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Red Dot Cafe

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5673 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 2W0, Canada
613 826 0552
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Fair Atmosphere and good Food!

I chose a booth and it was quiet. Enjoyed the fish and chips. The service was good. I found the restaurant relatively clean.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
Ottawa, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Country fried chicken at the red dot is incredible Service was fast and polite I've been there a million times without a bad experience

Thank Sam A
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am privileged to live near this restaurant. It's located in the right hand corner of Osgoode Village shopping centre, a small centre with a bank, a Foodland, a wonderful curio shop and of course The Red Dot Cafe. Before I say more, the Red Dot is both a restaurant and a pub that also serves great food. The Cafe... More 

Thank L M
Ottawa, Canada
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I chose a booth and it was quiet. Enjoyed the fish and chips. The service was good. I found the restaurant relatively clean.

Thank RobbOttawa
Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We have eaten at Red Dot Cafe a number of times and have found that the quality of the food and the quantity of the food is deteriorating. I had soup and a taco salad. The soup was beef barley and was luke warm at best. Had a very greasy taste and feel when eaten with little to no other... More 

Thank Heather T
Kemptville, Canada
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This a popular place so make sure to reserve ahead of time or you will be waiting. Good for after sports as there is a patio out front during the summer. Expect to wait for your meal when it is busy. Some of us ordered appetizers which came quickly and they did bring a basket of bread. I had the... More 

Thank FoodandTea_Lover
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Have been here many times and have always had a wonderful experience - great staff, food and those desserts! Went for a quick bite tonight, had the daily special, calamari - delish (great sauce), then after much deliberation about which dessert to have out of their incredible selection had the snickers pie - amazing! I keep going back, and I... More 

Thank KathinOtt
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Worth the drive, never been disappointed. Everything on menu is amazing: big portions, well seasoned, hot, consistent, quality. You can really taste that everything is made from scratch with fresh ingredients. Service is friendly. Deserts...to die for!!! Sticky Toffee cake and peanut butter chocolate pie (hope I got it right) are just amazing. Great atmosphere!! Can't wait to go back... More 

Thank Soulia
New York Mills, New York
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Located in the village of Osgoode, on the east end of town. Sled access is via the "A" trail which runs across the north of the village. Plenty of sled parking a few steps from the restaurant in a small park. Room for trailer parking also, as the Red Dot is located at a strip mall. Small in size but... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We are regular diners at this, our local restaurant. We are always surprised when we talk to fellow diners and find out how far they've traveled to our little corner of Ottawa. The food is always well prepared, properly seasoned and served quickly and with a smile. The menu is quite extensive, offering traditional Canadian staples, comfort foods, lots of... More 

Thank eric-stewart
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We live in Ottawa and have been going to the Red Dot for years. It is reasonably priced and you can get prime rib for a lot less than going to the Keg. Their desserts are fabulous - make sure you save some room. Last time we went we decided to get pasta (usually we only order pasta at Italian... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5673 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 2W0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613 826 0552


Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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