The Morty's Story

Serving Waterloo's Best Wings Since 1981

Morty Taylor established Morty’s Pub on the corner of King Street and University Avenue in 1981. Back then the pub sat 76 people and quickly became a comfortable local hangout.

On July 27th 2000, we moved to our current location. Movers weren’t in the budget, so the day before the big move, our family, friends, staff and loyal customers grabbed tables and chairs and walked the 300 or so steps up the street to where we are currently located (272 King Street North)

Since the beginning, we have hosted millions of guests, prepared tens of millions of chicken wings and have been a place where the Kitchener-Waterloo community feels at home.

We are proud of the many unique homemade items on our menu like the daily soup, panzerottis, pizzas, 10oz burgers, lasagna and of course chicken wings. We consistently strive to deliver a memorable and fun experience with great food and service. Three decades later we are still an independent family-owned business.

Morty’s is like a home for many of us, and we hope that you feel at home when you’re in our home.

Thank-you for your patronage and allowing us to be your hosts. We hope that you will join us again where friends and neighbours gather.

Thank You for all the past and future memories.

Jay Taylor and Steve Campbell

A Special Note Regarding Covid-19


Effective Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., Ontario moved to a province-wide lockdown.  All in-house dining has been suspended until further notice.  Morty’s Pub will continue to offer CURBSIDE PICK-UP as well as delivery through Skip The Dishes.  We will update hours and restaurant information through our social media. 

Thank you for your continued support through this ‘dumpster fire’ of a year!


The Region of Waterloo advanced to the RED / CONTROL classification on Monday, November 23, 2020.  The new rules include:

-Require contact information for all seated patrons
-Maximum number of patrons permitted to be seated indoors is 10
-Outdoor dining, take out, drive through, and delivery permitted, including alcohol
-Guests must be seated 2 metres apart
-Limit of 4 people may be seated together
-Dancing, singing and the live performance of music is prohibited

For those of our guests visiting from “GREY – LOCKDOWN” areas, we ask that you please respect the advisory to ‘stay home’.  As much as we would love to serve you, we have a duty to protect our community.  This decision was very difficult, and our intention has never been to offend.  We hope to see you again when we can all celebrate together.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.



Dear Friends,

As most of you are aware, the provincial government has allowed the restaurant industry to re-open for indoor dining with certain restrictions, capacity limitations, and heightened protocols.  We have engaged in many conversations with fellow restauranteurs, front line workers, industry insiders, customers and staff about safely re-opening.  After these conversations, we have made the extremely difficult decision to not open Morty’s Pub for in-house dining on Friday, July 17.  We will continue to serve our community through online ordering, curbside pick-up, and outside patio dining.  

We will open our dining room at some point, just not quite yet.  At the beginning of the pandemic crisis, Morty’s was one of the first to close on March 16.  To serve our community during the shutdown, we took extra time to develop our new online ordering system.  We constructed our new patio in record time, but also researched extensively to ensure our safety and health protocols exceeded minimum recommendations.  As we enter Stage 3, we’re again taking the extra time to ensure the same high standards are in place for re-opening our indoor dining.

Morty’s has been in business for over 40 years, and we plan on being in business for 40 more!  We hope you’ll understand that we do not want to be the “canaries in the mine”.  We will take the next two weeks to organize, coordinate and to observe the effects of Stage 3 openings in our community.

Thank you for your continued support!

Morty’s Pub

STAGE 1 & 2

Morty’s Pub has re-opened for curbside pick-up and 3rd party delivery (Skip The Dishes).

The health and safety of our customers and staff is paramount. New and developing information is being broadcast on a continual basis. As a community, family-owned business, it is imperative that we do our part to hinder the spread of COVID-19. 

Please note how we are making sure that you, and your family remain safe.

  • Morty’s Pub has always been dedicated to maintaining our kitchen facilities to the highest standard. We have developed our take-out protocols based on recommendations from the Canadian Restaurant Association and the Canadian Food Safety Group.
  • Your food has been prepared by food safety trained staff, cooked to safe temperatures, and packed safely.
  • All orders will be double bagged. The exterior, clear bag is biodegradable.  You can dispose of this bag immediately when returning to your home.  The ‘interior’ paper bag is recyclable and has not come in contact with any non-Morty’s staff.

We wish everyone all the best and ask you to stay safe.  Thank you for putting your trust in us.  We will continue to do everything possible to help everyone navigate these ever-changing times.

Thank you for your support.

Morty’s Pub