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Flipper's Restaurant

#169 of 2,171 Restaurants in Ottawa
#186 of 2,320 Places to Eat in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
The Glebe / Dow's Lake
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819 Bank St | (above Von's Bistro), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613-232-2703
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
All kinds of fish & seafood

A wide assortment of fish & seafood made everyone in our party of 6 happy. The wine list was a bit light on variety for a specialty restaurant like this though. Wonderful service. However, no latte/cappuccino coffee after dinner....!!??

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
John B
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ontario
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ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A wide assortment of fish & seafood made everyone in our party of 6 happy. The wine list was a bit light on variety for a specialty restaurant like this though. Wonderful service. However, no latte/cappuccino coffee after dinner....!!??

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ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We frequently go to Flipper's. The menu changes often and the old favorites such as Fish and Chips or their wonderful Pad Thai are always an option. I love the appetizers and sometime I make a meal of them, small plates of delish.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We have frequented Fippers for many years. The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed. Glebites meet their neighbours here. The menu is not huge but everything is tasty and well prepared. It is one of our favourite places for seafood in Ottawa.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I have been a longtime customer of Flippers but have never posted a review. I rarely give 4 Stars and almost never give 5. Flippers is a solid 4. Their daily specials are all fresh,well prepared and well served. I had a hot pot that could best be described as a bouillabaisse. Gently curried and full of lobster, shrimp, scallop... More 

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Prince Edward County, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We go to Flippers every time we are in Ottawa. It's been there for years and been serving great food for every one of them. This kitchen is masterful at cooking fish to perfection and the owners are always there and always accommodating. It's on the second floor in the Glebe so it's not necessarily a place one would simply... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband and I hadn't been to Flipper's for years but hand fond memories of good seafood. We were going to a venue nearby so we thought we'd try it again. I made reservations for a group of 6 adults who all chose something different except one couple who both had the fish and chips. We all thoroughly enjoyed our... More 

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Belleville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

We arrived 15 mins after closing and they welcomed us in. Provide nice bread with the meal. Nice wine list but lacking Canadian selection. Menu had something for everyone. Food was delicious.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Flippers has outlasted so many other restaurants in Ottawa. We used to go a lot back in the day and it continues to be our go to for fish and seafood. Their menu changes frequently, but the dishes I've had were all delicious. Their halibut with dijon sauce - awesome, hazlenut encrusted sea bass is to die for! nutty butter... More 

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

I am writing this on behalf of my wife who lunched at Flippers today with three girlfriends. My wife is one of the original customers at Flippers. Today she had an excellent lunch with her friends.The service and quality remain the same; outstanding.

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This restaurant has been on Bank for a very long time. The food is good. Tasty aps, good shrimp rolls, great carrot and ginger soup. The lobster ravioli is delicious but the seafood linguini is outstanding. Lots of big scallops and shrimps in a nice softly garlicky white sauce. The wine list is small but more than adequate with a... More 

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Address: 819 Bank St | (above Von's Bistro), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 613-232-2703
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > The Glebe / Dow's Lake
Cuisine: Seafood

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  • Address: 819 Bank St | (above Von's Bistro), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > The Glebe / Dow's Lake
  • Neighborhood: The Glebe / Dow's Lake
  • Phone Number: 613-232-2703

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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