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Elgin Street Diner

#32 of 2,259 Restaurants in Ottawa}
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374 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
+1 613-237-9700
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“poutine” (191 reviews)
“fries” (70 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
374 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you ever run the Canadian Army Half (or even Scotia), a poutine here will hit the spot and is a great reward. I got the Hang Over Breakfast with the side of poutine (instead of the usual home fries). It's a beef gravy and...More

Thank TheV S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice diner, great food, great service, reasonable price. In Ottawa on vacation and just happened to be browsing the street for a place to eat for lunch when some one leaving noticed and told us that we couldn't go wrong here. Never did a chili...More

Thank J5227EMsergioc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Head over here it your just arriving in Ottawa, food is plenty and the staff really tries hard to please you. They really need to clean up their washrooms as guests will really be disappointed if they use them. Hire outside help if your staff...More

Thank Bevue
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great, hearty food in a casual atmosphere. Big portions, attentive staff and not too pricey. Milkshakes are so good! Glad we went, for sure.

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was recommended as the place in Ottawa to eat Poutine. The Elgin St Diner was also featured on You Gotta Eat Here. So we tried it. We went for lunch, it was busy but not over crowded. The service was very good and...More

Thank torontoshutterbug65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All male waiters seemed efficient, BUT filthy. They were constantly stroking their beards, wiping the corner of their mouths with their hands, cleaning the corner of their eyes, patting their hair, biting their nails, in between bringing orders to the table. We saw waiters handle...More

Thank juliatps15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to brunch at the Elgin Street Diner. I am gluten free, not by choice. They have no gluten free toast, and no gluten free option for the breakfast special, except ordering tomatoes instead of toast. There is nothing else on the entire breakfast...More

Thank lyncinc27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to a few of Ottawa's iconic restaurants this was one from the list. We were staying nearby and we had picked up kids from the airport and it was almost midnight and none of us had dinner and were hungry and tired. As...More

Thank PatelSR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't go here often but when I do, I always get a poutine or something along those lines. It never disappoints. It delicious and affordable

Thank Lucia M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for dinner with family/friends. I had a the chili dog with gouda cheese, while everyone else tried the poutine. My chili dog was excellent, but the reviews of the poutine were not as good. The fries/gravy were not hot enough to melt the...More

Thank Mark T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$19
American, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
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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