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Maggie Dickson's Pub

€€ - €€€
Old Town
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 225 6601
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

great place to sit in the sun (they have outdoor patio) or even inside where all sorts of interesting memorbilia on the walls - you get the full story of maggie dickson, too. staff were nice and good range of beers on offer

Thank Eoin84
Coalville, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Maggie Dickson's during a long weekend in Edinburgh with my friend. We had heard all about Maggie Dickson whilst on a bus tour earlier in the day so were keen to see inside. The bar was completely modern inside and only had small amounts of information about its significant history dotted around which I felt was a shame.... More 

Thank BeckyWalker92
Merstham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Appalling staff who ripped us off when advising on whiskey charging double the price of all the other pubs around @ £15 a shot . Disgusting treatment shame on you ! Luckily all the other Scott's and bars we've visited have been very nice and fair priced so as to sweeten the bitter taste of Edinburgh!

Thank enots18
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice pub, good back story. Food good although no childtens menu. Decent beers. Toilets were the worst i have come across in Edinburgh.

Thank Adam M
Salvador, BA
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34 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located at GrassMarket Square, very easy to find. Even though it is in a touristic and historic place, the prices were very good, around £8 for starter, £12 for a main. I got a beef stew with chips and peas for £9. My friend got haggis as starter and it is a well served portion for £5.95. They have live... More 

Thank LucieneSalvador
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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269 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a rare sunny day when we visited in March, so we decided to sit outside for a drink. It was a sheltered spot and the sun was enjoyable. Drinks were reasonably priced, staff were friendly. It is situated in the Grassmarket and was great for people watching. The fish and chips were huge I noticed as they were... More 

Thank trotskys
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Every time when coming into Edinburgh, alone or with my wife, I or we take a meal at Maggie Dickson pub, last time on november 2016. Haggis with whisky sauce highly recommended.

Thank Henri R
South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Was in at the weekend with friends there was 8 of us and we were struggling to get seats somewhere , eventually we all got seated and found the bar staff very friendly and drinks were gd and cheat enough ! Highlight was the guy playing guitar in bar very good sang loads of gd songs got a crowd in... More 

2 Thank R3632DGnicolac
Benderloch, null, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Went last night for a meal before going to the theatre, great traditional wee pub serving delicious food and drink. very reasonable and excellent service. would recommend to everyone.

1 Thank eeyore320
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

After arriving into Edinburgh much later than planned (flight delay!) All we wanted to do was get some food! The first place, The Last drop, which is next door to Maggie's was full and very much a loud pub atmosphere... personally not my thing (even though I'm 20!) So we headed up the street and the menu looked appealing for... More 

Thank Mary-Ann L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 6601

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

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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