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Ups N' Downs Pub

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Indian, Asian, Gluten Free Options
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226 Front St N, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 5S5, Canada
+1 519-336-0337
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great pub with good variety of beer on tap and the usual spread of pub grub. Has been in Sarnia forever and never diminished in popularity. Obviously doing something right all these years!

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Thank 5cool7
John M, Owner at Ups N' Downs Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review. We just celebrated our 37th year in downtown Sarnia and looking forward to many, many more. Cheers ... More 

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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Went with girlfriend last Friday around 7:30 PM the place was jumping. Ordered a bite to eat and girlfriend had to have the steak and kidney pie. Both meals were good pub food the cook left the egg wash off the steak and kidney pie which made the top look kinda white rather than that nice crust look. Waitress was... More 

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Thank Hugh C
John M, Owner at Ups N' Downs Pub, responded to this review

Thanks Hugh for the very positive and kind review. I will show it to my staff as they truly get a kick out of knowing that their efforts are appreciated and noticed. Feedback such as yours is part of what puts that extra spring in everyone's footsteps. More 

Oangeville, ON
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Had lunch with family, 18 of us both local and from out of town. Reservations made in advance. The varied menu had something for everyone from kids to seniors. Large portions and everyone seemed to enjoy their meals.

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Thank Red0g
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We Called the day before to get reservations for 18, the staff was very friendly and accommodating. Great atmosphere, cool pictures, tons of beer on tap and available, including refined fool beer (local brewery)I ordered the Ruben and shared the Chilli cheese fries. The portions are big and e could not finish the fries. Prices were fair for what we... More 

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1 Thank Matt T
John M, Owner at Ups N' Downs Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for the very positive review Matt and I am glad your family enjoyed themselves. We'll look forward to seeing you all again someday. Cheers, John Mallon owner/operator More 

Sarnia, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Comfortable atmosphere, descent food, reasonable prices. Con is the too dim lighting. Bands play at night, has a view of the river. Menu is broad enough that all appetites should be able to find something they can eat.

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1 Thank luvsun492
John M, Owner at Ups N' Downs Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. We are working at resolving the lighting issue so that its bright enough for all to read the menu and navigate our somewhat wonky layout while at the same time retaining some of the old world ambiance. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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138 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very good old style tavern. The food was absolutely great for a pub. The chili and the fish and chips were better than you would expect at a bar.

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1 Thank Jim G
John M, Owner at Ups N' Downs Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for the great "feed"back, . We appreciate it. More 

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Really enjoyed a quality meal that was affordable. Server was excellent ! Had a very enjoyable experience.

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Thank Carissa276
John M, Owner at Ups N' Downs Pub, responded to this review

That you so much for the very positive feedback. Glad you had a pleasant time. Cheers! More 

Sarnia, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Our family and friends have been loving this pub for over 20 years. The staff is awesome/amazing and the beer varieties are tops. Did i mention the food, by far the most generous portions ever, you will have extras for later. Pop in enjoy.

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Thank valandjon
John M, Owner at Ups N' Downs Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a very generous review. Will share with staff as it is important for them to realize their efforts are appreciated. More 

Sarnia, Ontario
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

i have 4 kids and try to spend time one on one with each of them and this trip was with my second oldest daughter...we had lunch and the atmosphere is very relaxing. the waitress was very nice....and the food was great. they always have lunch specials on their chalkboard ... i had the chicken curry and my daughter had... More 

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Thank robbinkerr
John M, Manager at Ups N' Downs Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our pub. It is the positive feedback such as yours that puts that extra spring into my staffs steps. I will share your review with them. Cheers! More 

Tatamagouche, Canada
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stopped by for food and were pleased to catch some live Irish music as well. The Shepherds Pis is delicious. We also had a Chicken Tikka Masala that was described as representative of it's UK namesake.. I have eaten Chicken Tikka all over the UK, but nowhere have I had this version. Not that it wasn't tasty in its own... More 

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Thank mcbrule
John M, Owner at Ups N' Downs Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review and the constructive feedback. My chef is from Liverpool and has worked all over the world. Perhaps his original Brit Chicken Tikka Masala was infused w/ a bit of globalization en route. Cheers. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Indian, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 Front St N, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 5S5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Sarnia
  • Phone Number: +1 519-336-0337

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