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D'arcy McGee's Irish Pub

$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
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44 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A8, Canada
+1 613-230-4433
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 01:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
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Airdrie, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little hungry after the flight in. Had to stop and have a pint of the day with some spicy fried pickles. The patio has a nice view of the war memorial but the sun moves away quickly in this corner of you want to enjoy the patio. Server was friendly and charming after a bit if a wait at... More 

Thank Kel H
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With a Gothic-looking bar that was brought over from Ireland, this place has the feel of history throughout. Good menu variety. Everyone liked their food. Lots of nooks and crannies to cozy up into, but there are also window tables with a view of the street action. Service was good.

Thank Brian A
Gananoque, Canada
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very disappointed with prices and what you actually got for that price! service was a little slow. Pub nachos - don't bother - for $14 a whole lot of nothing. Calamari was great though.

Thank FederalMom
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326 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel we were staying at recommended D'Arcy McGee's pub. When we got there it was full and were told we would have to wait 15 - 20 minutes, which was fine. There was a show near buy tht was going to start soon and people would be leaving. At 8 pm most people left the pub. We were eventualy... More 

Thank Scorpio-1001
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 11 April 2017

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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196 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 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 29 March 2017

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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164 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, 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?