We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“where's the beef?” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Goose & Gridiron

Goose & Gridiron
Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Merrickville
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: We are a full service restaurant located in beautiful historic Merrickville. We also have a great pub for get togethers with friends or casual meetings with clients all in an 1856 historic building. During beatiful summer weather sit on our patio and have a great meal in the sunshine! Book your next party in our separate party room that can accommodate up to 50. If it's a group, a family outing or a romantic night out give us a call or just drop in and we can accommodate all your needs. Cheers from The Goose!!
Saint-Lazare, Quebec, Canada
Level Contributor
37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“where's the beef?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Stopped in for lunch on a quiet Saturday, no problem getting a table outside. Staff was friendly enough. We ordered our drinks and gave our food order when she returned. She failed to mention that they had some daily specials, we overheard another waitress telling her table about them, but too late, we already ordered. Too bad, because they sounded fairly appetizing.

My wife ordered a Cobb salad, which she said was definitely not what a Cobb salad should look and taste like. I ordered the G&G Burger with cheese and bacon. The single slice of bacon was hidden under the cheese. The reason there was only one slice was because the size of the beef patty could only support one slice. It was tiny and looked so out of place on the massive bun.Anyway, it tasted ok, but for the size it should have been half the price.

Won't be back anytime soon.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Jody_and_Annabel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

241 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    94
    77
    40
    14
    16
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bancroft, Canada
Level Contributor
69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Really good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Refreshingly good. We take a lot of road trips, and good food at pubby restaurants is hard to find. The bangers and mash and chicken salad on focaccia far exceeded our expectations. Beer was cold with good selection on tap. Service was prompt and friendly. Old english atmosphere very comfortable.

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank DaveandSharon766
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great family restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

We've dined at the Goose many times when the extended family comes to town. The wait staff is competent, the food is really good, and the prices are more than fair. The quality is consistent, and we have our favourites. The decor has been freshened up. Always nice to visit.

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank TedHn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Decent place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

This place looks really good from outside but if you don't know, you'll be disappointed when you go in. It's a very average pub with reasonable food and price but nothing special.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Ali2792
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant and good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

Despite its tavern looks, the Goose & Gridiron is mostly a family-style restaurant, with a pub menu. The pizza is delicious, but the burgers were a bit overcooked when we visited the place. The staff is very friendly and the restaurant is clean, including the bathrooms.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank joseph34
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Goose & Gridiron also viewed

 
Merrickville, Ontario
 
Merrickville, Ontario
Merrickville, Ontario
 

Been to Goose & Gridiron? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing