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The Royal Oak

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian, British
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800 Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
09:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great neighbourhood spot for after-work drinks or a laid-back night out. Great beer selection and good food. I've never had a bad time here. The service is always good.

Thank Stefanie D
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Everything tasted great. We tried so many different things. Left there way too full. Great place. Took a too long to get our food but it was worth the wait.

Thank Karen L
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

went out of our way to try this pub but upon arriving it was clear that the poor young server was overwhelmed. No greeting, not even a "be with you in a moment", which by the way would have helped. There was a bartender who looked unconcerned, of course the floor is likely "not their job". There were roughly 25... More 

Thank cruz115
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108 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

I had stopped in one night this past week and was pleasantly surprised that a pub would be offering a "lobsterfest" For $22 you get a full lobster with 2 sides of your choice. The lobster was delicious and the drinks were reasonably priced, all in all it was a great night. I'll be back next time I'm staying at... More 

Thank P M
Ontario, Canada
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Okay, normally I'd give this place a 3 out of 5...the 2 out of 5 applies to a specific situation, to wit: each year in late June/early July, the Royal Oak chain of pub-type restaurants (of which there are several around the Ottawa area) has a "Lobsterfest." This year, we decided to give it a shot. We love lobster rolls,... More 

Thank steener100
Ottawa, Canada
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285 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

First time here in a number of years. The atmosphere is good, the service is friendly and the food is decent. A lot of teams/groups go here but tables for smaller groups available away from the crowds

Thank Richy_Bobby
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I was staying near the "pub" while in town on business. I had work to do at night, so I went in to get a drink and an order to go. I ordered their Goat Cheese and Walnut salad with grilled chicken, and a soup. Took about 20 minutes, but it was 7:00pm, so the wait wasn't excessive. I asked... More 

Thank txbusinesstraveler15
Vancouver, Canada
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196 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

The place looked a little run down and dated... also it did not smell so great in there. The drinks were fine, although our server was decent. We did not try the food, but based on the other opinions, it seems like it was ok to give it a miss..

Thank FlavourSeeker
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98 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Went to the Royal Oak for dinner while staying in the Hampton Inn close by. The place was not very busy so lacking in the atmosphere of a true British Pub. Tables sticky and whole place a little dull and dingy. Drinks fine and we both ordered the fish and chips. The food took some time to arrive and did... More 

Thank Loanhead
Ottawa, Canada
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378 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Tasty breakfast. Fried potatoes were nice and crispy. Meal comes complete with coffee and free refills. Just a heads up though, breakfast is only served on the weekends.

Thank Kevin B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Bar, Pub, Canadian, British
After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 16132481901

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