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Highlander Pub

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115 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
6135625678
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
GREAT restaurant, great food, great service

My hubby and I stopped in here for dinner on our most recent trip to Ottawa. At pretty much across the street from the Rideau Mall, it's location is perfect. This restaurant was recommended to us by our Scottish family who are also part of the RCMP & Canadian Military families. One of the coolest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Meg D
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Sudbury, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sudbury, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My hubby and I stopped in here for dinner on our most recent trip to Ottawa. At pretty much across the street from the Rideau Mall, it's location is perfect. This restaurant was recommended to us by our Scottish family who are also part of the RCMP & Canadian Military families. One of the coolest things about this place is... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Three of us walked from the convention center for a late lunch and a beer. This is a friendly, pleasant pub. The food was good and there was a nice selection of beer. The service was informal, friendly and efficient.

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Gatineau, Quebec
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Really nice, centrally located Scottish Pub with a reasonably priced menu, a good selection of local and imported beers as well as a wide variety of Scotches. The portions are good and the menu has selections of a good variety to please many palates. In the summer they have a patio right on a pedestrian mall. It is located in... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Went with a friend for beer and dinner. Awesome atmosphere and great service. I can't recommend the Lamb Stew highly enough. It was incredible. In addition to 200+ scotch selections, the beer selection was also very good. The waitress brought samples of all the beers we were interested in. We each selected a couple (the Scotch beer and the IPA... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went here with my wife and friends, the food are much, much better and pub food. Especially memorable were the duck wings and the huge selection of scotch.

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Burlington, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were staying at the Westin across the street and wanted a walking distance pub option. After reading the reviews we picked the Highlander to our great delight! We had the garden salad to share, which was full of goodies like nuts and trail mix, the duck wings (huge and insanely tender) and the carmelized onion brie - divine! Wine... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Are you up on your whiskey? If so you will love this place. Mike was great at the bar and the live band was fantastic. Good range of craft local beers also.

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Bayville, New Jersey
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We came here for a couple of beers one night in Ottawa. They had a decent selection, with a lot of local beers on tap, which was nice. They had a pretty good selection of Scotch as well. The service was friendly. I can't comment on the food since I didn't eat, but anything I saw looked like it would... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I've mostly ended up in Irish pubs so we figured we would give the Scottish pub a try. Biggest differences were the staff was wearing kilts and more Scotch on the menu. The food was actually pretty good though not the largest portions so we ended up ordering a bit more after our entrees. No complaints though and its just... More 

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Bancroft, Ontario, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A restaurant/pub witha Scottish feel. Nice, warm atmosphere with friendly, competent service. Food is well prepared with a definite Scottish flare. The colcannon was delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 6135625678

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 16
  • Cuisine: Pub, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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