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The Rich Uncle Tavern, Kitchener, ON

The Rich Uncle Tavern

4.4
4.4
281 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Gastro Pub
With a unique, inventive menu, The Rich Uncle Tavern is built on hearty eclectic fare and shareable snacks that pay homage to the brasseries and taverns of yesteryear. Defined by our humble and wholesome approach to food and beverage, The Rich Uncle Tavern features a charming and homely ambience for patrons to gather with old friends and find some new ones.

Whether you’re partaking in a crafted cocktail during live music or a late-night bite in one of our booths, you’ll be able to experience a sociable atmosphere, curated beverages and delicious fare that will leave you sated.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Canadian, Burgers
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (519) 208-8555
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Brian McCourt
  • Catering
    Want The Rich Uncle Tavern to cater your upcoming off-site event? Please contact the restaurant directly at hello@richuncletavern.ca
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact The Rich Uncle Tavern directly to host your upcoming event. Reachable at hello@richuncletavern.ca
  • Area
    Kitchener
  • Cross Street
    Between Ontario St S & Queen St. S
  • Parking Details
    Duke & Ontario - Street Parking - 33 Ontario St NDuke Street Parking Garage - 41 Duke St WGoudie's Lane Surface Lot - 19 Queen St NCharles & Benton Parking Garage - 4 Charles St ESurface Lot - 40 Ontario St SCharles St. Terminal Lot - 15 Charles St WGaukel St Parking Lot - 44-50 Gaukel St**Some Public Parking areas are free after 5pm!**
  • Public Transit
    Across the street from THEMUSEUM on King Street West
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options
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What 281 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Southern Ontario

    Hot spot

  • Southern Ontario

    Great for live music

281 Reviews
  1. nope

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'm begging this place to drop the live music. Their exceptional playlists are so much better at setting the vibe and tone I love.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Duck wings were dry and overcooked, Bangers and Mash was stone cold. Service started out well, then deteriorated.

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  3. Mack

    Exclusive

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Rich Uncle Tavern the food is always very good! The burgers are truly outstanding! The truffle fries are super yummy. The character that the restaurant has is charming! We like supporting family owned businesses.

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  4. DenisB

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, good portion size and a very tasty burger and rice dish for my wife. Service was prompt, friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. 100% recommended.

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  5. JoanneE

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, fantastic food and terrific atmosphere

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing. Thanks for the birthday treat as well. Great Service!!

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  7. tiffanyh

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing. Always recommend the duck wings and fried brussel sprouts!

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  8. Jade

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat coming here. I didn't know this server this time but she was amazing like everyone here is!

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  9. RyanS

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice tap list for the craft beer lover, great food, and friendly service. If you are going, have the duck wings...they are incredible!

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  10. MindyS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent. Live music was a pleasant surprise.

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  11. SUEM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to this restaurant based on reviews and photos of the menu. Our waitress was pleasant, but had way too much perfume on. I ordered the fish and chips the fish. I’m sure was definitely frozen and deep fried. The fries were over salted so much that they were in edible, my husband ordered the lamb burger and the pattie was so thin and small. My husband‘s fries were also over salted. Forgot to mention the pathetic excuse of coleslaw that came with my dinner a few shreds of red onion, and red cabbage.

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  12. fun2dineout

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant decor is very beautiful! our server was wonderful! Live music was such a nice vibe! .. not too loud that we couldn’t still have conversations. HOWEVER, because of the prices and food quality I would not return. Our bill was $300 for 4 people , 2 of us got lamb burger (no flavour/ I think overcooked) another person got a small poutine( potatoes were mushy) Another got a beef burger ( so basic!). Felt very ripped for what we got. , menu is really small also, I got a margarita that was literally 3 sips and gone and I think it was over $20 . If the food was amazing we wouldn’t mind spending the money but it was NOT even close .

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  13. AnneM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our time at The Rich Uncle. Service was great, and the food was delicious. I would be happy to go back on a subsequent trip to Kitchener.

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  14. MehranM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Burgers are good, but not impressive. Staff are very friendly, and there are different tables to sit on

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  15. StevenK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing as well as the service! My wife and I decided to try it and we were not disappointed. We shared the Koren Wonton Nachos without protein, she had the fish and chips, and I had the Koren fried chicken and waffles. Absolutely delicious! Now, it is a bit on the pricey side, but for what you get and the quality of the food it is well worth it. Would 100% recommend to anyone looking for a funky spot, with good drinks, and amazing food. We will be back for sure! The wife's already told me I screwed up bringing her here because she's already craving those Wonton Nachos.

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  16. ShelbyG

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in town for a quick girls night, and we had a great time at The Rich Uncle. Food was delicious, good amount, reasonable price. Cocktails were, chefs kiss. There was live music, the guys were fantastic. They also had a few of the sports games on which was also great. I can’t remember our servers name but she was lovely, encouraged us to take our time and enjoy our night, and she regularly checked in on us. Washrooms we’re also clean, which I consider an important detail. All around great experience, we’ll be back when we’re in town.

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  17. MadisonP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, friendly servers! 10/10 recommend going here for your next meal outing

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  18. TracyU

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great. Delicious burgers. I had the lamb burger with sweet potato fries and my husband had the mushroom burger with regular fries. He had some wonderful local beer and I had delicious cocktails. The service was great. Wonderful evening.

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  19. AlanaK

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but it was quite expensive for the serving size and the beer glasses were very small.

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  20. MariaA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, music, light and attention. Will go back again.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately Live music cancelled last minute. Food was good. Good selection $$$$

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  22. TraceyM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent, and the atmosphere was both vibrant and relaxing. The cocktails were amazing!

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  23. TinaY

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    My second experience here was not nearly as good. Soup was pudding-like and not hot enough when it reached me. My friends' meal was also not great. We were on the clock, as the restaurant was booked and it was not handled as graciously as it could have been. It was disappointing compared to my first visit.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and awesome service! Love the ambiance!

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  25. CameronJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great good, great atmosphere. We were a table of 14 which meant there was a gratuity of 20% automatically included which was not explained to us. Our server heard us giving each other the heads up when paying our bills and must have misheard, he immediately became defensive and said that our party was lucky we weren’t charged because we didn’t order food until an hour after our reservation time - which was not true, nor was that rule explained to us at any point during our time there. Just seemed like an unnecessary way to end a perfectly pleasant evening/experience up that that point.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great variety of food for whatever you are looking for, and a great spin on traditional dishes

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  27. TimE

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great entertainment and excellent food

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  28. GiuliaC

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I celebrated my birthday and it was amazing. They really accommodated me and my 20 guests comfortably and it all went well. The music was really good, good drinks and food but most of all the service was outstanding. Want to show my gratitude and appreciation for our server Beatrice who was incredibly helpful, so nice and friendly and made our experience even better!

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  29. Lanny

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is way overpriced for the amount of food you get. It is a great place for a few drinks but a reevaluation of their food value is in order.

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  30. MikeB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We've eaten at RUT a few times and always found the food excellent. Unfortunately that wasn't the case last night. Our appetizers were excellent (Korean Wonton Nachos). The problem was with the main course. My wife ordered the Korean Chicken and Waffles and found the waffles inedible. The chicken was good but half her waffles were overcooked and chewy (almost burnt) and the other half were undercooked and doughy. When we told the server she said she would let the kitchen know but that was all that happened. I ordered the Truffled Mushroom burger which was really good but the fries were undercooked and terrible. Our friends ordered the salmon (very good) and the fish and chips (fish ok, fries not eaten). We were very disappointed as our past visits had been excellent.

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  31. JesseR

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere and the band was unique and very good!

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  32. AliJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you like great food and a lively location and some live music too this is a great place to go. Service was great too.

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  33. BruceM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were greeted right away and the host made us feel welcome and seated us where we could have privacy. We anjoyed hearing the din and chatter of the kitchen staff . The food was tastey and came quickly . Our waitress was lovely and we had a wonderful evening.

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  34. ChrisR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance, Service, Food and Drinks were great. Would highly recommend.

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  35. AmyH

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered the lamb burger and extra crispy fries.. the lamb burger was luke warm and the bun was cool.. thank goodness the favour was good! I also received fries that weren’t extra crispy, barely crispy.. ugh Was like the waitress didn’t heard my request or/ and the kitchen just ignored it. I can’t eat alot of starch so when I do I like it my way.. I didn’t bother returning the meal. Also everything was slow to receive. I’ve been here before (2 years ago) and had told my friend how good it was, I was embarrassed!

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  36. Jade

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/ food drinks and service, as always. The live music is great too!

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  37. JarrodP

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for dinner before a concert at the Centre in the Square and the food and atmosphere was great! We had the Korean chicken and kimchi waffles with one of the local craft beers and everything tasted amazing! Food came out very quick and service was amazing. We would definitely go back for dinner or even just a drink again!

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  38. JanineD

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed at The Rich Uncle! Chef Evan and the whole staff are A1 in quality of food and service!

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  39. carloss

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing If the service would of been as good as the food the evening would of been outstanding, Sitting waiting for service and watching the tables next to us being waited on and our table being ignored was upsetting,

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  40. TracieT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the space and decor of the restaurant. Friendly staff and prompt service. Food was good, the burger was enjoyed I found my pickerel fish and chips under cooked but the other order of it was fine.

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FAQs

The Rich Uncle Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 208-8555.

The Rich Uncle Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 281 OpenTable diners.

The Rich Uncle Tavern does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Rich Uncle Tavern

45 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between Ontario St S & Queen St. S
  • Area
    Kitchener
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Canadian, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Duke & Ontario - Street Parking - 33 Ontario St NDuke Street Parking Garage - 41 Duke St WGoudie's Lane Surface Lot - 19 Queen St NCharles & Benton Parking Garage - 4 Charles St ESurface Lot - 40 Ontario St SCharles St. Terminal Lot - 15 Charles St WGaukel St Parking Lot - 44-50 Gaukel St**Some Public Parking areas are free after 5pm!**
  • Public Transit
    Across the street from THEMUSEUM on King Street West
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Brian McCourt
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options
  • Phone number
    (519) 208-8555
  • Catering
    Want The Rich Uncle Tavern to cater your upcoming off-site event? Please contact the restaurant directly at hello@richuncletavern.ca
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact The Rich Uncle Tavern directly to host your upcoming event. Reachable at hello@richuncletavern.ca
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