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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night

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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
Decent-ish pub grub ...

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Crook, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

It's not often I leave a bad review but sadly I'm left with no choice. After waiting 45 minutes for 2 sandwiches and people who sat down after us were served their food all we got was 'sorry but the kitchen is small'. Now this excuse when I raised my concern after 30 minutes is one thing but to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

We were on a hennie weekend in Edinburgh and had a lovely meal in Maggie Dicksons bar. Great atmosphere and chef obliged posing for pictures.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The pub is good and the history behind its name makes it famous. They have a good range of beers, whisky and offer very good food too. The service is excellent as well

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Visited on 9 June 2015. Good pub fare. Sat outside in 'beer garden' surrounds. Good service. Would recommend. Passing tourists on tours made good atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Popped in here on a Thursday evening and was very surprised at the quality and presentation of the food I ordered (pulled chicken), great taste and was I served promptly. They have a great beer called peat smoked and I have been unable to find it anywhere else :-( there was a great guy playing some really good songs (Australian... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We visited this pub in the daylight and again in the evening. During the day it was a bog standard pub. In the evening it came to life. They have good live music there each night - which everyone sings along to! They also show live sport which is a bonus.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Ugly uncomfortable chairs, watered down expensive drinks, microwaved food, tiny portions that didn't reflect the price. £17 for chicken wings with more skin than meat, soup, a beer and a coke. When mains were served we refused to pay and left, the staff were gracious about our complaint. Disgusting toilets, 1 tap out of 4 in the ladies working, no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My friends and I love Maggie's for it's food, service and great atmosphere. Every time that I have been the staff have been so helpful (usually when I'm asking for something that used to be on the menu and no longer is). The portions are sizeable, but please make sure you leave room for dessert because I have to recommend... More 

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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: 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: Pub, Scottish

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Staying in Old Town

Neighborhood Profile
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.