Sep 5, 2010

The Whalesbone | Brownbag Lunch | Ottawa, ON

Mon amis Dipna lives in Ottawa, so instead of heading straight back to Toronto after a week of fun in Montréal, I decided to make a 2-day stopover in the country's capital. Advised by many a folk to check out this place called Whalesbone for lunch, Kathleen and I merrily made our way there...

The Whalesbone
The Sustainable Oyster & Fish Supply

504 A Kent Street
Ottawa, ON
(613) 231-3474

There are two Whalesbone locations. 430 Bank Street is The Whalesbone Oyster House Restaurant. 504 A Kent Street is the Whalesbone retail shop, where the famous "Brownbag Lunch" is also available from 11:00am—2:00pm, Tues—Sat." $6 for a Cod Fillet Burger?! No wonder this place had a line-up out the door at 12:45pm on a Friday afternoon! (Gotta feed the office dwellers somehow.) It was about a 10-15 minute wait for our burgers to appear. Each time the Whalesbone employee had a new batch of Brownbag Lunches to distribute, he/she called out each customer by name. Cute! PS. Don't know why they're called burgers. Seemed like sandwiches to me. Eh?

Cod Burger
Smoked Salmon Burger

Kathleen and I both agreed that the Cod Burger was the winner of the two. 'Twas just something about it, ya know?... The cod fillet was thick and juicy... it was breaded but it wasn't greasy... and it paired perfectly with slathers and slathers of mayo. The bun wasn't too shabby either. 'Twas so soft and airy, I didn't even care that it wasn't whole wheat!

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