6 Ottawa burger spots you need to try

Whether you’re looking for a classic cheeseburger or something with more flair, there’s a burger spot in Ottawa that has your name on it. Here are 6 must-try restaurants for the next time you get hit with a burger craving that won’t quit.

The King Eddy

The King Eddy, found in Ottawa’s iconic ByWard Market neighbourhood, is known for its mouthwatering burgers. Since 2014, the restaurant has served delicious diner-type food that’s made fresh, in-house every day. 

The burger is ground fresh with a blend of never frozen beef. More surprisingly, there’s no added seasoning, salt or preservatives. This double cheeseburger is classically simple and overwhelmingly delicious! 

With a high-end diner-inspired interior, The King Eddy will have you feeling nostalgic in the best way possible. With plenty of classic and unique flavours to choose from, be sure to enjoy a milkshake with your burger.

Chez Lucien

This cozy bistro bar, located in the corner of the ByWard Market isn’t a burger spot per se, but ask any Ottawa local where you should get a burger, and they’ll likely name Chez Lucien! The restaurant itself exudes character and charm, the perfect setting to enjoy a perfect burger. 

With only three burgers on the menu, one with bacon, mushrooms and cream cheese, another with jalapeno peppers, sauteed onions and Monterey Jack cheese and a third with pear, sauteed onions and brie cheese, the options are limited but exceptional.

Burgers n’ Fries Forever (BFF)

Burgers n' Fries Forever (BFF) has solidified its reputation as a quintessential burger haven in Ottawa. Situated on Bank Street in Centretown, BFF has a modern and inviting atmosphere decked out with its branded orange colour.

The star of the show is, of course, is the mouthwatering smash burgers. Here, you’ll find both evergreen staples and unique monthly duos (think: a matching burger and poutine combo in a new flavour each month). 

Whether you opt for a classic cheeseburger or venture into more adventurous territory with one of BFF’s signature creations, you're guaranteed to love every bite. 

No Forks Given

Found in the University of Ottawa’s student neighbourhood Sandy Hill, No Forks Given is a go-to spot for burger enthusiasts. Feast on decadent, Instagram-worthy burgers that are sure to satisfy your comfort food cravings! 

Choose between classic burger options with cheese and bacon or go for one of their more indulgent items like the Deep Cheese burger, complete with deep fried mozzarella and caramelized onion.

With a laid-back atmosphere and food you’ll want to keep coming back for, add No Forks Given to your list of burger spots in Ottawa to try. 

Umbrella Bar / Umbrella Burger

Umbrella Bar, tucked into the Dow’s Lake Pavilion and situated right on the water, is an urban oasis in the heart of Canada’s capital. You can expect beautiful décor, a spacious patio and welcoming, upbeat vibes every time you visit.

With its burger receiving continuous rave reviews, Umbrella Bar opened Umbrella Burger, found in Ottawa’s Little Italy neighbourhood. You won’t find a slew of different burger options here, instead, you’ll find a classic single or double cheeseburger, crafted to perfection because it doesn’t need any extra fuss. 

Order from Umbrella Bar or Umbrella Burger for exceptional quality where it counts. 

G Burger

Ottawa’s vibrant Elgin Street is home to G Burger (Gitanes Burger). The team works hard to create an upscale diner experience with incredible food and a welcoming, well decorated atmosphere. 

The menu is chef-inspired, using ingredients sourced from local farms. The beef, freshly ground daily, comes from the best cattle farm in Ontario and the baked goods are made fresh every hour for the highest possible quality. A visit here will have you coming back for more.

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