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Highlander Pub

#119 of 2,188 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
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115 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X1, Canada
+1 613-562-5678
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 01:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Kitchener, Canada
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250 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Shepherd's Pie was delicious - portions big too. Service was friendly and quick. Location convenient. We brought our toddler son there for lunch and he loved the food there too. Dinner time seems busy - so be prepared to wait.

Thank mhuang
Comox Valley, BC
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Phenomenal Customer Service and Great Entertainment!!! Had my first lesson on Scotch with Kat! She knows her Scotch!! The staff are very entertaining and obviously enjoy working there! Highly recommend the Highlander Pub, with so many varieties of Scotch, Kat help you select!! Cheers!!

Thank sharisraven
Huntsville, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is great, drinks are a good price and really amazing. Service is always fast, not always the friendliest but they get the job done.

Thank Carley P
Coquitlam, Canada
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a scotch drinker this is the place in Ottawa to go they have a great scotch menu I had a couple that I have never tried before. I had the haggis my friends had Shepard pie very nice meal. The food was good but not exceptional. However I think the emphasis of the place is come try... More 

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244 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm really glad I found the Highlander Pub during my stay in Ottawa. The drink selection is extensive, and the staff are efficient and very friendly. It's a great atmosphere, and a perfect place for a casual drink downtown Ottawa.

Thank Lauren_skye
Caledon, Canada
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the food at this place, but stay away from house beer. It wasn't that great and tasted watered down

Thank Alfrnat
Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing! I ordered the Scottish Southern Fried Chicken and would order it again in a heart beat. It came with roasted red potatoes - they were dressed with the appropriate amount of dressing, two pieces of boneless chicken thighs-so tender and perfectly cooked, and topped off with coleslaw and drizzled with bbq sauce. The combination of everything... More 

1 Thank Tiffany A
Brockville, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Impromptu late evening dinner with drinks. Wonderful server, Tom. Personable, efficient, fun and attentive to specific dietary restrictions of some in the party of 7 women.

Thank Dianne D
Halifax, Canada
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1,114 reviews
466 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,605 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

place is small in the winter but great food and wonderful beers. love the atmosphere and service is top notch.

1 Thank dgg123
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I know this is a strange review from years ago, but this place is a MUST SEE, if you are ever in the city. I went here with two friends when we toured Canada over fourteen years ago, but could never find anything about it before now. The staff were awesome, and no offence to the lads there, but the... More 

1 Thank buggybill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-562-5678

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?