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Darcy McGees
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Ranked #66 of 2,808 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
Description: Get the proper pub experience. We balance Irish-inspired dishes and North American classics. We’ve perfected the pub staple, Fish & Chips, and make our pies and pastry in-Pub. Try our fresh burgers like the legendary Guinness® Burger, with your pint of Guinness® of course!
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Ottawa's restaurants, particularly around Parliament Hill, can be pricey. Probably all the lobbyists and senior government administrators on a higher budget than I know I earn. D'Arcy McGee's is right by the Centopath and the Langevin Block, offices of the Prime Minister. Maybe there is a workday menu that is pricier, but I found it more reasonable than most other places. The crowd was varied, and it didn't seem to seek the powerful or pretend any particular airs - it was just a comfortable Irish pub. Unlike most restaurants in its area, it was actually still open when the politicians and civil servants weren't nearby, which was not the case for most other businesses around Parliament.

It is part of a chain that also has a local location, and they are similar in menus and pricing. One of those places where you know that you will like the meal and not feel out of place without a suit and $200 haircut.

Thank MLKahnt
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

A friend of ours recommended D'Arcy McGee's and it sure did not disappoint. The best chicken pot pie, potatoe skins and prime rib burger was fantastic! Prices were great. Our waitress was great at recommending beer and food, the atmosphere was great, felt like we knew everyone there for years!!!! A bit crowded but we had a great time, check it out if you're in town, we'll be back for sure!

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Thank girgo
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Many people end up here when visiting dowmtown. Many ales, good fod but watch out for your arteries. Decor is typical of pub, friendly service.

Thank axxiefox
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

Dec 21, 2012 - Attended a yearly pre-Christmas get together with friends and stood at the bar for 20 minutes while 1 1/2 bartenders discussed peoples tabs, tried to figure out the cash register, basically everything but serving drinks. Poorly staffed on one of the busier nights of the year. Won't go back.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

Good food, great Irish beers (and others). Good food and friendly staff. Close to the National Arts centre so a good place to go before the concert. usually crowded so get there early.

Thank Inspector_Guy
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