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Kettleman's Bagel Company

Certificate of Excellence
The Glebe / Dow's Lake
Cafe, Fast Food, Canadian
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912 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3W6, Canada
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In fairness, the missus and I were looking for smoked meat. But we thought, "Ottawa, plus bagels, plus the menu says smoked meat - could be interesting". It wasn't. Bagel was OK. Toppings weren't. Sparse on the smoked meat. The salmon for my wife was only passable. The service was just weird. A long line led to an order taker... More 

Thank voegelin
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dropped by here for a quick late lunch around 3pm. It was crazy how busy this place was at this time, totally unexpected! It's a little cramped, and the set-up is a bit confusing (you have to wade through the packed line to get your juice if you want a combo.) Other than that, the menu is varied so... More 

Thank LilySmith3
Ottawa, Canada
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't think I will ever be tired of Kettleman's bagels. Seems like there are hundreds (and maybe thousands) of others who are the same, given the weekend line-ups these days. It is also a great early morning or late night spot. My favourite pick is the pretzel, but those sell out very quickly! Don't be deterred if there is a... More 

Thank S W
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They only take cash but of course have expensive third party ATM machines on site. So if you don't have cash on you you can pay a high fee (part of which Kettleman's no doubt shares) to get your own money or leave. This is the first sign this business isn't big on customers. I ordered a "Kettleman's Special". This... More 

Thank Oyah333
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72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for a spot to have a place where we could have a reasonable amount breakfast and perhaps fresh healthy options. Remembering Katelman's place as this was recommended by quite a few folks as the place to go while in Big O. Reached there on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend at around 11 am and there was a lineup... More 

Thank PatelSR
Ottawa, Canada
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198 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their variety of different kinds of fresh made bagels are great bought to take home or made into a sandwich while you wait. The sandwich choices are all flavourful and not too large. The bagels are crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside.

Thank chillwills
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living around this little place has been both a curse (I'm always on a diet) and a blessing (many delicious bagels eaten here!).

Thank Judy94
B.C. Canada
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373 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our two week stay we had been touring, daily. We decided that Sunday would be our day to kick back & relax in our Airbnb condo. My husband went out to pick up a couple of bagel sandwiches for our lunch. He brought back the Kettleman's Special which was smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato, & red onion on a... More 

Thank Condu
Perth, Ontario
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96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to only get Montreal bagels when we actually went to Montreal. We would buy 7-8 dozen at a time and freeze them. (We're hard core). Since discovering Kettleman's a few years ago, we've been buying the same 8 doz but now we only have to drive 1 hour to get there (not the 3.5 it takes us to... More 

Thank siodoc
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Although it can be very busy at times, you can never go wrong with a breakfast bagel! I always add mayo to make it saucy. Great value for the price, cute ambiance post-renovations, and amazing consistently tasty bagels. The chocolate bagels toasted with butter are equally great. I have genuinely found myself here twice in one day before.

Thank Jade L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Fast Food, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 912 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3W6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > The Glebe / Dow's Lake
  • Neighborhood: The Glebe / Dow's Lake
  • Phone Number: 6136996633
613-567-7100, phone. Some reviews: http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/250/1432230/restaurant/The-Glebe/Kettlemans-Bagel-Co-Ottawa

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