Great burgers in Ottawa
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Monday, 15 October 2012 17:01
A platter of poutine wouldn't be complete without a juicy burger, and in Ottawa, visitors with a penchant for these delicious comfort foods are in good hands. From mobile eateries like the Fridays Organic Burgers food truck or top-ranked restaurants like Hintonburger, burger lovers have lots to look forward to in the Canadian capital.
Here's a guide to a few of the best burger joints in town, whether travellers are in the mood for bacon and melted cheese or roasted pear and brie:
Fridays Organic Burgers
The neighbourhood of Westboro recently welcomed yet another food truck this year, this one typically parked outside of Nick's Service Centre on Richmond Road. Even environmentalists, or at least people who want to lower their carbon footprint just a little bit, can rest assured that with every bite they take of these organic burgers, they're playing their part in saving the world.
Owned by Marilyn Hadwen, Fridays Organic Burgers is a welcome sight for foodies who avoid fast-food burger joints at all costs but still have a craving for these juicy meals. Even people who don't eat meat can also relish in a mouthwatering veggie burger and a side of thick french fries.
It might sound like a bistro, but Chez Lucien is actually a charming pub located in Ottawa's ByWard Market neighbourhood. While burger purists can certainly order a simple hamburger, those who travel through Canada for a more offbeat culinary experience can order the bourgeois burger, which is undisputedly the best bite on the menu. Served with melted brie and a slice of roasted pear, this sweet-and-savoury delight will have visitors talking even when their holiday is over.
After receiving nearly 8,400 votes from local Ottawans, the Hintonburger took the title as the best burger restaurant in the Canadian capital with 29.16 per cent of the vote. With offerings like the classic Hintonburger, which is slathered with barbecue sauce and covered with strips of thick bacon, it's no wonder that visitors and locals alike come back for more.