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Elgin Street Diner

American, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
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374 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1J7, Canada
+1 613-237-9700
00:00 - 23:59
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Ottawa, Canada
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was on the show "you gotta eat here" and really you do. This is no place to expect fancy food but if you're looking for a delicious greasy poutine, a buffalo wrap or burger this is the best location to go. It is busy at all times of the day and night and is a true ottawa staple!

Thank roadtripgirl84
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly service, took orders quickly and received food quite fast. Good menu selection. Reasonably priced. If you are looking for privacy at your table this is not the place, it is like an old fashioned 60's diner. This is not a bad thing.

Thank Rick Janine G
Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like this joint. It's unpretentious and exactly what it appears to be...a diner. Plenty of classics on the menu, grilled cheese, burgers, poutine, club sandwich, all of which typically come with a large portion of fries. I also come here for breakfast, eggs, bacon, toast, beans etc. My boy gets the pancakes which I confess I have eaten when... More 

Thank 788murrays
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

home cooked goodness. We frequent the diner a lot. It is the perfect brunch food and you get service with a smile or grimace, It is an old school diner where the gruff attitude is expected. Yummy desserts but who can eat any after the filling plates

Thank cassidl
Ottawa, Canada
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281 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went for a lovely long walk and rewarded myself with a nice shake and a sandwich afterwards. Always great service with a smile and quick hot food and ice cold milk shake, this place is an Ottawa standard. A must visit 😆

Thank Will G
Victoria, Canada
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is good little spot hidden away on Elgin safety where one can get good quality diner meals for a very reasonably priced in a clean setting where the staff are extremely attentive, friendly, professional. There is no alcohol served but the milkshakes are fantastic (thoroughly enjoyed the banana and chocolate) and bottomless coffee are bonuses. We enjoyed hamburgers which... More 

Thank chris_rooke
Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We felt like a really good diner meal and that's exactly what we got! We had the Mexican burger with fries and the PB & banana sandwich with a chocolate banana shake....so good..loved it! We are way to old to eat like this but we will do it again!

Thank Jen V
Dalian, China
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is good, filling comfort food. Great desserts as well. Service was prompt, kind, and professional. My only issue (and not one I personally experienced - my partner commented on it extensively though) was with the lack of restroom cleanliness.

Thank TravelDuck Y
Sudbury, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my husband and stepson here. It was Sunday and very busy. We had to wait a bit but it was worth it, great service, excellent food.

Thank laughingwoman6
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here because the place we wanted to go to was closed for business and this was the closest place to us. We figured a "diner" would be great food and decent prices. We went at 5ish and got a great area in the back for our large group (3 adults, 4 kids under 9). Our server was fabulous.... More 

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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
USD 3 - USD 19
American, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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 1J7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-237-9700

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