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There is no end to the choices you have for food and shopping in this place! A family of five could get five different national dishes under one roof. We stop here every time and love it!

Thank buckeyegirl2005
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Byward market has much to offer including a wide selection of restaurants offering different ethnic cuisines including Asian (Vietnamese, Japanese/sushi, Indian), Tex-Mex, Roadhouse, fine dining, dessert (waffles, cupcakes, cakes and pies and Ottawa's famous beaver tails) to name just a few. Lots of bars to sit and have a drink or two including taverns, more eclectic bars including the Mercury Lounge and the gay bar, The Lookout.

Lots of small boutique stores peddling all kinds of wares as well as food vendors such as fish mongers, delicatessens selling cheeses, meats, etc. Outdoor stalls selling fresh fruits and vegetables in the summer and fall, Xmas trees and other seasonal ornamentations in winter, maple syrup, maple butter, maple sugar in spring.

The Byward Market is also a stones throw from Parliament, the National Gallery, the National Art Centre, the U.S. Embassy and Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Rideau Canal and Locks beside the Chateau Laurier. The War Memorial with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier provides a time for reflection.

The Byward Market and surrounds are a must see for tourists and locals alike.

Thank Guy O
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There's a lot going on in Byward Market. Many retail stores and restaurants as well as outdoor vendors. It comes alive at night, but is also a bustling place during the day. The perfect place to shop and eat.
Be sure to go to the outdoor vendor who is selling Beaver Tails. Delish!

Thank BlairCher
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lots of food choices! If you are looking for somewhere to grab a drink or to get a bite to eat you will definitely find it here. There are tons of pubs and restaurants. We were a little disappointed in the lack of shops.

Thank Sarewarren
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Used to have lots of stands with local fresh fruit and vegetable vendors - and be a great place for tourists to mingle with locals on week mornings. Still some m nice bakeries and but the actual market itself is now crafts (with a few places that sell maple syrup)

Thank 133Kris
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wandered around the market for hours
Had amazing good and great shopping near by.
Love the atmospher in tje market...tje music and nofhr life was cool.

Thank NormaR1569
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A bustling market offering all types of delicious looking food and drink, a must to visit. The patisserie was to die for, hard to choose what delight to order. Very easy to find and close to other points of interest.

Thank asmcintyre
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a must for visitors to Ottawa. Must try the beavertails, an Ottawa classic. Lots of interesting food at the stalls and restaurants, always bustling with people in the summer. An open air produce market as well, featuring locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Thank bdatreefrog
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Foodies heaven, so much to try and look at. Great market and it caters for all tastes and wallet sizes. Had a ball looking around and sampling local fruits and foods, especially coming fro Australia and not having Ground Cherries here. Try them when in season.

Thank Don T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You really can’t fail to find the market if you look.
Not a market in the traditional sense, but a large collection of food & Drink outlets,, with a small market at its heart.
Here you will find just about everything you could possibly want to fill your belly, from Beevertails to Top nosh, all in quite a small area.

Thank 43ericb
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