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“Best Pub Grub in Ottawa! Patio Too!!!”
Review of Quinn's Ale House

Quinn's Ale House
Ranked #1,055 of 2,766 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Best Pub Grub in Ottawa! Patio Too!!!”
Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for a pub that serves real food... not processed and not mass produced then you will definately enjoy the healthy portions of freshly prepared food offered at Quinn's Pub.

The environment is cozy, warm and friendly. You will feel comfortable visiting here solo or with friends. This pub is small and gets busy on the weekend... but with the summer upper level patio this pub doubles its seating capacity with the addition of the summer patio and is also a super place to enjoy a cold organic locally brewed beer.

Happily the atmosphere and focus of the pub is more on the Indi music than on tv's playing loud sports matches. (The pub staff admits they play hockey and other sports for big sporting events), however they do not turn the sound on the tv's in order to keep the music as a central part of the pub's atmosphere.

WiFi available too.

Huge selection of locally brewed beer on tap. Stupendous food.

Kudos to Quinn's!

If you want an authentic pub experience... you gotta drink here.

Enjoy!

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
227 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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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Pakenham, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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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Thank 54Kardinal
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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Thank Canuck_Rawk
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Ottawa, Ontario
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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Thank BeachLover0213
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