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The Senate Sports Tavern and Eatery

#185 of 2,170 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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33 Clarence Street K1N 5M4, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Ennismore, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best experience I've ever had. The staff and atmosphere is second to none. The beer lineup and food quality is absolutely exceptional.

Thank bigticket0077
Windsor, Canada
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101 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's nice when you get talked into ordering things because the server has passion for the product. Fish & Chips is not what I'd normally order but when she described how Miss Vickie's chips were part of the battering process, I was sold. good times

Thank boomgraham
Belo Horizonte, MG
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With awesome decoration featuring all of Ottawa's local sports teams, the Senate offers a place for sports fans to get good grub and cold beer while they watch the game.

Thank RealTalk73
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Service is friendly waitress not knowledgeable bit very willing to inquired . Wings were overdone making them very dry. Not recommended!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

This place only gets better as time goes on. Their food is some of the best I've had in the city, pub style or not. Staff are wonderful: friendly and attentive. Cozy spot with sports, great customers and an awesome location.

Thank Alli B
Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

This is definitely a tavern type place. Smells like beer and has that "guy" ambiance. Having said that...the server/ manager was really pleasant and up beat. We ordered Calamari which was great and a burger and fries. The burger was flavourful and charcoal broiled. The fries were home made. Really enjoyed the meal. Would rate higher if the ambiance was... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This is a great sports bar because of the people and the fun atmosphere. They arrange buses to Senators home hockey games which are incredibly convenient from downtown. It is the best way to get to the game from downtown

Thank rob b
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We went to Ottawa to see the Ducks take on the Senators, and had found out about this restaurant via an online search to find a friendly sports bar. Not only did the gentleman working behind the bar go above and beyond to fetch me some hot tea, but he was extremely friendly and even told us about the bus... More 

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Toronto ON
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We went here on a Saturday night in February when the Sens were out of town. The pub food selection seems average. I wouldn't recommend the wings as they had the usual flavours, were pretty small and only got 8 for a pound and the veggies consisted of one piece of celery and 1 carrot with no blue cheese or... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Love, Love, Love the Senate - I practically go every week! Whether it be out for drinks or a quick pub-inspired dinner, The Senate never disappoints. All of the staff is incredibly nice and attentive, and the place just honestly feels like home! If you're looking for a great, local place to grab a drink and a quick bite to... More 

Thank RayshellMariah

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Clarence Street K1N 5M4, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613-695-5523

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