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The Royal Oak

#1,508 of 2,253 Restaurants in Ottawa
$$ - $$$, ,
1981 St. Joseph Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario K1C 1E5, Canada
+1 613-834-9005
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good29%
  • Average26%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“fish chips” (4 reviews)
“trivia night” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Canadian, British
$$ - $$$
1981 St. Joseph Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario K1C 1E5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 137 reviews

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Rude service from the female bartender. After that nothing else really matters. Not sure if she runs the place but acts like she does.

Thank geewh
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We drove along St. Joseph to pick a restaurant for the evening meal and were pleasantly surprised when we entered. It has a pub style with Canadian influence. We had a drink each, tilapia fish meal and liver and onions (done to perfection) smothered in...More

Thank Ross W
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We visited the Royal Oak for dinner. Much to our surprise, there was live music as well! This was an evening for Fish & Chips and Chicken Wings. And...they were fantastic. The gentleman who served us had an incredible sense of humour and was truly...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Very nice clean well designed , service just awful ordered special but out of it ordered beverage should have been 5.50 bit charged $8 for a pint plus ordered two pints and a glass of wine charged for the day special even when they where...More

Thank georgesstamour
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Six of us had dinner there recently and we all enjoyed our lobster dinners. Some of us had the actual lobster plate, others had the lobster rolls and someone else even tried the lobster poutine. Despite the restaurant being busy, the service was quick and...More

Thank cubata
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent and fun place... good atmosphere with very good live music... with reasonable prices and beautiful waitresses...

Thank Raphael I
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Came here for a pint with a buddy to watch an NHL play-off game. Decided on this place due to location and a desire to avoid massive chains. This is one of the older Oak locations, and it definitely looks it. That said, it is...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017

From their first pub on Bank St., the Royal Oak has stayed the same: a small neighbourhood pub with friendly staff and a good selection of beer. Add nightly beer and food specials, and you have a pretty popular spot. Nice patio in the summer....More

Thank Rob L
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Was at The Oak April 1. My steak was cooked perfectly and was tender, tasty and juicy. For my two sides I ordered a double salad with the house dressing. Excellent flavour. I recommend this and plan to order it whenever I go back. Service...More

Thank Dan T
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I came here for dinner on a Friday night. The Royal Oak was around the corner from where I was staying. This pub was very noisy. I could hardly hear myself think. It must be a hang out for University students. I ordered the Friday...More

Thank jlalders
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Bar, Pub, Canadian, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1981 St. Joseph Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario K1C 1E5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-834-9005
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