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Whales'S bone

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Seafood, Canadian
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504 Kent St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2B9, Canada
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Guelph, Canada
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

If you love fresh sea food and amazing oysters, then this is the place for you. The oyster selection is bar none and the freshness of the fish is surprising. This is the best kept secret in town so go and enjoy yourself but make reservations. The place is very small but the food is one of the best. I... More 

Thank AmirMostaghim
Ottawa, Canada
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

If you like oysters, good wine, and a lively environment ... you have to check out Whalesbone on Bank Street. Its a small menu that changes regularly, but the lobster rolls are some of the best in town. I had the scallop ceviche and I'm still dreaming about it. But the experience goes beyond the amazing food, it's such a... More 

Thank TSBuchanan
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153 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

An interesting ambience with really great, fresh food on the menu. The décor is what I would describe as funky, urban chic, but not over done. The atmosphere is that of a friendly, small restaurant where the chefs really know how to cook fish. Knowing how to cook fish to perfection is an art which depends on a chef who... More 

Thank GeraldineOttawa
Ottawa, Canada
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We did their 'brown bag' special sandwich of the day and it was spectacular. Bit of a lineup but it moves fairly quickly. Picnic tables outside; however, a street view of Kent isn't the most picturesque view! Have been dying to have the chance to drop in again - SOON!!

Thank Ottawhere
Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

The food is of very high quality. Service is usually fast. There aren't many places to sit, but you can always take out. The calamari is the best.

Thank LABR2002
Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

This is the fifth or sixth visit to this fish monger / lunch counter in the last twelve months. They serve the best sandwiches, fish and chips, chowder etc. You could find in Ottawa. The bonus is you can purchase a great selection of sustainable fish and shellfish while you are waiting. I believe The Whalesbone is the supplier for... More 

Thank mjpsap
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Some blocks from the most turistic part of Ottawa Whale'S bone is a sympathic oyster bar, with a warn atmosphere. You can join the "habitués" and eat seated at the bar. There is a problem with the oysters which apparently stay too long on the ice and are served very cold, almost frozen, and loose their taste. Prices are rather... More 

Thank Serge L
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

I've got just a 1hour stop-over by bus in Ottawa and despite of eating at Mr.Sub (whitch is directly in the station) I walked 2minutes to Whales Bone and it was the best decision I could have made! They've got daily sabdwiches depending on their catch as well as standards like fish&chips! Pricees are reliable and quality is extraordinary! Salty,... More 

Thank Simon M
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

Had a grwat dinner on a Wednesday night sat at the bar with family although we were early fir our reservations they moved everyone over for us. The oyesters were so great I order another order for my dinner. the tuna app was really out of this world and walley dinner plate was original in taste as well meal was... More 

Thank Tammie H
Edmonton, Canada
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94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

The food here is so reliable. Always great. The oysters are the best - so fresh and always with an interesting mix. Lobster risotto is phenomenal. Jared is a great server

Thank douglasmh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 504 Kent St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2B9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa

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