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Zak's Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner, Canadian
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499 Terry Fox Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K2T 1H7, Canada
+1 613-435-5483
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Tue 07:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 07:00 - 21:30
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Vancouver, Canada
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271 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had gone to the spot downtown a couple of years ago, and did not think it was too good, but the lady convinced me to try this place, and so I did. The food was of very average quality, but the prices were pretty bad considering what you get! I would not return to this place again! Save your... More 

Thank FlavourSeeker
Ottawa, Canada
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349 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were seated pretty quickly and the service was friendly and responsive. The food was good, decent portions and included coffee. The only downside really is that it is a little pricey. 2 adults and 2 kids for breakfast was > $50

Thank Richy_Bobby
Gananoque, Canada
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not impressed! Not very busy and service took forever to even get a coffee! Prices are hefty and not impressed with final result. I have been to better places for less. Wellington Diner rocks!

Thank FederalMom
Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bottomless coffee while waiting for the rest of our party. Smiling,friendly,efficient service. Breakfast special, best value for money. We will be back!

Thank Roger B
Timmins, ON
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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Stopped in for a quick breakfast before hitting the road on Easter Sunday. Wife had the eggs with fruit and toast. I had the Eggs Katie, which are basically eggs benedict with back bacon served on a potato pancake. It was good. Hollandaise was nice. I was surprised to see it served with hash brown potatoes on the side considering... More 

Thank renrenren
Ottawa, Canada
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Decent spot for breakfast in Kanata. Service is usually pretty good, quick and friendly. It's a touch pricey but there are not a lot of outstanding breakfast options in the Kanata lakes area so for breakfast Zak's is the best in the Kanata lakes area due to there is really nothing else.

Thank J938
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I mean, you get what you pay for. The place is just run down, needs a face lift. Nice server though, but I dont know if I'd go back again.

Thank buchanelinda
Ottawa, Canada
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319 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Zak's is an old style diner that offers a wide range of menu items to fill your need for comfort food, including all-day breakfasts, club sandwiches, burgers, etc. Generous portions, free-flowing coffee, lots of fried foods... If that's what you need, this is a good place to go. One other thing I noticed is that it always seems quite cold... More 

Thank 448andyk
Cardinal, Canada
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Nice interior and clean. The menu offered mostly fast foods not really a great choice. The food and quantity was good. However there was very little under $15.00. The quality was not there for the price. The menu offered free refills for your beverage however the waitress never came to see if we wanted more. There were very few customers... More 

Thank Bob K
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Expense so-so food for the price. I would never return there. Sandwich, soup Sandwich, fries Coffee Cola = $40 The portions were good but whp cares when to food is..blah

Thank Mary A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 499 Terry Fox Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K2T 1H7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-435-5483

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