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“What a local pub should be!!”
Review of Quinn's Ale House

Quinn's Ale House
Ranked #1,210 of 2,738 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Canadian, Irish
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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223 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“What a local pub should be!!”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Dropped in with some friends for a beer after a hockey game. Pleasant surprise - good mixture of draft beers including some local breweries. Decided to stay and eat and this was the pleasant surprise. My special - Butter Chicken was spicy, hot and delicious. This is what local pubs should be cozy, good beer, good food and good friends.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Dennis J
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English first
Pakenham, Canada
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“A cozy spot with good food and great draught beer”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

This cozy little pub in Old Ottawa South is easily missed, but worth taking the time to find. From their great food (the little Indian food appetizers, the name of which I forget, are amazing) to their great selection of draught beer, including selections from the Ashton Brewing Company (see my earlier review of the Old Mill Pub in Ashton), it's a great spot to stop for a pint. Their patio is on the roof, and set back slightly from Bank St so while you can still see the traffic, it's much quieter than you'd think it might be, and it catches the late afternoon sun to make it a great place to relax.

  • Visited June 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Went here based on convenience (it was close by) and some friends' recommendations. We were surprised at how good the food (chicken wings, fries & onion rings) were, and the pub beer was pretty good too. I'd rate the wings as one of the best in Ottawa. Service was great and friendly, even for a quiet weeknight.

  • Visited August 2012
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Ottawa, Ontario
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fresh pub food!”
Reviewed March 20, 2012

Fantastic fresh food, friendly service. Best patio in town!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice pub!”
Reviewed December 6, 2011

A great little pub and a nice change from the big barn feel of the standard modern bar/pub. This place is about as small as my bedroom but it's very cozy, great food and a nice beer selection. It is the only place in Ottawa I can think of that has done a good job re-creating the neighbourhood "local" you'd find in Britain. I think they've maybe crammed in a few too many tables for it's size so perhaps avoid going over the dinner hour. The lighting was low for a nice ambience and the service was excellent. I will definitely return again for pints and food!

  • Visited November 2011
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