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Flipper's Restaurant

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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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
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
Longtime customer

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
Bernard S
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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141 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I visited this place three or four times in the past three years. The first time is was not inexpensive but it was very decent with a nice chowder and a shrimp main dish. I had to wait as they were busy that night. The second time was not as good as first with chowder having a distinctive fishy smell.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Can I just say what a pleasure it was to have dinner at Flipper's last Sunday night. We have been going to this establishment for many years and I can honestly say it just keeps getting better. Food was particularly good and the service friendly yet not intrusive. Thanks for keeping this neighborhood spot excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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