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Manx Pub

#119 of 2,190 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub
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370 Elgin St., Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
+1 613-231-2070
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 01:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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180 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I was spending the night at the Gilmour Inn (previously reviewed in September, and just as good this time, but with Christmas decorations everywhere!), and walked over to Elgin to try the Manx, attracted by the thought of craft beer. The pub was perhaps half full when I arrived; my knowledgeable server set me up with the evening's Beau's seasonal... More 

1 Thank dgqc
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I thought the atmosphere was awesome when we first walked in (rustic, board games, etc). We obtained our drinks. The table next to us played music off their phone, and we were dancing along. Server came over and turned it off explaining its "not that type of establishment". When we paid our bills she continued to belittle our table by... More 

1 Thank NevaSolo
Ottawa, ON
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278 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Food: I ordered the vegetarian tofu tacos. They were disgusting and didn't even come with sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce, etc. The fake taco meat tasted like stuffing (bread) mixed with bland spices. I couldn't finish them because they were gross. Atmosphere: Very tiny and tiny place in a basement. Service: poor. Waitress first took other people's orders at my table... More 

Thank spykitten
Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Two couples enjoyed an early dinner in a downtown, downstairs pub. Service was excellent. Food was delicious, with a variety of vegetarian dishes, which appealed to meat eaters. The chick pea burger was excellent, and my husband enjoyed the short ribs. We went on a Wednesday evening, and thanks to our 5:30 p.m. arrival, we got the best table in... More 

Thank Pat W
White Rock, Canada
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I am almost reluctant to rate the Manx because others will discover it. This is a great little cozy pub with a wonderful beer selection, great service and really good food. One of those places that is great to share with friends when we visit Ottawa.

Thank Justatravellerbc
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140 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We've waited a long time to get into the Manx Pub. It's been around a long time and is very popular. On Sundays is no exception. If you show up anywhere after 9:30 am you will have to wait. We've tried to get in couple of times over the past year but the wait was too long. We lucked in... More 

Thank Bnzboy
Ottawa, Canada
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I love going for brunch at The Manx. But you have to either get there right at 10 a.m. when they open, or go after 11 a.m. once the first seating is starting to clear. There's a reason why there's a line-up -- food is "stick to your bones good", excellent coffee and service. The "basement" setting for it gives... More 

Thank Phil L
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

My sister and I had a wonderful dinner at the Manx Pub. Started with the warm bean dip and followed with the soup of the day (curried lentil) and crab cakes for my sister and short ribs for me. The food was all delicious and the service was friendly and attentive. Portions are very generous! We will definitely return for... More 

Thank 1709Hollis
Toronto, Canada
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295 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Have yet to try their food, but they have a great vibe inside for drinks. Located on Elgin, look for the stairs going down to the basement bar. True pub feel. Friendly staff who are attentive. Will return again.

Thank sail29er
Comox, Canada
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174 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Really nice spot; very British pub feel. Great food, friendly staff and very reasonable prices. Well worth a visit for business or pleasure.

Thank Ben-Josee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 370 Elgin St., Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-231-2070

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