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The Wellington Diner

#267 of 2,189 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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1385 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y2X1, Canada
+1 613-798-7800
07:00 - 21:00
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Mon 07:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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... More 

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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chose by mistake a dish I could not eat because of intolerances....my fault..... Asked the owner what I should do and was told to give it to someone else and also that they had made it specially for me..so...So I scraped off the intolerance item and ate the dish that was delicious and I was not sick. My family and... More 

2 Thank Marthe L
Bellytalk, Owner at The Wellington Diner, responded to this review

Glad you liked your food. It was indeed actually made for you. It was made for you 20 minutes after you ordered the special from the black board which was correctly detailed on the black board right next to where you were sitting. Glad you are taking ownership of this and sorry you do not wish to return. The Wellington... More 

Gatineau, Canada
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Neptune omelette, it has crab and bacon and oh so good. Big portion, homies (home fries) are delicious, a bit salty but good. Coffee is excellent and the service is good. We waited about 20 min for a table, the place was packed but considering we where in line outside, 20 min isn't bad. I will be... More 

Thank Sophie L
Ottawa, Canada
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We had a very nice Valentine dinner at the Wellington Diner. I had the Tropicanna All day Breakfast. For the extra money I would not recommend it over a regular breakfast. The fruit cup was very small for the 3.00 extra. I will say the eggs where perfect, standard sausages,which I enjoy, with nicely seasoned hash browns. LOVE the egg... More 

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

Jennifer, sorry your husband's fries were not to his liking, but yes for sure he should have sent them back. We would have happily given him soup or salad. As for the issue with .49C for 2oz of mayo, we charge for it as a side. It is free for extra on the burgers or clubs. Just ask for extra... More 

Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

What a terrific group of young people who are making this restaurant such a busy place. The friendliness and consideration go beyond expectations. I will definitely return for the service. Our orders were delivered to each person without prompting. The food was tasty and hot. We left very satisfied overall.

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

Glad you liked the diner Connie, hope for your return in 2017. Don't be a stranger!! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and myself have been to the wellington street diner many times. Every one of those times it has been for a breakfast. I am in love with the waffles. I order them way to much and I am always left satisfied. My only complaint is because it isn't the biggest place, the wait time can be long. We... More 

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

Glad you like the diner Gillian, The diner is very busy and trust me we are all working very hard her to get people seated and fed, we are very busy between 11-2 Saturdays and Sundays. Try another time of service? Its a blessing and a curse I suppose. People like us and we are glad you do too!! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Very nice waitress and delicious breakfast. We were all seated in one quite crowded section. it was a bit loud with everyone talking and moving within a few feet of you.

Thank Laurie J
Saint Thomas, Canada
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Our daughter lives in Ottawa. My wife and I always come here for breakfast when we come to Ottawa. Always good and always busy. Great coffee.

Thank crunch27
Queensland, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The food here is good and pretty consistent. However, they do not make gluten free or vegetarian substitutions easily (it depends on your waiter/ waitress). Eggs Benedict is the best thing to order.

Thank Jessica7033
Ottawa, Canada
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131 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I've been meaning to try this Diner and finally ventured in for lunch with a friend. I was pleased to see that they served all day breakfast in addition to many other traditional diner options. I found the prices a little dear, not much was available under $10, except for soup. The tables are really close together in this place.... More 

1 Thank Chickadeedee51

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?