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  • The Thirsty Monk

  • 3.5 stars
    (23 reviews, average rating: 4.4/5)
  • Cuisines: Pub Food
  • (905) 728-3219
  • 21 Celina St. Oshawa, ON L1H 1J7
  • Neighbourhoods: Central
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Restaurant Details
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Price range
$$ ($11-$25)
Locale
No
Outdoor seating
Yes
Formal/dressy
No
Hours
No
Group-friendly
Yes
Has entertainment
Yes
Has take-out
Yes
Kid-friendly
Yes
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TML
3 Reviews
2011/09/16
  • Great atmosphere. Nice little pub in downtown...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Great atmosphere. Nice little pub in downtown Oshawa. Just moving to Oshawa about a year ago never would have thought to even try this place (being downtown). The wings are great (best I have had in Oshawa so far, and "yes" I have been to the Bulldog and Jax's). The only bad thing that I could say about the wings, they are a little on the small side and the hot are not all that hot. The service is alright (good at times, but alright). Nice little patio, clean washrooms, decent bar, good mix of different age groups. Been there twice, was a jazz/blues band playing during our second visit. Great place!!!

  • Order: Wings, Nacho's, calamari, Pints.
 
Steve
2 Reviews
2010/04/18
  • Great atmosphere and food
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • Visited here recently and absolutely loved the food. I'm a very simple guy to please really. As long as my beer is cold, the food is hot, and the service gets there plus or minus within 10 minutes of me wanting something, I'm not one to gripe.

    The service wasn't necessarily amazing. Our waiter seemed like he was stretched really thin over the tables he had to cover, and he didn't let me know they were out of potatoes until just before my order arrived, but they upped them to sweet potato at no charge and I love sweet potato fries as well.

    Draft was a bit on the pricey side, and so was the food in all honesty, but it still feels well worth it. Big portions, and arrived almost too hot, and cooked all the way through and not charred.

    Will definately visit again.

  • Order: Chicken Wings, Sweet Potato Fries
 
SecrectDiner
50 Reviews 1 Helpful
2009/05/01
  • This was our first visit at the new location...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • This was our first visit at the new location (21 Celine St., around the corner). I was impressed. The place looks great. A nice upscale look for Oshawa.

    Presentation of food was better than your average pub and menu choices were well rounded. Food was really well done. The fish and chips were definaly not store bought like I have been seeing in a lot of places lately. A nice tempura style batter. My compliment to the Chef.

    Would have liked the waitress to have told me they had a better selection of wine than the two she offered me. I noticed them after I order one of the house reds. Dh's Coors light draft was a little on the flat side, but he didn't complain.

    Will be back!

  • Order: Philly Steak Sandwich, Fish and chips, onion rings, beer and wine
 
Michele
2008/10/09
  • Fabulous !!
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • Telephoned my order in for pick-up. As soon as I walked in the front door, 2 to 3 staff greeted me and made sure I was looked after. Very impressive. My order was actually waiting for me. I'll be dining in and ordering out, that's for sure !!!

  • Order: salad, appetizer
 
Hannah
2008/09/23
  • Beautiful expansion
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • I was just at the Thirsty Monk at their new location and it was beautiful. The food presentation even for a "simple" plate of bruschetta was amazing! They are definitely not your typical pub anymore, it makes you forget you are downtown Oshawa.

  • Order: appetizers
 
Maddison
2008/09/03
  • excited about the future
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • My wife and i go to the Thirsty Monk at least once a week. Every week we are greeted with smiling faces. The waitresses all treat us like family and always ask how we are. We just recently heard about the pubs expansion around the corner and with a patio, and we can hardly wait until we get to go and see it for ourselves!!! Always our best meal of the week!

  • Order: pizza and pasta
 
Dolores
2008/08/28
  • Unbelievable food
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • We went to dinner as a family on our way from a movie. Quite sick and tired of fast food that we always seem to get. With boys the age of 16 and 13 we need big helpings and food that they will eat without being bored at a restaurant. We were fortunate to be there on a Saturday night when they had the Wii going. Not only was the food fantastic but because of the Wii we could take our time and have a conversation without being bugged to go home. On a side note the servings are so big that my 16 year old who is never full without two servings was full, we actually went home without him asking in an hour for something to eat.

  • Order: burgers, pasta and cherry cheesecake
 
downtown eater
2008/07/03
  • I work downtown and at least once a week my...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 6
  • I work downtown and at least once a week my colleagues and i go out for lunch. And every week we go to the Thirsty Monk. We call in have our order pre-ordered and as soon as we sit there our meal is brought out to us. We pre-order becasue we only have a 1/2 hour for lunch and we are always back to work on time. This place has everything we want from salads to pasta to burgers and the most amazing pizzas!!!

  • Order: various lunches
 
mike
2007/12/21
  • my lunch experience was great. we were greeted...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 6
  • my lunch experience was great. we were greeted with friendly faces were offered incredible specials and then recieved a lunch card which I've already used a few times. We are all regulars now!!

  • Order: Burger, wrap, and wings!
 
Customer
2007/12/18
  • Always a great time at The Thirsty Monk! The...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • Always a great time at The Thirsty Monk! The food always tastes great and the waitresses are always fun and energetic! Keep up the great work!

  • Order: 10 different entrees as well as various beers
 
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