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D'Arcy McGees Irish Pub

44 Sparks St (At Elgin St), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Byward Market Area)
613-230-4433
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Ranked #169 of 2,154 restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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English first
Vancouver, BC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Close to Parliament Hill, this restaurant is great! I had the beet salad and WOW! Fresh, tasty, great dressing...my mouth is watering as I write! The service was great, too. Polite, courteous, energetic! It was so good, I went back the next week and had calamari! I will be back next year when I visit Ottawa again.

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Charlottetown, Canada
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed eating out on the patio. Food was ok, service was freat. Nice way to meet up with co-workers at the end of the day/week.

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canada
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

the service was good it was nicely presented pub food, large but not to large portions bbq chicken bread was great - tried to recreate at home got it close and was still good, we had lunch on deck would go again.

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I love Darcy's on Sparks! The service is always great, you can't beat the location and they always have fantastic live music! They have great pub fare and like the change up the menu from time to time. They also have different drink and menu deals on certain nights of the week. You can't go wrong with this place :)

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Nepean
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our waitress, Melissa, was fast, friendly and did a great job! We all ordered different meals; and all had a really good meal. Definitely better than your standard pub fare. There was an event at the NAC so we were warned the kitchen was a little behind, but it quickly caught up and the bar was very quick :) Great... More

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Irondequoit, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

During a downpour we found refuge in this pub near Parliament Hill. We expected a tourist trap but choices were few. We were pleasantly surprised. Irish style dividers between the tables, large beer selection, and good reasonably priced Irish food. The Shepard's pie was very good.

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Northern Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Called in here one night when on a visit to Ottawa recently. The bar was packed, however we were seated quickly and service was quick. Good choice on the menu and good selection of drinks. I opted for the 2 piece fish and chips. When it arrived it looked and tasted good, and the potion was a decent size. If... More

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Natick,Massachusetts
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150 reviews 150 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a very friendly and active place in the heart of Ottawa. You can sit outside on a nice day or night. Our food was good and the service was top notch.

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Man, where to start? We were looking for a place that was open late on a Wednesday and stumbled across this gem. We were unsure what to expect as we had basically just wandered in randomly. We basically fell in love instantly! Great great atmosphere! If you are a pub fan then you will love this place. We were not... More

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London, On
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Right at the top of Sparks St. this was one of the few places open Sunday afternoon, with a patio, the Canada Day weekend! Snack foods, and drinks were both very nice and reasonably priced for the location. The patio had a good amount of shade and service was very friendly although menus took a bit of time to come.

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