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Highlander Pub

#119 of 2,184 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
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115 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X1, Canada
+1 613-562-5678
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 01:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm really glad I found the Highlander Pub during my stay in Ottawa. The drink selection is extensive, and the staff are efficient and very friendly. It's a great atmosphere, and a perfect place for a casual drink downtown Ottawa.

Thank Lauren_skye
Caledon, Canada
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved the food at this place, but stay away from house beer. It wasn't that great and tasted watered down

Thank Alfrnat
Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing! I ordered the Scottish Southern Fried Chicken and would order it again in a heart beat. It came with roasted red potatoes - they were dressed with the appropriate amount of dressing, two pieces of boneless chicken thighs-so tender and perfectly cooked, and topped off with coleslaw and drizzled with bbq sauce. The combination of everything... More 

1 Thank Tiffany A
Brockville, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impromptu late evening dinner with drinks. Wonderful server, Tom. Personable, efficient, fun and attentive to specific dietary restrictions of some in the party of 7 women.

Thank Dianne D
Halifax, Canada
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1,115 reviews
466 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,603 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

place is small in the winter but great food and wonderful beers. love the atmosphere and service is top notch.

1 Thank dgg123
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I know this is a strange review from years ago, but this place is a MUST SEE, if you are ever in the city. I went here with two friends when we toured Canada over fourteen years ago, but could never find anything about it before now. The staff were awesome, and no offence to the lads there, but the... More 

1 Thank buggybill
Ottawa, Canada
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Chris was amazing and very helpful and knowledgeable with a variety of Scotch Love that you can sample a variety of different scotches. Fish and chips the fish was great the fries meh. Colcohan tasty. Others had the duck wings very good the personal nachos were good and plenty to share. The steak was rated great by another friend. The... More 

Thank Hola1911
Las Vegas, Nevada
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I have been here twice in the last little while. It is a great place. The staff were very patient explaining scotch and helping us understand. I will continue to go back.

Thank SebastionSt
Charlottetown, Canada
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I enjoyed the kitschy decor, and the fun menu. The fare is pub style, but it is done well. The kilts are a nice touch.

Thank T_Richelle
Smithville, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

A good pub where the staff are friendly and efficient. The food seemed to be good but I had the misfortune of ordering the fish stew. The taste of fish was overwhelmed by the taste of onions. There was too many onions and potatoes and not enough fish. There was a few pieces of salmon, a few (small) bay scallops... More 

Thank tombaillie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-562-5678

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?