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The Royal Oak

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian, British
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800 Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 1C3, Canada
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a late dinner and decided to go with the "Homemade Shepherd's Pie," noted to be a speciality. It was less homemade that plopped together - scoops of peas, corn and a thin gravy were topped with scoops of dry mashed potatoes. The expected ground beef was barely visible as grains of grey hamburger. While it was all... More 

Thank DO5458
Winnipeg, Canada
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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had good fish and chips here on a Friday night when we had to layover for the night before a morning flight. The female server was super, very accomodating and the beer special was incredibly inexpensive.

Thank agt33
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Oak is one of my favourite haunts and I almost always come away very satisfied. I can recall only one time when I was disappointed, and it was a minor thing. Service is usually top notch and they have a nice selection of alcoholic beverages and the food is pretty good if a tad expensive for what you get.

Thank dave s
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We were on our way to the airport and wanted to stop for lunch. We have done this before and find it very convenient to stop here. The food is very good and the service is excellent and very timely. Whatever we order is always excellent and the servers are very helpful and friendly. A friendly and convenient stop for... More 

Thank Timgard
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

It's a great neighbourhood spot for after-work drinks or a laid-back night out. Great beer selection and good food. I've never had a bad time here. The service is always good.

Thank Stefanie D
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Everything tasted great. We tried so many different things. Left there way too full. Great place. Took a too long to get our food but it was worth the wait.

Thank Karen L
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

went out of our way to try this pub but upon arriving it was clear that the poor young server was overwhelmed. No greeting, not even a "be with you in a moment", which by the way would have helped. There was a bartender who looked unconcerned, of course the floor is likely "not their job". There were roughly 25... More 

Thank cruz115
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110 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I had stopped in one night this past week and was pleasantly surprised that a pub would be offering a "lobsterfest" For $22 you get a full lobster with 2 sides of your choice. The lobster was delicious and the drinks were reasonably priced, all in all it was a great night. I'll be back next time I'm staying at... More 

Thank P M
Ontario, Canada
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Okay, normally I'd give this place a 3 out of 5...the 2 out of 5 applies to a specific situation, to wit: each year in late June/early July, the Royal Oak chain of pub-type restaurants (of which there are several around the Ottawa area) has a "Lobsterfest." This year, we decided to give it a shot. We love lobster rolls,... More 

Thank steener100
Ottawa, Canada
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327 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

First time here in a number of years. The atmosphere is good, the service is friendly and the food is decent. A lot of teams/groups go here but tables for smaller groups available away from the crowds

Thank Richy_Bobby

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Bar, Pub, Canadian, British
After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 1C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 16132481901

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