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The Wellington Diner

#291 of 2,186 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner, Canadian
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1385 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y2X1, Canada
+1 613-798-7800
07:00 - 21:00
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Mon 07:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very nice Valentine dinner at the Wellington Diner. I had the Tropicanna All day Breakfast. For the extra money I would not recommend it over a regular breakfast. The fruit cup was very small for the 3.00 extra. I will say the eggs where perfect, standard sausages,which I enjoy, with nicely seasoned hash browns. LOVE the egg... More 

Thank Jennifer J
Bellytalk, Owner at The Wellington Diner, responded to this review

Jennifer, sorry your husband's fries were not to his liking, but yes for sure he should have sent them back. We would have happily given him soup or salad. As for the issue with .49C for 2oz of mayo, we charge for it as a side. It is free for extra on the burgers or clubs. Just ask for extra... More 

Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a terrific group of young people who are making this restaurant such a busy place. The friendliness and consideration go beyond expectations. I will definitely return for the service. Our orders were delivered to each person without prompting. The food was tasty and hot. We left very satisfied overall.

1 Thank Connie S
Bellytalk, Owner at The Wellington Diner, responded to this review

Glad you liked the diner Connie, hope for your return in 2017. Don't be a stranger!! More 

Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
35 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and myself have been to the wellington street diner many times. Every one of those times it has been for a breakfast. I am in love with the waffles. I order them way to much and I am always left satisfied. My only complaint is because it isn't the biggest place, the wait time can be long. We... More 

Thank Gillian M
Bellytalk, Owner at The Wellington Diner, responded to this review

Glad you like the diner Gillian, The diner is very busy and trust me we are all working very hard her to get people seated and fed, we are very busy between 11-2 Saturdays and Sundays. Try another time of service? Its a blessing and a curse I suppose. People like us and we are glad you do too!! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice waitress and delicious breakfast. We were all seated in one quite crowded section. it was a bit loud with everyone talking and moving within a few feet of you.

Thank Laurie J
Saint Thomas, Canada
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Our daughter lives in Ottawa. My wife and I always come here for breakfast when we come to Ottawa. Always good and always busy. Great coffee.

Thank crunch27
Queensland, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The food here is good and pretty consistent. However, they do not make gluten free or vegetarian substitutions easily (it depends on your waiter/ waitress). Eggs Benedict is the best thing to order.

Thank Jessica7033
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
131 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I've been meaning to try this Diner and finally ventured in for lunch with a friend. I was pleased to see that they served all day breakfast in addition to many other traditional diner options. I found the prices a little dear, not much was available under $10, except for soup. The tables are really close together in this place.... More 

1 Thank Chickadeedee51
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Had dinner here in late November and ordered a chicken club sandwich with fries. It arrived quickly and tasted great. Service was also good.

Thank Stirling B
Whitby, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Visiting my daughter in Ottawa, looking for something other than the Byward Market and the Wellington Diner was it. Breakfast all over the menu, diner style food, surrounded by pictures of Little Rascals, Captain America and everything else that took me back to my childhood. Be prepared for a wait at the door if you get there after a bit... More 

1 Thank Whitby_Wandering
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Once a week I go in there get my usual to bring home as it is always so busy. I do not mind bringing it home as I only live moments away. In the last month though I have noticed the quality has taken a big turn, in the downward motion sadly. Your breakfast is inconsistent.Sometimes my once beloved "homies"... More 

2 Thank Kelli O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1385 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y2X1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-798-7800

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