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Highlander Pub

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Scottish, Pub
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115 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
6135625678
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 64
    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
Good food, good ambience

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
macgreg8
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 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
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
Top Contributor
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
52 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 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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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Had a great surprise party. Service was friendly and quick. We were a large group of women and I think we ordered every appetizer on the menu, the canniloni were my favorite one the one dip was a little heavy handed with the garlic and it was changed out. Men in Kilts. good food good service great Scotch. love the... More 

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Thunder Bay
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I was a little nervous about it being a touristy spot since it is on Rideau street. It turned out to be a good little spot. My friends and I sat there for three hours enjoying the live band and the drinks. I would recommend this pub. The waitress wasn't the friendliest, but I wasn't there to talk to the... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

the best place outside of Scotland to drink scotch. They have over 200 different scotches. You can order tasting flights. The bartenders are knowledgeable and pair the scotches well. Prices are reasonable

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Playa Paraiso
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Nice selection of beer, Innis & Gunn was excellent. They have over 200 Scotches on hand. Great service as well

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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: Scottish, Pub

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?