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“Great atmosphere! Good food! Great times!”
Review of Darcy McGees

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Ranked #77 of 2,766 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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!
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere! Good food! Great times!”
Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

The food was good. Can't complain. We came hungry and left content. :)
The atmosphere and staff are terrific. Very friendly and courteous.

We enjoyed going for drinks and apps one night, supper another, and then (as luck may have it) we ended up eating here again before our flight.

It was good. No complaints. If you go, you have to try the peach/apple crisp/crumble. Oh my!!!!

Thank Bergs_Bees
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“D'Arcy McGees only keeps getting better...”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

Try as we may, and we often promise ourselves we'll try new spots when visiting Ottawa, we always find ourselves going back to D'Arcy McGees.
We returned on Saturday April 12th, and it was one of the best times yet. The hostesses were very warm and friendly upon entering and we were seated quickly. We love the fish and chips, cod sandwich and seafood chowder here, those meals simply cannot be beat for us and we always look forward to them.
The cod sandwich with lobster is a particular favorite, and with affordable pricing as well, it's always a recurrent go to meal for me. Our waitress, I believe her name was Maddy, was very pleasant and the service was prompt and the food nice and hot.
We also got an opportunity to chat with our favorite waiter Matt, who always goes above and beyond the call to make great recommendations and provide excellent service. On this day, he even took the time to fix a shaky table for us to make sure our meal was without issue.
Overall, with attractive decor, affordable prices, excellent food, outstanding service and a great location, D'Arcy's is a must do when in the Capital city.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank EricJMontreal
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New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good pub”
Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

A fun, friendly place right across from the Parliament building. Great, lively atmosphere and a very good burger! A good place to eat solo at the bar.

Thank Tafflink
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Collingwood, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Food.”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had received gift cards for the Prime Pubs chain and decided on our recent trip to Ottawa to find a place to use them and are so glad we found D'arcy McGee's! We were welcomed by a friendly host and immediately seated. Our server was very friendly, attentive and prompt. We ordered a few drinks and the Grilled Cheese Latkes for an appetizers. Drinks came quickly and so did the appetizer. The Latkes was great and would definitely order again. For our entrees I order the Veggie Burger and my husband ordered the Roast Beef Sandwich. The Veggie Burger was among the best I've ever had. My husband also enjoyed his sandwich. Would definitely return here on another visit to Ottawa.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Wintfp11
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Oakville, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Good standard pub fare”
Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Solo dinner on a Thursday night. Friendly servers in short skirts. Turns out it was cheap craft beers on Thursday so that was great.

Ended up with one of the best burgers I've had in a long time.

Is part of the Fionn McCools chain. You can feel the similar vibe.

Visited March 2014
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