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Sir John A Pub

$$ - $$$, British,
284 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1M3, Canada
+1 613-567-2746
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good49%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (23 reviews)
“beef boxty” (4 reviews)
“pot pie” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
284 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1M3, Canada
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1 - 10 of 244 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went for a Friday lunch with a friend, for I hadn’t been there in quite a while. Walked in, and as usual, the owner was there to greet and we picked our table. This place is very busy at lunch hours do to their lunch...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love eating at this place, they have a huge selection of beers, and I mean HUGE! Most places carry four or five on tap, however this place is an alcoholic anonymous dream! Local, craft and imported!

Thank LegoDad77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First night in Ottawa, was looking to unwind. Sir John A. Had the nicest atmosphere and the pub grub is good. The staff are amazing went back a second night and they thanked us for returning. Nice touch. 🥂

Thank Deanie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful pub with the usual pub fare and also has fabulous wings and a great chicken pesto pizza. Try the wings with the sweet chili Thai sauce! And the service is unparalleled. The owners are always there watching and guaranteeing prompt service...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Good food and drinks and the owners are always there to make sure you are taken care of. Always enjoy visiting this establishment.

Thank flyboyaircan
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Beer selection was awesome, food looked good and was tasty. Beef Boxty was great, sons Chicken Parm was nice, but not interesting, Wife's veggie burger was above average.Young woman who served us (forgot name, but reiept said Glenn)was attentive and pleasant. Checked in on us...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Normally a great place to eat - today unfortunately a group of people destroyed our meal. Pub crawl attendees wearing Santa suits . All good except one guy could not swear enough and two girls could not talk or screech loud enough! You think 5...More

1  Thank Allen M
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Great value and very good breakfasts. The egg scrambler special was a decent portion and very filling. The only issue was with the sauce on the eggs beni. Texture, look and taste were not right. It was more like a white sauce that you'd put...More

Thank seetheworld2014
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

A happy neighborhood pub atmosphere with friendly service and good food. Our server was knowledgable about the extensive on tap local beer selection, and the menu. My companion has an uncommon food allergy and our server and kitchen staff were happy to check ingredients and...More

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Went there in Saturday around 6pm, place was very quite, we ordered nachos, nice snack, tasty. Then I ordered sirloin boxty was good however green peppers inside my boxty were raw, not cooked at all, that disappointed me a bit. They have great draught beer...More

Thank ARC1001
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 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.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 284 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1M3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-567-2746
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