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D'arcy McGee's Irish Pub

$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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44 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A8, Canada
+1 613-230-4433
Sun - Tue 11:00 - 01:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The beer and cocktails were great. The yokies were outstanding and the chicken tacos were nice. The steak was very ordinary.

Thank Chetan M
Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were seated right away on the first floor as my dinner companion uses a cane. It was Taco Tuesday so he ordered 3 chicken tacos. There was hot sauce all over them - he couldn't taste anything of the ingredients. He took one bite and couldn't eat any more. I finished the rest of that taco and we returned... More 

Thank Jen C
Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are way better pubs in ottawa if you want more than basic pub food. The atmosphere of this pub is awesome old world style, but since the original owner sold it and the new owners are Cara foods I have no use for it.

Thank Don M
Ottawa, Canada
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188 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friday night at six may not be the best time to try a new spot but it was worth the jam packed and noisy crowd. It was so crowded that our table was mere inches from the next and when they sat a couple down beside us they looked very uncomfortable being so closely surrounded by others on all sides... More 

Thank Dave C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my favourite pub to go to in Ottawa! Their menu is fantastic and is switched up regularly enough, lots of tasty vegetarian options as well. Their beet salad is so delicious and their drinks are awesome. I have been served by Tara a few times and she is just wonderful. I'm glad to say that the quality and... More 

Thank john m
Ottawa, Canada
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159 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first visit in several years. It was a busy pre-concert dinner hour. The staff were friendly and helpful. Food was tasty, hot and served in good portions.

Thank excobra_driver
Brockville, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The best Irish coffee for a very cold and snowy day! We had lunch, my fish chowder was excellent. We had great service!

Thank 14Diane
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to visit D'arcy McGee's to have a quick St-Patrick's Day celebration. We were able to get a table right away and I was pleased to hear they had gluten-free beer, Daura Damm, which is the best gf beer I've tried so far. Leave it to the Irish pub to finally serve me drinkable gf beer!... More 

Thank Ariane L
Ottawa, Canada
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74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

D'Arcy's seems to have gone downhill. The beer selection is still great, the staff are friendly, but the food has become dreadful. Last night one us cleverly chose a Caesar salad, which is designed to come cold. Pity about the cold fries and lukewarm coffee. We'll be going elsewhere to eat from now on.

Thank Richard C
Sidney, Canada
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116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

You feel the energy, service is great and rather fast considering it was packed. Food was good and generous servings. a pleasant evening and very accommodating staff for our party arriving at different times.

Thank louise B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-230-4433
Get the proper pub experience. We balance Irish-inspired dishes and North American classics. We’ve perfected the pub staple, Fish & Chips, and make our pies and pastry in-Pub. Try our fresh burgers like the legendary Guinness® Burger, with your pint of Guinness® of course!

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