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Highlander Pub

#121 of 2,198 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Scottish
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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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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
Ottawa, Canada
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259 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I drop in here periodically and while the service and atmosphere is terrific, the food experiences is a bit hit and miss. Sometimes it is fine, other times kind of sad - especially the plating which sometimes is dreadful. I find that I go far less often than I used to, since a nice lunch or dinner, even at a... More 

Thank ottawatraveler_11
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Attended this pub for a family dinner on a Saturday night. The location was fairly busy including a large group celebrating a birthday party at the rear of the pub. Staff were attentive and actually went above the call by going out to get lime cordial at the store as they had run out. They wanted to ensure our guests... More 

Thank Mac M
Fredericton, Canada
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156 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

E stopped in for a night cap and ended up having three. The barkeeper was very knowledgeable and took his time to make sure you were getting what you would like. I highly recommend this place for information and some nice scotch.

Thank dan3048
Penrith, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Staying in Ottawa for one night only and found this great pub. Great atmosphere Food and drink good value for money. Staff friendly and efficient. All the staff looked good in their kilts!!

Thank Len P

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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?