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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch

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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
Take your time and have a drink

Maggie's has a famous history on it's side butneverless also a great stuff. been here on a late sunday evening with live music and whisky. Applause to the the staff friendly and welcoming would defenetly go back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Four of us went out during Fringe so we were expecting a wait, but there was no excuse for the incompetence of the wait staff. It took an age to be served, and when the food was finally brought out, it was only two of our dishes; we had to wait another 5-10 before the other two arrived. When we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

As the title suggests... Toilets were a disgrace. Stinking of urine and pools of it all over the floors. Food was OK, starters were nice. my lamb shank was tough but the bangers and mash was very tasty.. Didn't feel worth the money however.. Two starters, two mains and 2 soft drinks was £36.70. We wouldn't come again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Food was average. Menus selection good but the pulled chicken burger not a nice combination. Chips were nice. Toilets revolting. Won't be back.

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Munich, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I've been there with some friends. We ordered food and drinks. The food was terrible for everyone. Their nachos are dry and disgusting, and the chips served are clearly frozen. Everything tasted like rubbish, nothing was fresh. Their lights on the ceiling are also very bad, as they make you feel like you are in a hospital instead of a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Maggie's has a famous history on it's side butneverless also a great stuff. been here on a late sunday evening with live music and whisky. Applause to the the staff friendly and welcoming would defenetly go back!

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

First of all you can never go wrong in ordering a pint of Edinburgh's Innis & Gunn - smooth and totally yummy. Thought about the Haggis Bon Bons but decided I would save eating for later. There is always history attached to the Grassmarket pubs and this in no different. Maggie Dickson was arrested and charged under the Concealment of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The best thing to do in Grassmarket is a pub crawl to see every little pub and the different takes on traditional Bars. Great food cheap and great for a good night. Any bar in Grassmarket is always a winner.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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

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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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: 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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