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Flipper's Restaurant

819 Bank St | (above Von's Bistro), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (The Glebe / Dow's Lake)
613-232-2703
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Ranked #197 of 2,163 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: The Glebe / Dow's Lake
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: The Glebe / Dow's Lake
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful meal at Flipper's the other night. It was great to get back to this neighborhood spot and enjoy a very tasty meal. We had appetizers, mains AND dessert. Each course provided well prepared and imaginative dishes.

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have been eating regularly at Flippers during the past six years. Although I enjoy the main fish items - various combinations of nicely prepared haddock, salmon and others, I usually choose the smaller plates - tasty spring rolls with shrimp, blue crab cakes, spicy tuna tartare, fresh mussels in a leek sauce, and more. When I'm in need of... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The atmosphere is relaxed, neighbourhood, funky decor. The food is seafood at its freshest, well-prepared, imaginative. Unpretentious. The wait staff is attentive and relaxed.

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Ottawa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I took my goddaughter to Flippers for her first ever treat of King Crab. The service is outstanding, and the food was, as usual, the best.

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Prescott, Arizona
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77 reviews 77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

A half hour walk from the downtown hotel and well worth it. Presentation, portion size, ambience, and quality was stellar. Had the stuffed haddock and would return to have it again if I lived in Ottawa. Just plain pleasant and quiet enough to actually have a conversation.

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Flippers has been around a long time on Bank Street. Haven't been for a few years, but gave gave it a try this week. First impression is the same decor, but no evidence of wear. Appetizer orders were one blue crab cake which was considered good, not exceptional; and a dinner sized caesar salad with shrimp and crab - which... More

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Toronto
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Went there with my fiancé's parents. My fiancé and I shared a starter of Oysters with were absolutely delicious. As a main I had lobster noodles, they had some sort of pesto on them, which I did not expect as it was not in the description. Pesto isn't my favorite, but I wasn't going to make any kind of scene... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This was my first visit to Flipper's. I didn't much care for the decor and ambiance of the restaurant but the food was quite tasty and I guess that's what counts the most. The wine list could use improvement.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It was refreshing to go back after 10 years. Great atmosphere for our gathering, wonderful wine choices, and my Fish and Chips was wonderful. The service was incredible, although it was a slow Tuesday evening. Will take the family there next.

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Russell Ontario
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I have been going to Flipper's for years. It is a small and casual place with a cosy atmosphere. The service is great, the food is perfect. They know how to prepare all types of fish and seafood just right. The veggies are always fresh and tasty.

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