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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, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Better at night

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
BigH1987
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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East Haven Essex County, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW 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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Edinburgh
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My mum went to the bar to ask for a shandy for herself and an appletiser for myself (aged 22). The young bar man asked for I.d. for myself and my mum said "the alcoholic drink is for myself". The man still insisted he needed to see I.d. from myself. I didn't have any on me and he insisted that... More 

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Full disclosure - this review is based on dessert and coffee only. Who goes to a bar and orders dessert and coffee? This girl. We're tourists, what do you want from me? We had a hankering for some sticky toffee pudding (something you can't easily find in my world), and Maggie Dicksons was the only place in the vicinity that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We wanted to sample some of the local cuisine. We had a lamb roast with mash and haggis. Although its description is not immediately appealing, haggis has an excellent nutty texture and delicious savoury flavour. The pub can only recommend. Prices acceptable, operator nice and friendly to our shortcomings in English

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Went there yesterday with my family and it was lovely! The weather was nice so we ate outside, it was so great. We almost all had haggis for lunch and it was really tasty. The waiters were really friendly and helpful. The food was great. The location was fabulous. The prices were reasonable. Could not expect to have a better... More 

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glasgow, scotland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

On one of the busiest nights in Edinburgh, could only see 2 bar staff serving and 1 concentrating on filling the fridges. I stood at one end of the bar waiting to be served, but was ignored. Not a pleasant experience, and I would certainly not recommend the pub as a place to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Small pub in grassmarket, with two screens possibly showing two different sky channels (good for football). The lady at the bar was very nice and switched one TV on the game we were interested in, very appreciated! I had a venison burger with chips. The food is nothing special and the beer more pricey than in other part of Edinburgh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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.