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Elgin Street Diner

American, Diner, Canadian
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374 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
+1 613-237-9700
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Ottawa, Canada
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You can always count on some good comfort food here. They're always open and you can get breakfast anytime. Ottawa's best hangover spot! But seriously their food is good and filling. Well-priced too. And the service is always good. Try their famous poutine. The vegetarian soup is delicious too.

Thank therealhollyg
Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Are here while visiting the Canadian Museum of Nature. It is right around the corner so we were able to keep our parking space at the museum. We had blueberry pancakes, roast beef sandwich and our 6 year old had eggs and bacon from the kids menu. There was a 10 minute wait for a table but it was noon... More 

Thank Judy21890
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Working overnight shifts can pose a significant problem in Ottawa when the bulk of places that are still open after 1:00 are pizza joints. My colleagues and I started to Google what was still open at 1:30 am..... pizza joint, pizza place, pizza, pizza, pizza.....and the later the night wore on, the less the opportunity that these pizza places actually... More 

Thank Jack D
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time eating a very late night meal here, when visiting Ottawa. The service was good. The portions are very large, and the prices are reasonable.

Thank floppymeister
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten here a number of times. Each time, I forget that the "fresh" food salad, priced at $5.99, is always fermented except for a few chunks that come straight out of a can. Other than that, the place is fine. Service is friendly and the eggs are served exactly as I want them.

Thank SantiagoOttawa
Timmins, ON
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97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Elgin Street diner opened in the 90s when I was attending Ottawa University. Having lived just down the street, I visited the week it opened and I try to visit on every trip to Ottawa. It has maintained the same standards and the same quality of food for nearly 20 years. I had the hangover breakfast and the beans... More 

Thank renrenren
Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read about this place and we decided to try it for dinner last Thursday. The waiter mentioned that the plates were large so we each had a salad and decided we'd share some poutine. Well.... He wasn't kidding about the size of the plates. I had the Buffalo Chicken Salad and my wife had the Mexican Salad. Both were heaping... More 

Thank hectop
Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Classic diner feeling and food. We stopped in for breakfast on a beautiful warm sunny day in November. We were looking for a hearty breakfast and this was the perfect place. From the friendly welcome upon entering, to immediate cups of unending coffee, and delicious homemade diner fare, I loved this place. Dave, our server, was efficient and helpful, at... More 

Thank Margaret F
Ottawa, Canada
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made our way to the diner at 1:30 pm on a Sunday afternoon and was seated right away for three of us. There were only a few tables available, they were busy. Waiter was friendly and prompt. We ordered the breakfast poutine, OMG Benedict (my favorite) and a kids breakfast meal. So tasty! Not going to lie I had a... More 

Thank 11Melanie1980
Wawa, Ontario
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Diner for dinner last night. Beef dip and poutine were excellent. Friendly service and our meal was extremely quick to come out. First time being here and will definitely return. 👍👍

Thank TandT02

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$19
American, Diner, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 374 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-237-9700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?