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D'arcy McGee's Irish Pub

££ - £££
Byward Market Area
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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44 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A8, Canada
+1 613-230-4433
Sun - Tue 11:00 - 01:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
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Prince Albert, Canada
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Want to feel like you are smack in the middle of this country? Then go have a beer at D'arcy McGee's!

Thank Gord V
Mississauga, Canada
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130 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First, it is not really in the Byward Market: not a huge walk from there, but it is on the Sparks Street Pedestrian Mall, not the market. But very close to the War Memorial and Parliament Hill. Decent restaurant, part of the Fionn MacCool's chain,currently part of Cara foods. Nice atmosphere, friendly waiter, good beer and decent pub food for... More 

Thank BHP_Canada
Montreal, Canada
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We went for an after noon snack with a beer. Upon arrival we had to ask to sit because we were just standing with no one coming to see us. Afterward, the service was great and staff friendly though. They have their beer of the day for only $4 which was great. We had the onion soup which was very... More 

Thank Fredddou
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Went early on a Saturday night and got sat in a uninspiring table where we couldn't see anything other than each other. The food was good but not incredible. Considering I had an Irish dinner I figured it would be better than it was. My friend said his burger was very good.

Thank Del M
Belleville, Canada
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173 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

A standard chain restaurant. Our burgers were very good, the service was efficient but decidedly unfriendly. A little smile can make a difference.

Thank Gregg A
Ontario, Canada
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201 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We went early because we know they can get busy but we were still crammed downstairs at a high top table where we were bumped into all meal. The server was nice enough and quite helpful. The food was good but the coffee tasted like it had sat there for a while and the margaritas were made with some cheap... More 

1 Thank CarbonLilies
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We popped into D'arcy McGees for lunch and we were not disappointed. We had two toddlers with us, which was not an issue as the restaurant had high chairs and a kids menu. Great pub ambiance. The menu was pretty standard. Meat pies were a heavy on the pastry and light on meat, but still tasty. Fish tacos were served... More 

Thank SpEHsideTraveller
Shilo, Canada
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I was here on a night adventure and stopped into this pub. The menu was simple and had variety to it. They have a solid selection of whiskey's. I ordered the balvenie 12 with spinach and artichoke dip. The dip came piping hot and was tasty. I would order it again.

1 Thank Richard W
Kentville, Canada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

After wandering the streets of Ottawa we stumbled into this pub looking for great food and drinks and we were rewarded. The bread with beer/cheese dip was good and the chicken pot pie was heavenly. It was very busy that evening but the service was great. Enjoyed the full menu that you don't get when going to this pub in... More 

1 Thank red2day
Ottawa, Canada
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Very loud young atmosphere. The food was sub par, the potato chips were extremely salty, but the brownie was a good portion for sharing, and the service was efficient. The environment was not very comfortable or inviting unless you were really drunk and didn't care. Will not return.

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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$8 - US$19
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-230-4433
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!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?