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Maggie Dickson's Pub

$$ - $$$
Old Town
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 225 6601
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cracking lunch here. I had burger and chips and my partner had a club sandwich and we were both full and happy. Big portions. Top quality food. Amazing whiskey menu and lovely service. Couldn't fault

Thank Ruby S
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is the same as every other place, but you go for the atmosphere! The food is really good, the prices are good and it's a can't-miss if you're in the mood for a quick bite for lunch or dinner!

Thank Gary C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the pub for a quick lunch with wife and kids. Burgers were very tasteful and so was roasted vegie sandwich. Portions were big. Very friendly staff, fast service.

Thank SimonPM_NL
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Edinburgh on "mad Friday" before Christmas, so we knew many places would be busy. We came across this wee gem of a pub. My hubby was initially attracted to it because it sold one of his favourite beers "Innis and Gunn". It isn't a large pub, but the pleasant gentleman behind the bar took us to... More 

Thank Suzy1979
Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Didn't enjoy this pub at all, there are virtually no seats as they hold a massive area at the back for people eating (even though there wasn't really anyone there to eat). Uncomfortable to stand also as there is nothing to lean on. Wouldn't return

Thank Cooltrim06
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

As you know it's a lottery finding a pub with good fish and chips. But we found it! The evidence is in the picture:-) Me and my mother were looking for traditional pub lunch and we didn't want any fabricated food. Crisp and fresh just as the fish's supposed to be. But I could do with homemade tartar sauce though.... More 

Thank Jennieaberg
Johnson City, New York, United States
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370 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is the first time I have entered the "close" going into the "Smallest Pub in Edinburgh" and going through the passageway and turning left takes you into Maggie Dicksons. Once at the bar I ordered a pint of Innis and Gunn and took it outside to sit in the sun and watched the people go by.

Thank Dennis P
Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We visited here for Sunday lunch as we were staying in a hotel across the road. We were a bit early for food and were told it would be about 30 mins wait which was fine with us. We asked to watch a particular football match and the bartender put it on for us. We ordered steak and ale pie... More 

Thank Debbie R
Caen, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

One of the worth place we have been in Scotland, and in Edimbourg in particular. The nachos plate was horrible, mozzarella was replaced by a sort of cheddar. I can not recommend this place at all

Thank Chef-Farman W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I have been to Maggie Dixon's quite a lot, usually with my family, and we always have a good time and enjoy the food. Our preference is to sit outside, so when I arrived with my brother, his wife and 3 young children, we asked a woman standing at the outside area is we could sit and she said "of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 6601

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

Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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