The Elmdale Oyster House & Tavern
Always always a good time! Best oysters we’ve ever had! A biweekly date night for us!!
Food was of a good quality. Simple interior.
Had a pile of oysters and pints and sat at the bar. Everything was excellent. Will be coming here again soon. Definitely try truffle fries!
The oysters were very good, the only thing is that the Worcestershire sauce bottle was brought to our table empty and some of the other sauces were half empty, or the sauce jar was a bit dirty. I still enjoyed the oysters very much though. The music was very loud when we got there but luckily the singer took his break so we were able to have a conversation at our table.
We'll definitely go back for the oysters, but maybe on a less busy night.
The Elmdale is absolutely one of the best spots in town. While the food, drinks and atmosphere are always amazing, it's really the staff that takes it to the next level.
Had a great night food was great. The only thing I would recommend is gluten free meals, just a couple
Great food and vibe. The oysters were fabulous along with the rest of the food we ordered!!
It’s always good with great special! Can’t wait to go back and try something different...
Very loud, difficult to have a conversation. Waitstaff was very busy. Didn’t bring bread at any point and half our sauces for the oysters were missing. Food was very good as always!
The Elmdale is a great place to go for an excellent meal. We've done the Friday night steak-frites special a few times - delicious, tender, juicy steak and perfectly cooked fries. Most recently we went for the buck-a-shuck Oyster night (Thursday night) - the oysters were super fresh and yummy. My only complaint is that some of the condiments for the oysters (and there are many) seemed less than fresh.
The service is always friendly and efficient and the atmosphere is convivial and lively.
The Elmdale is deservedly one of the neighbourhood's most popular dining spots - excellent food, service, atmosphere and value.
Buck a shuck oysters and awesome live musician!
Such a fun venue! The music was really good, service friendly and professional and the food outstanding.
One of my fav spots. Simple food done really well. Atmosphere is hipster and good music on the weekend
We had a little surprise for my friends birthday here last night. It was so lovely 💜 the food was great but the service was exemplary! See you again soon.
The food was great, way too warm in the restaurant, no air circulation.
My wife and a friend of ours went after work. The restaurant has a great vibe - old and young - families..great energy. Chowder was a little salty...fries amazing....chicken sandwich good. Everyone gave to food a solid good. Will go back again for sure.
Sunday prime rib special is a super deal. The mash potatoes were a bit dry but everything else was superb.
Love this place. Always exceptional service and food. Great bang for your buck as well.
Delicious food great service, cant wait to go back
Service was excellent. Oysters were delicious and the clam chowder was hearty.
Always a cool place to go ! Nice atmosphere good people working there
Another great experience at the Elmdale! Food, ambience and staff were terrific as always.
Worth going on Buck a Shuck day. The music was very loud and it was difficult to talk but overall great atmosphere.
Good restaurant! The food was amazing! Well done :-)
Loved it! Service was amazing as usual and food was delicious and well plated!
Great night out at the tavern!!
Ordered $20 pasta dish for dinner.. Served lunch sized portion. It's pasta.. No need to be cheap and stingy.
Great service and ambiance
oysters and salad were average, truffle fries were awful. Not impressed with the place at all.
Great buck a shuck night. Live music was great too. On a hot summer’s day, it gets hot in here so dress appropriately. Good selection of local beer on tap. Wish they had more creative cocktails.
As always love going to the elmdale oyster house! The drinks are always made well and the oysters are handed out really quickly! Our waitress was great! We tried the truffle fries this time and they were awesome! They were also willing to accommodate the other person with us who is celiac which was appreciated!
Always amazing! Great service! Great food!
I have been coming here for a couple years now for several occasions and, I am never disappointed with this place. The food is always excellent and the service is friendly, welcoming and exceptional. Highly recommend this place!
We love the seafood, the staff and the live music. One our faves for date night!!
Went for the deep-fried lobster and it was a life changing experience. One of the best restaurants/bars/taverns on the planet, hand down.
Great food, atmosphere and service. Simple menu but done right.
Absolutlely amazing! Ordered oyster, steak and fish & chips. Looooove the oyster (and various in-house sauce) and steak. Beat steak ever! Juicy and fresh. Will be my to-go place in Ottawa.
Such a great venue! Live music was excellent. Please get fresh olives for your Martinis. Well mixed cocktail with old olives really bites!
One of the best places to go in Ottawa
The seafood was nicely cooked - NOT overcooked, as most places tend to do it. The service was great; we mentioned sharing everything so the chowder came out divided into two smaller bowls.
Don’t tell anyone...but this place is awesome. Servers, food...everything.
Superb chowder, beef tartar and fish and chips. Great kickoff to a weekend. Will come back for Wednesday’s cheap AF LOBSTER.