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D'Arcy McGees Irish Pub

#133 of 2,159 Restaurants in Ottawa
#148 of 2,304 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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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, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 127
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 13
    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
Great pub!

This was my post-race celebration meal after the 1/2 marathon (I'd wanted to go the night before, but it was super busy), and it didn't disappoint. My black velvet was great - I generally like it more 1/2 and 1/2, but it was a warm day, so the lightness of a little more cider was good. I had the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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  • Bar scene
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Simcoe
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Simply put, GO THERE when in Ottawa. Great food, service is high quality, price/value for food is good. Great selection of local and regular brews. I go there every time I am in Ottawa and love it. It's a must at least once (or twice) :-) Close to all the downtown hotels, short walking distance.

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verticalchaos
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11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This was my post-race celebration meal after the 1/2 marathon (I'd wanted to go the night before, but it was super busy), and it didn't disappoint. My black velvet was great - I generally like it more 1/2 and 1/2, but it was a warm day, so the lightness of a little more cider was good. I had the bacon... More 

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Chatham, Ontario
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186 reviews 186 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My last visit to Ottawa was in the fall of 2001 and I remember coming to McGee's and enjoying the Guinness Steak and Mushroom Crock. Had to have it again and it didn't disappoint. Washing it down with a pint with my wife and friends to carbo load before the Ottawa Marathon made it even better. This is a nice... More 

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Levis, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Depend on where you are seated for drink and lunch. They have spaces with dark areas, some seats in the back of a room and very small tables. Ultimately not very comfortable. Very suitable for a friendly meeting around a good beer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have been to D'Arcy McGees a number of times now, and its always been great. Great food, Great service. I love their flavoured margaritas! Their chicken pot pie is to die for. I would highly recommend trying this place out!

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37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We don't get out to Orleans much. However we were visiting friends and decided to have lunch at D'Arcy McGees Irish Pub. It was a wonderful surprise. The pub is quite large and well appointed. The menu is quite extensive. It certainly a notch or two above regular pub food. I had the chicken pie and my dining companion had... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A group of 16 were very well taken care of and all were highly satisfied with our experience. They have a very good selection of both food and beers and knowledgeable staff who can help you decide among their various options.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Located in the downtown area, close to Parliament, we found this to be a favorite for many of the government workers. We saw judges, lawyers and everyone else enjoying the delights of this Irish Pub. On a nice day, there is outside seating along the street. At first my wife found it noisy, but soon enjoyed the ambiance of the... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I guess we were paying for the location because the food was just okay. I ordered a chicken tikka masala, and while the curry sauce was tasty, the portion was small and I could count the number of tiny chicken pieces in it with one hand. I had expected more for the price. My spouse had a club sandwich. I... More 

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Nova Scotia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had a stopover at the Ottawa Airport on our way to Tuscany. We decided to grab a bite from D'arcys instead of sitting in the uncomfortable airport chairs. The food was just ok. The beer and wine were good the service was excellent. If you have to choose between the two restaurants at the airport, i would suggest you... 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?