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Red Dot Cafe

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5673 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 2W0, Canada
613 826 0552
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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28 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We live in Ottawa and used to drive the 30 minutes to this restaurant fairly regularly. It was our favourite spot. It changed ownership a few years ago, and it is now more expensive and the food is not as good as it used to be. I ordered prime rib medium rare, and it came medium well. It was thinly... More 

Thank JMontCanada
Kemptville, Canada
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small town eats in Osgoode. Yet always a place to head for if we want fresh, decent food. Used to get a bucket of fries and they were something to be looked forward to.

Thank Pam O
Winchester, Ontario
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hunt this place down and check it out. The perfect mix between nice dining and pub fare. Get it all. Can't miss on the prime rib or chicken alfredo. We'll known for their giant dessert menu - all of which is homemade in house. Order one after dinner and a second to go! Great spot for a private gathering as... More 

Thank millsy2662
Morrisburg, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go there on regular basis(2per month) and have never had a poor meal Great food large menu selection Good portions and fair prices Recommend but go before 6pm as it fills up quickly

Thank plkngtr2016
Manotick, Canada
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264 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Went for brunch after church with friends. All had Red Dot Breakfast Special which was a good sized portion including bacon, eggs, fruit, fried potatoes and biscuit. Coffee included. Great service even though the place was packed. Country decor, homey. Would definitely return.

Thank Sue M
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Used to be a staple in the community, unfortunately it keeps going down in quality but up in price. Servers lack personality and was really shocked to see a line cook with no beard net. Not something to do when there is a kitchen with a open view. Folks save your money and travel somewhere with quality. Sad to see... More 

Thank jawbone68
Russell ON
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

This is a popular local diner. We have never been disappointed with the food or service. If you don't get there early you will be waiting. There is a large dining room at the side available for larger parties as well as a bar.

Thank randy m
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

been around for a while, we kind of stopped going regularly because they got stingy with their portions (offer a seniors portion for a discount, don't give everyone a senior's portion)

Thank KevinFromOttawa
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

I thought I would take my Mum out for a little bite to eat and a change of scenery so I suggested we split the "Dewy Combination Platter" for $23.99. This is what we were given to split eating between us. 2 perfectly cooked onions rings. 5 very small chicken wings. I guess the waitress wanted to see my mother... More 

2 Thank dewey0xburger
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Ordered country fried chicken dinner. The chicken tasted that it had been prepared for sometime and just sitting under a heat light. Not fresh for sure and the pepper gravy was lumpy and had no taste. The veggies were disgusting just in appearance, I can not believe they even plated them. I was at the restaurant at 5 pm, not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5673 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 2W0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613 826 0552

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