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WITHIN an area roughly four blocks square, you'll find museums, cafes, specialty food shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, pubs, hair & aesthetics salons and more! Easily accessible on foot, by transit or by car, the ByWard Market offers a...more
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267 Dalhousie St | Suite 202, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E3, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-562-3325
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Reviewed today via mobile

Even on a very overcast and sometimes rainy afternoon, the market was alive with fresh produce, friendly faces and live music 🎶. It sure added a sense of adventure as we explored the various kiosks and spoke with vendors. We bought our evening meal vegetables...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank raphc834
Reviewed yesterday

The vendors were great. The quality of the produce was unbelievable and the different assortment were delightful. The various restaurants and bars made sure there was something for everyone. Parking is tight and expensive, but what city isn’t.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Bob S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are ever in Ottawa,a stroll around the Byward Market Square is a must.There are shops, restaurants, souvenir stores,fresh produce stalls, exhibits and local crafts. The restaurants can get very busy and waiting time may be long.We definitely sampled the very popular Beaver Tails...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ccari01
Reviewed 2 days ago

As we are travelers, the food market to buy fresh fruit and vegetables was not really a highlight for us. The rest of the area seemed to be tourist shops, bars and restaurants. We had breakfast one day in one of the shops which was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jim D
Reviewed 4 days ago

So nice to be there and check out the shops and restaurants. We had a drink in a pub and ate at Keg for a prime rib dinner.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Serge007
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great for local colour, gourmet foodies, diner lovers, people watchers, kids, adults. Free to walk around .

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JanetDP
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth a nosey around & stroll round all the interesting little stalls selling all their colourful bits & bobs Also great for a few beers or bite to eat with loads to see & do

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jimb074
Reviewed 6 days ago

In mid Sept we visited Byward Market multiple times and enjoyed it. However we found the fruit vendors cheated us by selling product that would not ripen. They also put nice looking peaches at the top and poor quality underneath. I went back to the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank laurelrouss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It used to be a great place to work, but the market is definitely going downhill. The patrons keep getting sketchier and rent keeps going up. Sadly most of the clothing and speciality shops have left, now it’s mainly pubs and restaurants.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Emma W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Byward is a wonderful marketplace with vegetable vendors, quaint shops to explore and numerous places to eat inside and out. The food was outstanding!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank dbme
ByWard, Public Relations Manager at ByWard Market, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the wonderful review, we're happy to hear you enjoyed some of Ottawa's finest restaurants!

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Bob B
21 October 2019|
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Response from JanetDP | Reviewed this property |
Some of the restaurants are 24/7 --- The King Eddy, Zak's to name two. The restaurants are open late as well...
1 September 2019|
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Response from Carolyn S | Reviewed this property |
At least 8 or earlier as they have the farmers market and they often open early. Enjoy!
Kelly M
7 February 2019|
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Response from SamreenAhsanCanada | Reviewed this property |
Lots of local food to select. There are plenty of options. It depends on your choice