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Elgin Street Diner

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374 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
+1 613-237-9700
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“poutine” (203 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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1 - 10 of 647 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not the cheapest food establishment around, but a very unique and authentic experience awaits you at this place. The staff here are casual yet polite and see to your needs!

Thank Kento1985
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent comfort food. Truly a little hole in the wall, with a buzz of activity. Very generous servings, pleasant staff, and priced just right. A poutine lovers delight. Busy location, however the staff is like a Indy Pit crew in getting tables ready for the...More

Thank _silverback2469
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So-so food, pretty expensive for what you get. The biggest advantage is that it's open 24/7. Can't say I'd recommend it.

Thank Christian T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overrated poutine for the press they get. Not terrible but definintely better places in Ottawa that would also be way cheaper.

Thank heathk7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love a good breakfast, and the Elgin Street Diner did not disappoint. Our meals were delicious, hearty and served with a slightly skewed sense of humor, which we always appreciate. Good stuff all around.

Thank Dean O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favourite diner in Ottawa! Breakfast is excellent and service is always great. Can’t wait to go again!

Thank MuskokaGrownGirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had brunch here mid-December. There was a bit of a wait but they are very efficient at turning tables so we were seated in about 10 minutes. The staff are friendly and helpful and the food was good. Definitely would go back.

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped here for breakfast on December 23, 2017. We both had the breakfast special. My scrambled eggs were fine. The hash browns were a slab of tasteless barely warm mashed potatoes. The bacon was mostly fat. The wheat toast was cheap...More

Thank lovetovacation075
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered two very simple things - chicken burger and hot hamburger platter. Used Skip the Dishes to deliver (none of this is on them). My wife's comment on the chicken sandwich is that "you could kill someone with this". Yep, chicken burger ninja throwing star...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From huge portions, excellent service and a unique old school vibe this Diner is fantastic. If you are local or visiting this is a great place to try.

Thank Dean 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
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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