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The Wellington Diner

1385 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y2X1, Canada
+1 613-798-7800
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“home fries” (11 reviews)
“hash” (4 reviews)
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All hours
American, Diner, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1385 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y2X1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love their eggs benny! We are there pretty frequently, check the special board, there are some delicious things

Thank Phillip M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had breakfast here as we saw it on Ottawa Eats. Its was amazing to say the least. Our food was hot and plentiful. The hostess and server were outstanding. We were concerned about where we parked but spoke with the manager...More

Thank Mendurs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our 2nd time at the diner and we enjoyed our experience. Love the decor! The burgers and steak sandwich are super good and the poutine is top notch-highly recommend it! The prices are very reasonable and the portions are generous. There's something for...More

Thank KeriannG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This can be a very busy place - but the food is fabulous!! So many exotic varieties of breakfast. Service is great. The coffee needs to have more body - I found it weak.

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

Thank you for your review. I appreciate your concerns about the coffee. Some rave about our coffee. If you would like something stronger please order our americano coffee.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So we decided to come here because we had heard that it was famous for its lobster mac and cheese. Friendly waitress served us. Asked what was the most popular food there and was told the mac and cheese was to die for. We asked...More

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

I am the owner and this never happened. I'm trying to understand why you would make a claim of a conversation with the owner that just didn't happen. You really have to only answer to yourself as I've spent enough time on your crazy angle...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have a few complaints about the food, but before I get into that I should say that our meal tasted fine. The complaints I have are as following, I ordered their grill cheese cheese burger and it didn't come with lettuce or tomato (even...More

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

Although I can respect your opinions and I truly can it seems that the diner and you "Candicritic" are clearly not meant to be. That being said thanks for all the pointers on how to get even busier. I'm sure you're well versed in restaurants,...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017

it was my spouse’s BD I had the Fish an Chips the batter on the haddock was thick and not cocked through even though it looked very dark (over deep fried) the haddock was rather dry, the fries (well lets just say I had twice...More

1  Thank neo053
Bellytalk, Owner at The Wellington Diner, responded to this review

A copy and paste. So I'll only respond to one of your multiple reviews. You stated you didn't like your food? Did this not get taken care of by your server?? You ate the food but didn't like it? At anytime a remake was also...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Used a Groupon coupon to try this restaurant in Westboro. It is packed on weekends, lined up out the door. I went for dinner on a weekday, and found the fish & chips had too much batter, fish was not flakey, not sure how fresh....More

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

Maybe your server just tried to recommend things to you? Maybe it wasn't a ploy to bank roll all your money? Maybe it was just a positive thing that you have spun it in to the server being a grifter. Maybe however there was indeed...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

After much deliberation, we decided to try the Wellington Diner. It seems that every time we drive by, there's a long line up to get in, especially on Sunday's. So we braved the lineup. It wasn't so bad since there were large groups waiting ahead...More

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

Sorry you were put off by the line and wait for your food. We put a lot of care into the atmosphere as its an important part of our character. Food simply can't be rushed or made any faster I can promise you that. If...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

The service and food was great! Had breakfast with my daughter...everything was good! Homey and comfortable...and the waiter friendly and courteous...Will definitely return.

Thank warren1952
Bellytalk, Owner at The Wellington Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for making the time to spread positive waves to the universe. We look forward to your return. I will pass this on to all the cooks and servers...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Diner, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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
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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