Tucker’s Marketplace - Ottawa
I always enjoy my visits to Tucker's. If I could make a suggestion about the hot food stations, it would be to watch the placement of the seafood dishes. Those of us with allergies are limited at the hot food stations because people mix up the spoons. I have a very uneasy feeling when I ask staff if there are certain ingredients in certain a dish and they come back from the kitchen with the response, "I don't know. It may be best for me to avoid the dish". Our party of four had a wonderful time. I was the only one with allergies. The other members of our party had a variety of items from the buffet and I heard no complaints.
This was our first time at Tucker's in Ottawa, and only our second time dining at a Tucker's. There is a wide variety of food to choose from, and we found this restaurant had a better salad bar than the other one (in Toronto), which, in addition, was better organized and presented in a more aesthetic way.
Most of the food was very good,. The orange zest chicken was tasty, and we especially liked the teriyaki basa fish. We both found, however, that the tortellini (I think it was 4-cheese with a pesto sauce) was not only tasteless, but also quite paste-y.
As for the desserts, the chocolate mousse wasn't very chocolatey and was too pale in colour. The ice cream was of a good quality, and there was a good variety of flavours. It would have been nice to see some small cookies on the dessert table.
Highly recommended. Delicious good for everyone’s taste!
All fresh and good choice
Always my go to place
Everytime it is always an Outstanding Meal. Great Salad Bar!
Love this place! Staff are amazing, wonderful, wide range of food.
An absolutely amazing place, the food is always great, the staff are kind and hardworking and the chairs are comfortable.
We are never disappointed. One of our favourites is the Mushroom Soup.
Le services très bon la nourriture ok mais pas plus beaucoup des items dans buffets chaud que je mange pas pour sa que je donne 4/5 mais je retournerai avec des amis Merci
Really liked the place. Nice ambiance, really good food and the service was fantastic.
What a great place .
It was my wife’s birthday and we went for brunch .
The minute we entered the restaurant to when we left was a great experience .
Our server Amy greeted us with a smile , you could tell she was a good person being helpful throughout our brunch filling up our coffees , water , cleaning our table non stop . Great personality .
The food was wonderful and we will be coming back
On top of this free meal for my wife on her birthday
Thanks everyone .
We were disappointed. Hadn't been there in a year or so and unfortunately the main buffet items were Meh! Kuddos to the salad bar....
My son and I went to Tucker's Marketplace Restaurant to celebrate my 67th birthday, we had another GREAT meal and as usual we were not told to hurry, I have an artificial hip and I do not move very fast, but I slowly made my way around the Large table that the many selections of great food are on. I ate so much that I could hardly move. I strongly encourage each person who reads this review, to go to Tucker's and have the same type of Great service and Food at a price that you will be very happy to pay.
Great selection, great tasting food. Free on your birthday! Highly recommend.
The food was hit or miss for me, and the calamari was missing.
Lunch was pretty simple, nothing to write home about. You get what you pay for!
We've been going to Tuckers Marketplace since it was called Mother Tuckers. You can always expect a delicious meal. There's a nice variety of foods for everyone's taste. My favourites are the roast beef, which you can cut with a fork & the roast pork. The pasta dishes that they cook while you watch are also very good. You can also have fish, mussels, tacos, etc. etc. and there's a great salad bar. And don't forget the desserts that they serve. I recommend the bread pudding. The price is also reasonable & if you go on your birthday, its free. I would have to say that Tuckers Marketplace is my favourite restaurant.
A good eating destination for groups of friends and families. There are many choices and the salad bar is extensive; it can be a meal unto itself. Children in particular will enjoy the deserts!
Although the noise level can be distracting at times, the layout of the tables create an ambiance that is acceptable. If possible ask for a booth by the window.
I liked the restaurant because is very open, spacious, well decorated and calm. The food is always fresh and delicious. We coming back sort of regularly ( twice a year) at least because we like the friendly staff and The Always good and fresh food. My favourites are: the Chili, the Salads and the crisp apple desserts. Thank you for the great environment where One can spend a good time with Family and Friends- eating and talking at the same time.All the Bests!:)Veronika Kedei
We have been going to Tucker's Marketplace regularly to celebrate all sorts of occasions for over 30 years. We know we can count on the food being tasty and fresh always. The staff are always friendly and attentive to you. It's a great place to celebrate and to have a great meal.
The food was not what it used to be.
Birthday guest chose place. We are from restaurant background. Your kitchen and service stations are filthy. Roast beef was great. Pork and green beans good, the rest, Meehhh - 70s hasn’t left Tucker’s. But obv other people love it - the place was jammed.
Great buffet for the breakfast, lots of choice, good quality
Coffee is not included in the price though and you'll only know it when the bills arrive
Wish you would have a mixed vegetable dish sometimes.
The food was all very good, and we had amazing service making sure our water and drinks were always full and our plates were always cleared. The manager helped with dietary needs, and value for money is excellent.
There is no disability door to access the restaurant. Being a large chain that is a surprise. The management said cant do anything about it. Up to head office. So hope head office reads this!!!!
Large selection for lunch buffet. There’s a salad bar, taco bar, carve section, hot foods, crepe section and a dessert section, which includes ice cream.
Celebrating my Birthday dinner here and it was pretty terrific. Our wait staff was excellent and cheerful. The food did not disappoint and we enjoyed the surroundings. Thank-you
Only if you like buffet style meals. Not everything was healthy. Limited selection when it came to other than meat.
It's okay once in a while.
Excellent service and lots of fresh prepared food.Highly Recommend!
Was ok just seat at a booth that was too small for my party and we had to be moved Being bigger people I wish the hostess would of realize we would not fit there and offer a table instead other than that everything was ok
Great food and clean restaurant. Located in ByMart Market which is a dump. We were pleasantly surprised to find Mother Tucker's
Excellent variety of food options - lots for carnivores, vegetarians & picky eaters alike. Friendly, attentive staff who clearly value food safety and cleanliness.
Went for daughters birthday .. she had never been before.. loved it. She and boyfriend will definitely be going back .. they had been sceptical at my raving about how great it was.
Service was AWESOME! Only complaint is that some of the food was a bit cold. Other than that, its worth the price because you can get a little of everything if you want :)
We have been several times when we visit Ottawa and it is always great
Myself and a friend were squeezed into a table in the back corner beside the washrooms dispite being thr first people in the door at dinner time. They then sat a huge party of loud and rowdy people who on right beside us. Why put two people beside a table set for 20, we couldn't even talk it was so noisy. The food was good but the loudness and the stuffed in a corner feeling rurined it for us. The server took a very very long time to bring our bill, I had to get up and track her down. Too bad because the food was good.
We can’t stand buffets but well, we decided to do it and was a good experience, was not bad quality food, was tasty and lots of dishes.
Food quality not good. Despite this comment the two children we had with us liked the food a lot. Service by Amanda was very good and very personable.