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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Taco Place
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“Fast, tasty tacos that are incredible, plus the best guacamole I’ve ever had. There are two locations - one on Elgin St and one in the Byward Market.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Nice place, mostly enjoyed by locals. Not a touristic spot. Good for Drinks/Diner/Brunch”
  • 51 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Best little pub in the downtown Ottawa Byward Market. Not easy to find but once you have experienced the amazing french Canadian burgers and fries, you will want to come back again...tomorrow! Amazing menu, friendly staff, great value for the plentiful portions you will get. Please note...this is a small pub for locals, so you must go early especially on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday evenings.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Bar
“Lively daily. Great pub, food and dancing. Highly recommend their brunch on weekends until 2pm!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Vegetarian and vegan food that actually tastes amazing! The cauliflower wings are must haves. Within walking distance.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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“I LOVE this place! It's SO GOOD! Grab a coffee, hot chocolate and a yummy beavertail. This place is basically an Ottawa landmark with a perfect location in the heart of the Byward Market. Especially popular with tourists from outside Canada these treats come in many different flavours and are always fresh as there is often a long line up to get them. Staff works quickly and prices are fair. If you visit Ottawa then Indulge your sweet tooth here. You absolutely must have a Beaver Tail if you're visiting downtown Ottawa. Delicious!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The darkest poutine gravy in town! 24-7 diner busy for breakfast or late-night munchies.”
  • 34 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Bistro serving seasonal Italian fare with old country wine and local art $$$”
  • 25 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Amazing place with worldly hand-picked wines from the owners' travels, with a great selection of tapas and frequently a tartare or carpaccio on the menu. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Pub
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“Best scotch bar in Canada. Live music from Wednesday to Saturday. Trivia night on Tuesdays. They wear kilts!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Stylish, upscale eatery offering modern Middle Eastern plates, a full bar & mezze on Sun & Mon.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“High-end, creative Canadian cuisine. Located inside the refined interior of a former bank”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“ The food is cheap as hell, but this is definitely a very loud very active place!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Modern offering of sharable Asian fusion plates such as steam buns and ramen noodles”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Another awesome bread shop with lots of sweet treats and delicious pizza...not open on weekends unfortunately”
  • 19 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Great breakfasts (restaurant at the back - enter through bakery). Front is a French bakery and pastry shop.”
  • 22 locals recommend