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Red Dot Cafe

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American, Canadian
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5673 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 2W0, Canada
+1 613-826-0552
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seven of us went for lunch last weekend. Service was desultory. Food was 0/7. The kids' meals were awful.... chewy, inedible pizza. They went home hungry. For the adults? Chicken Cobb salad had no chicken - when queried, the server said we should have requested chicken. Really? Fish (and chips) comes without chips unless requested. Chicken tenders are so over... More 

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Thank epd117
Winchester, Ontario
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Hunt this place down and check it out. The perfect mix between nice dining and pub fare. Get it all. Can't miss on the prime rib or chicken alfredo. We'll known for their giant dessert menu - all of which is homemade in house. Order one after dinner and a second to go! Great spot for a private gathering as... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch today at a nice Cafe, of which we have visited before. The waitresses are very friendly and are very attentive. We have enjoyed every meal we have had there. We both ordered a 6 oz steak and salad for lunch and it was cooked perfectly. It was very busy and it was around 1pm, but our... More 

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Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

First things first, the only reason why this restaurant does not have a higher rating is because it one of Ottawa's best kept secrets. Osgoode is out of the way but worth the journey (not too far if you take the Roger Stevens exit off the 416). A warm atmosphere in either the seating area or the bar. Great home... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We have friends that live in Osgoode and we go to the Red Dot for an early supper just about every time we visit. They serve your basic pub foods along with a good selection of beer and regular bar drinks. The food is very tasty and plentiful along with great service. It can get quite busy at times especially... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This place offers a great country feel, amazing food and he best service available on the greater Ottawa area. So friendly. From pub food to pasta to steak, it's all delicious. Worth the drive!

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Canada
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We live in Ottawa and used to drive the 30 minutes to this restaurant fairly regularly. It was our favourite spot. It changed ownership a few years ago, and it is now more expensive and the food is not as good as it used to be. I ordered prime rib medium rare, and it came medium well. It was thinly... More 

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Thank JMontCanada
Management response:

Hi JMontCanada The restaurant has been with the same owner for the last 10 years. As to price change we have not changed our prices for the last 3 years.I hope that we you can come over and give us a try and I am sure you will love it. More 

Kemptville, Canada
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Small town eats in Osgoode. Yet always a place to head for if we want fresh, decent food. Used to get a bucket of fries and they were something to be looked forward to.

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Morrisburg, Canada
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Go there on regular basis(2per month) and have never had a poor meal Great food large menu selection Good portions and fair prices Recommend but go before 6pm as it fills up quickly

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Manotick, Canada
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265 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Went for brunch after church with friends. All had Red Dot Breakfast Special which was a good sized portion including bacon, eggs, fruit, fried potatoes and biscuit. Coffee included. Great service even though the place was packed. Country decor, homey. Would definitely return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5673 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 2W0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-826-0552

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