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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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Cardinal, Canada
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
London, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Restaurant itself is unclean and falling apart. My seat was covered in duct tape to hold it together. Old, used peanut butter and jam containers on our "clean" table. Empty ketchup container. Food is borderline gross with weird after taste and poorly cooked. The fudge on the hot fudge sundae was cold. All this would be bearable if the price... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Overrated and overpriced. The food did not tested too good and nothing special plus we had to wait too long although was Sunday 2:00 PM and the restaurant was not busy.

Thank Robert M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I get that Sundays are busy, but we barely saw our server after our meals were delivered. No coffee refills. Food is average. I would rather have half the food with a reduction in price. Way too much food and very expensive. It is no wonder our kids are having health problems these days.

Thank Christine D
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139 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Great atmosphere in a fifties diner setting! Food was pretty good and the wait staff was very attentive. Great selection of milkshakes and desserts!

Thank David C
Binbrook, Canada
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We were greeted with a 20 minute wait Sunday 9/25 at 10:30 a.m. which was disappointing, however I now understand it is not unusual. Family of 5 covering 3 generations visited for breakfast in the market area location in downtown Ottawa. Eggs Pacific were really good! All 5 were happy with their breakfasts, as well as the service.

Thank Greg M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

On a rainy Saturday afternoon, the last full day in Ottawa, my husband and I decided to go out and have lunch. I wanted to try this diner as it looked similar to one in Montreal. When we entered the restaurant we had to wait as the Host had his back to the door and it took one of the... More 

Thank Sandy L
Fredericton, Canada
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

ordered lunch - greek wrap and onion rings...service was good, place was clean and fairly busy so prospects were good. The food arrived, looked great, nice portion and then the taste. somewhere between the kitchen and the table the flavor went missing...too bad!

Thank John S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Asked for over easy eggs, they were over hard. Beans ice cold. There was a hair in each me and my husband's meal. I never got my servers name but she had a tattoo on her leg... absolutely the rudest women I have ever encountered, she was sassy as anything. I also overhead her talking complete trash about her customers.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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?