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Kettleman's Bagel Company

912 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (The Glebe / Dow's Lake)
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Ranked #39 of 2,158 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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42 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Outstanding MTL style bagels. Order the smoked meat sandwich, it is out of this world. They make the bagels in a woodburning stove, right there for everyone to see. This is a great place for a toasty winter lunch. I visit Kettleman's nearly every time I'm in Ottawa.

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Shawville, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We live over an hour away and stop in at least once a month to get our breakfast supply topped off.. Delisous bagel sandwiches too with a pickle spear.. Love that they are open 24h .. Wish they had a wheelchair accessible washroom.

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I love the bagel sandwiches they make and the fact that it's open 24 hours. Big downfall is the lack of a debit machine which forces you to bring cash use their machine which if course charges $1.50. I go in about once every two weeks but it would be far more often if they took debit.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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96 reviews 96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

It was worth the drive from kanata to eat a good Ruben bagel sandwich. The bagels are really hot fresh from the oven, the soup was tasty and fresh. It was a treat to watch the huge hunk of dough being cut and hand rolled into the bagels that they serve. The place is basic and not fancy but the... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

This bagel company would get a five star from me for their bagels if they weren't so parsimonious with their seeds. The all-dressed, one of my favourites is virtually undressed as are all of its brother bagels. How about earning that final star folks, I will be watching for more seeds and recognize the effort by buying more and updating... More

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Kettleman's on Bank St. has some of the best "montreal style" bagles anywhere on the planet! Fired in a wood oven, these can't be beat if they are steaming hot with deli cream cheese. Mmmm. They also make a decent sandwich here if you are so inclined. Smoked Meat or Rubin are two of my favourites. Did I mention they... More

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