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Ups N' Downs Pub

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Bar, Pub, Canadian, Indian, Asian, Gluten Free Options
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226 Front St N, Sarnia, Ontario n7t 5s6, Canada
+1 519-336-0337
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Oangeville, ON
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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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 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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136 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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 2 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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I've been there multiple times and the service is consistently excellent. When we eat, the food is warm and the selection is good. The food is also very tasty. The bands are going to make you rock in your seat or get up to the dance floor (which is unfortunately too small). On weekends' afternoons there is great jazz duos... More 

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Thank Mariebrocoli
Rockford,
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We found this restaurant while exploring Sarnia. They have an open seating area with a view of St Clair river. Our waitress, Joelle, saw to our every need. They have an extensive gluten free menu. Our meals were very good and the prices very reasonable.

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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, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
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 5s6, 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?