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Learn the Story Behind the Best Steak in Ottawa

Iconic. Historic. Classic.

These words define Al’s Steakhouse, but the story goes deeper.

Al’s Steakhouse opened its doors 50 years ago, in July of 1967, and made history. Halim “Al” Saikali, a Lebanese immigrant, opened the restaurant, which rapidly became the must-visit Ottawa dining destination for locals, tourists, and celebrities alike.

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Al’s has been and remains a family-owned and operated steakhouse. Now, the restaurant is run by his son, daughters, and grandson, carrying on the legacy and adding to the rich history of the location.

Classic steakhouse meals define the cuisine at Al’s: certified Angus beef, fresh fish, a variety of delicious appetizers and salads fill the menu. It’s perfectly complemented by classic cocktails, an extensive wine list, and uncompromising service.

Al’s is the first and only restaurant in Ottawa to cook its beef on live charcoal, giving steaks their distinctive signature taste. Al’s famous garlic salad dressing is included on a starter salad with most meals, and is bottled and sold in-house and in grocery stores throughout the city.
Open daily for lunch and dinner Al’s has ample free parking, can host over 100 diners in private events, and features a menu that will satisfy all tastes.

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Al’s Steakhouse

Take a Taste of Al’s Home

Take home the unmistakable taste of Al’s famous garlic salad dressing for dinner tonight. You can find Al’s garlic salad dressing at:

  • Produce Depot (Southbank and Carling)
  • Riley’s Valumart – Morrisburg
  • YIG Patrice – Almonte
  • YIG Mcdonoughs – Billings bridge
  • YIG Grenon – Rockland
  • YIG Andress – Smith Falls
  • YIG Mitchells – Carleton Place
  • YIG Ross – Barrhaven
  • YIG Barnabes – Perth
  • YIG Browns – Stittsville
  • YIG King – Richmond
  • YIG Embrun
  • YIG Robinsons – Manotick
  • YIG Moncion – Manotick
  • YIG Desserault – Orleans
  • Sobeys March Rd – Kanata
  • Hintonburg Market
  • Metro Glebe
  • The Butchery

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