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Highlander Pub

115 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
6135625678
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Ranked #286 of 2,170 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
Regina, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

In the Ottawa byward market this place stands out amongst the other great pubs. Over 200 varieties of scotch in house and a great menu of Scottish & Canadian food; what's not to like. And... live entertainment & a great scottish decor. I will return here every time I'm in Ottawa.

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

In the Byward Market, you're given so many choices for food. Dance halls, romantic gems and overpriced food...however we got a kick out of the Highlander Pub. The food & service were both above average (for a touristy location like this), but the thing that stood out was the strong selection of beer on tap. Our waitress was very attentive... More

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Oakville, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Had a couple beers and some nachos here - nachos were huge! Beer was not exceedingly cold which I prefer, and service was OK but not particularly prompt or impressive. No aircon turned on inside and it was humid so sat on the patio. There's nothing wrong with this place but it also didn't do anything to stand out.

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Chicago
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is your basic pub with Scottish accents. I came here with friends on a Friday night. The food was OK, not great. Wait staff are pleasant but not particularly attentive. A live band provided decent entertainment. This would not be first choice if I returned to the area.

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Ontario Canada
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330 reviews 330 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
617 helpful votes 617 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This place is very busy and I think the patio is more so than the indoors. It took a while before our server came and we kept running after her thereafter. Wonderful atmosphere! Great food, drinks and friendly servers. Just a bit slow. If you are not in a hurry to catch a show, this is a great place to... More

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Goffstown
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98 reviews 98 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

While vacationing in Ottawa, Canada we found the Highlander Pub. What a great place. Service was excellent. Atmosphere was wonderful and food was reasonably priced and good. The beer was excellent. We loved it and highly recommend.

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Winnipeg
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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
66 helpful votes 66 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
63 helpful votes 63 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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