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Meals on Rideau Street Under $20

septembre 13, 2023

Here in Ottawa’s Original Downtown, we are blessed to have many eateries that offer a range of different cuisines that have an amazing price point. If you’re going on a date, grabbing something for lunch or a quick meal on the go, this guide is for you.

Indulge into this delicious guide of meals on Rideau Street all for under $20! 

Si Señor

Si Señor serves vibrant and flavourful dishes from tamales and pollo tinga to cochinita pibil with fresh corn tortillas filled with traditional Mexican flavors. 

💵 A lot of Si Señor menu items are under $20, so you can’t go wrong! We recommend their authentic al pastor tacos for $6 each. 

 📍506 Rideau Street  

⏰ Monday: CLOSED 

⏰ Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM 

⏰ Sunday: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM 

📞 613-421-7490

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La Bottega 

Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the ByWard Market while sipping an espresso from La Bottega at Nicastro’s! Stop by for a bite to eat and experience Italy in the heart of Ottawa’s Original Downtown!

💵 Build your sandwich by choosing your bread, cheese, meats, and various toppings all for under $15. 

📍 64 George Street  

⏰ Monday to Saturday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

⏰ Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

📞 613-789-7575

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Shanghai Wonton Noodle Restaurant 

This is your sign to visit Shanghai Wonton Noodle Restaurant for the most authentic Chinese noodle dishes! This hidden gem offers mouthwatering noodles from their extra-large wonton soup, Dan-Dan noodles, and famous beef noodle soup. 

💵 We can’t recommend the beef noodle soup enough; it is a 10/10 and only $7.95! 

📍 178 Rideau Street  

⏰ Monday to Friday: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM 

⏰ Saturday to Sunday: 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM 


Island Flava 

Island Flava serves up the best authentic Caribbean food in the city! 

💵 Give their Jerk Chicken Poutine a try, priced at $8.00!

📍 409 Dalhousie St

⏰ Monday to Friday: 11:30 AM to 7:00 PM

⏰ Saturday: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

⏰ Sunday: CLOSED

📞 613-321-4198

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Food Mood 

Offering exceptional Korean classics like Bibimbap, Kimbap, and classic fried chicken, you need to add Food Mood to your bucket list of restaurants to try in Ottawa’s Original Downtown!

💵 Try one of their combo plates for under $20. 

📍 178B Rideau Street 

⏰ Monday: CLOSED

⏰ Tuesday to Friday: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

⏰ Saturday to Sunday: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

📞 613-789-0009

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Shawarma Palace 

The most coveted dish in all of Ottawa is shawarma! Check out Shawarma Palace for authentic Lebanese cuisine. 

Who doesn’t love meat marinated and slow-cooked on a spit and packed full of veggies, hummus, and garlic sauce? To make it healthy, take all of those ingredients and make it into a Shawarma Plate. With rice and salad for extra freshness, you will never feel guilty eating this. 

💵 Looking for something quick and easy? You can’t go wrong with a chicken shawarma sandwich. Small for $9.99 or Large for $11.49. 

📍 464 Rideau Street 

⏰ Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM

⏰ Saturday to Sunday: 11:00 AM to 2:00 AM 

📞 613-789-9533


Did you know that there is only one Chipotle in Ottawa, which happens to be in the Rideau Centre? This is a go-to spot for everyone who comes to Downtown Rideau. Not only does it offer fast service and delicious food, but they make everything fresh and from scratch! 

Their classic burrito bowls never disappoint, and spending an extra dollar on guac is always worth it! 

💵 You can’t go wrong with a Burrito Bowl for only $15!

📍 50 Rideau Street

⏰ Monday to Sunday: 10:45 AM to 10:00 PM 

📞 613-234-7664

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Clocktower  Brew Pub

If you are looking for a wide selection of in-house craft beer and addicting pub nosh, head to Clocktower Brew Pub! 

Clocktower offers a comfortable atmosphere, all while serving up the best craft beer! This gastro-pub offers delicious classic pub food, from chicken wings to deluxe burgers and homemade pierogies with sour cream and crispy bacon. 

💵 Indulge in some delicious wings during their Tuesday Night Wing special and wash everything down with a beers flight for $10. 

📍 140 Rideau Street

⏰ Monday: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM 

⏰ Tuesday to Thursday: 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM 

⏰ Friday to Saturday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM 

⏰ Sunday: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM 

📞 613-562-4878

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If you’re looking for the best butter chicken in the city, this is it! Ramakrishna specializes in North Indian Cuisine with dine-in, take out, delivery, catering options, and typically a not-so-typical all-you-can-eat buffet!

💵 Try and indulge in their famous Butter Chicken for $17.99. 

📍 417 Rideau Street  

⏰ Monday to Sunday: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM 

📞 613-789-7979

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LOLLO Salads 

This is your one-stop shop for gourmet salads, wine, and Italian coffees. LOLLO offers innovative salads with ingredients that stand out from the average salad. If you’re not feeling a salad, try one of their sandwiches or beloved avocado toast. Pair it with one of their home-brewed Italian coffees, so smooth and delicious you’ll return for more! 

Dine in and take in some great views of the Byward Market or take it to go on your way to your next meeting.

💵 Sarah, our Communications and Digital Marketing Coordinator, loves this place and recommends the Chicken Caprese salad for $15.  

📍 140 Rideau Street

⏰ Monday to Saturday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

⏰ Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

📞 613-518-1454

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Meltwich and CO. 

This sandwich shop doesn’t believe in “less is more!” Stop by Meltwich Co. for over-the-top grilled cheese sandwiches, burgers, Philly cheese steaks, and poutines. 

💵 The Bacon Avocado grilled cheese is a definite must-try for only $11.00 

📍 381 Dalhousie Street 

⏰ Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 AM to 3:00 AM 

⏰ Friday to Saturday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM 

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