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Beavertails

69 George Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7G1, Canada (Byward Market Area)
(613) 241-1230‎
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Ranked #16 of 2,170 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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Middletown, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Beavertails are an Ottawa specialty. They are a clever way to sell fried dough with different additions. (I don't think that eating real beavertails or beaver meat would be very pleasant, and besides, I am rather fond of real beavers.) So, if you want the full Ottawa experience, you should try at least one of these.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

i always end up there when visiting winterlude attractions! the perfect treat with hot chocolate being the perfect match. i alwyas order cinnamon with suger, always no visit to ottawa is complete without trying those, so go ahead and indulge yourself :)

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I was SO looking forward to this based on the rave reviews and was really disappointed. The guy serving us had a bad attitude and was pretty grubby, after handling our money he went on to put topping on our pastry which he half-heartedly held with a napkin, bits of banana dropped off onto the counter and he picked them... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

These treats are a classic Canadian delicacy. Fluffy, light dough is fried and dressed the way you like it. My personal favourite is the Killaloe Sunrise, which is cinnamon, sugar, and lemon. There are plenty of richer options, like the garlic and cheese (also delicious) and the Reeses Pieces one. Don't miss out on this wonderful snack, but grab lots... More

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have never been more pleasantly surprised about trying something new.I see now why people go crazy for them

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New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My kids absolutely love this place and chain - we usually go to the one in Mont Tremblant but the kids wanted to get one the same place that President Obama got his! Bring cash as they do not take credit cards - also note there is limited seating at this location, all outside.

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Ottawa, Canada
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23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great for special occasions. Dough with toppings of your choice (honey, lemon, chocolate/nutella, powdered sugar, etc.) is alway, always going to have a special place in my heart--despite being so very simple. There are several locations of Beaver Tails kiosks but I am unsure if they are all the same owner. This particular one has good, friendly service and did... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you like donuts, you'll like beavertails. You can get different kinds of beavertails. I've had chocolate beavertails and really liked them.

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Rochester, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Beavertails are Ottawa's version of fried dough. Finally managed to buy one when there were no lines one night after dinner at a nearby restaurant in the Byward Market. They have lots of choices of topping. I left my daughter pick and she chose the Maple Butter, which ended up being perfect. We carried it back to our hotel room... More

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Winnipeg
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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

First of all, if you're a tourist, you just gotta go there! If it's good enough fro President Obama, it's good enough for you. It's just a piece of flat fried dough shaped like a beaver tail (think of it as a flattened donut) but boy is it good! Each one is made fresh in a variety of flavours. Order... More

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