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Flipper's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
The Glebe / Dow's Lake
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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819 Bank St | above Von's Bistro, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3V9, Canada
+1 613-232-2703
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

Was violently ill after eating at this restaurant for 24 hours. The restaurant ambiance is good and the food was tasty. Had the seafood chowder and calamari. Felt unwell 1 hour post. Then 3 hours after meal felt violently sick for 8 consecutive hours. Still feeling unwell 24 hours after meal. Will not go back.

Thank Mistborned
Orillia, Canada
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219 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Located in the Glebe, this is a fabulous restaurant for seafood. Service is very good and the meals are delicious.

Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 7, 2017

The food is above average but not cheap,the service is middle of the road. I would say its almost a romantic location, except for all the old people (including myself). Not exactly a hipster locale.

Thank jonathaneb2017
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Last minute reservation for family of three - I had forgotten - manager helped me out and created a table, turned out to be the best place to sit in the place, our opinion. We ordered appetizers, entrees, and deserts from across the menu. Everything was fresh, full of flavour, cooked just right ! Service was as good as could... More 

Thank donwoodard
Toledo, Ohio
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2016

By the name, it's pretty obvious seafood is their specialty and they prepare it excellently. Nice wine selection and make sure you save room for the desserts!

Thank JMN23
Nashville, Tennessee
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Thanks to other Trip reviewers, we sought out this neighborhood seafood emporium. We were there on a rainy Saturday night so it was not full but it deserved to be. The location is funky and the bar operated a lot like "Cheers". Not being local, we were seated at a table but were immediately treated like we were longtime regulars.... More 

Thank Portojon
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

With 6 adults & 2 kids this is a fantastic little place that we almost drove past. Tucked away up a flight of stairs, the 'Lobster & Shrimp Fettuccini' and 'Halibut with Black Rice' are a must try. Great little find.

Thank Ilabajar
Georgetown, Guyana
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2016

We sort of stumbled upon this restaurant, and we're very pleased. The atmosphere is very homey and charming, and the food was absolutely delicious. We sat at the beautiful corner table overlooking the street below, and really enjoyed our seafood dishes. Our waitress was also very helpful and pleasant.

Thank Thomas L
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 13, 2016

Upstairs in the Glebe. Fun decor. Warm setting. Awesome corner table for 2 over-looking Bank Street. Great value - awesome service.

Thank SandPale
Ottawa, Canada
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170 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2016

Have been going to Flippers for over 20 years and have never been disappointed in the menu selections or attentive service. On our recent visit, one of the daily specials was Arctic Char which the 3 of us ordered and were very satisfied with. Their fish and chips from the regal menu is also a favourite.

Thank David W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 819 Bank St | above Von's Bistro, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3V9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > The Glebe / Dow's Lake
  • Neighborhood: The Glebe / Dow's Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 613-232-2703

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