Do you ever think of Riverdale, and imagine whether you could live that lifestyle, just for a moment? Here at Pudgyboy’s, you’ll be able to find your Archie vibes in the heart of downtown Ottawa.

Pudgyboy’s has been branded as a retro diner with a mini twist. Generally, all retro diners have burgers, but Pudgyboy’s offers sliders. All retro diners serve waffles, but Pudgyboy’s comes to you with mini waffles. Most of all, Pudgyboy’s serves up to 18 different milkshakes. You can enjoy all the pleasures of Pudgyboy’s in the mornings, afternoons, evenings and late nights – whatever works for you! Once we figured that out, we ordered up front and awaited our orders.

My friends and I were really struck by the atmosphere of this diner, it was truly like we have been transported back in time! We took a seat on blue and white chairs and awaited for our menus. At the beginning, we weren’t entirely sure why service was not handing us menus, only to realize the diner was more of a takeout-type style where you’d order upfront and then sit in or take it on the go.

One of the orders that my friends and I got was a Reese Puffs Milkshake, which was an extremely unique milkshake to me personally. I have never heard of this type of milkshake before and it was definitely an unique taste to go with it (in a good way!) As an individual that is not the greatest sweet person, this milkshake was the perfect sweetness for myself. It was also a good incorporation of the Reese Puffs, and the entire milkshake just blended very nicely.

Of course we wouldn’t come to Pudgyboy’s if we didn’t order sliders! We ended up ordering Cheeseburger Sliders, Buffalo Chicken Sliders and Beyond Meat Sliders for the table. The sliders were prepared fresh off the grill, as I saw the chef himself preparing these items for us and they were absolutely delicious! Keep in mind that these are sliders though, so they were small portions. I think we needed to order more in order to satisfy our cravings and satiety. However, they were definitely great options to have for a visit.

To have on the side of our meals, we also ordered the Cajun Fries, which was quite delicious. It wasn’t anything that was unique or spectacular however, simply because it was basically McDonald’s fries, but with cajun seasoning on top. I’d say that it needed a more unique taste for me to write something more particular for Pudgyboy’s, however I can say that it was a delicious option to have.

In essence, the visit to Pudgyboy’s was a great time, I definitely felt those Riverdale vibes and had a blast with my friends at this chill spot. If you’re looking for a more unique dining experience in the heart of downtown, have a gander at their website to see if this might be your next visit:


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