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Elgin Street Diner

#29 of 2,255 Restaurants in Ottawa}
$American, ,
374 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
+1 613-237-9700
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (25 reviews)
“poutine” (199 reviews)
“fries” (70 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
374 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty great diner, good atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff. The food is alright, pretty average diner fair and the portions are really great (I don't think I've been able to finish my food any of the times I've gone). It's really great for a late...More

Thank Meaghan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service very good, food very good, consistant very good experience during several visits.the restaurant was quite busy,there was a bit of a wait, however we were sat before the quoted time.

Thank Roger T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Needed something before our drive home to Kingston. Went to Elgin St to see what we could find, ended up at this fine establishment. All the regular breakfast items, little pricier than other diners I have been to for breakfast, but very tasty. Waiter was...More

Thank betster28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here Sunday night after the Grey Cup to warm up and have something small. This restaurant is opened 24 hours. The place was full at 11:00pm. We ordered Western Sandwich and a Chilly cheese dog with poutine. They have about 8 different...More

Thank Heather G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kick back with unlimited coffee with generous sized breakfast or brunch choices or enjoy world famous Poutine or Burgers perfect anytime (but likely best late night) as they are open 24 hours 7 days a week. Huge portions of food with attentive service in a...More

Thank SweetLife4Ever
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit and was hoping for a better meal this time. I ordered the breakfast special. The baked beans and potatoes were not to my liking. The eggs, toast, and cappuccino were fine.... Don't plan on returning.

Thank HollyHQ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good basic diner food, fast and friendly service, bustling atmosphere, noise level a bit high. There was a bit of a lineup for Saturday brunch but we got in very quickly.

Thank CriticalKate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here a in mid-November for a hockey tournament looking for nourishment before a game. The portions are a good sized, most of the players ordered waffles and they were a nice size with plenty of fruit. Some of the other folks ordered eggs/omelets and...More

Thank Mr B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read reviews on here before ordering and this sounded like an amazing place. After travelling all day, we just wanted take out, nothing fancy. The gentleman that answered the phone was very friendly and seemed competent. He even repeated the order back to me, which...More

Thank Kristy N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They are WELL known for their poutines but it's not the only thing they do well. Their breakfast and burgers are quickly prepared and tasty as a diner should be so they fit the profile. The poutines are not gourmet quality but they fill the...More

Thank Trisha W
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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