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Things to do in Ottawa

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
“Great burgers, parmesan truffle fries and sushi. Indoor and outdoor seating.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This restaurant is also a brewery and is located in downtown Ottawa . Ottawa has a beautiful downtown area filled with great shops and every Saturday they have a farmers market as well . Food is good and beer is great !”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
“Great beers, beautiful interior and live music on the weekends and special occasions. They have a whiskey bar as well.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Better pizza than I've found in Chicago. Don't be too picky. They have Pizza and beer. Thats it. But they can afford too.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Ottawa is the largest town in this area and is a quick 20 minute drive north east of Kishauwau's Starved Rock Area Cabins. It has a beautiful downtown area with plenty of shops and eateries and a beautiful water feature in the middle of Washington Park downtown. Very historical with this being where the Lincoln Douglas debate took place way back when. There are beautiful murals painted on many of the old brick buildings downtown.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Wonderful Illinois River Front Park. Offers sledding during the winter when there is snow at the East end of the Park.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Sports bar with very decent sports bar food. I still call it Melody's when my friend's family owned it. Sorry Larry.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“OMG good stuff! The birthday cake I got last weekend, was the best carrot cake ever! And, they have coffee.”
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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Beach Bar
“Simple but tasty food, lovely outdoor patio with view of the harbor. Good bar.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Take a tour of this local historic mansion in downtown Ottawa just a 20 minute drive from Kishauwau's property. It's a must see if you are a history buff.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Great burgers, parmesan truffle fries and sushi. Indoor and outdoor seating.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Brewery
“This restaurant is also a brewery and is located in downtown Ottawa . Ottawa has a beautiful downtown area filled with great shops and every Saturday they have a farmers market as well . Food is good and beer is great !”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Better pizza than I've found in Chicago. Don't be too picky. They have Pizza and beer. Thats it. But they can afford too.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Sports bar with very decent sports bar food. I still call it Melody's when my friend's family owned it. Sorry Larry.”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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