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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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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the bar one afternoon whilst in Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival. It is well located on the Grassmarket for shows/events in nearby bars. It is not a Fringe venue itself. It is a long narrow bar and when we were in was quiet. They serve food but we did not see anybody eating whilst we were in there.... More 

Thank Jollyroger560
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124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Average food and average service. Visited whilst the Edinburgh Fringe Festival was on. Reasonably well located in Grassmarket and within earshot of the free fringe acts performing in the Grassmarket square. Had the Cumberland sausage and the Chargrilled Chicken. The sausage was presented in a similar fashion to that of Doggy Doo. Not the most appealing presentation offering. See pics!

Thank AFCB123
Nules, Spain
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good service, good cooking and reasonably priced. A good place for tasting a Haggis. Maybe a bit crowded during the Fringe.

Thank DavidGas
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A rainy day during Festival and SRO in nearly every bar and pub but we managed to squeeze into a couple seats in the front window of Maggie Dickson's. It's typical of the Old Town Grassmarket pubs: small, worn, and with charming character. We ordered wings, nachos, and a couple Caldonia Best beers. The nachos we pretty good: real cheddar,... More 

Thank 4mr1811
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102 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know really what to say about this place. The service was really great. Very friendly staff, very friendly. Wonderful whiskey selection and the waitress knew what she was talking about in the best whiskeys. But not sure I can leave a bad review on the food, or even a good review. You are told or hear that food... More 

Thank Christopher H
Penrith, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard about this place on the hop on/off bus tour round the city. Great place for a drink and a bite to eat. Staff friendly - food not bad. Will call again.

Thank Len P
Boynton Beach, Florida
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204 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had Innis gunn beer & fish & chips & Onion rings!!!. Enjoyed it thoroughly. It was a beautiful day in Edinburgh & our trip to this pub made it all complete.

Thank Rama1004
london county hall
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292 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great pub but spoiled by a couple of things. If you are having a meal you are ushered to the back it was dark, close to the toilets, kitchen and deliverers kept passing through squeezing past the tables. Staff could be more attentive felt like we were in the way. The food was quick to arrive and huge portions.

Thank Beatrice-TA
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The portions are incredibly large, but all of the food we had was superb. The service was nice but a tad slow, although the food was extremely quick. I would highly recommend this stop.

Thank Logan F
Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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

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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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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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