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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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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Busy Place so Reserve Ahead

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Kemptville, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

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Kemptville, Canada
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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 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

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Ottawa, Canada
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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 

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New York Mills, New York
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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
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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 

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Canada
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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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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We have been going to this place for years. You need a car to get there if you are in Ottawa, but a nice scenic drive to Osgoode. The food is very good (we really like the prime rib), prices are reasonable, and the staff is friendly. Leave room for dessert - especially the sticky toffee pudding (the main reason... More 

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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

yummy, yummy, yummy. I hate the calamari salad after oogling another patrons dish as it was brought past me. The place was busy but the wait staff were very nice and friendly. Daughter had nachos and really enjoyed her meal as well. I would definitely go back next time in the area.

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New York City, New York
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47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This unassuming, homey cafe is not only the only restaurant in Osgoode but is (given it's lock-hold on the location) a GOOD place to eat. My wife and I dine there once a week (Wednesday nights to be precise) and are never disappointed. The smokey BBQ ribs are top rate- far leaner and meatier then any we've been able to... 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
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?