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Highlander Pub

#115 of 2,201 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Bar, Pub, Scottish, British, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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115 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X1, Canada
+1 613-562-5678
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 01:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I tried this place because we had a coupon. The staff were very welcoming, helpful and friendly and the place was full of promise. I ordered the shepherds pie and my wife ordered the fish tacos. I am a big fan of lamb, so dug in only to discover that it was, without exaggeration, 90% potato. I... More 

Thank Paul M
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great pub with an exceptional selection of whiskey. Good food, and the daily specials are excellent. Innis & Gunn is on tap which is EXCELLENT! Sangria is nice too.

Thank Grant R
Thornhill, Canada
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60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tartan upholstery, waiters in kilts, and an extensive Scotch offering are just a few of the reasons to visit this charming pub. We popped in mid-afternoon for a drink, so we didn't eat, but the menu offerings sounded delicious. We were intending to return for dinner, but rain made it difficult to do so. Regardless, we'll be sure to go... More 

Thank Roam the World
Richmond Hill, Canada
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

scotch atmosphere. staff very friendly and accommodating. usual Scottish fare including haggis. still offered pub type grub. kilts were a nice touch.

Thank thebellfamily2016
St. Catharines, Canada
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Navigating through the heart of the perpetually under-construction Rideau Street, my try-to-avoid-the-mud-and-puddles journey ended up at this wee pub where “men wear kilts” (but regulation?) and scotch lovers will be in single-malt heaven. It being “Moosehead Monday”, I went with the flow, starting with a refreshing pint while noticing the knock-off light fixtures (reminiscent of Remi’s in NYC) and admiring... More 

2 Thank S. James W
Kingston On
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Stopped in for lunch and returned that night for nightcaps after dinner. The service is excellent the food was very good and the Manager is very knowledgeable about whisky of many kinds. Apparently they have opened a sister Pub that specializes in Bourbons. Must check it out next time I am in town.

Thank Rolynrock
Kitchener, Canada
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250 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Shepherd's Pie was delicious - portions big too. Service was friendly and quick. Location convenient. We brought our toddler son there for lunch and he loved the food there too. Dinner time seems busy - so be prepared to wait.

Thank mhuang
Comox Valley, BC
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Phenomenal Customer Service and Great Entertainment!!! Had my first lesson on Scotch with Kat! She knows her Scotch!! The staff are very entertaining and obviously enjoy working there! Highly recommend the Highlander Pub, with so many varieties of Scotch, Kat help you select!! Cheers!!

Thank sharisraven
Huntsville, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Food is great, drinks are a good price and really amazing. Service is always fast, not always the friendliest but they get the job done.

Thank Carley P
Coquitlam, Canada
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

If you are a scotch drinker this is the place in Ottawa to go they have a great scotch menu I had a couple that I have never tried before. I had the haggis my friends had Shepard pie very nice meal. The food was good but not exceptional. However I think the emphasis of the place is come try... More 

Thank howardtduck

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Bar, Pub, Scottish, British, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-562-5678

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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?