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Highlander Pub

#108 of 2,171 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Scottish
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115 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X1, Canada
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Calgary, Canada
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a perfect stop for the whiskey lover in your gang. Lots of scotches and whiskeys from around the world, including a number of compelling whiskey flights. The in-house whiskey expert seems very well versed and all whiskeys come with tasting notes upon request. The rest of the fare is fair, at best.

Thank MichaelBurjack
Hamilton, Canada
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

our steaks were under cooked. my sister ordered well down it was bleeding on her plate. the meat looked horrible when it came. Sent it back it came out the waiter used my fork off of my plate to put my steak back on my plate better yet he goes to the other side of the table and uses my... More 

Thank TFitzy82
Flesherton, Canada
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for a few days staying in Ottawa near the Byward Market. The restaurant was close to the hotel and had a nice patio. We both ordered the Haggis. Since I've never had it before, I really can't compare. It tasted fine but the bit of stomach that looked like an elastic band wasn't to appealing to... More 

Thank travellerjim2015
Windsor, Canada
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for the rib dinner special . Amazing they were out of them at 730 pm. Just a tip order your meals before your drinks if they dont have it it is a lot easier just to leave. Ordered traditional Scottish fish and chips. Apparently traditional Scots like them served cold. Colcannon was good though

Thank MRobert13373
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hoping for a nice dinner and it was greatly disappointed. I ordered a steak and asked for it well done it came with blood on the late and inside. They look it back and when returned it used my sisters dork to take of there plate and put on my plate. The steak was like rubber and tasted like crap... More 

Thank Lisa F
Delft, The Netherlands
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261 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Either I was in Scotland long time ago or the haggis was indeed better in Highlander pub... It was excellent, a bit of spicy but not much. Traditional Tennat or Innis&Gunn can perfectly match with haggis. As a digestive, you get a whiskey for free! Actually, they also have a good selection of whiskeys as well. Service is a bit... More 

Thank Shimnik
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have stop to get beer and watch soccer game. The staff was neutral, but not very helpful or interested in our order or shear the wifi codes when we asked.

1 Thank MACDK02
Cornwall, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have enjoyed this pub several times in the past, however, this weekend encountered very rude staff, over priced food and drink( Canada day). Perhaps staff should take the day off, as several other pubs, and food places, the staff were excellent. $20.00 for 3 beer.. did not eat there,, a burger was $15.00

Thank Jim195660
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

went on canada day so very busy. staff was very friendly but didn't seem organised receiving patrons. while in line waiting they asked 3 times how many people in our party finally they wrote it down....they found us a table shortly after . waiter that served us was very nice but again forgot about us...brought nachos but had to remind... More 

1 Thank Bill T
Barrie, Canada
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I just had beer on the patio, but there was a good live music and the patio as a great place to be. As others have stated, the staff is extremely friendly. I think the beer choices coukd be a bit better, but it was satisfactory and everything else was great and it had a really good energy about it.

Thank MacauleyB47

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 6135625678

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?