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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
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Open now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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121 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having not visited this restaurant in many years, the opportunity presented itself recently when wanting to get together with friends for an enjoyable meal- a seafood restaurant was requested- hence we thought of "Flipper's" we were not disappointed with the meals- favourite was the haddock fillet stuffed with crab & green curry spice- delicious! As were the seafood spring rolls...... More 

Thank Liilgal78
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

A school chum that I hadn't seen in over 20 years visited Ottawa recently. Since we are from Nova Scotia originally, it's only natural we decided to get together for seafood, but where in Ottawa to go? We chose Flipper's. First time for both of us. From the moment we walked in, our server, Philippe, made our dining experience one... More 

Thank KGrez
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We have been to this restaurant a few time, often for special occasions. I like my seafood served to me steaming hot and not warm, this place always delivered. The day we were there happened to be Happy Hour between 5-7, the Shrimp Cocktail was only $5.00, six big shrimps, very good. We also ordered Tuna and the Griiled Pickeral.... More 

Thank Bookedtravel
Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I've been twice to this place, unusually it's situated above another restaurant. Plenty of window tables and interesting decor. The first time I went I had the Striped bass, which was really great. This time I tried the Haddock fillet stuffed with crab meat, great flavors perfectly cooked. I tried a bit of the shrimp pad thai which was spicy... More 

Thank AndyOnHolidays
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I'm on a very specific diet so called ahead to ask if i could get steamed veggies and an avocado, they responded affirmatively. So I had a beautifully arranged plate of lightly steamed veggies with a whole avocado which not only looked appetizing, it tasted yummy, all for a very reasonable price! The ambiance is charming with exposed brick and... More 

Thank Anne W
Ottawa, Canada
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Nice night out in the Glebe. We have not been for awhile to Flippers. The atmosphere was great. The restaurant was full. Its in our neighborhood. Our server Brian was excellent both in recommendations and service. All of our dishes were delicious. Thumbs up. No need to dress up either, awesome casual atmosphere. we will be back.

Thank Lynn N
Caledon, Canada
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182 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Up the stairs leads to a nicely decorated setting. The seafood chowder was the best I had ever had. Rich and and succulent! I had the ginger salmon for my entree. ery juicy and tasty. A great place to sample seasfood!!

Thank caml77
St. Catharines, Canada
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Visiting the capital last week for a sporting event and happened upon the restaurant while walking along Bank Street. Upstairs over another restaurant, décor was quaint and lots of seafood available. Food was tasty however for the price proportions could be a little bit bigger. All in all was decent food, great atmosphere, and beautiful decor.

Thank noarc1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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: 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?