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Flipper's Restaurant

#144 of 2,218 Restaurants in Ottawa
#160 of 2,368 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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  • 26
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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
Very good....but

We hadn't been here for years. When dining out we generally order more food than we can eat, so that we'll have another meal the next day or so. The bacon wrapped scallops were outstanding. The calamari was excellent. We saved leftovers for both. Our main courses were also very good. We had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
carlyle_10
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We hadn't been here for years. When dining out we generally order more food than we can eat, so that we'll have another meal the next day or so. The bacon wrapped scallops were outstanding. The calamari was excellent. We saved leftovers for both. Our main courses were also very good. We had leftovers from both. Imagine my surprise when... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Fantastic seafood every time and I am not normally a seafood lover. Great dinner atmosphere. Very good selection of Wines.

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Fun restaurant theme with a new menu and great service - thank you Brian! Loved the mussels and the halibut. Fish always tastes fresh-from-the-ocean at Flippers and the price is good.

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ontario
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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5 restaurant reviews
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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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23 restaurant reviews
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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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40 restaurant reviews
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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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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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