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Maggie Dickson's Pub

Old Town
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
+44 131 225 6601 ‎
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Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a great place to go for a pint and a cup of soup. The lentil soup was great! They also have haggis fritters.

Thank Shantel S
Albany, Oregon, USA
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place doesn't look like much, but we found the food to be quite good if not exactly memorable. While we didn't order the fish & chips, someone had it at the next table and the fish was huge! Could have fed two people. We had to try the Haggis, and that was actually tasty as well. My wife had... More 

Thank justusor
London, Canada
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So busy we ended up on the patio but it was very nice out there too. The portions were huge, the prices were good and the fish cakes were incredible.

Thank Katie S
Bishopton, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here during a day with great weather and decided to eat in the area sectioned off by this bar, the menu looked good. They only let you sit there if you are eating food. If you want just a drink then try somewhere else. They are missing a trick here, a few more tables and they could be... More 

Thank Billfr0mSc0tland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered a burger and it was very nice. Service is excellent. Only downside is that it is not a lot of space and the tables are smal.

Thank Tobias R
Lovettsville, Virginia
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to sit outside on a beautiful day, have good pub food and a cider, and hear the story of Maggie Dickson, this is the place to go. Only downside was the tables were so tiny there was no room on the table for our four plates and drink glasses as well as the centerpiece and salt and... More 

Thank dalawon
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal at Maggie's our first night in Edinburgh. Best steak and ale pie we had our whole trip...and the haggis bon bons were delicious!

Thank lorangelic
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our first meal in Edinburgh was disappointing. Although this place looked like the real deal, we found the food greasy, expensive, and not very fresh.

Thank Wayne S
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We popped in for lunch on a Friday. The Aberdeen Angus burger was disappointing but the haddock fish finger sandwich was lovely. Decor was quite nice, obviously an old building steeped in history but actually wasn't as atmospheric as it could have been. Good service but doubt we'd go again.

Thank mossiebanks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

So, we selected our choice from the various places to eat in the Grassmarket area. This looked the nicest and had the best menu. You could sit inside, outside to the front of the pub, or in a little squared off area in the street. We chose outside at the front of the pub. Food was great, friendly staff who... More 

Thank Claire C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 6601 ‎

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

Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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