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The Merchant Tap House

$$ - $$$, ,
6A Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2, Canada
+1 613-547-1313
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good37%
  • Average26%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, Pub, Canadian
$$ - $$$
6A Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sweet potato chick pea curry was very very mild making it perfect for someone who loves currie but is unable to handle the spice. Very yummy. We started with the beef carpaccio. Good size to share for 2. The truffle oil was a bit...More

Thank Bruyea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were unaware of the daily specials at The Merchant when we went for dinner on a Wednesday....WOW! Superb steak dinners for $12.99!?!! All mains are on special for that price but the steaks were especially great. Our table also had burgers & they were...More

2  Thank LBtravelandfood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dark, old, basically appears to be a drinking establishment for students. Needs a great reno since it is located in a great area and then a good cook. We went as a group of 12 folks and we were seated out of the way of...More

Thank PeterL293
Reviewed September 24, 2018

We were a group of 14 in for dinner, waitress pointed out the special for the day. Surprisingly it was $ 12.99 for any choice of entree, consequently a lot of steak and salmon etc. was ordered. Service was slow as they were busy, Asking...More

Thank Joan B
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great beer on tap selection. MacKinnon Brothers beer available! Good value on the Thursday night steak night special but steak quality seems hit and miss. Great staff and fast and very friendly service.

Thank stoomac1
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Food was Excellent, But Needs A Facelift. The Patio chais were very dirty and worn out. All though the young hostess was trying she really needs assistance in keeping the tables in order for parties to comfortably sit at. Tables and chairs are all over...More

Thank LPPM
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Went here for dinner. Had a great time and awesome food. All of us enjoyed our meal. The waitress was a little off or seem preoccupied spilling our beer but did offer a top up. Good prices for what you get! Won’t be disappointed.

Thank sassygrrll
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We arrived around 8:00ish for dinner and it was pretty busy. We ended up sitting at the bar and that was just fine. The is a great vibe in this little place. Food was really good as was the service. Would definitely go there again.

Thank BlueJai
Reviewed August 16, 2018

My wife and I spent the weekend at the HIW and we were looking for a pub nearby. We went to the Merchant. Sat on the patio. Very nice atmosphere, fast and friendly service. I had the Fish and Chips and my wife had a...More

Thank jeandX5585MO
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Great location for a drink, close to water front and downtown :-) Service is great, people there a friendly

Thank Gilles964
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$14
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6A Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston>  > Downtown Kingston
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 613-547-1313
  • E-mail
The Merchant Tap House offers customers a choice of over 25 draught beers. Our menu offers a crowd-pleasing variety of pub favourites and classic specialties, including Merchant's Fish and Chips, Merchant's 40 Creek Whiskey Burger, and the thin crust, gourmet bruschetta. Entertainment is never in short supply with live band performances Thursdays through Saturdays. The Merchant Tap House also features a huge 150 person-capacity summer patio overlooking the lake. Check out our website or Facebook page for daily specials and upcoming events!
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