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D'Arcy McGees Irish Pub

#151 of 2,218 Restaurants in Ottawa
#167 of 2,368 Places to Eat in Ottawa
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Byward Market Area
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44 Sparks St (At Elgin St), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613-230-4433
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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: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 66
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  • 15
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Irish Pub has great beer

Always go to this bar when I'm in Ottawa. The location of the patio is superb for people watching. The beer is excellent and the service is good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
LondonTraveller703
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London, Ontario, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Okotoks
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were in a rush to get to a tour and although it was busy, we still got out in time. My hubby had the Shepherds pie yorkies which he said were fabulous. I couldn't decide since the menu has a great amount of choices. I decided between chicken pie or Chicken Marsala. The waitress then informed me that pies... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

There was no host/hostess when I arrived alone for an early dinner, nor was there any sign saying "Please Wait to Be Seated". I finally got the bartender's attention and she confirmed that there was supposed to be a hostess to seat me. I went back and stood near the door until a hostess arrived. She sat me in the... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Always go to this bar when I'm in Ottawa. The location of the patio is superb for people watching. The beer is excellent and the service is good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It's a pub, nothing special, beer and food was what one would expect. Staff is friendly and the locale is very good. I sat outside on a sunny day and enjoyed the view.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We ate here before going on the Haunted Walk (located right next door and was great!). Service was fast and friendly. The food satisfied all in our family. My son especially enjoyed the Fish and Chips. The outdoor patio was a great spot to stop and rest after a busy day.

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Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Good food great music awesome service. ........great time. Our food was out super fast it was a starter it was all the food we needed. JUSTIN JONES AND THE RISING TIDE good band from Sault St Marie great night.

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Ottawa, Canada
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148 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Our family stopped in for lunch as we had some business downtown. Having been to D'arcy McGees before we knew what to expect and we were not disappointed. As we arrived at 11:15 we were well ahead of the lunch hour crowd and had no problem getting a table. Our waitress promptly took our drink order only to return to... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a great bar . The service from the two bar staff ,Rachel and Jeff , was perfect, friendly, efficient and helpful with drink suggestions . Great ability to scan a busy bar and keep track of all their customers !

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Kingston, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had lunch at D'Arcy McGees on August 15. The location was excellent - right across the street from Confederation Square with a view of the tomb of the unknown soldier. I ordered the Tandoori Street Sandwich and my boyfriend ordered the Cod Sandwich, both with Caesar salad. We thought the Caesar salad was just ok, at least the lettuce was... More 

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The food was good. They also had a good selection of drinks. We found the layout of the restaurant a little awkward as we were seated in the lower level of the restaurant. The restaurant is in a good location near parliament hill and where the sightseeing buses depart.

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