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Highlander Pub

115 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
6135625678
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Ranked #278 of 2,162 restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: Pub
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Winnipeg
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a very small pub in the middle of downtown. It specializes in single malt whiskey and severs whop wear kilts. I'm not Scottish, and I'm not a drinker, but I am a steak lover, and they do have very good ones at a very reasonable price. All the food is good there (their sandwiches at incredibly thick and... More

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Syracuse, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Not a great location for patio drinks right now because of the huge construction project across the street. The wait staff were very nice, but they didn't have the Scotch (and that's their specialty) my husband ordered. Not a big deal, but it took a while to find out and then some time for the reorder.

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Toronto
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Went for drinks later in evening and sat out on patio. Great location, great patio. Nachos were average, but beers and service were great.

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Key West, Florida
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100 reviews 100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

An afternoon visit, sat on the patio. Good service. Decent selection of international beer. Food tasty. I was with a friend, the same friend with whom I shared this exact same food almost exactly one year ago. The odd part? She ordered duck wings rather than chicken wings and received chicken wings. "Oops, server error". How is that odd? Same... More

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Ottawa, ON
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106 reviews 106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stopped to have a beer at this pub on a warm Friday evening in the middle of summer. The patio was almost at capacity and the servers were busy. Couldn't expect fast service under these circumstances but still found it a little slow. We tried a pale and a red craft beer and they were tasty but not cold... More

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Ontario, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Located right next door to The Aulde Dubliner, where we'd eaten on our first of two nights in Ottawa, we thought we'd try the Highlander on our second night. Maybe it was because it was Canada Day, or maybe it's always like that, but the place was a mess. The washrooms were absolutely disgusting. The menu had been reduced to... More

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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My sister and I were spending the day on Ottawa and were looking for a place to eat lunch. We were unable to agree on where to eat, so when she suggested the Highlander I reluctantly agreed. The majority of the other terraces on the street were full, and this one was almost empty. I am very happy we decided... More

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Orangeville, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Highlander Pub is located in the Market and has a patio which is a great place to people watch or escape the band!. I love good live music, but it has to be good. The Acoustic Shooters were horrible! The service was slow and unfriendly. They had a wheat beer on draft, so I thought I would give it a... More

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Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This type of pub is really not our scene, but we were hungry en-route from the theatre. The outside seating was too noisy due to Rideau Street bus traffic, so we moved inside to a booth near the front door. The waitress arrived promptly, gave us menus, and suggested the fresh lobster with a small salad for $12.95 which was... More

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Thunder Bay, Ontario
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121 reviews 121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Ate our final meal in Ottawa at the Pub hoping to get a hearty meal and have a nice evening. The service was slow and unfriendly. My cottage pie was over spiced and luke warm when it arrived and the waitress never did check to see if we wanted a second beer, pretty poor. I would avoid this restaurant, it... More

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