Ad Mare (http://admareseafood.com) is located at the corner of Slater and O'Connor in Downtown Ottawa. We arrived promptly at 11:30 am however, there were already about 25-30 people in line to order. They have patrons line up on the sidewalk and a friendly gentleman takes everyone's orders and provides you with a number. He also takes your cash (cash only) and then gives your order to the cooks inside the truck.
Yes, you may wait about 30 minutes to get your food (which we did), but it was OH so worth it. And, it was a nice day out so it gave us the chance to chat and catch up a bit. The food is obviously made fresh to order, and they normally provide 2 to 3 different menu choices. The day we went was the Friday before the long-weekend and there were only 2 choices: crab sliders and fish and chips. I ordered the crab and my friend the fish & chips.
Each order comes with homemade "veggie chips" (thin slices or potatoes, sweet potatoes and beets that were deep-fried and salted...so good) as well as homemade red cabbage slaw. The slaw is oil-based and was delicious, light, slightly tangy and a perfect compliment to the mains.
I loved the crab sliders and was completely full afterwards. The crab cake was a slight touch dry, but the tasty sauce over top of each made up for it.
My friend raved about the fish and chips as well as the tartar sauce that came with. He wished for a 3rd piece of fish actually. I had a bite and the batter was light and tasty, just as it should be but sadly rarely ever is at pubs in Ottawa.
If you have some time on your hands (or if you can get out at 11:15 am to be one of the first in line) treat yourself to this great seafood truck. I will be going back very soon to try their Shrimp Po' Boy to see if they can dazzle me even more.
Their menu changes daily and is normally posted day-of on Facebook
(https://www.facebook.com/AdMareSeafood) and Twitter.