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D'Arcy McGees Irish Pub

44 Sparks St (At Elgin St), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Byward Market Area)
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Ranked #123 of 2,237 Restaurants in Ottawa
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Kingston, Canada
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
548 helpful votes 548 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I am "torn" in this review of D'Arcy McGees....a pub we make a point to visit whenever we come to Ottawa because we love it so much. On our last visit we ate for the first time as we always just come in for a pint. The menu looked exactly like that of the Tir Nan Og in my hometown... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I've been to a number of Irish pubs in the past and usually enjoy my experience, but not this time. The food was bland and service was mediocre at best. Not sure I'll give this place another chance

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Thunder Bay
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We really enjoyed our food it was cooked just right, we were able to take our time and enjoy it without feeling rushed. Great place to try.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The food is the best, plane and simple. The staff are friendly and pretty. The beer selection keeps you wanting more and this place is hopping at night! Do not miss this while in the city!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Food was great and reasonably priced. Great pub atmosphere. It was a short distance from our hotel.went there for lunch and dinner. The service was good. attentive staff.

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Ottawa, Canada
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175 reviews 175 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

D'Arcy McGees location is great for tourists to stop for a meal and/or drinks while visiting the War Memorial, the Parliament buildings and downtown Ottawa! This pub and eatery will not disappoint you. In addition, it has a restaurant and bar in the Ottawa International Airport for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or once again just drinks while waiting for your... More 

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Ontario, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We waited for a hostess for over 5 minutes to show up at the stand, the beer was more expensive than the server implied, the food wasn't hot (but had good flavour), and it wasn't well priced.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Wide range of beers available but the food served was nothing out of the ordinary - I'd suggest that other restaurants may offer better value for money. I have eaten at Finn Maccools in Calgary (which appears to be a sister pub) and I thought the food & service was better there

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Altamont, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Stopped for a short time. Standard pub. Many more great restaurants so I wouldn't make a specific destination but it certainly fit the bill as we passed by.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This place is lovely in the summer and very close to the main attractions that tourists who come to the capital city want to see. When arranging to tour the parliament areas, if you time it right you can stop in for a bite in between attractions. The food is great and affordable including for families and we enjoyed it... More 

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Additional Information about D'Arcy McGees Irish Pub

Address: 44 Sparks St (At Elgin St), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 613-230-4433
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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