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The Works

$$ - $$$
American, Canadian, Bar, Pub
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363 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2Z7, Canada
+1 613-748-0406
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We went to The Works after visiting the Star Trek Exhibition. We were impressed, to say the least. So many choices. Everyone enjoyed their burgers. Definitely will return. Simply delicious!

Thank Habstothetop
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Delicious food and very nice decor. I had a delicious spicy hot burger with a salad and a draft beer pint and an entree. 35$ plus tip . Staff was nice.

Thank Calvin B
Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

The works is the best place for a burger, they have so much variety and they are always made to perfection. I have never returned a burger with dissapointement. Plus they have a bunch of different sides, my best is the die cuts. The poutini martini is awesome as well. plus the staff at this location are very friendly

Thank Jennifer G
Dartmouth, NS
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I agree with another reviewer in that I was really pleased with the way one of the wait staff interacted with my young son. She asked him questions and joked around a bit, and he warmed up to her quickly. My son loves the crayons and paper and we all poke around on the paper while we wait to eat.... More 

Thank BCtoNS
Ottawa, Canada
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89 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Went here with my 4 year old daughter for dinner. We got seated right away and the waiter brought us some crayons for her to play with and me a Barking Squirrel. I liked how the waiter was talking to my daughter instead of ignoring her like most servers do. They have a really nice decor and music here, nice... More 

Thank haajet
Ottawa, Canada
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

We returned recently for a birthday and of course it did not dissappoint. The birthday boy loooooooves the milkshakes at the Works so much, he must order one every time we go there. I usually get an elk burger with various selections of toppings ("three ring binder" is a favourite of mine), but this time i opted for a Cheese... More 

Thank hburkholder
Ottawa, Canada
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

The burgers at this restaurant are great. The portions were generous. There's something for everyone. The menu is very imaginative. The restaurant was clean and well decorated burger joint. The service left a lot to be desired. Our waitress ought to look for other employment, preferably not having to work with the public.

Thank M D
Ottawa, On
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

I didn't even realize they have a lunch menu/special. Great deal and tasty! Will definitely return because where else can you get peanut butter on your burger without specifically asking for it (and looking like a weirdo!)

Thank bkmtwinmom
Ottawa, Canada
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263 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

I've been to this location a few times and always enjoyed the burgers I've had. Large selection of toppings, portions are quite big and ingredients are fresh. Service has always been good and friendly. It gets busy on weekends and you often have to wait for a table, however, it is quieter on weeknights. There is a small patio in... More 

Thank Nathalie D
Ottawa, Canada
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150 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

We've come a couple of times - this is a good place if you're in the mood for a burger but don't want fast food or pub food. We've tried a variety of the burgers - they are all solid on taste. Burgers are big, it's easy to overeat!

Thank anya_at_large

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Canadian, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 363 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2Z7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-748-0406

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