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The Green Door

#20 of 2,193 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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198 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C6, Canada
+1 613-234-9597
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family friendly easy cafeteria style vegetarian food. We went there after a long day at a tournament. It was fast, tasty, healthy and decent in price. A lot of kids and babies around so it's not recommended for a date night. Also the lighting is quite bright. No evening mood lighting.

Thank Martlem
Ontario, Canada
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283 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a smaller plate no matter how hungry you are because everything looks delish and your choices are so numerous. Choose carefully....it is a large buffet. Then they weigh your plate. It can be expensive if you choose "heavy" food. But all the food is so tasty! I have never, in all the decades I have eaten here, never had... More 

Thank marcia s
Winnipeg, Canada
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162 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stumbled across this restaurant randomly on a recent trip to Ottawa and were really impressed. The selection of food options is huge and their way of allowing you to take whatever you want and then just weighing your plate is excellent! It means that you can try a huge variety but have only the amount you... More 

Thank Thebutterfly2
Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to the green door for years and thought that I should write a review as they most definitely deserve a great one. I always enjoy the food at the green door. What's not to like. If you want to eat real healthy food and not junk food this is the place for you. I eat raw... More 

Thank JackieGB123
London, Canada
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is not an accessible restaurant. There is little room between tables and a tight turn for entrance and exit into the restaurant doors. This is certainly not the place for those in a wheelchair, crutches, cane or arm injury. This is a cafeteria style buffet. Upon entrance my teen and I see the sign that states "wait to be... More 

Thank ChanGreg4
Greenville, South Carolina
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Very delicious lunch of chicken and salad, terrific tasting dressing, nice presentation and very attentive service. The flourless chocolate, chocolate cake was decadent. And the price was right!

Thank Jackie W
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

It was first time and it was about time! Excellent fresh food you pay by weight from a very complete buffet - will definitely be back!

Thank shaman01
Moose Jaw, Canada
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Went here with a couple of people and was pleasantly surprised that a buffet style set up could taste so good. The food is well labelled for those who do not eat animals and the portioms are rotated quickly so you can always come get something that had run out. Absolutely amazing!

Thank Josh R
Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We've been going there on and off for nearly 20 years, and it is always tasty and pleasant. There are lots of vegetarian options and good desserts as well as a friendly ambiance, the only issue is that it's overpriced by 20% or more. In spite of spending too much every time we go, we'll return a few times a... More 

Thank DOCOttawa_Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Lots of very good options for healthy eating. It's buffet style with plates weighed out and purchased before sitting at cafe style tables. I loved the colors on my plate after making my selections. It hard not to try them all. Just wish they had wifi as I was hoping to find a place to dine and email.

Thank Lcvedder

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-234-9597
Well established (1988) and highly acclaimed, recently renovated (2014), vegetarian, pay-by-weight. Featuring organic and local ingredients. Our meals are a nutritional, visual, and tasty good value.

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