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I will be visiting my son at Carleton U on the weekend. What are some good, not too pricey, restaurants near there (Glebe?)? Also, my younger son who will be with me wants to go for ribs. Is there a good rib place in Ottawa? Thanks!

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  1. I haven't been in the Glebe for a while but some of my favorite restaurants were The Light of India for Indian (the matar paneer and nann is some of my favorite in the city) and Fratelli's for Italian. You have a lot of choices in the area though. My husband says that everyone raves about Baton Rouge in the Centrum mall in Kanata for rib but we have not been there before.

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    1. re: kgoffin

      The Baton Rouge is Kanata is deffinitely a must. Here is their web page:
      http://foodpages.ca/20031

      1. re: kgoffin

        I second Fratelli's for Italian!

      2. To answer your second question first, I haven't found a decent rib joint within 200 km of Ottawa. I have been to Baton Rouge and if you know what ribs should taste like, as in Carolina dry rub style or Kansas City style slathered in sauce, Baton Rouge will surely disappoint. (For those of you in Ottawa that read this post and counter with Lone Star, I suggest you venture to Dino's BBQ in Syracuse to taste what ribs should taste like.)

        If you are willing to walk a bit outside the Glebe(the weather has been unseasonably warm for most of the last 2 weeks) you are in luck. Mama Theresa has some excellent Italian food, Vietnamese Kitchen has wonderful wraps as well as a decent Pad Thai. Savana Cafe is an eclectic blend of continental and fusion and the Urban Pear is always offering an interesting menu of local produce, though may be considered expensive by some.

        To help you out I suggest the website http://www.stevex.org/restaurants/ which is one of the more complete I have found regarding local restaurants.

        Happy dining.

        1. To answer your second question first, I haven't found a decent rib joint within 200 km of Ottawa. I have been to Baton Rouge and if you know what ribs should taste like, as in Carolina dry rub style or Kansas City style slathered in sauce, Baton Rouge will surely disappoint. (For those of you in Ottawa that read this post and counter with Lone Star, I suggest you venture to Dino's BBQ in Syracuse to taste what ribs should taste like.)

          If you are willing to walk a bit outside the Glebe(the weather has been unseasonably warm for most of the last 2 weeks) you are in luck. Mama Theresa has some excellent Italian food, Vietnamese Kitchen has wonderful wraps as well as a decent Pad Thai. Savana Cafe is an eclectic blend of continental and fusion and the Urban Pear is always offering an interesting menu of local produce, though may be considered expensive by some.

          To help you out I suggest the website http://www.stevex.org/restaurants/ which is one of the more complete I have found regarding local restaurants.

          Happy dining.

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          1. re: Jim

            I won't recommend Vietnamese Kitchen. Don't waste your money there. Try New Mee Fung (at 350 BOOTH ST near Booth ST and Poplar ST) instead. We went with three families. Adults one table and teenagers one table. The teenagers didn't want to eat the food at all. What they said was "worst food they ever had" and we all agreed.

          2. Just to add to this thread. Sorry not ribs but one of the best pizza joints in Ottawa is La Favorita. Its a must! Small place and always busy on Friday and Saturday nights. But so worth the wait for this pizza. My ex and I use to drive up to Ottawa just for the pizza and then come home..Really. I can tell you its in the italian hood of Ottawa. I am sorry I do not have the info but I can tell you they are in the book..Look em up..Tour boi

            1. Your son is at Carleton....you are very close to interesting food areas...Glebe, China Town Old Ottaw South. Why not give him the assaigment of polling fellow students with good places to eat?

              1. Baton Rouge is great for university kids. Portions are huge and the ribs are fine. Urban Pear is fabulous but more for serious foodies. Fratelli's is great. La Favorita is on Preston Street ( Little Italy ) which has lots of great restaurants.

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                1. re: trishottawa

                  Where is Baton Rouge, and what's it like? I've never heard of it.

                2. It might be worth pointing out that Francine's weekend trip to Ottawa happened three years ago (2004!). Her son has probably graduated from Carleton by now. My suggestion is to let this thread die. :-) (not wanting to stop anyone from responding to Piccola's question about Baton Rouge however - it's out in Kanata and downtown on Albert; I've been there only once and thought it was fine but nothing special, seems to specialise in ribs, chicken, steak and the like - you can Google it to find their website and check out the menu)