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The Royal Oak

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Bar, Pub, Canadian, British
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1981 St Joseph Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario K1C 1E5, Canada
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 01:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 02:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent and fun place... good atmosphere with very good live music... with reasonable prices and beautiful waitresses...

Thank Raphael I
Ottawa, Canada
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170 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for a pint with a buddy to watch an NHL play-off game. Decided on this place due to location and a desire to avoid massive chains. This is one of the older Oak locations, and it definitely looks it. That said, it is friendly and homey, and met our needs for the night. The service was friendly, if... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From their first pub on Bank St., the Royal Oak has stayed the same: a small neighbourhood pub with friendly staff and a good selection of beer. Add nightly beer and food specials, and you have a pretty popular spot. Nice patio in the summer. Reasonable prices. Just a nice place to get together with friends.

Thank Rob L
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was at The Oak April 1. My steak was cooked perfectly and was tender, tasty and juicy. For my two sides I ordered a double salad with the house dressing. Excellent flavour. I recommend this and plan to order it whenever I go back. Service was outstanding in spite of the restaurant being extremely busy. It was fast and with... More 

Thank Dan T
Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for dinner on a Friday night. The Royal Oak was around the corner from where I was staying. This pub was very noisy. I could hardly hear myself think. It must be a hang out for University students. I ordered the Friday Fish and Chips special. The fish was haddock I wasn't impressed with the fish. The... More 

Thank jlalders
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this place and ended up spending a few hours. Good beer, really decent food and the staff were chatty and helpful (even if they couldn't understand Scottish accents...!!). I'd highly recommend this place if you are in the city.

Thank BigBirdEdinburgh
Oromocto, Canada
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Went with a group of friends for lunch during a business trip. This place is rather large so can host several people which was convenient for us. The service was quick with our drink orders, mostly due to everyone ordering water..lol Most at the table ordered quick items as our time was short, i had the ceasar salad, it was... More 

Thank Claude B
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

WAY TOO EXPENSIVE. The food here is very average but Keg pricey...$16.99 for a hamburger and fries is ridiculous. Prepare to pay $20.00 for a pitcher of draft ... crazy. This is a chain so the prices are the same at all locations...go somewhere else.

Thank Craig B
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Wednesday night is trivia night at the Bank St. & Maclaren Royal Oak location. Trivia night is an excellent activity for team building. We (7) all had a ball, will be back. Note: This is a pub so expect an array of good beers (local & imported) available but don't expect for gourmet food. An extensive menu is available but... More 

Thank Aimee B
Ennis, Co Clare
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Went here with a group on a quiet night and had a really terrible experience with the bar staff! We had all had a few drinks before, but no one in the group was drunk or behaving badly everyone was in a good mood - until we came to this bar with some locals. The main bartender was rude bordering... More 

Thank ClareA73

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Bar, Pub, Canadian, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1981 St Joseph Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario K1C 1E5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 16138349005

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