Grab a great burger in Ottawa
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Monday, 10 October 2011 18:20
There may be nothing like a perfectly grilled burger to satisfy one’s hunger while on holiday. Fortunately, Canada’s capital city has a wide array of delicious options for this classic meal that travellers can enjoy before checking out the city’s great attractions and entertainment options. Whether a tourist craves a greasy and casual ground beef sandwich or a vegetarian burger paired with trendy toppings, Ottawa offers the best of both worlds when it comes to choosing this tasty culinary selection. Those visiting the city can check out these top five eateries and visit their websites for even more information on burger choices in Ottawa.
If travellers are enjoying an elegant night on the town, they can head to the Social Restaurant and Lounge on Sussex Drive. Featured on this modern eatery’s menu is a foie gras burger, made from Canadian beef and topped with Quebec’s salt cured foie gras and chili chutney.
In keeping with the upscale feel, the next day travellers are in town, they can book a table for lunch at the Blue Cactus Bar and Grill. Patrons who order a patty at this restaurant can try the bison burger, which comes with caramelized onions and smoked Gouda cheese. To go with the juicy burger, patrons can enjoy the establishment’s all-day happy hour specials for appetizers and other savoury treats.
Sometimes a traditional burger with cheese, lettuce and tomato may be all a traveller needs. Dick’s Drive-In and Dairy-Dip may be one of the best places around to get a classic burger and fries. However, they also offer some very unique cuts of meat as well, including a Mediterranean lamb burger, kangaroo burger or ostrich burger for the adventurous customers. Vegetarians can enjoy a homemade veggie patty with aioli and spicy mustard.
Al’s Diner is comfy, casual, and serves up some great bar food to satisfy even the biggest appetites. Located on Clyde Ave, this eatery is fully licensed and has a great patio for when the weather is favourable.
Although The Works restaurant is a chain found throughout Ottawa, this does not detract from its delicious variety of burgers and fresh toppings. The menu boasts dozens of incredible combinations, including toppings such as sun-dried tomatoes, grilled eggplant or even peanut butter.
Burgers are only one of the great food items travellers may encounter while visiting this wonderfully modern city. Visitors should use the opportunities of Ottawa to sample the amazing culinary options that will surely create some unforgettable holiday memories.