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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
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  • 3
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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
Most recent review
A great neighborhood tradition

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Prince Edward County, Ontario
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Prince Edward County, Ontario
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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135 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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Quebec City, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 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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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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