooms! Our waiter, although personable and apologetic, seemed to be well rehearsed in informing diners of the missing...More

Thank Abbycat47
Reviewed 12 August 2013

I had the misfortune to be at your establishment on Thursday August 7th , we sat on the patio 3 of us a special occasion. My first choice on the menu was the ROAST BEEF AND YORKSHIRE BOWL . I was informed they had none...More

1  Thank Brian R
Reviewed 11 August 2013

The menu is difficult to read - very annoying. Went with two friends just after their lunch rush. Place is made to look 'old English'. They used vinegar to wipe the tables down - this is very good as a cleanser... but they need to...More

Thank Lyle--Sportvictoria
Reviewed 5 August 2013

The atmosphere of the pub is good and location central on Upper James Street. I ordered Guinness and steak pie. Guinness was good and steak pie was 11.99, when I got it it lacked much meat, mainly thick gravy. Was not worth it. Service was...More

Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 8 June 2013

Ordered the worst overpriced nachos ever..tasted terrible. ..service was so bad we had to ask the bartender for help...would never come back...only came to see the band Up Front!!!

Thank nacho_man10
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upper James, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
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