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Highlander Pub

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115 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
6135625678
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A friendly pub in the Byward market area

A good, reliable pub with a fine choice of beers and whiskys, kilted servers and an interesting menu, which even has some vegetarian items. friendly crowd and good service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Phillip R
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A good, reliable pub with a fine choice of beers and whiskys, kilted servers and an interesting menu, which even has some vegetarian items. friendly crowd and good service.

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Thank Phillip R
Malaga, Spain
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there a couple of guys and must admit ai got very surprised over the selection of whiskey and beers from all over. And they have a great feature, where you can get a pint, but divided into 4 glasses with different beers, so you can taste different beers. And the service is great, very friendly and helpful with... More 

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Thank Henrik O
Kirkland, Washington
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have quite the selection of whisky menu-wise, but a couple of the whiskeys people at our table tried to order were out; luckily they have experienced bar tenders and recommended a similar alternative We only did drinks as we had already eaten earlier, but it's a fun vibe classic pub. Men in kilts and lots of tvs showing hockey.... More 

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Thank LadukeS2014
Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

My BF and I make sure we stop by this great place each time we visit the Ottawa region - the fish and chips are excellent! Ideally located in the core of Byward Market the patio is a perfect spot to enjoy a good cold one; a wonderful selection of local and imported beers. There is also a wonderful selection... More 

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Thank darrinandrewburke
Moncton, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

As someone who is gluten-free, the wings I am usually able to eat are limited to those that are not breaded. However, at this pub they coat the wings in rice flour, making them GF friendly. They were hot, crispy and delicious! Our server was prompt and friendly as well. Will definitely be back

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Thank LeanneTrites
Amherstburg, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I was very excited to find the Highlander Pub on a recent trip to Ottawa. We had bacon wrapped sausage as an appetizer and they were quite tasty. I had the Haggis for dinner, it was cooked and spiced perfectly. The best part of all was the amazing Scotch menu, I love a good single malt-try the Laugavulin 16 or... More 

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Thank Christina M
Fishers, Indiana
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Great bar, great scotch, snotty service. Not sure what was up with our server but she had an attitude. Dampened the mood unfortunately. We would have been better off at the bar because the bartenders seemed friendly and fun and our server was not.

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Thank Jennifer L
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125 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

A nice spot in the market and not a tourist trap as it could be. Even for the non-scotch drinker there are several good options. The beer selection is good but not great. I would love to see a few more Scottish beers and fewer Europeans. The food is good but not great. The outstanding dish on the menu is... More 

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Thank Keith M
100 Mile House, Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

With over 200 bottles of whiskey how can you go wrong, my husband had the Scottish Canadian Burger - I had Bangers and Mash. Excellent value and great atmosphere.

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Thank Cherie N
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great selection of single malts, good food and some nice beers that are not available at many other bars. Highly recommended.

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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 5 - 14
  • Cuisine: British, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?