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The Senate Sports Tavern and Eatery

#272 of 2,185 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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33 Clarence Street K1N 5M4, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-695-5523
11:30 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Toronto, Canada
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96 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Dropped in for a beer late on Sunday afternoon for NFL football after seeing a 1/2 price wing special on their website that same day. Well it wasn't what they advertised so I just had a beer and left for Pub 101 on Dalhousie with their great double down specials and had a great time. Beer was more expensive at... More 

Thank Kevin M
Steve R, Owner at The Senate Sports Tavern and Eatery, responded to this review

Hello Kevin, Thank you for your review. As with all businesses we do update and change our specials and oversights like this will happen. We did have 1/2 price wings over the summer and our special for Sunday changed. I have looked over our website and corrected any discrepancies and thank you for pointing this error out. As for the... More 

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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

If you like a place there are screens on every wall with different sport channels and a good glas of beer, then you are right on this place.

Thank Sven S
Ennismore, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Best experience I've ever had. The staff and atmosphere is second to none. The beer lineup and food quality is absolutely exceptional.

Thank bigticket0077
Windsor, Canada
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133 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

It's nice when you get talked into ordering things because the server has passion for the product. Fish & Chips is not what I'd normally order but when she described how Miss Vickie's chips were part of the battering process, I was sold. good times

Thank boomgraham
Belo Horizonte, MG
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

With awesome decoration featuring all of Ottawa's local sports teams, the Senate offers a place for sports fans to get good grub and cold beer while they watch the game.

Thank RealTalk73
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Service is friendly waitress not knowledgeable bit very willing to inquired . Wings were overdone making them very dry. Not recommended!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

This place only gets better as time goes on. Their food is some of the best I've had in the city, pub style or not. Staff are wonderful: friendly and attentive. Cozy spot with sports, great customers and an awesome location.

Thank Alli B
Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is definitely a tavern type place. Smells like beer and has that "guy" ambiance. Having said that...the server/ manager was really pleasant and up beat. We ordered Calamari which was great and a burger and fries. The burger was flavourful and charcoal broiled. The fries were home made. Really enjoyed the meal. Would rate higher if the ambiance was... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

This is a great sports bar because of the people and the fun atmosphere. They arrange buses to Senators home hockey games which are incredibly convenient from downtown. It is the best way to get to the game from downtown

Thank rob b
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We went to Ottawa to see the Ducks take on the Senators, and had found out about this restaurant via an online search to find a friendly sports bar. Not only did the gentleman working behind the bar go above and beyond to fetch me some hot tea, but he was extremely friendly and even told us about the bus... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Clarence Street K1N 5M4, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-695-5523

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