Whitewater Brewing Company- Lakeside Brew Pub

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264 reviews
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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.
What 264 People Are Saying
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SM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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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 13, 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 11, 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 24, 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
36 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
5 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 13, 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 22, 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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Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Loved our experience. However, the sticky tables could easily and quickly be fixed with a sanding and new varnish. It’s definitely a deterrant to enjoying our stay.

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B
Hamburg Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great location, super friendly staff and fantastic food! There beer is amazing as well! Noise level and music could be a bit lower as it sometimes requires you to shout to your friends for them to understand you!

I‘ll definitely return once I‘m in the area again!

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AS
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Two friends, one who lives in North Bay Ontario and the other who lives in Boucherville, Quebec, met halfway in beautiful Cobden. A pleasant, tasty lunch at Lakeside Brew Pub and a walking tour of the town were unexpectedly delightful.

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JO
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Fun evening. A tad disappointing when some menu items not available. This has happened on previous visits as well. No spring rolls, no curry. Salads were not as fresh as usual. Otherwise all good. Great service

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JR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Beer was even better! Service was fabulous. Will definitely be back.

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BB
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I truly enjoy the choices on the menu and the tasty prepared foods served in a casual manner and atmosphere.

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SC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting this restaurant. Definitely will not be our last

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AM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time everyone enjoyed themselves. The waitress was very helpful.The food was excellent.
We will return to try different menu items and different beers.

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S
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was friendly and attentive. The kitchen was busy, and our server came a few times to keep us up to date on our food. The beer was great, and the music was nice so the wait for the food wasn't an issue at all...especially once it arrived! It was excellent! Loved our fish tacos, and our burgers. And one of our party had the Arctic char and he highly recommends! All cooked perfectly and great presentation. We never felt rushed to leave our table. Will absolutely be back!

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S
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday supper and the food was amazing! Very friendly and helpful staff, quick service, and delicious meals. Very highly recommended!

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EB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch . Food was fresh and excellent. Would love to have larger serving dishes - found it awkward on small trays.

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SW
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were all out of chicken- likely because it is SO GOOD!!!! The fish tacos were amazing!!! My daughter had the duck breast/ she loved it- and the others had burgers- also exceptional! Great place to eat- reservations recommended!!!

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JN
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great with lots of choices, staff friendly and attentive, the beer was cold and refreshing! My wife and I liked the place so much we went twice in one week.

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ML
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was good, the beer was excellent, and the staff were great. However... the restaurant has little ambiance and was very noisy when we were there: measured on a decibel app at 82-85 decibels, which can cause permanent hearing damage with prolonged exposure. This could be easily fixed by turning down (or OFF!) the musak so that patrons don't have to shout across their tables to be heard. In addition, the pricing on the menu of the "side upgrades" is very confusing. I wondered how many people end up with one or more unexpected "side" charges, as we did. Even the staff struggled to come up with a clear and simple explanation that made sense to us. This could be solved by clarifying things on the menu: for example, "Side of chips, $4" and "Side of chips with rosemary and truffle oil, $6." Easy.

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SC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. I live 4 hours away and when I am in the area this is a definite stop. The beers are great and I can't say enough about the pesto chicken sandwich! Fresh and local ingredients, but that means they occasionally run out. I would rather everything be freshly made and them occasionally run out than to cook from frozen. Great experience!!

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PH
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. I have been once for Mothers day and took my Girlfriend there most recently. Worth the drive from Ottawa. Great service, wonderful food and delicious beer.

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B
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great home made food. Pleasant and efficient server. Casual family atmosphere.Huge portions. We will return often.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Been here two other times and were impressed. This time beer was warm, meat pie had a burned flavour, steak in steak sandwich was way over cooked and had a dirty grill taste. We ordered appetizers and a very short time later our meal was delivered even after telling the waitress we wanted some time in between. It was nice to have music but it was too loud to carry on a conversation. Had a difficult time hearing waitress. We were all leaning over to hear her and she made no effort to speak louder or come closer. We save this place to come for dinner for special occasions but can honestly say we will not come here for the next.

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