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Beavertails

#10 of 2,197 Restaurants in Ottawa
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Byward Market Area
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J A Durrell Rec Centre, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7G1, Canada
(613) 241-1230‎
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch

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  • 329
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  • 164
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dessert

Well the kids found this and we ended getting it for them several of the days. Even our student from France was rather impressed by the delicious findings

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
nikki9doors66
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welland
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  • Local cuisine
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Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

If you've never had a beaver tale and aren't sure what they are, it's basically a donut that has been squished flat so it's the shape of a beaver's tail. Because it's so flat, it's also puffier and a bit less doughy than a regular donut. They are delicious. But at $4 or $5 a pop, you could also just... More 

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welland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Well the kids found this and we ended getting it for them several of the days. Even our student from France was rather impressed by the delicious findings

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I had my first beavertail last week. We only bought one because it was cash only and split it six ways. NEVER again will I split a beavertail with anyone. One should have their own and not have to share. This fried dough dipped in cinnamon and sugar may be the most addictive delicacy imaginable. The dough is stretched into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

a very good treat, especially a very sweet one. reasonable prices. nice service. Maybe more seats for people to stay and enjoy.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Canadians have such a sentimental connection to the beaver, what an ingenious idea to shape and name a pastry in honour of the the beaver and the Canadian. Beyond the sentimentality - the tail I ordered was great! And the serving staff were so friendly. This experience will no doubt become iconic ! When in Ottawa don't miss it!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A great treat while in the market area. Have stopped here every time I am in Ottawa. It is a great deep dried dough treat with great choices of toppings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Try the salty version.... Worth the calories ;-) Everyone told me to try it, I was sure if it's gonna be oily - seem to be perfect.

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My girl friend and I have to get them any time we are in Ottawa. My girl friend wouldnt leave without getting one on our previous visit, thats how much she likes them.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited from UK for a family wedding and several people told us we really must sample beaver-tails, and so when we saw the stand near Byward Market, we had a go. Amazing, delicious, too many flavours to try, but we did go back 2 more times in the week. CInamon was my favourite, and my daughter tried different toppings.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you are visiting Ottawa you must stop by the Beavertail stand in the Market. Absolutely delicious with many varieties.

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Additional Information about Beavertails

Address: J A Durrell Rec Centre, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7G1, Canada
Phone Number: (613) 241-1230‎
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Canadian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: J A Durrell Rec Centre, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7G1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: (613) 241-1230‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?