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Flipper's Restaurant

££ - £££
The Glebe / Dow's Lake
Seafood, Canadian
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819 Bank St | above Von's Bistro, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-232-2703
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last minute reservation for family of three - I had forgotten - manager helped me out and created a table, turned out to be the best place to sit in the place, our opinion. We ordered appetizers, entrees, and deserts from across the menu. Everything was fresh, full of flavour, cooked just right ! Service was as good as could... More 

Thank donwoodard
Toledo, Ohio
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

By the name, it's pretty obvious seafood is their specialty and they prepare it excellently. Nice wine selection and make sure you save room for the desserts!

Thank JMN23
Nashville, Tennessee
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Thanks to other Trip reviewers, we sought out this neighborhood seafood emporium. We were there on a rainy Saturday night so it was not full but it deserved to be. The location is funky and the bar operated a lot like "Cheers". Not being local, we were seated at a table but were immediately treated like we were longtime regulars.... More 

Thank Portojon
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

With 6 adults & 2 kids this is a fantastic little place that we almost drove past. Tucked away up a flight of stairs, the 'Lobster & Shrimp Fettuccini' and 'Halibut with Black Rice' are a must try. Great little find.

Thank Ilabajar
Georgetown, Guyana
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We sort of stumbled upon this restaurant, and we're very pleased. The atmosphere is very homey and charming, and the food was absolutely delicious. We sat at the beautiful corner table overlooking the street below, and really enjoyed our seafood dishes. Our waitress was also very helpful and pleasant.

Thank Thomas L
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Upstairs in the Glebe. Fun decor. Warm setting. Awesome corner table for 2 over-looking Bank Street. Great value - awesome service.

Thank SandPale
Ottawa, Canada
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140 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Have been going to Flippers for over 20 years and have never been disappointed in the menu selections or attentive service. On our recent visit, one of the daily specials was Arctic Char which the 3 of us ordered and were very satisfied with. Their fish and chips from the regal menu is also a favourite.

Thank David W
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Having not visited this restaurant in many years, the opportunity presented itself recently when wanting to get together with friends for an enjoyable meal- a seafood restaurant was requested- hence we thought of "Flipper's" we were not disappointed with the meals- favourite was the haddock fillet stuffed with crab & green curry spice- delicious! As were the seafood spring rolls...... More 

Thank Liilgal78
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

A school chum that I hadn't seen in over 20 years visited Ottawa recently. Since we are from Nova Scotia originally, it's only natural we decided to get together for seafood, but where in Ottawa to go? We chose Flipper's. First time for both of us. From the moment we walked in, our server, Philippe, made our dining experience one... More 

Thank KGrez
Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We have been to this restaurant a few time, often for special occasions. I like my seafood served to me steaming hot and not warm, this place always delivered. The day we were there happened to be Happy Hour between 5-7, the Shrimp Cocktail was only $5.00, six big shrimps, very good. We also ordered Tuna and the Griiled Pickeral.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 819 Bank St | above Von's Bistro, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > The Glebe / Dow's Lake
  • Neighbourhood: The Glebe / Dow's Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 613-232-2703

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