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The Portly Piper

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235 Bayly Street West, Unit 11, Ajax, Ontario, Canada
+1 905-426-9535
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff

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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Crowded, noisy, but decent...

A modern day pub - more of a sports bar - with a varied menu offering. Cheerful, if a bit frenetic, service. Our salad orders were a bit mixed up (no pun intended): bacon indeed up on the wrong one, dressings were wrong, unlisted ingredients appeared... One could envision a frantically busy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

On a recent visit to Ajax, we encountered a wonderful place to eat! The Portly Piper was a fabulous spot. The food was outstanding! The portion size was extremely generous and the price was very reasonable. We had excellent service and only had to wait 5 minutes or so for a table (the place was packed!). The beer was cold,... More 

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Ajax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Best wings in town. Make sure you look at the daily specials. Any meal we have ever had there has been great but I go for the wings. Service is always good and wait staff and owners always friendly, courteous and warm!

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Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Fantastic food, great prices, atmosphere is loud, so don't go if you want a quiet evening. Kid friendly but I wouldn't really recommend it. This is a place more for couples or parties.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A modern day pub - more of a sports bar - with a varied menu offering. Cheerful, if a bit frenetic, service. Our salad orders were a bit mixed up (no pun intended): bacon indeed up on the wrong one, dressings were wrong, unlisted ingredients appeared... One could envision a frantically busy kitchen, somewhat sloppily assembling orders. Food quality was... More 

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Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I have never had a bad meal here. All the items are good sized at a good price. The staff are very good and courteous, and best of all, the beer is the cheapest in town.

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Ajax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Portly Piper is located in the back corner of a strip mall in suburban Ajax. Don't let that fool you, it is a great place to eat and drink. My favourite are the chicken wings and the jumbalaya.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

We went with 16 7-year old kids and families on a Friday night. It was packed as you'd expect on a Friday night in June. But we got great food and cold drinks all in time to get back for our night game. Great food, amazing friendly service and cold beer! You should go! They worked the miracle for us... More 

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Ajax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We visited at lunch time on a Saturday. The place was packed. We seated ourselves as the sign said. We waited some time before a waitress came to take our drink orders and give us menus. We read the specials on the way in and the waitress did not mention them when she took our orders. We ordered 2 for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Add Mill St organic beer with the wings and it will call you back week after week. Yum yum... It takes some time but the wait is worth it.

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Ajax, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Portly is known for being a great place to eat have a few drinks. Great for couples or large groups. Waitress are great and service is usually quick. Be prepared to wait for a table on the busier nights/times

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Address: 235 Bayly Street West, Unit 11, Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-426-9535
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ajax
Cuisine: Pub

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  • Address: 235 Bayly Street West, Unit 11, Ajax, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ajax
  • Phone Number: +1 905-426-9535

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

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