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The Thirsty Monk Grill Pub

$$ - $$$
Downtown Oshawa
Bar, Pub, Canadian
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21 Celina St, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 4M9, Canada
+1 905-728-3219
15:00 - 00:00
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Sun 15:00 - 00:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 00:00
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Bowmanville, Canada
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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I went recently not realizing the name had changed to The General. The interior is the same as the previous establishment. The menu was a bit smaller, but that is a good thing. The wait staff was helpful and attentive. I had the upside down sheppard's pie and it was filling and delicious. I will be back.

Thank funky_canadian_guy
Whitby, Canada
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219 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Haven't been in a while but was here for a friends bday party. Food was great and the server was very friendly and professional. Would go back if I was in the area.

Thank miwelsh
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Booked a work party on a Tuesday evening, there were 15 of us. We had only one server tending to our group, plus she was helping the bartender in the front. We waited so long for our drinks, she couldn't keep up to the refills. Our food came out at different times, some of us were done eating by the... More 

Thank LieshD
Oshawa, Canada
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Showed up at approximately 6:40 for dinner with my family. Was expecting it to be busy for a Friday night but nope. I think I figured out why it wasn't busy. They didn't have any beer on tap????? I ask for a cider, we don't have that either???? Who the heck doesn't make sure their bar is well stocked going... More 

Thank Terry J
Bowmanville, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Pre booked a table of 16 people. Took over 1.5 hrs for first two people to get food. Last person at table got their food around 30 minutes after first person. Waitress apologized at end of service instead of telling group what was going on during service. Some errors were made in kitchen. Bartender did not help at all. Manager... More 

1 Thank SVWin
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 December 2015

I've been to the Thirsty Monk 3 times now, so I can honestly say I gave it a nice forgiving shot. Visit 1: Busy night, and they had obviously crammed as many tables as possible into the restaurant (uncomfortable for everyone), there was a Generals Game so there was a limited menu which was OK by me because I was... More 

Thank Natalie M
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

From what I understand this place has new owners and the growing pains are showing. On two seperate occasions I've had hair in my food. Once mixed in with fries and the second time baked into the cheese on a sandwich. Both times we told the server and both times the bill came being charged full price. The first time... More 

Thank OntarioGirl19
Courtice, Canada
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015

My husband and I went here on a Thursday evening. I was a bit worried as the place was almost empty at 8:00 in the evening. We seated ourselves at a booth near the front of the pub. Apparently it was Karaoke night, and they were getting set up. Our server tore herself away from the guys she was chatting... More 

Thank Claire422
peterbrough ontario can.
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Went with a group of 8 before a concert. Service was good but our food came out at different times. Was over cooked. Worse wings I have ever had. Fries were overcooked and dark. They really need some help in the kitchen.

Thank dixxz
Port Hope, Canada
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

We stopped in on Nov. 17 prior to a concert at the G.M. centre and we were disappointed. The menu is VERY limited on concert nights and none of us enjoyed our meals much. My Monk burger was about as dry and overcooked as could be and the fish and chips was not much better. We won't be back.

Thank rick h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Celina St, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 4M9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Oshawa>  > Downtown Oshawa
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Oshawa
  • Phone Number: +1 905-728-3219

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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