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Kelsey's Restaurant

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American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
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Riocan Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I met up with my cousins in Ottawa for a girls night out, 6 of us in all. Our age ranges from 26 to 52. We all enjoyed the food, drinks and service. I especially liked the way they made their "ice-burgs" as we call them in Nova Scotia, but think they are called Beer-ita's here (Margarita with a beer... More 

Thank trip-together
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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122 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kelsey's a solid place for a bite to eat and some drinks with friends. I personally love the portobello burger with sweet potato fries. The staff is great and the menu has something for everyone.

Thank AnnaMo151
Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Met family Thursday evening, and was initally off to good start, We ordered drinks, which arrived in a timely manner. We then ordered appatizers and meal, all of which arrived together at the same time. We cancelled the appatizers, and had the meal items, which tasted great! Visited the mens' room after eating, which needed maintenance. I glanced into the... More 

Thank TA-REVIEWS-2015
Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We started going to this location this past summer. Mostly everything that we have tried is good . We really enjoyed the burgers in particular, and the 2 handed messy fish sandwich is very good too. The staff, while never outstanding in anyway is good! They are friendly and do their job. Totally adequate. I just wish that they understood... More 

Thank StrollTheWorld
Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I love that they are always seeking new ways to improve. I'm often surprised by the changing menu. Happy for the new additions but sometimes disappointed when a favourite disappear. I love their wings specials, mojitos and "beerita" and my daughter loves "Mr Chicken fingers". I'm always happy with their salads but often disappointed with their desserts. I'll be happy... More 

Thank theJamaicanlawyer
Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Been eating at this location for awhile now. Very consistence with the food and service. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The balsamic chicken is very good as is the sonoma salad.

Thank Brenda S
Ottawa, Canada
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94 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

dinner date craving a great cheeseburger and they delivered ! bacon cheeseburger excellentante !!! tasty, moist, satisfying ..... partners spinach dip however disappointing .....waaaaayyy too much cream cheese !,,,,not enough spinach and flavour .... service warm , friendly, courteous, and professional ...certainly tipworthy ....

Thank Gary K
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I visited with my 2 grandchildren, spinach dip excellent as always, should have stopped there. I ordered a deluxe burger - could not cut through the patties because they were so burned to the point of being black and hard as nails. Granddaughter ordered a plain burger, same deal with the patties. Returned both dishes and suggested the chef be... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Kelsey's is a fun family place to go....burgers....fries....ribs....you name it....they have it.....plenty of room for the kids also.

Thank itsmemick
Richmond, Ontario Canada
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

I have had pretty good food here, fish and chips, chicken wings etc. On my last visit there the noise level was outrageious . We walked away before being seated. This Kelsey's had a bar area separated from the dining area. This was a good thing, it separated those brats wit parents with no control who decided to restaurant at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riocan Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa

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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?