Whitewater Brewing Company - Riverside Brew Pub

4.3
72 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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About

At Whitewater Brewing Company we have some very simple priorities that began with our lifestyle, and continued into our beer.
Now we’re excited to bring these priorities into our food.

HIGH QUALITY, LOCAL & TRUE

Supporting the local community is our priority and that is why we tell you exactly where your food and drinks come from. If it doesn’t say, ask any one of us and we’ll tell you! It may be as close as a 5 minute drive from the brewery or if that wasn’t possible, it was the next closest place.

LOCAL FOOD, LOCAL DRINKS, LOCAL MUSIC, LOCAL PEOPLE

Our grub features the highest quality, seasonal produce that we could get our hands on in the Ottawa Valley. For this reason, our menu changes regularly!

Come and spend a lunch time, an afternoon or an evening.

Brewed by friends, for friends.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Brewery, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Kitchen hours - June
Wed/Thurs - 12-8
Fri 12-10
Sat 11-10
Sun 11-8
Closed Monday Tuesday

July/August hours
Monday-Thurs 12-8
Friday 12-10
Saturday 11-10
Sunday 11-8

*open later if good times are being had
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Phone number
(613) 582-7227
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Grants Settlement Road
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Parking details
Large Gravel Parking Lot
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NONE
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Entertainment
Live Music Friday and Saturdays from 7-10pm
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Special events & promotions
Email Steve@whitewaterbeer.ca to book a large party or special event

This location can be rented privately for special events from September-May
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access
What 72 People Are Saying
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JE
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whitewater Brewing Company Riverside Brew Pub is a bit hard to find but the drive is beautiful and the beer and food is worth it! Brandon our server was fun and efficient. Different atmosphere to their Lakeside pub but both are worth going to. We will go back for sure!

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SO
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good but I feel that three wedgies as a side is not enough, for what you pay for the meal. Five of our group has the wedgies and all were disappointed in the quantity, in fact one ordered an extra side and received seven more for $10.00...the seasonal beer was very tasty, and our server was excellent.

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SH
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Very much rustic with a bit of a cafeteria feel. Could use some warmth of ambiance. Entertainment was awesome. Overall a good pick.

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M
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

After reading the reviews, I disappointed to find that this place less ambience than a McDonalds. Basically wood plank is the decor, and not a stitch of fabric anywhere to absorb the sound bouncing off the low ceiling, straight back wood booths and yup, indoor picnic tables. The beer is focused almost entirely on variations on IPA which is hard to understand.

The food was decent but not great. In spite of creative sounding dish names and interesting ingredients,
the blend of tastes and textures in everything from the burgers to sandwiches to nachos tasted like a warm mush.

We were relocated to a table outside on the back deck after the noise inside from the patrons and overly loud (but quite talented) musical duo drove us out there. The table was filthy from left over meals, even though the waitress “wiped” it.

Basically, the place comes off as catering exclusively to 20 something hipsters, not families or older people. Given the location in a rafting hub, that’s fine. It’s just too bad they don’t describe it that way because we thought we in for a much better experience than it was.

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j
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Had a reservation for 2 groups, called ahead and spoke to Stephen (who “ran the place”) to merge the 2 groups into one table. Was assured all was well. We arrived, no record of me calling and they seemed annoyed to have a large party. Took ages to get our 3 orders of nachos (appetizers), tables that were seated after us got their food a long time before us. Took almost 2 hours to get our entrées. Entirely too long considering we had reservations. Very loud. Singer in corner was too loud for the space. No one could talk. We asked for him to please turn down his amp but he didn’t. Food was fine, but very slow service.

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KB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Unfortunately when I was there with my two girls there was such a drunk crowd on a Wednesday night that the Police were called . No kids menu. Took awhile to get seated

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PO
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding atmosphere
Live music was perfect
The burgers and pizza were absolutely delicious and very unique flavouring
A definite place to hang with friends and family

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G
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Yoga with Beer brought us out, and having live music and a great menu, made us stay!

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KM
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great and beer was excellent. the waiter was very nice and funny.

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HR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the new pizza’s and the duck breast was amazing, never dissapointed!

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RO
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Basic Pub Food that is slightly overpriced. Atmosphere and service was good though.

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TK
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice small place, not easy to find but that adds to the appeal. Servings were ok in size. Food was great. Night life could be fun considering the likely crowd. We will go back.

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J
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was our first time at the Riverside location. It was an amazing place to eat! Our waitress Dani, was more than helpful. She recommended all of her favourite items, beer and made us fantastic cocktails! The food was tasty and arrived to our table very quickly. I think the best part was all the LOCAL ingredients!! The overall experience was fantastic and the live entertainment added to the atmosphere! Very relaxing place to eat dinner and the staff were always smiling! Would recommend and will be back!

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DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my birthday dinner, service was very,very good. My drink was not what l ordered and another one was made for me. A piece of cake was presented to me along with three forks. The restaurant was a little on the warm side, as it was a very warm day.

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NN
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent outing with great food and great locally brewed beer.

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MH
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the place, foods great waiter was fantastic beers great.

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Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A meal at Whitewater is always delicious (and the beer is great too!)

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We booked a table online for 7:15 pm. Drove from Renfrew to Cobden. Just as we were pulling in to park someone from the pub called. They told us they gave our table away to customers that just walked in! They apologized and said we could take our chances at the bar! So that's the first and last time we try to eat there!

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The location, the food, and the people were outstanding!! It's worth the 45 minute drive from downtown Ottawa. We'll definitely be back!

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OT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of us found the food and atmosphere exceptional. Will definitely be back!

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall I enjoyed the food, beer & service. We had a wonderful server. I'd liked to have seen some gluten-free options though. Also air conditioning would have been nice concidering how humid it was outside that day.

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding beer and pizza. The service was exceptional along with the comfortable couch and chairs. Also enjoyed the live music.

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. Will deffinitly be going again

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A rustic fun place to have lunch or dinner! Great beer, burgers, live music.

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

So we showed up for our reso and were the only table for a long time. Had some beers and some apps and then, the place was a total mob scene seemingly in the blink of an eye. One waitress and a completely full restaurant. Been there, done that, know the panic!! Not only did she keep her cool but staff that had been there for dinner, suited up and waited tables. The retail guy came from the store to the restaurant and took our order for drinks and made sure we were looked after. The teamwork was amazing. If this were my place, I would consider myself lucky to have staff that will pitch in when they are needed, on or off the clock. Did I mention that in the middle of all the chaos, our orders were fast, hot, delicious and absolutely correct? Way to go guys, hit it out of the park. Wait staff and kitchen staff killed it in every way. My out of town guests who thought they were being led astray into a field somewhere never to been seen again, then completely sceptical that good beer and great food could be had so far off the beaten path, could not have been more satisfied. They all want to come back. GREAT EXPERIENCE. Thanks for making me look good to my City Slicker friends!!

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really love the feel of this place, so I was pretty happy to be able to eat here as a vegan. Even though I have to get the same meal every time, I don't mind it. My spouse and I like to take the bike out for a drive out here for dates, and we'll eat outside and chill out on the hammocks after our meal to relax, chat, and have great beer. The taters are amazing, I don't know what their secret is. Worth making reservations for, because it's a busy place!

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Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I absolutely LOVE the Riverside Brew Pub! Everything about this experience is wonderful. Yes its a noisy spot, but not so loud you cant still talk. We love it! Live music, great food, great company!!
We dont go anywhere else now, date night is always the Brewery!!

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M
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was a little disapointed in their small food menu, but everything else was great !

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KM
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, service was excellent and beer was real good.

Will be back soon

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had dinner after an afternoon of white water rafting. Limited menu but amazing food! Service was excellent! Out of the way but a must if in the area!

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S
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great atmosphere at Whitewater Brewing.
The food is very well prepared and although the menu is limited there seems to be something for everyone's taste.

Live music on Friday and Saturday evening after 7pm is always well suited to this pub.

These folks have brewed the best Oatmeal Milk Stout I've ever tasted.

Kudos to the owners for their vision and the always friendly staff.

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S
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

One first arrival we knew we were in for something different, something outside the norm of every day dining and something unique to the culture of the local area. As we entered the dining area was quaint but offered by most account a good selection of seating! The staff was very accommodating and ensured that we were seated promptly and served efficiently throughout our stay! We recommend you start off with the paddle as it wets every beer drinkers palat and prepares you for the night to come based on what beer suits your taste at a very affordable taste testing price point! If eating off fine china is your idea of a great meal then this may not be ideal for you, but if you so choose to indulge in the atmosphere and take part in dinner served on yet another paddle. You will not be disappointed although you should probably ask for an extra napkin, especially if you have a paddle or two of samplers before your dinner arrives! All in it was a great evening out and money well spent enjoying what is in essence " the valley" on tap!! Can't wait to visit the new established site in Cobden but until then , keep your paddles in the water!!

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BC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is still a great place to enjoy with friends. The food is delicious and creative and the staff are warm and welcoming.
It was a beautiful fall day and we went for a walk to the rapids to enjoy the last few nice days.

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S
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place.
I've visited quite a few times and the food is always great.
My girl and I love to go on date night here especially on Friday or Saturday when they have live music.
The musicians they bring in are perfectly chosen for this atmosphere.
The food menu is somewhat limited but is always prepared superbly and never disappoints.
I look forward to an upgraded or amped up menu in both beer and food but until then I will keep coming back for more of the same great fare. Love the rustic atmosphere!!

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always...love the laid back atmosphere...great food, tasty beer, and a wonderful staff...keep it up guys and girls, can't wait for the new one to open...Cheers!

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2016
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

very enjoyable,tasty food,good beer,too noisy for an intimate dinnr

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Yosemite
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the ambiance. It's so simple in an old barn but I love it. Great food and beer as well. Worth the drive over from the Quebec side.

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly service. Real Ottawa Valley hospitality!!!!!!!

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CK
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful treat! Food is always excellent. Well informed staff, very friendly.

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KM
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server, food abd beer was excellent.

Thanks again for a great night.

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