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“The novelty has worn off...”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of The Works

The Works
Ranked #33 of 2,726 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Westboro Village
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“The novelty has worn off...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

It was interesting when it was new (and local) but the burgers no longer look as great, the selection hasn't changed, and you can get a better burger for less elsewhere.

Visited July 2012
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good Food, Fun Atmosphere!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

I have always had a good experience at The Works. The staff are fun, friendly and helpful. The food is fresh and delicious! Highly recommended by me!

Visited November 2012
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Toronto
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161 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

A couple of friends brought me to this burger place on a Sunday at around 2pm. It was packed so we had to wait around for about 20-30 minutes for a table. We decided to wait. Interesting how they serve the drinks and shakes - in a measuring jar ! The service was friendly and great even though everyone was busy with customers. The burgers were amazing and delicious. There was still a line up at 3-ish and up till 4ish. I would definitely return to The Works when I visit Ottawa again. Make sure you are prepared to wait for a seat and that you are not in a rush.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank cristoph2010
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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Appalling”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

Noisy, overrated, and almost ridiculously pretentious for a burger joint. There were so many choices on the menu that it took forever to choose anything, and by the time we got it, it was cold. You blew it, guys.

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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“burgerlicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

I came here with friends, I liked the atmosphere, their portion sizes/burger sizes were good and the presentation of the food added funk to the place.
I ordered the veggie burger w/ the 'first date' toppings, w/ a side of their -spicy die-cut chips.
It was soo delicious!! Also heard good things about their milkshake, but didn't get a chance to try it.
I will definately be returning back for their burgers and the spicy die-cut chips, as well as to try their milkshakes!

  • Visited January 2013
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