How Many Restaurants Are In Ottawa - Report
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How Many Restaurants Are In Ottawa - Report

March 28th, 2024

There are 1933 restaurants in Ottawa according to data which we compiled from Google Maps. This data represents all restaurants listed on Google Maps in Ottawa

The data in this article is a representation of the number of restaurants in Ottawa. We analyzed all 1933 listings and here are the most important data findings we discovered.

If you’d like to view restaurant data for other Canadian cities, you can do so here: Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto. Calgary, Edmonton.

1,933 Restaurants in Ottawa

There are 1933 restaurants in Ottawa according to Google’s data. The most popular restaurant categories (in no particular order) in Ottawa include: Pizza, Coffee shop, Sandwich shop, Chinese, Chicken, Greek, Bar & Grill and Lebanese.

There are currently zero Michelin star restaurants in Ottawa.

restaurants in ottawa

1.9 Restaurants Per Capita

With population of 1.02 million population in 2021 according to Census Canada, there are 1.9 restaurants per 1000 residents in Ottawa – the lowest among six largest Canadian cities.

Restaurants per 1000 people

Indian Cuisine Has Most Options

Among a variety of cuisine options throughout Ottawa, Indian cuisine has the highest number of restaurants with 52. This is followed by the following cuisine focused restaurants: Italian (39), Chinese (36), Mexican (33) and Thai (30).

popular cuisine in ottawa

Average Customer Rating of 3.9/5

Ottawa restaurants have an average customer rating of 3.9/5 on Google. There are 89 restaurants in Ottawa that have a perfect 5/5 rating on Google while 613 have 4.5 or more. 157 restaurants in Ottawa have a customer rating of less than 3/5.

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Average Google rating

72 Fast-food Restaurants

With 72 fast food restaurants in Ottawa, popular brands include McDonald’s, Wendy’s and KFC. Ottawa has by far the lowest number of fast food restaurants among large Canadian cities.

fast food restaurants in ottawa

20 McDonald's Locations

There are 46 McDonald’s locations in the city of Ottawa.

McDonald's locations

87 Bars

Ottawa offers just 87 bar related venues which is the lowest among large Canadian cities. Popular bar categories include: bar, bar  & grill, sports bar, karaoke bar and cocktail bar.

number of bars in ottawa

170 Pizza Restaurants

Ottawa offers 170 pizza restaurant options that include popular chains such as Domino’s, Pizza Hut and Gabriel Pizza.

Pizza restaurants

164 Coffee Shops

Ottawa also has 164 coffee shops across the city.

coffee shops in ottawa

62 Tim Hortons & 49 Starbucks

Ottawa also has 62 Tim Hortons and 49 Starbucks locations in the city.

99 Cafés

Ottawa has 99 cafés with most being located close to downtown.



Ottawa’s restaurant scene ranks the lowest among large Canadian cities with just 1.9 restaurants per capita and limited number of restaurant options for different types of cuisines and restaurant types. Compared to other large Canadian cities, Ottawa also has relatively low number of fast-food restaurants and bars solidifying its status a work focused city.

However, Ottawa does have a bustling coffee and café culture with over 250 establishments making it a great option of coffee lovers.


There are 1,933 restaurants in Ottawa.

There are 1.9 restaurants per capita in Ottawa which is the lowest among six largest Canadian cities.

There are 49 Starbucks locations in Ottawa.

There are 20 McDonald’s locations in Ottawa.

There are 62 Tim Hortons locations in Ottawa.

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