Dining in the Glebe: Burgers and Fries and Pizza Pies

September 1, 2020 | by glebeadmin

" There’s nothing that makes fall time cozier than a delicious, hearty meal that warms up your belly. And there’s a lot to choose from in the Glebe this month.

From Mexican to Indian to Italian to the finest Canadian fare you can find in the city, The Glebe has it all. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or drinks out with friends, we’ve got you covered. Fine dining, pub fare, on-the-go eats and desserts galore.

We’re launching a four-week restaurant series that will feature all of the amazing eateries we have here in the Glebe. This week, we are focusing on casual eats, pubs and pizzerias as students get back to their post-secondary parties, er, um, we mean studies. Here’s to good eats, late-night spots and places where you can be a full-on Jack Astor.

Anthony’s Pizza
753 Bank Street

Anthony’s is Ottawa’s first true Neapolitan wood-fired pizza. The Bank Street pizzeria fires up delicious authentic Italian-style pizza, with classics like Quattro Stagioni, Margherita and Rustica, among other creations. Plus, the eatery also cooks up to-die-for wood-fired wings, meatballs and pasta. Visit them online or in-store.

Dish of the Week: Margherita Pizza because one bite will transport you from the Glebe to Naples, where pizza was invented.

Banditos Ottawa
683 Bank Street

If you have not slid onto the giant patio at Banditos Ottawa, you’re missing out on arguably the best outdoor spot in the city. Sit streetside while sipping sangrias in the sun and sucking back succulent tacos. The Bank Street eatery has a sweet roster of margs, cocktails and beers to keep you hydrated as well as scores of street snacks to keep your belly full.

Dish of the Week: Tater Tots, because they are tater tots!

Boston Pizza
640 Bank Street

If you’re a student moving into res for your first year, Boston Pizza will be your go-to a few times a week at least. The Bank Street resto-pub has weekly food and drink specials for students, team pitchers for post-game cellys and your spot for all UFC PPV events. Order online or dine in.

Dish of the Week: Spicy Perogi Pizza because, come on…perogies and pizza? Enough said!

Clocktower Brewpub
578 Bank Street

The Clocktower Brew Pub in the Glebe is Ottawa’s longest established full-service craft brewery. Their flagship location in the Glebe is a perfect spot for after-work drinks, a relaxed birthday celebration or an important business lunch. The brewery has a number of original craft beers brewed right here in the Glebe as well as delicious, comforting pub fare like burgers, nachos and wings. The pub just launched a new fall menu featuring calamari, a wedge salad and their new creation, Beets by Clocktower.

Dish of the Week: The new Brew House Burger – maple bacon, cheddar, crispy onions, jalapenos, CT Sauce, Red Ale BBQ Sauce. OH MY!

Crust and Crate
325 Marché Way

Forget cooking tonight and order in from Crust and Crate! The Lansdowne pizzeria is back open and firing up flash fired pies from their wood-fired oven. Enjoy classics like Fredo Corleone and the Quattro Stagioni or get a bit wild with their Pomme de Terre pizza featuring white sauce, mini Potatoes, mushrooms, roasted garlic, thyme, rosemary, goat Cheese and Truffle Oil.

Dish of the Week: Not Your Grandma’s Garden because you were never allowed to play in Grandma’s Garden when you were a kid and now you get to find out what was in it all these years.  Plus it features Grilled Broccoli, Zucchini, Roasted Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Artichoke Hearts, Kalamata Olives, and Oregano. I’ll take it.

Eddie’s Diner
777 Bank Street

Whether you’re in the mood to satisfy your breakfast craving at any time of day, indulge your sweet tooth with their assorted flavours of milkshakes and floats, or wind down after a long workday with one of their local craft beers, Eddy’s Diner has you covered! The Bank Street diner is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with diner classics like French toast, Belgian waffles and eggs benedict.

Dish of the Week: Montreal Benny because travelling to Montreal probably isn’t the best idea right now. Get a taste of Montreal right here in the Glebe.

"Isabella Pizza
118 Isabella Street

Whenever you walk through the door with a steaming hot pizza, everybody is happy and you’re the hero. Nobody ever gets sick of pizza, everyone loves it, plus, it’s one of the only meals that can stir up a raging debate over pineapples. Isabella Pizza does pizza right, with thick, fluffy crust, fresh ingredients and some of the best garlic sauce you’ll find in the city. Chow down on a classic pep and mush or a Canadian pie, or go for one of their specialties, like the Brazilian or the Thai Pizza.

Dish of the Week: Isabella Pizza because it’s got it all: pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, bacon, ham and Italian sausage. Um, yes please!

Score Pizza
852 Bank Street

The Glebe’s newest pizza joint Score Pizza is just that, a total score. The Bank Street pizzeria will have a fresh pie, made from scratch, in less than 10 minutes. Order one of their signature pies like the Great White North featuring garlic cream sauce, Italian sausage, mushrooms, caramelized onions and arugla, or create your own pizza from the crust to the toppings. Pop in and welcome the new pizza shop to the Glebe and leave with an armful of pizza. You’ll thank me later.

Dish of the Week: Hot & Spicy, featuring spicy red sauce, mozza, italian sausage, bacon, chorizo, mushrooms, hot peppers and honey drizzle. Yeah, keep drizzling.

CRAFT Beer Market
979 Bank Street

If you’re a beer lover, then you’re probably reading this while sipping on one of the 150 Ontario craft beers at CRAFT Beer Market at Lansdowne. If you’re not, get down there now! The giant brewery is ready for back to school with a massive patio and a full menu featuring everything a pub would ever have.

Dish of the Week: Beer Can Chicken, because beer and chicken go hand in hand, don’t they? They do at CRAFT!

Feleena’s Mexican Cantina
742 Bank Street

If you’re looking for some of the best Tex-Mex in the city, look no further than to Feleena’s. The Bank Street Mexican restaurant boasts a sun-filled patio where you can load up on tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, burritos and more. Order take-out of dine in the restaurant.

Dish of the Week: Chili Relleno – A poblano pepper stuffed with jack cheese, lightly battered and pan fried. Baked and topped with chipotle sauce with your choice of taco beef or veggie chili and cheese. I’ll have what you’re having.

Glebe Central Pub
779 Bank Street

Arguably the best post-work beer spot, Glebe Central Pub literally has it all. Looking to catch an afternoon playoff game? See you at Glebe Central. Dinner before a movie, let’s meet at Glebe Central. Looking to just shoot the breeze? Pull up a stool and the barflies will tell you a tale or two. Glebe Central Pub is the kind of place where you show up alone and leave with two new pals. The food is great, service is fantastic and the atmosphere is everything you’ve ever wanted in a pub. Cheers!

Dish of the Week: Roadhouse Burger with brie cheese, caramelized onions, bacon, garlic aoli and greens. Gym membership not included!

Irene’s Pub
885 Bank Street

It’s a known fact that Irene’s Pub is one of the top places in the city to catch Ottawa’s buzzing music scene. But did you know they also have some of the finest pub food in the city? From burgers that come from the Glebe Meat Market to wings hot enough to burn your upper lip, you’ll be more than satisfied when you leave Irene’s. Plus, the pub is returning to live music every Sunday. Catch FemmeVox III live at 4 p.m. this Sunday at the pub, or stream via Facebook.

Dish of the Week: The Gatineau Hipster, featuring skinny jeans, an oversized flannel shirt, a pencil moustache, a fanny pack and a European handbag. Oh wait, you mean the burger? It has melted brie cheese, caramelized onions and aioli.

Jack Astor’s
425 Marché Way #101

If you’ve got a birthday to celebrate and you want to put your special someone on the spot, Jack Astor’s is your go-to. They’ll bring cake and candles and even make the birthday boy or girl stand up on their chair so the whole restaurant can join in. Plus, the family restaurant has a delicious menu with something for the whole family. Steak Frites, Chicken Parmigiana, and a whole galaxy of burgers, fries, salads and sides.

Dish of the Week: Jack’s Famous Chicken Fingers, because you can do them how you want ‘em: Buffalo hot, medium and mild, chipotle lime, coconut curry and honey garlic. Finger lickin’ good!

Local Public Eatery
825 Exhibition Way Unit 107

Whether you’re looking to catch the game with a pal, an after-work pop with colleagues or a night out with your loved one, Local is always a great bet. With a buzzing atmosphere, friendly staff and mouth-watering food, you’ll always leave with a bigger smile than when you arrived. From their gourmet press burgers to nachos and nachos as well as a suite of amazing take-home meal kits that will impress everyone at the table, Local is your one-stop shop for amazing food, creative cocktails and overall good times.

Dish of the Week: That Crispy Chicken Sandwich. Yeah, that one, the one that everyone is talking about.

The Works
580 Bank Street

If you woke up today craving a burger and fries, then don’t even bother scouring the internet for best Burger in Ottawa because it’s right here in the Glebe, at the Works. There’s no other place where you can choose from a menu with burger names like Elk on a Beach, Six Degrees of K’vin Bacon or Juicy Lucy. Choose from over 40 concoctions, some even with Kraft Dinner. It’s always a fun outing at the Works. Order online and take home or dine in.

Dish of the Week: Beyond a Hipsters Wildest Dreams, with a Beyond Burger patty topped with caramelized onions, avocado and Havarti cheese. You won’t fit back into your skinny jeans after this one.

Pizza Hut 
855 Bank Street

Order in tonight with Pizza Hut. The pizza shop features all your Pizza Hut favourites, including stuffed crust and barbecue chicken to classics like pepperoni and cheese. Delivery and contactless pickup available.

Dish of the Week: KFC Popcorn Chicken Pizza because the only thing better than KFC is KFC and Pizza Hut together.

Pizza Pizza
933 Bank Street

Pizza Pizza is back open in the Glebe and it’s a great place to grab a quick slice while you’re on-the-go, a pile of pizza for your softball team or a pizza for two before a cozy movie night. Watching the game? Order the Raptors Game Box and shoot carboard three pointers with your pals as you watch We The North take down the Celtics.

Dish of the Week: Raptors Game Box – Large 3 topping pizza, plus three drinks and a Toronto Raptors interactive cardboard three-point shot game.