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“Food was terrible, atmosphere worse”

The Goose & Gridiron
Ranked #5 of 16 Restaurants in Merrickville
Price range: US$8 - US$15
Cuisines: Diner, Canadian, Pub
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: We are a full service restaurant located in beautiful historic Merrickville. We also have a great pub for get togethers with friends or casual meetings with clients all in an 1856 historic building. During beatiful summer weather sit on our patio and have a great meal in the sunshine! Book your next party in our separate party room that can accommodate up to 50. If it's a group, a family outing or a romantic night out give us a call or just drop in and we can accommodate all your needs. Cheers from The Goose!!
Reviewed July 14, 2009

The front of the building looks lovely (a trifle commercial), with occasional flowers up and down the street for color. The front door is very old and interesting.
Service was OK. Food was terrible. I got the BBQ ribs special -- except for one piece, it was tough and dry, as though it had been frozen. Wife tried the shepard's pie -- it was delivered cool, and after more heating, tasted . . . as though it had been frozen.
Floor was uneven and spongy in spots. Pub/bar area looked very dark, too.
Just a few blocks away from the Rideau canal locks, past the cute little tourist shops.
The interior is sparse, dull and dark. Sadly, I looked out window in the mens' room and found a pile of junk behind the building.
Merrickville is a quaint little town, but we won't be going back.

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Reviewed June 23, 2008

What a neat little place! The owners have taken a lovely mid-19th century commercial building and converted the first floor into a very authentic looking British Pub. On top of that the food was great! I made the mistake of ordering the large portion of fish and chip -- it was so enormous I could barely finish it and the fish and chips were both wonderful. My companions ordered old fashioned Salisbury steak which they both said was excellent too. Prices are quite reasonable. They have a good selection of specialty beers as well. They also have other English favorites like Bangers and Mash and Steak and Kidney Pie.

A nice afternoon outing in the area is to walk around the town of Merrickville and then have a bite or a drink here.

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