History

Nate’s Deli is Ottawa’s most popular and well known deli. Originally located on Rideau Street, Nate’s Deli has been world renowned as a traditional Jewish deli with the best breakfast and smoked meat in town.

Dave Smith started Nate’s Deli in 1959 with only 6 tables and a desire to make the best smoked meat sandwiches anyone would ever taste. The small restaurant made an instant name for itself. People such as Liberace, Paul Anka, Rich Little and Pierre Trudeau visited regularly to indulge in Nate’s exotic and ethnic food.

In 2005, David Smith opened Nate’s Express, a smaller version of the original Nate’s on Rideau. Serving the same famous smoked meat and catering to the surrounding businesses.

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In 2009, Nate’s Deli closed its doors for good, but luckily Ottawa still has Nate’s Express to carry the torch and continue serving the famous smoked meat that Ottawa has come to know and love. Located at 6 Antares Drive, Nate’s Express continues to provide hungry customers with Nate’s world famous smoked meat sandwiches, great breakfasts, and more for many generations to come.