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D'Arcy McGees Irish Pub

Byward Market Area
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44 Sparks St (At Elgin St), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613-230-4433
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - 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
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice staff, good live music, average food,

The staff are friendly and some good variety of drinks. On the occassions I have been there there was live music (not very Irish) but good all the same. I have eaten in the bar twice and both times the food has been mediocre, the french fries have been notable poor but it was late on both... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
dgog88
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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272 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The staff are friendly and some good variety of drinks. On the occassions I have been there there was live music (not very Irish) but good all the same. I have eaten in the bar twice and both times the food has been mediocre, the french fries have been notable poor but it was late on both occasions ( 9pm... More 

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Toronto
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were 3 couples that met up on a Saturday night during Winterlude. We had to wait at the bar for about half an hour, but the bartender was attentive and there was a great vibe. We ended up with a nice table on the lower lever near the window. Food was good.

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Alberta
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155 reviews 155 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Was looking for a relaxing "pub" lunch in Ottawa and wanted something with atmosphere and a story! D'Arcy McGee provided that. Lively in the afternoon and packed by four. Burger was good and the Irish fries (like home-made potato chips) were incredible! Combined with a spicy aioli dip, they made the meal. Beer and food were worth the visit. Service... More 

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WEST YORKS
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451 reviews 451 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a lively Irish themed pub with a good atmosphere. There is a nice fell and we were made to feel welcome. The food menu was standard pub fayre with burgers,stews,sandwiches etc and though we did not eat the food looked fine and was reasonably priced. There is a good selection of beers and we enjoyed the Hop City... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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131 restaurant reviews
569 helpful votes 569 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 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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Vancouver,BC
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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
58 helpful votes 58 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44 Sparks St (At Elgin St), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: 613-230-4433

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, 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 - 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?