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Kettleman's Bagel Company

912 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (The Glebe / Dow's Lake)
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Ranked #57 of 2,170 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Bagels
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: The Glebe / Dow's Lake
Description: 613-567-7100, phone. Some reviews: http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/250/1432230/restaurant/The-Glebe/Kettlemans-Bagel-Co-Ottawa
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Hamilton, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The sesame bagels are good if you have them fresh or in a day or two. There was nothing outstanding about this business. It is cool to get to see bagels being made but these bagels are overpriced and not a great value. It may be convenient to drop in to pickup a meal or a single bagel or two.... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Lots of fun to see the exposed production-line mechanical processes that cook, move, and produce the bagels. Always great tasting too! They will also make you a sandwich--they're not just a cool bakery. Sometimes there can be a big lineup though. Date attended is approximate (likely prior to options offered)

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is THE place to go for consistently yummy Montreal-style bagels in Ottawa! Fantastic selection of bagels done any way you like 'em with a terrific selection of cream cheeses & spreads to suit your fancy! The only complaint is the service...because it's such a great spot lots of other people often want to satisfy their bagel craving at the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Those who know my reviews know that I rarely give 4 stares and almost never give 5. Kettleman's is a good workmanlike bagel shop that is based on the so called Montreal still known as St. Viature's Bagel Shop. These are less bread and crunchy than the standard bagel or bialy. New Yorkers hate them, Montrealers love them and Ottawans... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Simply the best of the best. The bagels here are the best in the Glebe and possibly in Ottawa. Very very cheap and very very delicious. I recommend to everyone and anyone, all ages. I absolutely love this place! You can watch the chefs make the bagels in the front and while you're waiting for your bagel to be prepared.... More

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keswick
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was an absolutely amazing place for bagels. This will be a regular stop from now on when we are in Ottawa.

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Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I absolutely love this place! You can watch the chefs make the bagels in the front. Try the Kettleman's special for lunch (~$8) which has cream cheese and smoked salmon or the breakfast bagel for breakfast (~$3-4) which has bacon, eggs and cheese on your choice of delicious, Montreal-style bagel. If you want some to take home you can pay... More

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Cold Lake, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Went there very early to get bagels for family breakfast. It was very well priced (pay by the half dozen). Picked the sesame and chocolate types; very good. We also tried their potato pastries, but they were average to our taste. The bagels lasted up to three days, which is very good compared to other fresh bagel places. The store... More

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Newmarket, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Fresh bagels, topped generously and great service. Breakfast bagel and BLT were delicious. We bought a dozen bagels to take home. Lots of types to choose from (though they were out of plain?) Open 24/7/365! Convenience and quality from this little gem in Ottawa.

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Had the breakfast bagels, coffee, and fresh orange juice. Breakfast bagels were terrific - just how I like them - melted cheddar, tasty bacon, served hot on Montreal-style bagels. Coffee was weak, and I threw most of it away. Fresh orange juice tasted great - I expected it to be tangy but it wasn't at all! Would definitely go back!

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