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Memories Restaurant

#423 of 2,200 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
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136 Saint Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5J8, Canada
+1 613-241-1882
10:30 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 10:30 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 10:30 - 23:50
Sat 09:00 - 23:50
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Ottawa, Canada
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151 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We came as 2 couples.I ordered the Cod and Fries my wife the Lentil Soup and Quiche.Our friends had the Quesedilla and Foccacia Sandwich.The soup was watery and flavorless the Quiche was dry and pretty bad.My Cod was something out of a grocer's frozen food freezer.The fries, again not fresh but a la McCain's freezer.The Quesedilla was missing cheese.I believe... More 

Thank richardo814
Manotick Ontario
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We stopped at Memories after being at the Art Gallery. It was a lovely little spot tucked in a corner not far away. Walking in we were greeted by a friendly hostess. There was a nice selection of small brewery beers. Our disappointment was with the meal. One of our party ordered fish and chips - the fish was very... More 

Thank JKH777
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Had two slices of pie: one triple berry and one blueberry. Both tasted days old. Service extremely inattentive. Have been before but they seem to have lowered their standards. Love to support local businesses but will not return to this one.

Thank ms_maggoo007
Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We first discovered this lovely place on our last trip to Ottawa. What a hidden gem! It is off the beaten path just across the street from the National Gallery. There is an indoor restaurant but also a lovely terrace. The food was really good. My husband had the pasta dish and I had the salmon with a curry flavouring.... More 

Thank Greekchick2016
Vila do Conde, Portugal
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We stop in to Memories whenever we're in Ottawa (we've been there dozens of times). It has always been an oasis of warmth, with friendly staff, the best coffee in town, excellent tea, generous and delicious desserts (try the carrot cake!) and inexpensive healthy dishes. It's a bit harder to find since it moved over a block a few years... More 

Thank Dan B
Warrington, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Just fabulous, ordered for five of us, pickerel on salad and burgers. Wonderful, so clevererly matched with flavour and well presented. Service fabulous, desserts made on premises and out of this world. Well worth a visit. Been in Ottawa since 1983, but change of venue due to building being condemned caused it to be quieter. Well worth a visit.

Thank Karin S
Ottawa, Canada
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84 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Hidden away behind the Earl of Sussex and Richard Robinson near the Art Gallery, Memories is a very good place for a leisurely lunch. We had burgers and pickerel--all excellent--and, of couse, desert. Long an Ottawa fixture, it continues the tradition in a new location.

Thank Michael D
Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

The outside dining area is secluded, quiet and pleasant. The food was excellent. My Eggs Benedict florentine was particularly good. They seemed short staffed and we had to wait for our check, but the staff was polite and pleasant.

Thank Carol R
Ottawa, Canada
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170 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Dropped in here for our dessert after walking off part of dinner. The service was quick and polite, but I was disappointed with the range of choice for a place that prides itself on being a dessert destination. Despite a menu boasting approx. 20 dishes, the display case had only about 6-7 (while it was a Sunday night around 8ish,... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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535 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Close to National Gallery. Good for lunch. Chicken skewers and chicken on Greek salad was not great. First time I see dark meat in these dishes. Ask for white if that is your preference! Dessert was good. Raspberry crumble was delicious but ice cream was melting when arrived at table. Not cool! Ask for frozen ice ream or send melted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:50
10:30 - 23:50
09:00 - 23:50
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Saint Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5J8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-1882
Since 1983, Memories Restaurant has been well-known for its desserts - made on premises with no preservatives! A warm atmosphere featuring healthy meals such as our famous traditional Canadian quiche.

Beautiful view beside the National Arts Gallery and Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica. Conveniently located in the Byward Market in Downtown Ottawa - at the corner of Sussex Drive and St. Patrick Street.

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