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Federal Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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4 Day Ave, Kirkland Lake, Ontario P2N 1K3, Canada
+1 705-567-5161
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Kirkland Lake, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

If the food or service was consistent would be nice! Sometimes great sometimes terrible...I have given up ordering out because every single time there is something missing from my order and I have given up trying!

Thank LouiseR36
Timmins, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Went here a few times to eat supper with my friend...its very good...good choice of menu and friendly people..this night however, waitress was very busy and working by herself and we didn't get served for awhile and had to eat fast when it finally came because we had other plans and had to leave

2 Thank lynus2016
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Lost for words!! Can't believe how horrible this place is!! Very cute pub, but the employees are just temperamental, very unprofessional!! Heard a tantrum coming from the kitchen!! Portions are despicable!!

1 Thank drouchie
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148 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Plenty of off street parking directly outside. Reasonably dark pub inside but not dank at all. Plenty of booths and table. Fast service by the waitresses. Food was all to order and standard food. A cut above some of the other eating joints in town.

Thank Matt_kal
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111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

It had been close to 35 years since I last stepped into the Fed, and it was still the same. Friendly, fun and GREAT food. (and I didn't get kicked out this time!!) Big Hugs to the staff for a GREAT time!!

1 Thank Cheryl A
Kirkland Lake, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

I come here alot, its a pub style restaraunt.I usually order their bacon cheeseburger platters, with large portions served, and they also have the best wings in town.They also have great tasting lunch and dinner specials, large variety of food on their menus.Another one of my go to restaraunts in town!

1 Thank DarrenM674
Kirkland Lake, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

upon entering the atmosphere of the tavern it has a nice welcome feeling for its customers.lots of seating for customers n the waitress came quickly as soon as we sat down.we felt very much at ease with the service at our table.good food good prices especially the chicken wings.

2 Thank wendyb0
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

I visit for business on a regular basis (bi-weekly meetings) and have had primarily positive experiences. The food is above average for a pub, would suggest the Buffalo Chicken Wrap or for the larger appetite the "Fed Combo" combination plate of various appetizers. Good atmosphere (not over powering audio) and cold beverages. Overall a good place for an evening in... More 

Thank Graham L
Brantford, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

I read the reviews and thought that I couldn't go wrong going to The Fed. Drinks were fine, employees were friendly. My meal was the special, beef stroganoff. It was basically canned gravy with canned mushrooms poured over pasta. The tiny chunks of beef were chewy. I had trouble eating it. Should have sent it back. My husband had the... More 

3 Thank Patricia G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

I have been to lots of pubs . The beer was cold . Service was good . I ordered wings and they were so so . Anybody can pour Frank's hot sauce on wings. So no wow factor . My bride ordered the special. It was beef stroganoff which was canned gravy, canned mushrooms, chewy beef chunks over pasta. Also... More 

1 Thank Drew G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$23
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Day Ave, Kirkland Lake, Ontario P2N 1K3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  Kirkland Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 705-567-5161

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?