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The Royal Oak

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian, British
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1981 St Joseph Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario K1C 1E5, Canada
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 01:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 02:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled on this place and ended up spending a few hours. Good beer, really decent food and the staff were chatty and helpful (even if they couldn't understand Scottish accents...!!). I'd highly recommend this place if you are in the city.

Thank BigBirdEdinburgh
Oromocto, Canada
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a group of friends for lunch during a business trip. This place is rather large so can host several people which was convenient for us. The service was quick with our drink orders, mostly due to everyone ordering water..lol Most at the table ordered quick items as our time was short, i had the ceasar salad, it was... More 

Thank Claude B
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

WAY TOO EXPENSIVE. The food here is very average but Keg pricey...$16.99 for a hamburger and fries is ridiculous. Prepare to pay $20.00 for a pitcher of draft ... crazy. This is a chain so the prices are the same at all locations...go somewhere else.

Thank Craig B
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Wednesday night is trivia night at the Bank St. & Maclaren Royal Oak location. Trivia night is an excellent activity for team building. We (7) all had a ball, will be back. Note: This is a pub so expect an array of good beers (local & imported) available but don't expect for gourmet food. An extensive menu is available but... More 

Thank Aimee B
Ennis, Co Clare
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Went here with a group on a quiet night and had a really terrible experience with the bar staff! We had all had a few drinks before, but no one in the group was drunk or behaving badly everyone was in a good mood - until we came to this bar with some locals. The main bartender was rude bordering... More 

Thank ClareA73
Ottawa, Canada
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174 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

When in a pub, order the pub food: the Royal Oak’s signature fish and chips are really good. We had one order of cod and chips, and one order of halibut and chips. The halibut was more expensive, but the portion size was miserly and my husband left hungry. We shared three tiny perfect desserts, which were truly delicious and... More 

Thank Yvette D
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We gave gone there for late dinner and beers with friends. Typical pub food, ok beer selection. Stuff was a bit slow, but it was almost end of their work. Still everyone was friendly and helpful.

Thank MACDK02
Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Let's start with the salad. Sweet potato and quinoa salad. Sounded wonderful. Looked wonderful, however the spinach was over cooked and very mushy. Fell apart when I tried to pick it with my fork. My main meal ordered was a vegeterian quesadilla but sadly a chicken quesadilla came. Lovely waitress was very apologetic and let me know a vegetarian quesadilla... More 

1 Thank terry5552016
St. John's, Canada
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249 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Good pub atmosphere with a reasonable selection of beer on tap. The food is average, there are better pubs to eat in Ottawa but if you are just looking for a pint and a place to relax then this one will do.

Thank NLtrout
Port Dover
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

After visiting our new baby granddaughter in the hospital we decided at 9 o'clock that we need to stop for some dinner. My son recommended we go to the Royal Oak Pub & Restaurant and since we're from out of town we thought we'd give it a try. My husband had fish & chips, and I had the roast beef... More 

Thank patricklaurao

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 15
Bar, Pub, Canadian, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1981 St Joseph Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario K1C 1E5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 16138349005

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?