We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A Good Reason to Visit Osgoode” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Red Dot Cafe

Red Dot Cafe
5673 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 2W0, Canada
613 826 0552
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #281 of 2,223 Restaurants in Ottawa
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“A Good Reason to Visit Osgoode”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The Red Dot Cafe, formerly owned by the current owner of the Black Dog in Manotick, is a charming, well-run, comfortable place for a casual dinner (we go once a week) and, from the looks of it, a friendly pub scene adjoining. It also has a covered outdoor seating area popular with passing bicyclists. The ribs are outstanding (smokey rather then tomatoey), very meaty, and the portion nearly enough for two. The service is friendly, efficient and fast, the ambiance a little country and western, and the prices fair. So far as we can make out the Red Dot is the only reason for visiting Osgoode at all, and well worth the trip.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

28 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    11
    9
    6
    2
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Firestone, Colorado
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Parents decided to have 50th anniversary here. Party on 17, including few children, seated promptly and service was attentive. Good entrée selection and daily specials. Food was tasty but not spectacular. Bar has a few draught selections and otherwise full service. Recommend for dining in Osgoode.

Visited May 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Not what it once was.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This restaurant used to be very good to excellent but a change in ownership began the decline.
All choices on the menu are average at best. Over the years fewer items have maintained the previously high standard they once had. My last visit will be my last. I had a club sandwich since this was one of the few choices left that was very good but not anymore. Pressed meat (turkey, ham) very disappointing. Don't ask if it is real meat (from a actual cooked bird or pig) since the answer will be yes, seems quick, easy overrides quality.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Canada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great family pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Was in for dinner with the kids. Had taco salad and drinks. Boys had pizza. Owner greets you with smile and staff is friendly and attentive. We will return!

Visited January 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Winchester, Ontario
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Can't go wrong”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Great little hidden place for food or a drink. Lots of great menu items and specials. Chicken alfredo is my personal favourite. If you are a dessert fan, you will have a LOT of options; all of them homemade. This is the best restaurant in the South Ottawa outskirts by far.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Red Dot Cafe also viewed

 
Stittsville, Ottawa
 

Been to Red Dot Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Red Dot Cafe, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.