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The Cheshire Cat Pub

#50 of 2,193 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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2193 Richardson Side Road, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0, Canada
+1 613-831-2183
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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85 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am less enamored with this place than other reviewers. On the positive side, the restaurant is gorgeous, an old school house, and the service friendly and prompt. We were enticed to go with another couple who raved about the fish and chips, seemingly their signature dish. And it was very good but that was about it. The accompanying fries... More 

Thank Cate B
Ottawa, Ontario
Level Contributor
52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've probably visited the Cat 20 or more times. It is one of our favourite places. My son chose to visit it for his 14th birthday. We go in groups, as a couple or as a family and have had an excellent experience every time. The selection of craft beers, and the local food choices are fantastic. The main menu... More 

Thank BethFavourite
Ottawa, Canada
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a pub, it doesn't get much better! The food, service and ambiance is fantastic. If you are in the area don't pass it by. It can be very busy at lunch time so be patient. I usually go after 1 for my lunch. The selection of beers on tap keeps me trying new ones.

Thank Harold M
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband & I visit this place on a regular basis....busy place, but the staff is always friendly and the wait for a table is not very long. The food is consistently great.

Thank 101Gourmet
1 review
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Have had several great meals at The Cheshire Cat. Their pub fair is good but if go for one of their specials of the day and you won't be disappointed. The list of brews and scotches are extensive and well poured. A great atmosphere on the main floor beside the bar and warm stove/fireplace is perfect for visiting with friends... More 

Thank Barry B
Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Went this past Sunday for a mid afternoon bite to eat and once again I was wowed. Started with a pint of Steam Whistle and ordered their new Hamburger topped with Summer Sausage and cheese. Well what a flavor explosion. They are now grinding their own beef on the premises and it shows. Juicy and packed with flavor, this is... More 

Thank Howie1967
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Lunch was busier than I had expected for a week day. Took about 2 hours, the service wasn't the quickest. Everything else was excellent though.

Thank Brooke J
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We always try to get a patio table in the summer. Good service in this pub and the fish and chips are great. Very, very crowded. Parking is unbelievable. Smoked meatt was good.

Thank CynOttawa
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This was my second time visiting the Cheshire cat and again I was blown away! Not only by the fast and friendly service, but the food! Coming from a picky eater, trying new things are hard, but I decided to try the brisket sandwich and it was absolutely amazing. The whole atmosphere of this place is warm and welcoming and... More 

1 Thank Gillian M
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

A group of us to the Cat last night. We got there at 5:30. It was disorganized. It took at least 10 minutes for someone to acknowledge our presence. Disgraceful. We had a group of 7, that is why we went early. Clearly they have no idea of how to put tables together. Several groups of four got seated long... More 

Thank Sheila M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2193 Richardson Side Road, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-831-2183

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