We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Above our expectations”
Review of Yellow Canoe Cafe

Yellow Canoe Cafe
Ranked #4 of 15 Restaurants in Merrickville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Above our expectations”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

A hidden nook behind retail stores. Small shop with gourmet meals and deserts. A pleasant surprise in Merrickville!

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Julie S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

95 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    42
    38
    6
    3
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Toronto
Level Contributor
119 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

In a town with many small restaurants designed for the day tripper tourist trade, Yellow Canoe has a special ambiance. Tucked in the back of an old store front with several shops, it is hidden from the main street, but a gem once you find it. All dishes are made on site, and the soups and salads are delicious. I especially love the mushroom soup, their sandwiches and dessert squares. On a recent sunny and warm afternoon, I enjoyed a savoury chicken quesadilla with salad on the outdoor patio facing the locks. It was a welcome respite from the crowds and noisy restaurants. There are some tables inside as well, but the space is limited in cooler weather and winter. It is my favourite lunch spot south of Ottawa.

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank MAHToronto
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lovely Lunches”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Lunched at the Yellow Canoe Cafe several times with friends and attended special dinner-concerts there twice. They have a wonderful patio and the lunch food is always simple (honest to the fresh ingredients) and delicious -- I'm a big fan of the frittatas and the scones! They also have a selection of lovely Ontario wines that pair perfectly with their menu.

The special dinner-concert nights are a REAL TREAT! The dinner menus have been truly creative and a wonderful showcase for fresh local ingredients and an innovative, talented chef. Very much looking forward to the next event and for more summer patio lunches!

  • Visited March 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank CestWhat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Interesting, flavourful food in a comfortable atmosphere.”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

We ate here on a Friday lunch while visiting Merrickville. It is hard to find since the yellow canoe marking the front is on the main street, not actually on St. Lawrence Street; you are better to continue west along Main street past St. Lawrence and park there. Either that or park immediately on St. Lawrence when you turn South from Main at the intersection with the bridge.
The owners seemed to know most of the patrons who came while we were there although they were not necessarily locals. We had half sandwiches and their soup. The bread was delicious, the fillings fresh and the soups very tasty. I had their chocolate truffle cake for dessert which was amazing. They do have vegan and gluten-free options and handled the allergies well. We will be back!

  • Visited February 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank DrCanadaGoose
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kingston, Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“True meaning of Home Made”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

These folks raise their own meats on their farm! If knowing where your food comes from is important, check out this place. Not fancy but great food!

  • Visited February 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Ricky S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Yellow Canoe Cafe also viewed

Merrickville, Ontario
Merrickville, Ontario
 
Merrickville, Ontario
 

Been to Yellow Canoe Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing