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Beavertails

#9 of 2,173 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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Byward Market Area
Canadian
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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: Lunch, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night

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  • 302
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    Very good
  • 33
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  • 7
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best dessert

One of the most delicious desserts ive had in awhile. Would recommend trying this to anyone who hasnt had one yet and you wont change your mind for seconds. Very sweet dessert with tons of different toppings to choose from.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
LOVEtreval2014
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Local cuisine
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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

One of the most delicious desserts ive had in awhile. Would recommend trying this to anyone who hasnt had one yet and you wont change your mind for seconds. Very sweet dessert with tons of different toppings to choose from.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Nothing represents Canada better than their symbolic animal of the beaver. As much as poutine is a Canadian staple, the beavertail is equally a must when visiting the nation's capital. A deep fried snack covered in cinnamon and sugar is the classic version of the snack and it is also the base for any additional toppings and "special" versions like... More 

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Albury, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We saw the beaver tail cafe on our tour and decided to visit it when visiting byward markets for dinner. What a great treat . Price excellent and oh so enjoyable. A memorable experience

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Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

No visit to Ottawa is complete without getting BeaverTails. Clearly the must have treat for my family when they visit. I like the traditional cinnamon sugar with lemon juice. The kids also love the Nutella. You can also get half/half so you can try two options.

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

These are the tastiest fried dough I have ever had. I'm going back tomorrow for more. A must if in town.

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St. John's, Canada
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Beavertails -- deep-fried pastry with assorted toppings, most of them cloyingly sweet. But it's a Canadian classic, and you haven't visited Ottawa if you haven't checked out the iconic Beavertails booth in the Byward Market. They're a particular treat on a cold day; eating hot pastry with melting chocolate/icing/cheesecake topping in -10 weather is an exquisite pleasure. They're good in... More 

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London, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Good treat anytime. Price is fair. So yummy. We bought the original or number 1. Well worth it and somewhat messy but tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

ottawa has the best beavertails ever! head down to byward market and try one. ... many flavours available and very fresh :-) cash only!!!

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Ilderton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Heard about this place for years and always wanted to try it. Had the apple cinnamon yesterday, fantastic. Today I'll have the peanut butter chocolate. If I lived in Ottawa I would probably put on a few pounds visiting this place regularly. Happy Canada Day

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Edmonton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Visiting Ottawa and not enjoying a Beaver Tail is akin to being in Napoli and not having a gelato, or being in Madrid and not having churros. Beaver Tail is the quintessential classic Ottawa treat, best enjoyed during a cold snowy day, yet fine anytime during the year. It’s expanding through franchises and now available as far away as Dubai... More 

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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?