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Blue Cactus Bar & Grill

) #513 of 2,228 Restaurants in Ottawa $$ - $$$ , ,
2 By Ward Market Sq | Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A1, Canada
+1 613-241-7061
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good34%
  • Average26%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible12%
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Contemporary, Bar, Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 By Ward Market Sq | Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A1, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

A standard bar restaurant with a regular menu and fair pricing. We enjoyed sitting by the open sliding doors which allowed for a nice breeze and calming atmosphere. Downside, patron smoking outside resulted in smoke wafting in. I had the cactus pizza/caesar salad combo which...More

Thank Brian E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great atmosphere, awesome service and fantastic food!!! We were seated in the outdoor patio as per our request which was nice, our orders where taken within 5 minutes and our food was fast to the table. We were a party of 3 and we all...More

Thank QueenBeaa
Reviewed 4 days ago

During our recent visit to Ottawa we stopped into the Blue Cactus. My wife had a southwest salad with a glass of wine and I had a beer and veggie burger. Both of us enjoyed our meals. Actually, my veggie burger was one of the...More

Thank rogerl251
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to meet up with friends in the Byward market. Foods and drinks were great and service was excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank sburr2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location for people watching. Good service. Reasonable prices. Great drinks. Really cannot go wrong with a stop at Blue Cactus.

Thank TristanEF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat without being seated by waiter. He then pointed this out and refused to serve us unless we stood up went back to entrance to be officially seated even although two tables were paying their bill and the remaining six or so we're empty!!...More

Thank elaine j
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I shared the 1 pound fajita's with half chicken and half beef. Recommend the chicken, the beef had a burnt taste - not sure if the skillet wasn't properly cleaned. Overall it was good along with service.

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waitress was friendly but hardly saw her. Manager had to take over. Jerk chicken very plain. Pizza was good. Chicken alfredo was good. Food is expensive.

Thank ayrton2727
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice place. The food was good and there the staff was very nice. The Ordered the fiesta burger and fries. Everything was delicious.

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The interior is big, bustling, air conditioned and overall very nice! This restaurant could Easily accommodate our big group. I particularly liked the cheese in their chacuterie platter. I decided to go "healthy" and have their rice dish with veggies and chicken. The dish smelled...More

Thank Ilham A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Contemporary, Bar, Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 By Ward Market Sq | Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A1, Canada
    (Clarence Street)
  • Public Transportation: Transit stops in surrounding area.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-7061
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In Ottawa's famous Byward Market, Blue Cactus Bar and Grill offers the right blend of a modern uptown atmosphere with contemporary cuisine. From starters to main dishes, Blue Cactus Bar and Grill prides itself with excellence in service, dining and atmosphere.
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