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Memories Restaurant

) #490 of 2,232 Restaurants in Ottawa $$ - $$$
136 St. Patrick St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5J8, Canada
+1 613-241-1882
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“carrot cake” (7 reviews)
“pie” (8 reviews)
“quesadilla” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 23:00All hours
$$ - $$$
136 St. Patrick St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5J8, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met a friend here for lunch on a beautiful spring day and enjoyed the outdoor patio. No reservations, we were seated right away. The waitress was attentive but left us alone to chat and returned when we looked ready. We had a salad and...More

Thank Catherine K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a disappointing experience. Stopped in, this morning, to inquire about one of two things: a) to see if we could order some lunch for take-out, and b) to make a reservation for a sizeable gathering later this month. The staff member who greeted us...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank richardo814
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...More

Thank JKH777
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
Reviewed 27 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....More

Thank Greekchick2016
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....More

Thank Dan B
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...More

Thank Karin S
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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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 St. Patrick St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5J8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-1882
  • E-mail
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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