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Highlander Pub

#124 of 2,172 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Overall my friends and I had a great time at this pub last night. Food was great and the bartenders scotch knowledge is amazing. We sat on the patio and although you are very close to the individual's walking on Rideau St. It was still nice. Only thing I would suggest to management is to advise the staff to be... More 

Thank luvtolaff
Fonthill, Canada
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in based on trip advisor review exactly as described, good selection of beer and scotch, great pub food and friendly staff. Patio to watch the world go by. Well worth stopping in. Cheers

Thank pascott199
Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have eaten here a number of times in the past but this was not a good visit. The food, pub style with a Scottish twist, has always been good pub grub. This time the fish and chips were passable although the Scottish version of cold slaw was not worth finishing. The vegetarian samosa was good although the last bite... More 

Thank rgm1058
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is very late, I have been to this pub more then once and for some reason, I forget to post my view, oh yes it's the whiskey that I have lol, no with great pride, I Iike this bar, it's food and the service, last time I was their I had the haggis with a dram on the side... More 

Thank happy2Cairo
Saskatoon, Canada
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice clean place to stop by for a quick bite and drink. Staff where friendly and knowledgable and enjoyed my chicken club sandwich. A bit small on the fries but other than that was very good!

Thank Flyntoque
Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This has a nice atmosphere with a patio on the Byward Market in the summer. The waiters (both women and men) are in kilts. I had Fish & Chips which was good. I lived in England for 3 years so have a standard for F&C. My husband had the seafood chowder. My husband always orders a soup wherever we go... More 

Thank Mary B
Manlius, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place, so kid friendly. They accommodated a huge group of hockey boys and the staff was so friendly. Good food at a good price. The location is getting a little sketchy, but over all still really nice.

Thank valcap14
Miami, Florida
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just returned from a memorable meal at Highlander Pub, which also has the best selection of scotch whisky I have ever seen. And no matter how wonderful the food was (the fried chicken was AMAZING), our waitress (Sara) was even better. All around great place. Two thumbs up to the Highlander Pub...for having such great food, and for having... More 

Thank QDC
Florence, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here about 11pm for dinner, trying to choose among many restaurants and pubs in the area of the market. Nice location, polite employees, normal food. They did not have our first choice on menu, so needed to change, which is never good for a restaurant or pub. We had lamb (good) anch fish and chips (normal). Good beer.... More 

Thank Ale_Flying_around
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I get it, I really do. Some people don't appreciate Scotland's national dish. But if you do, definitely go get some and enjoy. And if you don't well there are other things on the menu that are really good too! Great Scotch whiskey as well over 200 types, Innis And Gunn beer.

Thank Glen M

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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
Large groups, Bar scene
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?