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Virginia Rogers
· November 4, 2017
Excellent staff, food and atmosphere. A Family of New Brunswick fishermen know their fish and this was excellent. I recommend the haddock in beer batter.
John Johanson
· October 4, 2017
Out of this world! Love the humble setting that belies the wonderful service and incredible fish & chips!! The haddock was perfect, the fries/gravy to die for, and the malt vinegar in a spray bottle... ingenious. SO glad I searched out this gem while on travel from the U.S. 🇨🇦🍻 See More
Elizabeth Rose Jones
· March 2, 2018
Such great food and good service!! Just had dinner there loved every bite! The commercial doesnt do it justice !
Lee-Ann Belfry
· August 1, 2017
We were in Ottawa for a wedding in when visiting a new city I always look for restaurants with a dedicated gluten free fryer. Cat's gluten free halibut and fries were soooooooo ridiculously ...good that we had them for supper one day and again for lunch the very next day!!! Wish I lived closer!! See More
Tony Hocson
· August 8, 2017
Quaint little space, the outside tables are better, although i have been there twice, i never even seen the inside! My first time, as far as I can remember was great! The fish and chips is excellent, ...taste freshly cooked, and excellent. The second time we visited, it wasn't as good as i first remembered it. The fish feels like it was soaked in cooking oil and wasn't drained enough, just not as good as before. The lady server, wasn't as nice when we question a minor issue on the bill. See More
Kate Britton
· March 16, 2018
Best fish and chips ever! !! Light ..not greasy..cute little restaurant with super nice staff :)
Bonita Ashford
· June 12, 2017
We called ahead to assure suited for the children. Lise our smiling and helpful waiter had a nice large enclosed booth ready complete with crayons etc on our arrival.. It was a little stuffy as a ve...ry hot day yesterday June 11 and no fans that I could see. Cat's has a very good selection of children's menu items complete with a dessert of ice cream. We all had haddock and fries which was a very generous portion (1) though you can order 2 pcs. It's a smaller restaurant compared to many chains in our region so a nice change. They also have a very good patio (deck)...Very kind of them to bring birthday cake and song to our table at dessert time....Excellent service, thanks again Lise...(perhaps some lighter options could be added like a shriimp cocktail or salad etc but they did have some items you don't see everywhere. See More
Kwok Lau
· November 26, 2017
Some of the best fish and chips I’ve had in a long time. Fast and friendly service.
Elizabeth MacLeod
· March 17, 2018
Great place! Food was very tasty and the service was great!
Maia Konrad
· April 14, 2017
Service was a nightmare. Was left sitting on patio in the middle of april despite being told we would be given a table inside. Watched a little old lady eat her meal in a winter jacket outside because... the servers kept forgetting to get them the inside table they also had been promised. Two of us got the wrong order because the server punched it in wrong, then was told our entire table order had never been entered in the system. Was promised a 10$ credit for not getting our meals which we never received. Finally left money on the table for the bill and walked out since the wait staff was MIA. Total chaos, I have no idea how this place is still operating. See More
Catherine Jones
· February 7, 2018
Seriously the best haddock fish and chips! Delicious!
Greg Barker
· August 12, 2017
Best fish n chips ever, We live Kansas City, Missouri and we return here every time we are in Ottawa, great service, great food !!!
Carroll Croutch
· February 6, 2017
Such tasty fish and chips! I am allergic to gluten... so anything battered or fried is usually out. They have gluten free batter and a fryer dedicated to gluten free!!! So it was a real treat.... It has a quaint seaside atmosphere and wonderful staff! I can hardly wait for my next visit to Ottawa. See More
Paul-emile St-denis
· March 31, 2017
well went for supper tonite there took halibut fish and chips took chips in seafood poutine was excellent as for the fish 1 inch thick of batter on it and the batter was sogg...y uncook inside worst fish i had in ottawa See More
Guylaine Hamel-Pinard
· April 1, 2017
My husband and I went there yesterday for the first time. Had the beer batter fish and chips that came with Sea slaw and a pickle. Best fish we've had in a long time. Waitress was really pleasant.... Nice atmosphere. We will go back for sure. Too bad they don't have a ramp and washroom for handicap. All else was excellent. See More
Carole Renaud
· August 28, 2016
Delicious and safe for celiac, the staff is great, friendly and are conscious of gluten free celiac people.
The meal was great, spinach dip served with corn chips, I hadn't had that in forever cause ...all restaurant serve it with pita and it's a big no no for me being celiac. Thank you for being celiac safe. See More
Suzanne Brousseau
· January 12, 2017
Excellent fish and chips like mom used to make. Waiters and waitresses all have a friendly smile, feels like you are home. Their crab cakes are to die for. Food is always fresh and delicious. We g...o back every time we want seafood. See More
Aine Jean
· April 14, 2017
I'm visiting Ottawa for the weekend and was so excited to learn Cats had gluten-free fish 'n chips! I ate here earlier today and it was delicious! I even got to have gluten-free calamari which was tasty. If you have any room after dinner, they also have gluten-free cheesecake!

I was so impressed with the food and service. Definitely check this place out! :-D
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Kim Owen
· March 5, 2016
The best gluten free fish chips I've had yet! And the kids felt the same about their Sea Urchin versions as well. My husband had the First Mates Poutine, and kept saying how good it was after every b...ite. Thanks to 'Young Tim' for the awesome service. Great place for those with dietary restrictions/allergies. We'll definitely be going back again very soon! See More
Anita Graves-Barker
· August 11, 2017
Delicious, consistent and gluten free options. Return every time we are in ottawa

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Wishing All our customers, friends and families a very Happy Thanksgiving, Cats Fish & Chips will be closed on this Sunday the 8th of October. We hope to see you soon at the best Fish and Chips in Ottawa! 🐟🐠🦀🦐

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