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D'Arcy McGees Irish Pub

#139 of 2,197 Restaurants in Ottawa
#156 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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 - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 137
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It is so cental you can see the changing of the guard from your table.

We were there for lunch and also for a late evening drink. It is very nice if a little pricey (but that's Canada and the Canadian $). Staff were friendly and efficient but because we wanted to be outdoors we had to wait for our table at lunchtime.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Dublin
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We were there for lunch and also for a late evening drink. It is very nice if a little pricey (but that's Canada and the Canadian $). Staff were friendly and efficient but because we wanted to be outdoors we had to wait for our table at lunchtime.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Good menu selections from burgers to shepherd's pie and several curries. Service was average, food was good though the atmosphere was a little loud. If you need a hearing aid the indoor noise level was high so weather permitting grab a seat with the outdoor seating and enjoy the sights of the city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

always like coming here, great pub setting, both inside and out, cant go wrong to gather for a few drinks after work, or a night out. Food is good also, give it a try. good service, good selection of draft beer, and cold

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Columbia SC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

D'Arcy McGees has a great location - it's on a busy corner in downtown Ottawa with outdoor seating. We went indoors and were unlucky enough to be seated next to the bathrooms. The wait staff was slow and didn't keep our drinks filled, but the food was tasty. We enjoyed the large burgers and fries. It was a good place... More 

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ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

we stopped in to this pub on both the 20 and 21st of july,on both days the service was very good and we were able to get seats on the patio..lots to see as you sit and watch people walk by,also you can see the guards at the grave of the unknown soldier,,the beer was ice cold and the app... More 

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

D'Arcy McGees Irish Pub is located at the end of Sparks Street near the War Memorial. The place always seemed crowded, but I had no problem getting outdoor seating on a weeknight. My server was friendly and attentive and made excellent food and drink recommendations.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

After a walk to the Parliament Buildins and the War Memorial, I wa tired and needed lunch. It was a good spot to sit and watch people, and enjoy good Fish & Chips. The next day I returned for lunch, and met new friends and ate outside. While the wait for the meal was longer than we expected, it was... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Beautiful and historic. You will pay extra for this location. Service was slow and not very chipper.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Its a lovely pub, with amazing food. Everyone at my table cleared their plates. I will be coming back next time I'm in Ottawa

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Mississauga, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Soggy French fries, tiny unclean washrooms, table was not level, seating was tight. Food Potions were small, I would not recommend. Only show up for a beer and stay on the patio.

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