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The Dawning

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3277 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3K 0W6, Canada
+1 204-897-9123
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

This Mom and Pop place has been around forever and is an absolute favourite of many and unacceptable to some. The complaints I have seen are mostly that they didn't like the style or that they didn';t get freebies, etc. Okay but that is just not the type of place this is. It is unpretentious, old-school, high-value diner-school dining. Don't... More 

Thank Doug C
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

My wife and I have found a variety of meals and dishes that are excellent value for the dollar and quite delicious. My favorite breakfast is eggs benedict, some of the best I had anywhere. I went with two friends who were first-timers who took my recommendation and have since been back as regulars. The burgers and home made fries... More 

Thank jack k
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I enjoyed the Farmers Sausage and Egg breakfast. It's not something you usually find at other breakfast places in town.

Thank Vikingsdottir
1 review
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Food was fine today but the server did not come by to ask how things were and in 50 minutes I did not receive a coffee refill. I finally caught her eye and asked for the refill but it never materialized. I've noticed this trend on the weekends. One more chance and then I'm never coming back. If they're too... More 

Thank BreakWPG
Winnipeg, Canada
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425 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

I'll start off by saying I would come back here because it's a local place, but I didn't enjoy everything about this restaurant. I had an omelette and it was terrific. The hashbrowns were great too. The owner served us and prices were only ok, although there are breakfast specials for $5. They weren't mentioned to us, only posted on... More 

Thank Megan L
Winnipeg, Canada
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

This is our favourite breakfast spot in the city! Everything off the griddle is super tasty and always hot! Decor inside gives it a unique diner style feel. The corned beef hash with eggs benedict is my favourite item on their menu. Haven't tried the lunch items yet but heard they're equally delicious.

1 Thank Robs007
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

Good hosts great brekky and lunches the coffee is so tasty. I would recommend this food to everyone.

Thank drbobchoppermd
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Have lived in the area for 35 years and didn't realize this place existed until a short time ago. Went for breakfast and had the Farmers Hash with Eggs and toast. It was excellent and we will definitely be going back. Not the nicest decor, but the food and service makes up for it. Mom-n-Pop type of restaurant.

Thank Krista C
Winnipeg, Canada
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146 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2013

This restauanrt is situated in a strip mall on Portage Ave. It run by a Vietnamese couple. The food is very good as is the service...always with a smile and a friendly geeting. The Dawning has been ther for a few years and expanded to fill an empty store left vacant a while back. They have a daily special. The... More 

2 Thank Manitobans
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2013

We come here for a treat breakfast every so often. They do some very good omlettes, our faves are the Mexican and Spanish, with a side of salsa. They also make great soups and sandwiches. Service is friendy and attentive.

Thank Dmon96

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3277 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3K 0W6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg
  • Phone Number: +1 204-897-9123

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