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Highlander Pub

115 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
6135625678
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Ranked #259 of 2,160 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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English first
Ottawa, ON
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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106 reviews 106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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orleans, on, ca
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I eat here regularly. It is always a cheerful friendly delicious experience. The new monthly menu is about to arrive. How about "The Legendary Turducken Sandwich" with creamy cranberry pasta salad? And HOLY SPORRAN - "Vegetarian Haggis"??? And now that it's hot, 500ml of Crabbie's (Alcoholic) Ginger Beer is in season!!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Coming from scotland we decided to pop into the highlander pub for a drink to check it out!! There is a large selection of whisky... Great you'd find this in scotland! Also tennants lager on tap... You'd find this in Scotland! What you'd also find in scotland which you won't find here is smiling waitresses!! Was in here for around... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This pub does what it sets out to do, which is provide a pastiche of Scotland in pub form. The seats are covered in tartan, the light shades are shaped like antlers and the menu is 'themed' accordingly. We had a couple of beers and burgers and they were tasty. The service was quick, which suited us well as we... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This place is definitely worth checking out. Especially if you are looking for some good live music and great service, give this place a try. Weekends are the most fun I find. Music is always great, staff knows their stuff and are very quick to satisfy the customer. I can't comment too much on the food quality because I've only... More

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