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Maggie Dickson's Pub

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92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 225 6601 ‎
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun for pub crawl

This was one stop on our pub crawl with friends. We enjoyed the live music....although all American songs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Awful bar staff, too busy chatting to their friends to serve, and very rude when they eventually do! They need training in customer service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was one stop on our pub crawl with friends. We enjoyed the live music....although all American songs.

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Had some haggies, and were ok, but the haggies nachos on the table next to us looked mush better! Didnt like the fact that I was asked to order in a hurry and then had to wait for the bill

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was a good place for me to try haggis because it wasn't too expensive. Their haggis is served with a Thai Chili sauce and actually was pretty good. If you are like me and just want to try haggis to be able to say that you did it, this is the place to try it. I had the grilled... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you want to eat outside at Maggie's you need to be there by 7:30pm as they have to start clearing the area at 8pm (local bye-law). Excellent burger and chips and I gather the fish was good too. Easy to get to on the Red Bus tour and just down the steps from the Castle. If you are eating... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great staff and a great way to spend the evening. Good selection of beer. Amazing musician was there performing 2 nights of the 3 we went, Nathan Fynn. He & his acoustic guitar really made the night. Very talented and entertaining.

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edinburgh,united kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Popped in for drinks on a night out. Most expensive drinks we had in the city centre which would have been okay if everything else was good. Gents toilets filthy with the floor running with urine. Hand dryer out of order and no paper towels - disgusting. The acidic smell of urine escaped to the bar - lucky we weren't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Just had lunch here and sat outside as it's in a great spot and the sun was out. Food was pretty poor, especially the cheese sandwich which when we complained to the staff about it they didn't seem bothered in the slightest and made no effort to apologise. Real tourist trap here as food is seriously overpriced for what it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Just okay ... nothing spectacular. I had a grilled chicken salad and it was fine but rather tasteless. My friend had steak and ale pie which was so-so (and NOTHING like the server described) ... live music every night so that's a plus but I would recommend that you come in and have a drink here, take in some of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

For me the best fish & chips I've ever had. The lamp was very tasty as well. A good pub with quite a history in the Old Town and a nice atmosphere.

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Address: 92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 225 6601 ‎
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
Cuisine: British, Pub, Scottish

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  • Address: 92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 6601 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Scottish

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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