Whitewater Brewing Company- Lakeside Brew Pub

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282 reviews
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  • Great Beer
  • Casual
  • Local Ingredients
Whitewater Brewing Company was founded by three good friends in 2011 on the banks of the Mighty Ottawa River. The three of us have had many adventures that have taken us from the incredible rivers of Ontario & Quebec to the mountain-fed creeks of British Columbia, from the deep canyons of the Colorado River, to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. One constant that has remained strong throughout this journey is our return to the heart of the Ottawa Valley to share our great adventures with great friends.
Our epiphany came on a rafting trip: The Ottawa Valley was already home to some of the best natural ingredients involved in creating true hand-crafted beer, as well as great people deserving of a local beer to share with friends. Whitewater Brewing Company was conceived.
My friend, you are now a part of the story, it’s time for you and our beer to tell the rest.
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CM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We're coming back. The fish and chips was awesome. Ambience was comfortable and unique.

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Did not like entree however other guests enjoyed their meals and dessert was amazing

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Will visit again! Everything was perfect: from food to drinks to ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Our server was stretched way to thin...should have been more staff on. Found we were yelling during our meal...maybe the entertainment starts a bit too early??

Food was ok...certainly not the best meal we have had there.

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F
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great and the service was excellent. Would recommend this place for sure!

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MC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The food was delicious. I know when we booked a reservation it advised that we may sit at the community table, there should be an option to have a private table at the time of booking. It’s VERY loud...even before the live music started.

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AC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!! Can’t waiy for our next date night

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LG
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Everything was about what I expected from the experience. I had two suggestions to improve the experience. 1) Put in a double door entrance so the outside air doesn't just blow into the restaurant. 2) Make sure the planks of wood in the tables are flush with each other. It was not a nice sight to see the crumbs and spills of previous meals stuck down in the crevices.

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food and service are great. The food is all locally sourced (as best as possible) and just plain delicious. The live music was great, but does make conversation a little difficult. I will be back for sure.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Was there after a hockey game with most of the team, unfortunately they had trouble accommodating approximately 12 people, service was very slow and the waitress was overwhelmed with # of people she was serving. I have always had a great meal there but staffing or lack of staff and how they interact with customers needs to be addressed to make this a five star experience.

Dave

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KA
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Booking online is awful, the portal barely works and it's a ridic round about way to make a simple reservation

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M
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Updated menu would be amazing!

Beer beer beer beer beer beer beer

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TG
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome people and awesome food and great atmosphere

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DK
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food and service. Table had flowers and lit a candle nice touch for my date. Noise level rated loud because there was a musician playing guitar - not a complaint! Freshest beer ever, awesome burger, good entertainment and a beautiful girl across my table. Best. Date. Ever.

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KL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic place! Went in with a group of 6, on Feb.22nd, reservations were for 6pm. We had an amazing waitress!! She went ABOVE and beyond to describe everything on the menu, offered up samples, she was great.
We had the large sampling appetiser platter, amazing! All 6 of us raved about HOW great our food was, the beer was delicious, specialty coffees were to die for.
The atmosphere was so fun. Great one man band, played some awesome covers. Loved the look inside as well.
Well done. That was worth driving 2.5 hours for. Will most definitely be back!

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BR
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delish! We had gone a few weeks prior and the food wasn't amazing (which we knew wasn't standard, as every time we've gone it's been great.) We decided to bring some guests for dinner, and this time the food was fantastic!

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W
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Great food, drinks & atmosphere! Would totally reccomend going in smaller crowds due to limited seating.

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SM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great, had the steak, it was cooked to perfection and tasted delicious, good atmosphere.

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H
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and music was excellent. Highly recommended.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Food was just okay. Too expensive for the quality. Got a side of gravy which was basically chicken water. They only have house ketchup which was odd tasting. Wasn’t aware that pop refills were not free as well. Server didn’t really pay attention to the entire table and seemed to want to rush us out. I’ve been a few times before and it was better. Maybe an off night?

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CL
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food and drinks and service are wonderful! We will be back forsure!

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r
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent locavore comfort foid and outstanding beer. Check to see if there's live entertainment.

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JV
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

I have been several times to Whitewater Brewery. This visit however was a little disappointing. The food took a very long time to come out. Once our food came out the portion size was very, very small. I ordered broiled fish with vegetables. It was not worth the $25 plus tax I paid. Also, just found the live entertainment far too loud; as we could not carry on a conversation. The waitress was friendly and her service was good.

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VJ
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

My burger was over cooked and my wife’s fish taco meal was cold. We have been many times. I feel this was just an off visit. We will be back

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M
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

Restaurant was cold inside..we had to leave our winter coats on. The food was also really cold (eggs, hashbrowns and sausage. The toast was barely toasted and also cold). Our server was very friendly.

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JU
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is so good I wish I lived in Cobden. A real valley gem!

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JC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Music was too loud (as usual) to carry on conversation with friends; which is why we were there. Other than that it was awesome.

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BB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Seven of us stuffed ourselves with some tasty food, drank great beers, wine and martinis (our guests loved the Astrolabe beer) and really enjoyed the live music (Dale Yuke). Always a good atmosphere!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Live music towards the end of our meal, great experience as always!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great there - we love it!

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SM
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a large group for Brunch and they were extremely accommodating. Our server was amazing and the food was delicious!!!

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K
Calgary
38 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

A great find in the Ottawa Valley! Fantastic entertainment and a nice, local vibe. Staff was swamped but still welcomed us and were very personable. Great time!

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JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience - and don't forget to pick up some beer on your way out the door!

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KW
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Soooo love the scotch eggs and they have been out of them for the past 4 times there. Solve it or take them off the menu

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fish and chips were perfect! Steak sandwich was yummy according to my hubbie. Songstress who played was excellent! Our server was attentive and served us promptly. Well done WW!! See you again Friday. 😊

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T
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and would definitely come again and refer the restaurant to others.

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DM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time there came highly recommended, really great food and service. We will be back soon.

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WM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

The food was VERY over priced
Noise level was almost unbearable - couldn't hear the entertainer sing - that must be very frustrating for the entertainer who was very good.
Our server was extremely good - she told us she was fairly new, but she did a wonderful job.

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DR
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great place to meet with friends or celebrate an special occasion. Take the time to visit the brewery but make sure you are charged correctly for the tour. Tasting tour and regular tour without tasting are two different prices. I paid for 2 of each and got over charged. I was reimbursed the over charge but it was still incorrect. I didn't bother fixing it again but should have. Other than that, I have zero complaints. Great food and atmosphere.

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OT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 5

Not our usual wonderful experience. We had reservations, but the hostess gave up our table to a group ahead of us so we ended up sitting somewhere else. Our food sat under the heat lamp for over 15 mins before someone brought it to us. The cook was banging on the bell a lot before anyone noticed. A couple of the servers were chatting by the door and could’ve gotten it since our server went mia. We did see her once more after we were served-on her way out the door with her coat. The server who did finally bring us our meals offered no apology or explanation when I said the meals were sitting there so long. As a result-the peas were dried out and the edges of the fish were hard. I really like the chunky chips that usually come with the meal, but got French fries instead. :/
The food seems to have changed the last two times we were there-the steak sandwich was prepared with way too much pepper. Also the tartar sauce wasn’t as dilly as usual and seemed too peppery as well.
You guys are usually so amazing! That’s why we come every weekend. Anyhow, hopefully it was just a bad night.
On a positive note-the guy who was playing was amazing!

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