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Sir John A Pub

$$ - $$$, ,
284 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1M3, Canada
+1 613-567-2746
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (29 reviews)
“pot pie” (5 reviews)
“beef boxty” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
284 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1M3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Sir John A pub for an early supper. They have 73 kinds of beer ON TAP. Amazing. We also had bruschetta and fish and chips both of which were a great size. The piece of fish was huge. the food was fantastic. It...More

Thank gerleg12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never seen so many beers on tap, service was quick and friendly, very very busy, outdoor street patio. Fish and chips was large portion cost was very reasonable

Thank 77maple123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice pub food and great service. Very friendly too. PAtio outside Lots of choices for lunch and dinner. Not sure if they serve breakfast

Thank Nancy J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a very lovely evening, so we decided to have dinner on the patio. The service was good considering how busy it was, and the food was delicious. There are many choices on Elgin street, but I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank LoriGuelph
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

In a city full of pubs, this is the one you should go to. We chose Sir John A on our first night in Ottawa because it had good reviews and was close to our hotel, since it was pouring rain and we didn't want...More

Thank Lucylaprof
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Went this evening with the family. First impressions were of a dynamic young vibe with the clients. Fantastic beer choice with at least 30 on tap. Orders came quickly but one was slightly wrong with burger choice and my wife's wrap was a little cool....More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Warm night, cold drinks, prompt attentive service and hot tasty finger foods. The tables outside afford a great opportunity to people watch. Exactly what one would look for when out with friends on a summer evening.

Thank rancherj
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Loved it. Ordered for starter / shareable the Philly Steak Poutine - was delicious. Beef gravy was on the spot - not too salty as many other places serve. That's definitely a dish for two or a main dish. In addition, ordered the Somersby Sangeria...More

Thank Helush2
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Very friendly knowledgeable staff - including the trainee. Loved the food and a nice beer menu with recommendations for local brews. Lots of regulars along with visitors such as ourselves.

Thank Asman69
Reviewed April 30, 2018

We had a couple of meals here while staying at the Business Inn. The food was very good and the portions were generous. Service was excellent.

Thank Betty H
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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