Best Fast Food Restaurants in Ottawa
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6 Best Fast Food Restaurants in Ottawa

Craving for juicy burgers with some nice crispy fries and a creamy milkshake? If you’re up for some, you’re in luck as we have amassed some of the best fast food restaurants in Ottawa in this one cool list.

But before we move on to that, let’s first take a look at the costs of the most popular fast food products these days. 

How much do most common fast food products cost in Ottawa?

While preparing food at home certainly costs less, there are times when we just need to satisfy our greasy desires. 

So before driving into one of these restaurants, let’s first take a look at the costs of the most common fast food items.

Types of Fast Food Products Price Ranges
Burgers$6 - $11
Fries$5 - $9
Hot Dogs$6 - $11
Ice Cream$3 - $7
Milkshake$5 - $7
Pasta$14 - $18
Sandwich  $5 - $9
Soda$1.50 - $3

Best Fast Food Restaurants in Ottawa

We used the following criteria in our selection process to get the best in the business:

Variety of food – Added to our list are those fast food restaurants that offer tasty food and a menu with several options.
Price – We also included those that offer fast food products at affordable rates.
Dining options  – Also considered to be a part of our list are those that offer various dining options, like take-out, dine-in, or delivery services. 
Customer feedback – We also took into account the overall experience of other customers to supplement ours.

1. Poulet Rouge

ADDRESS50 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J7, Canada

1200 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1K 3B8

CONTACT DETAILSRideau: (613) 946-2023

St. Laurent Blvd. :(613) 741-6131


Monday to Saturday: 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Sunday: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
St. Laurent Blvd.:

Monday to Saturday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Saturday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Criteria Ratings 
Variety of Food★★★★★ (5/5)
Price★★★★★ (5/5)
Dining Options★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer Feedback★★★★✩ (4/5)

Poulet Rouge Rideau Centre is a restaurant that especially offers their clientele halal chicken tenders along with different sauces and serve in a bowl with over 4000 combinations of fresh veggies, whole grains and delicious toppings.

They also have plant-based fillet options for the vegetarian diet!

Aside from this, ordering from them is made easier and much more convenient since clients can readily see and order their desired food item through their personal application for more discounts.

Note though that they do not sell their individual sauces and marinates at the moment which clients may need to be aware of.

Overall, with their excellently grilled chicken tenders, a wide selection of sauces available, and eco-friendly packaging, we recommend interested clients to check them out.


  • Highly customizable food bowls offered
  • Vegan-friendly options available
  • Wide selection of sauces offered


  • Sauces aren’t sold individually

Customer Reviews

Here are some reviews from their clients:

“Honestly don’t know what more this could do better tbh. Food tastes really good. We both got the couscous instead of rice. Good amount of meat and toppings and everything comes down to $15.47 . The staff at the restaurant is also nice and generous. Definitely one of my favourites. Would have been amazing it it was a dollar or two cheaper but not bad.”

“What a good experience we had. First the food was fresh. I love the idea of ha ing a choice for dressing, options for items in your salad or quinoa bowl and of course flavor for the chicken. I was so excited I forgot I can only add 6 items, but the guy gave me an extra for free. The chicken was very tender and flavorful. It was fun watching the cook grill the chicken and checking it was cooked well. A cheap & healthy option for someone on the go.”

2. Bergham

Bergham Homepage
PRODUCTS & SERVICES Sandwiches, Chicken, Burgers, Poutines, Wraps, Fries, Onion Rings, Drinks, Kids’ Menu
ADDRESS1611 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1V 7Y8, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 613-695-8844
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Thursday 11 AM - 12 AM

Friday 2 PM - 12 AM

Saturday 11 AM - 12 AM

Sunday 12 PM - 12 AM

Criteria Ratings 
Variety of Food★★★★★ (5/5)
Price★★★★★ (5/5)
Dining Options★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer Feedback★★★★✩ (4/5)

Established in 2012, Bergham is one of our top choices when looking for affordable fast food products. Providing exceptional flavors, we trust in its belief in quality inside and out.

Offering a wide selection of responsibly bred, marinated meats, it has a variety of sandwiches and burgers as well as cheesy poutines and fries. 

Complementing these is a sauce collection that is ideal for every product and combo on the menu.

Apart from having a Halal certification, it also has vegetarian options, which are great for people with some dietary restrictions. 

Today, some of its most popular products include the King Burger, which only uses 100% unprocessed Canadian chicken. 

The New Spicy Wings and the Philly Steak Sandwich with 3 Cheese and Mushroom are also must-tries.

For added convenience, you may opt to have things picked up or delivered if you’re busy and can’t dine in. But above all, we appreciate that it offers impeccable service, with staff members always patient and friendly. 

Although some may not be happy with the relatively smaller portions of some of the products, the freshness and quality of the food make everything worth it. 

Since the service can sometimes get slow on busier days, you might want to consider this on your next visit.


  • A wide selection of products 
  • With Halal certification 
  • Vegetarian options
  • Multiple dining options
  • Open daily


  • Some products come in smaller portions
  • Service can sometimes be slow

Customer Reviews

Great service and great food

“We ordered the Bergham sandwich and Poutine Chika. The food here was so flavourful and the portion size was quite generous. It’s worth the price. Kevin took our order and was very helpful in explaining the numerous sauces that were offered. Great service and great food!” — Bel T, Google Reviews

An awesome experience

“I had an awesome experience here! Despite only visiting a few times, it was fantastic and the meals were affordable. What I loved the most about this was the staff, especially this cashier that went by the name Ajaj! He was very calm and welcoming and had excellent speaking skills! I hope to see him next time I pay a visit. Would definitely recommend taking a visit if you are looking to grab a quick bite, you will not regret it!” — King, Google Reviews

3. Five Guys

Five Guys Homepage
PRODUCTS & SERVICESBurgers, Hot Dogs, Drinks, Fries, Milkshake, Sandwiches, Toppings
ADDRESS525 Industrial Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1G 3S2, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 613-562-8119
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Sunday 11 AM - 10 PM
Criteria Ratings 
Variety of Food★★★★★ (5/5)
Price★★★★✩ (4/5)
Dining Options★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer Feedback★★★★✩ (4/5)

A favorite since 1986, The Five Guys is one of the best fast food restaurants you ought to visit.  

To cater to more patrons, it currently has multiple locations in Ottawa. Among these include one along Hazeldean Road in Stittsville and another on Greenbank Road in Nepean.

Its products include burgers, hot dogs, fries, sandwiches, milkshakes, and some nice drinks. 

There is also a list of toppings that includes mayo, lettuce, and pickles that you can get for additional flavor. 

If you intend to visit, you might want to try some of its tasty salad wraps or poutines with cheese curds. We also like the non-greasy burgers, which are made with fresh ground beef. 

We appreciate that it offers free drink refills. But if you’re a Pepsi lover, this might not be that appealing as it only serves Coca-Cola products. 

Since standard hand-prepared burgers always come with 2 patties, the price might be relatively higher. 

Further, as it only uses pure peanut oil when cooking freshly cut fries, those with peanut allergies might want to remember this. 

We like that it operates daily with consistent hours from 11 AM until 10 PM. But above all, we appreciate its quick and efficient service, matched with kind and energetic staff members.


  • An array of products
  • Uses fresh ground beef
  • Has multiple locations in Ottawa
  • Open daily with consistent hours


  • Uses only peanut oil for frying
  • Burgers can be relatively pricier 

Customer Reviews

You will only want to go back

“Simply the best burger. There is no way you can find better. Portions are excellent and you will never run out of fries. Try the BLT there’s more bacon then you can imagine. The fries are fresh and the meat also. Free peanut and free drinks refills. The staff is friendly and helpful at the first visit to explain you the menu. You will only want to go back…” — Martin l, Google Reviews

This place is amazing

“This place is amazing!! Great price, great burger, great quantities, AMAZING SERVICE! Every time my boyfriend and I leave here we’re super in a good mood because the people working are all super nice, friendly and cheerful and literally make us stoked for our food. The music is always bumpin’ and awesome too. This is our favorite place to grab burgers and fries for sure. Highly recommend.— Amanda Grassi, Google Review

4. Meltwich Food Co.

Meltwich Food Co. Homepage
PRODUCTS & SERVICES Grilled Cheese, Burgers, Phillies, Poutine, Vegan Products, Cold Drinks, Kids’ Menu, Milkshakes, Sides
ADDRESS381 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5X4, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 613-212-5790
OPERATING HOURSSunday to Thursday 11 AM - 1 AM

Friday to Saturday 11 AM - 3 AM

Criteria Ratings 
Variety of Food★★★★★ (5/5)
Price★★★★★ (5/5)
Dining Options★★★★✩ (4/5)
Customer Feedback★★★★✩ (4/5)

Obsessed with cheese, Meltwich Food Co. can be considered the leader when it comes to cheesy creativity, premium ingredients, and comfort food. 

Committed to using only the best ingredients, we trust the quality of food it provides.

Among the great products you can order here include grilled cheese, burgers, Phillies, poutine, and milkshakes. 

There’s also an exclusive kids’ menu for children and some nice beer and spirit mixes for adults. 

The best part is that you can have things customized and have everything you want the way you want them. 

When here, you might want to try its Avocado Bacon Grilled Cheese or the Spicy Steak Poutine, which we find very addictive.

Another thing we like is that it uses certified Angus beef that is packed with flavors you can taste in every bite. It’s also great that the bread is vegan, which is made with sourdough, white, and multigrain options.

Apart from using only Kennebec potatoes for its fries, it also uses 7 different kinds of cheese that add distinct flavors to each meal. 

We also like that it is open daily with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 AM – 3 AM.

Although the portions and delivery could sometimes be problematic, we still think that Meltwich Food Co. is a great fast food restaurant. 


  • Variety of products
  • Uses certified Angus beef
  • 7 kinds of cheese
  • Customized orders
  • Extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays


  • Issues with portion size
  • Some delivery concerns

Customer Reviews

This place is awesome

“This place is awesome! Nick gave us amazing service and was incredibly friendly. The avocado bacon grilled cheese is very flavourful and definitely worth the price. The burger was also very delicious. The onion rings are super crispy and tasty too. Definitely will be going back, thanks guys!” — Anastasia Severinets, Google Reviews

Will definitely be coming back

“Stopped by here after a night out. Nick really sold the place and gave us a great experience. The deal of the day is great and fairly priced. Everything is cooked fresh and is delicious. Great menu for vegans and vegetarians, and accommodates customizations. Will definitely be coming back on other late night adventures.” — Sydney Minor, Google Reviews

5. Chips & Dairy Fast Food

Chips & Dairy Fast Food Homepage
PRODUCTS & SERVICESHamburgers, Hot Dogs, Poutines, Fries, Desserts, Drinks, Seafood, Sides, Vegetables, Beef, Pork, Chicken, Soft Egg Noodles, Egg Foo Young, Chop Suey, Fried Rice, Soup, Combo Meals, Family Dinners
ADDRESS2920 Bank St, Gloucester, ON K1T 1N6, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 613-739-9889
OPERATING HOURSSunday to Thursday 11 AM - 9 PM

Friday to Saturday 11 AM - 10 PM

Criteria Ratings 
Variety of Food★★★★★ (5/5)
Price★★★★✩ (4/5)
Dining Options★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer Feedback★★★★✩ (4/5)

Chips & Dairy Fast Food specializes in Chinese and Canadian food. As such, this place is also ideal for people who are into noodles and other authentic Chinese dishes. 

We like that its menu has a variety of options people can choose from. The products it offers extend from hamburgers and hot dogs to soft egg noodles and fried rice. 

Some of its popular dishes include General Tao’s Chicken and Egg Rolls. The poutines and the Szechuan Chicken are also must-tries.

We like that the restaurant is always kept clean. But if you’re busy, you may opt to take things out or order things online to have great food delivered right in front of your doorstep.

We also appreciate that it is open daily, only with relatively shorter operating hours. 

It is available from 11 AM to 9 PM on Sundays until Thursdays, with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 AM – 10 PM.

The only downside we found is that some have not been happy with some rates that are deemed costly. 

Further, aside from some restrictions with customized meals, there have also been complaints about the consistency of food quality.

Despite these, Chips & Dairy Fast Food remains one of our top choices when it comes to fast food. With great selections and friendly service, it is worth a visit.


  • A variety of choices
  • Specializes in Chinese food
  • Multiple dining options
  • Open daily


  • Some products are relatively pricier
  • Issues with food quality consistency

Customer Reviews

This place is legendary

“One of the most unique places you’ll ever stumble across. I guarantee that this is the only place in Canada where you can find delicious Chinese food, traditional American fast food and ice cream in the same place. Pretty cheap too for the portions you’re getting. Nice little seating area inside too. This place is legendary and all my friends love it.” — Alex Porter, Google Reviews

So good

“OMG so good! not gonna lie I thought the concept was kinda weird, but they do fried chicken like nobody else, their burgers are delicious, the chinese food is phenomenal. Honestly, best takeout I’ve had in years.” — Samantha Botelho, Google Reviews

6. Fritomania

Fritomania Homepage
PRODUCTS & SERVICESHamburgers, Hot Dogs, Sausages, Sides, Fries, Poutines, Drinks
ADDRESS 2442 St Joseph Blvd, Orléans, ON K1C 1E9, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 613-830-4015
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Sunday 11 AM - 8 PM
Criteria Ratings 
Variety of Food★★★★✩ (4/5)
Price★★★★★ (5/5)
Dining Options★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer Feedback★★★★✩ (4/5)

We like Fritomania because of its promise to provide food of excellent quality, and this is one of the reasons it has made it to this list.

Although relatively limited compared to others, its menu includes products like hamburgers, cheese dogs, and some popcorn chickens. There are also poutines, which are favorites of both locals and visitors alike.

Apart from providing great food at reasonable prices, it also adds convenience by having multiple dining options. 

To make things a lot easier, it has an iDeliver app you can download for hassle-free order placements. 

Situated at an accessible location along St. Joseph Boulevard, it operates daily to address your fast food cravings at any given time of the week. 

It also follows consistent operating hours from 11 AM to 8 PM, which we appreciate. 

But if you’re allergic to peanuts, this place might not be for you as Fritomania only uses peanut oil in all of its food prep. 

Further, since the restaurant only accepts cash, you might first need to drop by the nearest ATM before placing an order.

Despite these, we still like Fritomania as it offers great food that you will love. Alongside this is its impeccable customer service, which makes the drive to this restaurant worth it.


  • A decent array of options
  • Multiple dining options
  • Open daily with consistent operating hours


  • Uses peanut oil 
  • Accepts cash only

Customer Reviews

Nowhere else compares

“Hands down the best poutine in Ottawa! If you are a true poutine lover, you have to pay this bright orange fry stand a visit. They use peanut oil for their fries, smooth gravy, super squeaky fresh St.Albert cheese curds, and good portions. The best customer service you will ever get 🙂 always greeted with a smile. They are shut down during the winter mid-December to mid-March, weather dependent. Nowhere else compares!” — L Nault, Google Reviews

What’s not to love

“The fries are perfection, and that bacon cheese dog made my week.  I love how they greet you like a long-lost friend when you visit.  The food is inexpensive as well, and the online ordering is a snap.  What’s not to love?!” — Susan Anderson, Google Reviews

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