The Elmdale Oyster House & Tavern
The freshest Whalesbone oysters & sustainable seafood focused menu. We provide fabulous family style diner options with our main drive being Oysters. Open daily at 5pm and Friday through Sunday at 11:30am. We can accommodate groups from a single person right up to 100 plus!
On Tuesday's we have a Fried Chicken special.
On Wednesday's we have a Lobster special.
On Thursday's we do buck a shuck.
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.
Oyster Martinis are terrific, and the food is also very good. Not so great for conversation if you are seated under a speaker... we were yelling at each other.
Went for retro steak night and it was a great experience! The steaks are huge and wonderfully prepared. We also tried the beef carpaccio and the mussels and both had excellent flavours. Our waitress was kind and attentive as per usual. Keep up the great work Elmdale Oyster House and Tavern.
Service was exceptional. Amazing food. Truffle fries were to die for and I've never had such plump, perfectly cooked mussels in my life! Started to get a little loud closer to 9pm, but the experience was worth every penny!
Don't show up without a reservation! We do love this place ,we even set out a plan this evening to visit weekly over the summer to hit up every night of specials. The food is always on point. The atmosphere is cramped and the live performance is very loud which makes it hard to have a conversation.
Wednesday night -cheap lobster night! They had a great guitar player too! Fun time!
The Elmdale Oyster House and Tavern has been a great experience both times we've been. Their buck a shuck night is awesome and the staff is always friendly!
Incredible value of food. The entertainment is exceptional and I have always had wonderful service.