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Elgin Street Diner

American, ,
374 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
+1 613-237-9700
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (30 reviews)
“poutine” (213 reviews)
“fries” (80 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59 Hours
CUISINES
American, Diner, Canadian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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374 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 688 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Love the atmosphere of this place with the only thing mission to really make it like and old time diners is a long bar and stools to sit on while watching the action in the kitchen . We dropped in here mid afternoon for their...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eggs with bacon instead of homefries, smoke meat poutine instead at 2pm in the afternoon was amazing. The food came out really fast like the kitchen were waiting for us. Their cheesecake was the finishing touch.

Thank wildbob613
Reviewed 1 week ago

Read on TA that this is the place to go for poutine so on my recent trip to Canada I thought I would dry it. Didnt disappoint, although I ordered a side of beef meat, it didnt taste or look like any beef I have...More

Thank msna
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Within a 5 minute walk of the Canadian Museum of Nature, this is an excellent option for any meal. We’ve been twice now and were more than happy with both food and service both times! Will return.

Thank MuskokaGrownGirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously. This is all the greasy-spoon goodness without the gastric distress. Popped in for my annual Hangover Breakfast. A true monster that comes with unlimited coffee for a whopping $16.00. Tasty. Decadent. Life shortening. Staff are always great. Do it!

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the Grilled Vegetable Club with very tasty shoe-string fries that were enough for 2; and the Lemon and Fresh Herb Grilled Chicken with mashed potatoes, and this dinner was enough for 3. 5 people could have enjoyed these 2 meals! Great, friendly service....More

Thank LuluReview
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in at the acclaimed Elgin Street Diner for dinner. Heard lots about it through reviews and the show “You Gotta Eat Here”. Ordered the BBQ burger with a Caesar salad and the chicken fingers and fries. Burger was overdone, dry and had no flavour....More

Thank MATTSMITH1970
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place makes a great strawberry milkshake ($6.99). Tried the roast beef dip. The sandwich was small, meat very well done, but tasty. It could have been better with rarer beef and some horseradish - not available I was told. The small sandwich was accompanied...More

Thank seagull419
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As It was our first time here we wanted to try out the famous "Poutine". It was Sunday and it was packed for brunch so decided to take out. The service was amazing, the staff was courteous and helpful. We ordered some of their milk...More

Thank Clara S
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We ended up stopping at Elgin Street Diner because we could not make up our mind of all the surrounding restaurants, and since it was 8h30pm on a Friday night in Ottawa, we figured our best chance for a good meal without a long wait...More

Thank ladyscotland55
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$19
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
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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