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Best things to do in Ottawa

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Café
“Ottawa's finest purveyor of organic, direct trade coffee. Great coffee and paninis. ”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Vietnamese restaurant serving pho, rice dishes, and vermicelli. Our favourite place for banh mi (vietnamese sandwiches), but they are only served to-go at the counter in the back. Try the assorted meat banh mi on the soft bun for just $3. Watch out for those chilli peppers, they are very spicy! ”
3 locals recommend
Café
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1 local recommends
Establishment
“You and your friends will quite literally be bouncing off the walls if you decide to book Shy Zone for an event/party, drop-in for Open Jump or Ultimate Dodgeball. Trust me, it's harder than it looks and you might feel it the next day. ”
4 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Buying beer and returning empties / Achat de bière et retour des bouteilles vides ”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious sushi!! If your going at lunch time call to make a reservation!! After 3 pm 50 % discount on takeaway sushi”
2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Best deep dish pizza in town. Delivers or pickup, but would recommend pickup since so close to keep it fresh.”
3 locals recommend
Café
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1 local recommends
Restaurant
“If you haven't tried Ethiopian food yet, you must. Great meat stews and vegetarian plates. So so good! I've been going here for over 10 years. They just moved and the new place is fantastic.”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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2 locals recommend
Park
“Cool off after a hot day or just relax on the each for that summer tan. While doing that take in some nature and walk along the Lac Leamy trails along the river.”
4 locals recommend
Food
“Homemade chocolates of all kinds. Truly beautiful and delicious. Try the fudgesicle or the chocolate covered salted caramel, unbelievable. It's a 7-minute walk.”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is the place to go for waffles and fruit and a dizzy array of breakfast dishes”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
1 local recommends
Cinema
“A bigger cinema than the local Aylmer one, if you want more choice. It's a 13-minute drive.”
6 locals recommend