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Darcy McGees

#67 of 2,238 Restaurants in Ottawa}
$$ - $$$Irish, ,
44 Sparks St | Opposite the War Memorial, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A8, Canada
+1 613-230-4433
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“boxty” (6 reviews)
“fish chowder” (6 reviews)
“shepherd's pie” (10 reviews)
Opens in 23 min
All hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
44 Sparks St | Opposite the War Memorial, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A8, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our party of four had dinner here. Our server was wonderful. Food was mediocre but the noise level was so distracting that it was impossible to hold a conversation or enjoy the meal. Two in our party had the steak and mushroom pie. It was...More

Thank Maryann L
Reviewed 2 days ago

When we arrived at 6pm the place was packed. We didn't have a reservation but were seated within 5 minutes - for larger groups you would definitely have a tough time getting a table. We were not attended to for some time when people that...More

Thank Jen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven’t been to this Irish Pub near Parliament, the Chateau Laurier and the National Arts Centre for a while, but on this occasion the food was just average. The service was friendly and attentive but my lamb shank plate was a bit over cooked and...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick friendly service and good fish and chips right across the street from the war memorial. Onion soup is small but tasty. Hate to see he calories for every item.

Thank altun13
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good but the noise was not good. The rooms are small so when you get all the tables full of people the noise level goes up.

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a warm October day it was a perfect location to sit outside for lunch. Service was fast and friendly. Local draft beer and Irish cider arrived quickly. Meat pies were on special and were very good. Fish chowder was also hit along with the...More

Thank GuinnessBoy1950
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Between bus tours we stopped in here for a quick lunch. It was extremely hot so we deiced to just have a cold beer & appetizer. The waitress was very friendly, got our order to us right away & didn't seem to mind we were...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here and it was very good. I had the beer battered cod tacos and my sister and husband had the chicken tacos. Both were very good and filling. I would definitely recommend this pub. There were off duty soldiers across from us and...More

Thank Marilar1963
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popular restaurant, Friday night visit about 7pm so short line-up at the entrance, full patio on this gorgeously warm evening so we were seated inside (was noisy and difficult to hear and be heard). Spouse ordered the chicken pie with greens salad and I ordered...More

Thank mkwoman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy atmosphere. We only called in for a couple of drinks after a busy day. Staff were friendly and welcoming. $20 for pint of Guinness and pint of Magners so average price for Canada.

Thank Sue F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Sparks St | Opposite the War Memorial, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-230-4433
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Get the proper pub experience. We balance Irish-inspired dishes and North American classics. We’ve perfected the pub staple, Fish & Chips, and make our pies and pastry in-Pub. Try our fresh burgers like the legendary Guinness® Burger, with your pint of Guinness® of course!
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