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The Highlander Pub

#105 of 2,249 Restaurants in Ottawa
₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
115 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X1, Canada
+1 613-562-5678
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“haggis” (18 reviews)
“colcannon” (5 reviews)
“burger” (30 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
115 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X1, Canada
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

Its easy to stumble on the Highlander as it marks the entrance to the Byward Market. On the surface its an unremarkable pub, but what prompted me to write this review was much better food than one would expect from an establishment of this kind....More

Date of visit: February 2012
Thank Dr3z
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Visited the pub in february 2012, just to have a Carlsberg, since they had a neon-sign outside with advertise for Carlsberg beer. Sitting at the bar, waiting for the bartender to end his very private phonecall for more than ten minutes, I decided that this...More

Date of visit: February 2012
3  Thank Ruth L
Reviewed 14 April 2012

Stopped by for a pint and was in for a pleasant surprise. Here is the deal, select any four local drafts or imports and create your own beer tasting. All for the same cost as a regular pull. Add some whiskey wings, if the weather...More

Date of visit: April 2012
1  Thank bluesonwhyte
Reviewed 3 April 2012

Fun place, nice ambiance, and the staff and dressed in kilts - just know that their haggis is out of a can, but not bad if you are into that kind of thing. Nice patio in the summer.

1  Thank Mimi M
Reviewed 30 March 2012

We had a nice evening here. 3 of us we had appetizers and the wings stood out. LOVE WINGS. Also it is downtown and nice as there was live music as well as many different beers on tap.

Date of visit: February 2012
Thank herold w
Reviewed 25 March 2012

This place had some good value burgers that hit the spot right when I needed.

Thank Glen B
Reviewed 10 March 2012

The Highlander Pub bills itself as ‘Ottawa’s Premier Scotch Bar’. And it does have a healthy scotch menu (over 200). They also have a very nice selection of craft brewed beer. I tried the fish and chips. The batter on the fish was light and...More

Date of visit: February 2012
Thank Vicarious T
Reviewed 2 March 2012

I have been to the Highlander Pub a few times in the past and once again today. The pub brings you to discover the flavor of Scotland. Service is excellent and the staff is courteous. The food is Pub style with Scottish fare. Prices are...More

Date of visit: March 2012
Thank Dianne2121
Reviewed 2 March 2012

Enjoyed a nice lunch here of Chicken wings and a burger (and of course 2 pints!). Only challenge was accommodating a toddler and a stroller. The waitress was great with stroller suggestions, and we made do, but no high chair, so it was a challenge...More

Date of visit: February 2012
Thank DTUWilliams
Reviewed 13 February 2012

If you are in Ottawa and wondering where you can get a great burger and a glass of Single Malt Scotch look no further than Highlander Pub on Rideau Street. Showed up there very hungry with no idea of what to expect and found a...More

Date of visit: February 2012
Thank rcrobman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 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
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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Ottawa's Premier Scottish Pub. Great food, great people, and over 200 single malt scotches! We serve traditional scottish fare and modern pub food. Live Music four nights a week.
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