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#73 of 232 Bar in Ottawa
#362 of 1,704 Restaurants in Ottawa


Canadian, Bar, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly

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1.1 km from Rideau Canal National Historic Site
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Reviewed 19 August 2021

It was great service and great food. We arrived with no reservation and wow very impressed. We will be back

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 17 November 2020

We had take-out during our visit to Ottawa. The staff was polite and friendly. The food was hot and fresh and everything tasted great. Sliders, chicken parm, and the Mikey's Club were all very good. I would love to try some more of their menu...next time we are back.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 7 September 2019

Great place for students. Good food for a really great price - especially breakfast. The breakfast special is the best deal of all!!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 9 May 2019

Rude service. The food is bad. No freshness. Fastfood at its simplest, served with incredible slowness (25 minutes of wait time before beeing served). Avoid that place.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Good breakfast but very slow and lackluster service - the staff seem friendly but are clearly swamped. To be fair it is packed on weekends because it's so cheap - $5.99 + tax for a breakfast w/ 2 eggs, bacon, home fries, and toast, plus...unlimited coffee or tea. You aren't coming here for the service, you are coming here for the good breakfast and fun environment. I'll definitely be back!More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I’ve recently moved so I won’t be able to go to FnS as much but for me this was the bar where everyone knew my name. Matt and Mike always made me feel special and appreciated at FnS. Throughout my 6 years in Sandy Hill...I likely spent thousands of dollars at FnS. After class or before a weekend meeting we would always go to FnS. Separating the memories of my undergrad from FnS is an impossible task! 10/10! I recommend the Pizza, smoked meat, wraps and the breakfast special.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

awesome bar, with great hospitality. It’s the prime hang out spot for university students in Sandy Hill

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed 11 February 2018

after a meeting at the University of Ottawa and found this warm bar with a very helpful waitress who was willing to call me a taxi. The coke I ordered was tasty and I saw the fellow at the end of the bar (affectionately referred...to by everyone so he must be a local) ordering another large pitcher of beer for an incredibly low price) as I could see from the advertisements on the wall. Certainly a good place for students.More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Great breakfast especially when it is patio time. The wings are also great BUT unless you are in your twenties the noise volume is excruciating! I will only go in the summer when we can eat outside and the noise is bareable!

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Great place to go for breakfast...very tasty and welled priced. Also includes coffee or tea which makes it a better deal. Service is very quick and coffee refills are continuous! Will definitely return.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Yes, Father & Sons Tavern offers takeaway services.

Father & Sons Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5