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The Wellington Diner

#286 of 2,193 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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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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134 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have a few complaints about the food, but before I get into that I should say that our meal tasted fine. The complaints I have are as following, I ordered their grill cheese cheese burger and it didn't come with lettuce or tomato (even though it said that all burgers come with it on the menu). The burger also... More 

Thank CandyCritic
Ottawa County, Michigan
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was my spouse’s BD I had the Fish an Chips the batter on the haddock was thick and not cocked through even though it looked very dark (over deep fried) the haddock was rather dry, the fries (well lets just say I had twice cooked fries not as dark brown as this, it seemed like there third fry.. KUDOS... More 

1 Thank neo053
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used a Groupon coupon to try this restaurant in Westboro. It is packed on weekends, lined up out the door. I went for dinner on a weekday, and found the fish & chips had too much batter, fish was not flakey, not sure how fresh. In terms of layout, it's crammed, and with only half the place filled, I could... More 

1 Thank Mr_B_Ottawa_Canada
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159 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After much deliberation, we decided to try the Wellington Diner. It seems that every time we drive by, there's a long line up to get in, especially on Sunday's. So we braved the lineup. It wasn't so bad since there were large groups waiting ahead of us. We got a table for two within 15 minutes. The place was jumping!... More 

Thank Bnzboy
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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 

Level Contributor
55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 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 

3 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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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 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
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
Reviewed 13 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
Level Contributor
39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 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?