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The Wellington Diner

#314 of 2,197 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
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131 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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124 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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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

Thank Whitby_Wandering
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

1 Thank Kelli O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Was walking in the neighbourhood in the early morning, looking for a place to eat when the Wellington Diner caught my eye. Came in to a bustling, but very relaxed diner that serves the craziest, most awesome breakfasts, among other things (big menu, lots to choose from!). I had the "Stoner Hash" (according to my server, it's named after an... More 

2 Thank David M
Ottawa, Canada
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126 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We dropped in her for lunch and were quite surprised.....the food and service was excellent. We had the special which was a grilled cheese with a fried egg, avocado and tomato, with homemade vegetable soup. We cleaned our plates....good indication that the food was great! Will definitely return.

Thank SALOttawa_Canada
Ottawa, Illinois
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had a very bad food, but cheap; but worse part was that we wanted to order some sweets and we were told that they have nothing and then they ask us to leave. We were told that they don't want people stay long so there is no long line-up, But when they ask us to leave, they were 3... More 

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

Noone asked you to leave. That just wouldn't happen. The diner doesn't offer sweets during breakfast and brunch. You were most likely told of this and billed. If you had bad food why would you want to stay and order more? The diner is not a lounge and we definitely take care in serving the brunch line efficiently. I would... More 

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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?