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Carrigan Arms

$$ - $$$
Bar, Canadian
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2025 Upper Middle Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7P 4K1, Canada
+1 905-332-6131
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Ontario, Canada
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This pub has live music and we attended for a Sunday matinee specifically to see JayDee Bixby. We were not disappointed. The music was good, the food was good, and the service was excellent. Nice little neighbourhood pub conveniently located to where we live. Would like to see the speakers turned down a bit and then it would be overall... More 

Thank PatsyCanuck
Burlington, Canada
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132 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

I had read the favorable reviews on TA and I was not disappointed. At first when you pull up, it doesn't look like much from outside, in a kind of run down plaza I've driven by a 100 times, but this is a great pub with good food, friendly service and local owners. Not one of these mass franchise operations.... More 

Thank WarningU2
Dundas, Ontario
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Carrigan Arms is a great neighborhood pub. On weekends, they have live bands Saturday and Sunday afternoons, often with a packed dance floor. There are food specials which come out fast and hot. They feature a full service bar with a number of import beers as well as domestics. Chris and Amy give fantastic service and are always friendly. Clientele... More 

1 Thank FrankLeigh
Burlington, Canada
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

Waitress first asked if we had tickets (for the show). Said we just wanted to eat and go. They allowed us to stay since it was before 7pm and the show didn't start until 9pm. Waitress never asked how the meal was and then when I asked for the bill she forgot, took ten minutes to get her attention while... More 

1 Thank bandit1arm
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

So I have visited here once and only one time. It was sadly not on Saturday night when it's a Gay Bar. Being a young gay Adult it is hard finding other gay men in burlington. It's a judgemental city to be gay or lesbian in. I hope to attend one night and meet some gay men my age :)

10 Thank stewieboy1995
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Reviewing a number of restaurants recently, I have finally found some good fish and chips. Light crisp batter and a huge piece of fish inside. Staff are great. We have been there many times for great food experiences. Staffers actually sit and chat, nice relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Gary H
Brantford, Canada
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Visiting family in Brantford and they suggested thIs little pub in Burlington for a Sunday afternoon We went today and what a great surprise with the food. Everything is homemade, including the fabulous pirogues. The owner knows everyone's name and greets all - makes you feel that you are the most important person in there. Country bands play on Sunday... More 

Thank Debbie P
Burlington, Ontario
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Been here for years, one of 'the locals'. What you'd expect in a small pub, nothing exceptional, good or bad. The menu is not extensive, but what is there is done well. The decor is getting a bit tired looking, maybe time for a do-over. But still a nice place for a 'cheap and cheerful' meal.

Thank George D
Georgetown, Ontario
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

My husband and I were looking for something to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon. We found Carrigan Arms on the internet. The ad said they had Country music every Sunday from 2-6 so we decided to go for the afternoon and dinner. The place was packed and the band that was playing sounded really great. Dave, one of the... More 

Thank JewelsGems
Ballitoville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

Service and food outstanding the chicken pot pie special was great as great as the pierogi es and Ganges rolls and friendly service, even the regulars are great, this is my new haunt, fantastic job both on food and service.

Thank Koa T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Canadian
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2025 Upper Middle Rd, Burlington, Ontario L7P 4K1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 905-332-6131

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