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Kettleman's Bagel Company

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The Glebe / Dow's Lake
Cafe, Fast food, Canadian
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912 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3W6, Canada
+1 613-699-6633
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00:00 - 23:59
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Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great bakery with a 24/7 service, wi-fi, charging station and it's own parking for about 8 cars - the latter being a rarity on the Glebe. The only thing I wish is that they accepted credit cards for payment - it's the 21st century, after all. Raise you price by 1.5% if you must but make it convenient for... More 

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Thank Maxim B
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Kettleman's bagels are the only bagels I'll eat: Montreal-style and delicious, especially when still warm. I've also been for lunch many many times and they have a number of tasty sandwich options, including a veggie one with spicy eggplant. The CBC (chicken, bacon, swiss cheese) and the Rueben (smoked meat with swiss and sauerkraut) are excellent, and I've also enjoyed... More 

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Thank Tim M
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Anytime I am in the Ottawa area, I always make sure I stop at Kettleman's Bagels and get a couple of dozen of freshly baked bagles right from the wood burning oven! Montreal style in the heart of Ottawa! Always a treat !!

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Thank BalticGuyCan
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is the best, great bagels and sandwiches! It's even better now that they have expanded...the only downfall is that it often gets too busy!

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Thank Jeri C
Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've never eaten there, so this review is solely for the bagels. They are just amazing, soft, chewy, not too dense but not like bread (fyi I hate bagels from Costco or Loblaws that taste like bread in another form). Always some fresh ones coming out of the wood oven; I was there at 11pm last night and the blueberry... More 

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calgary
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111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

In fairness, the missus and I were looking for smoked meat. But we thought, "Ottawa, plus bagels, plus the menu says smoked meat - could be interesting". It wasn't. Bagel was OK. Toppings weren't. Sparse on the smoked meat. The salmon for my wife was only passable. The service was just weird. A long line led to an order taker... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We dropped by here for a quick late lunch around 3pm. It was crazy how busy this place was at this time, totally unexpected! It's a little cramped, and the set-up is a bit confusing (you have to wade through the packed line to get your juice if you want a combo.) Other than that, the menu is varied so... More 

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Thank LilySmith3
Ottawa, Canada
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Don't think I will ever be tired of Kettleman's bagels. Seems like there are hundreds (and maybe thousands) of others who are the same, given the weekend line-ups these days. It is also a great early morning or late night spot. My favourite pick is the pretzel, but those sell out very quickly! Don't be deterred if there is a... More 

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Thank S W
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

They only take cash but of course have expensive third party ATM machines on site. So if you don't have cash on you you can pay a high fee (part of which Kettleman's no doubt shares) to get your own money or leave. This is the first sign this business isn't big on customers. I ordered a "Kettleman's Special". This... More 

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Thank Oyah333
Mississauga
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92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Was looking for a spot to have a place where we could have a reasonable amount breakfast and perhaps fresh healthy options. Remembering Katelman's place as this was recommended by quite a few folks as the place to go while in Big O. Reached there on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend at around 11 am and there was a lineup... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Fast food, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 912 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3W6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > The Glebe / Dow's Lake
  • Neighbourhood: The Glebe / Dow's Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 613-699-6633
Description
613-567-7100, phone. Some reviews: http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/250/1432230/restaurant/The-Glebe/Kettlemans-Bagel-Co-Ottawa

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?