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Royal Oak Pub & Restaurant

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1981 St Joseph Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario K1C 1E5, Canada
(613) 834-9005
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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  • 16
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 27
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  • 14
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
I've had a better fish fry at a thruway rest stop

C'mon Ottawa, you can do better. Service was great, beer was solid, even the setting was fine, but the fish fry was horrid. Is this the type that I've read about, caught in the Atlantic, shipped to China for processing, then shipped back for use. At any rate, let's give us what we deserve, a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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  • Families with children
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English first
London Ontario
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

I live in the neighborhood of the Royal Oak on the canal. Great place. Friendly staff. Great food and service. Was on Banks street so automatically stopped in the Oak. Blonde female behind the bar was one of the least friendly I have ever met. 16 people in restaraunt, three plus myself at the bar. I got the big corona,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Delicious chicken wings served with sweet fried potatoes. For dessert, the most delicious pumpkin crunch. The food was really tasty, the servings were generous. Great restaurant!

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

C'mon Ottawa, you can do better. Service was great, beer was solid, even the setting was fine, but the fish fry was horrid. Is this the type that I've read about, caught in the Atlantic, shipped to China for processing, then shipped back for use. At any rate, let's give us what we deserve, a decent meal for a decent... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Royal Oak Pub is conveniently located in downtown Ottawa at 180 Kent Street. I stopped in around 4 pm because I needed something to eat before my next meeting. The server was efficient and enthusiastic. The Royal Oak is obviously quite popular, as it was already quite busy, and noisy. I ordered a coffee and a California Club. The... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Royal Oak Pub on Hunt Club was one of our favourite spots - but maybe not so much based on our last visit. The food arrived very late, and was lukewarm at best! I had a steak sandwich - the steak was not cooked to what I asked and was in fact burnt in some spots. The fries were... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Hosted a retirement party here this past Saturday. Outstanding service, appy platters were fantastic, hot, and fresh. Staff and manger were very helpful, friendly, and accomodating from the planning phase on. Overall a pleasure to do business with. Would highly recommend to anyone in Orleans planning a casual event, or looking for a good pub experience. Many thanks to the... More 

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California City, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I often go there and like the service, people are friendly and do not hesitate in giving good service. Calamari and Antojitos here tastes excellent !

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This place is lovely to grab a casual beer after work or to eat anytime of day (breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night snacks). The Chef is fantastic and makes consistently fresh and amazing food. Servers are friendly. They also provide great live music occasionally. The only thing missing is renovations to bring the restaurant up-to-speed with the other Royal... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Stumbled upon thus place while looking for a place to eat. Beer was good, food was quick, and service was helpful. Only problem we had was that they got our bill mixed up with our friends, but we fixed everything up!!

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Cambridge, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Close to the centre of the city and warm to dodge into on a blustery winter evening. Good sevice, even if a little slow on a busy night.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1981 St Joseph Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario K1C 1E5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: (613) 834-9005

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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