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Beavertails

#10 of 2,253 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 - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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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
Most recent review
Best Beavertails

I've had Beavertails from other locations but the one in the Byward Market is by far the best. You can't go wrong with the Skor Avalanche--it's epic (just don't eat it while wearing white...)

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I've had Beavertails from other locations but the one in the Byward Market is by far the best. You can't go wrong with the Skor Avalanche--it's epic (just don't eat it while wearing white...)

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Hot pastries in the winter weather are always a winner. Even better with the excellent choice of toppings. Beavertails are very big, well done if you manage to finish the entire thing. There's no indoor seating area so be prepared to brave the cold or take a nice stroll through some of the lovely Byward markets whilst you tuck in.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It has been an annual event for more years than I can count that during the Winterlude we have gone to view the Ice sculptures on one evening and taking the opportunity to get our Beavertails with a hot chocolate. What a treat. There are no complaints to wait in line for this yummy treat and lo and behold we... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beavertails are one of the most unique and delicious treats worth waiting for. Shaped like a beavertail,you decide from the various toppings and fillers just what you would like. I think they are most enjoyed in the winter as they are served hot!!!!

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Gatineau, Quebec
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I enjoy BeaverTails. I don't go there too often because it is so good. I prefer the tail with the Apple filler.

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Frankford, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I had never before experienced a beaver tail but after enjoying it so much I will definitely go again! Everyone should make this on their list of places to visit in Ottawa!

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I can never resist getting a beavertail when I am down in the market area. the line up is usually long but well worth the wait.

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Ontario
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I was told multiple times that we had to go to Beavertails while visiting Ottawa. We saw a couple kiosks down on the Rideau Canal, but ended up visiting the one at Byward Market. I got the apples & sugar Beavertail and yummmm.....definitely worth the price, which wasn't outrageous. Service was prompt and friendly too, in spite of a big... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Very kind girls behind the counter here. My beavertails were amazing, better than any I have had before. I was offered a box, which was great as I was taking it back to my hotel, it was done up nicely and still hot!

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Lethbridge
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

As with everyone else visiting the Byward Market, I had to try a Beavertail. It's becoming quite the tourist spot even for foreigners, so I urge you to go there before they change it. Warm, gooey, sugary and based on my two favourite food groups: sugar and fat. I had the apple and cinnamon version so that I could pretend... More 

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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

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

Questions & Answers

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