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Big Rig Kitchen and Brewery, Ottawa, ON

Big Rig Kitchen and Brewery

4.3
4.3
29 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Brewery
These three simple phrases are at the core of Big Rig Kitchen & Brewery. We are a microbrewery; committed to serving the best beer and a menu of comfort food favorites! Kick back and relax with friends in our casual, fun inspired atmosphere that is destined to unleash the inner beer drinker in you! The best friendships are built from shared experience. We believe surrounding yourself with friends and family while you catch sports game or talk shop over a draft during a 5 à 7 at the bar. We encourage you to reminisce on the playful times; challenge your friends to a dart match, table game, or kick-it ‘old school’ with our retro arcades. All ideal ways of enjoy Big Rig with your ‘fave’ crew of friends.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Brewery
  • Phone number
    (613) 688-3336
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 29 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Lively

  • Ottawa

    Lively

29 Reviews
  1. KevinB

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was really good. Nice attitude, answered questions, gave opinion when requested. I would come back

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  2. WendyK

    Naples

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very disappointed with pizza, it was as if they forgot the toppings. No sauce, a couple of pieces of meat, no vegetables very little cheese. This was an al dressed pizza! Would not recommend! Service was great as was reservation.

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  3. CarolynC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Big place so when full noisy but ok with that. Service was good and food came quickly. Poutine great, French onion soup great, salmon good, butter chicken ok with broccoli and white rice and naan.

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  4. JohnG

    Atlantic Canada

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Service was very good. Would definitely go back.

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  5. MGudge

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great. Our server was personable, attentive and efficient. We showed up early and had no trouble being seated. The food overall was average. I had the Cajun fish burger which had practically no spice whatsoever, but was decent as a basic fish burger. Do not recommend the mashed potatoes and gravy; they were very bland and tasted like they may have been powdered; I did not eat them. My husband had fish and chips and said it was average. Our friends had the grilled salmon and vegetables. Apparently, it was “ok”.

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  6. Chris

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. Reasonably priced as well

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  7. Chris

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    great for beers, but food could easily be improved...

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  8. Fishing

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We gather at Big Rig Iris regularly. It is consistently good. Only suggestion would be to turn the music volume down somewhat.

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  9. Humpft1234568

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant didn't recieve the reservation from OpenTable even though I had the confirmation email. Hostess made no effort to find an alternate space.

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  10. TonyB

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value. Forgot how good your food is. Thank goodness the Queensway exit is open again

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food amazing service and I have never ever received our food from any restaurant as fast as this one I was shocked when the starter came within a few minutes, piping hot and delicious

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  12. BJAB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was slow and often felt coincidental. Very few check ins and the place was almost empty. It seemed as if we were forgotten more than once.

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  13. AngusH

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time catching up with friends. Perfect place for that.

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  14. SylviaW

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious and was good value for the portion sizes. Waitress and hostess were both friendly and efficient. The noise level was quite high and made conversation difficult,

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  15. RitaC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to celebrate a birthday, but we went early to avoid a Senators game rush. The food came so quickly, and was excellent. Our server, Cathy, was great.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. CJane

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was horrible. The manager and service made up for it, but overall not a good experience.

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  17. BrittZ

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good beer and food but slow service. Would his again

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  18. SteveW

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is always pretty good here, and the onion rings were great. The main issue was the pizza that we ordered was over cooked. The toppings were dry as a result and the crust was very difficult to cut through with a knife. I gave up halfway through the second slice and just ate the toppings off the crust. The beer was nice and cold though.

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  19. JenniferP

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I hadn’t seen my friends in 8 months and our server, Jen was so cognizant of that. She gave us time to catch up and never pressured us to order. Most places want you out in 1.5 hours to make room for more patrons. I will always book Big Rig for my friend meet ups! Jen was awesome! And the Hola! beer was sooo good. The food was super good too. 10/10 I highly recommend.

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  20. happycamper

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everyone enjoyed their meal except the person who had the ribs. He didn't think they were very meaty or tasty and the mash was a bit tasteless he said as well. Other diners were disappointed to see your sharing meal gone. Otherwise a great evening. Thank you :)

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  21. JoanK

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    the food was very good the atmosphere nice and the service we received from our waitress was fantastic. She interacted with us in a very friendly manner, and came over several times to see how our drinks were and to see if we needed anything else.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. KerryD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service friendliness and speed was excellent. Food was delicious. Easy to get a table (reserved ahead). Parking was good. Would eat again at Big Rig.

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  23. JonP

    Ottawa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Food took very long- and not tasty Very sad atmosphere for Christmas Under staffed I would never come back

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  24. deborahr

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been going to Big Rig since it opened many years ago. I love the place. Its my favorite go to restaurant of all! I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for great food, great service and great setting.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. EvanB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Def not coming back. I was shocked that a small.sangria glass was 16$ Never going to see my face there again

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  26. NumberOneFan

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Party of six. First pass at the menu we needed extra time, there was something compelling on each page. Beer was great. Finally made meal decisions. Food arrived promptly and was as tasty as expected. We'll be back (each of us has 4 other meals they want to try)

    1 person found this helpful

  27. cliffW

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was great. Prompt and helpful. Pizza was good. Nice sized portions for the money - good value

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  28. LindzV

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Big plus - the fries! Also, it’s a nice and big place so doesn’t feel cramped even when it’s busy. Unfortunately all 3 of us got different chicken dishes and all of them were severely overcooked and dry.

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  29. JACKR

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Timely yet unrushed service and excellent food. Service was friendly and accommodating. Couldn't have been better for the occasion!

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Big Rig Kitchen and Brewery does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes.

Big Rig Kitchen and Brewery is rated 4.3 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Big Rig Kitchen and Brewery

2750 Iris Street, Ottawa, ON K2C 3C9

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Nepean
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Brewery
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
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