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Zak's Diner

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#150 of 2,263 Restaurants in Ottawa
$$ - $$$American, ,
16 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A1, Canada
+1 613-241-2401
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good41%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (27 reviews)
“burger” (79 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Hours
American, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
16 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Zak's for breakfast this morning with a friend, I had the Zak's special (I can't remember the exact name; eggs, toast, fruit, potatoes, beans) my friend had an omelette. The servings are huge, wastefully so but the food was all very good....More

Thank Contessa1977
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice burger joint. Quick service. When you need a good feed it is a place to visit. I was very disappointing the burgers were not homemade and were bought frozen. Even though they were very good, you imagine a place like this would be fresh...More

Thank Wandering_Irish_Lad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly, efficient service, the usual diner breakfast offerings, an all round solid breakfast place.

Thank rich b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My new favorite breakfast place. Went there on a week day at around 7 in the morning and was able to get served right away. Great atmosphere (if you like diners), friendly service, and the breakfast was great-got scrambled eggs and plenty o meat. I...More

Thank Clemente71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered a hamburger with onion rings had to send it back because it was not hot enough. Seems the cook did not know what he was doing. I had to tell the waiter about this and he took my first order back and came out...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, lovely staff, so friendly, poutine to have a heart attack for. A real neat place if you like booth seating, good atmosphere, relaxed families and business lunchers all mixed together. Good, simple, diner menu, its fast food but its got a nice bit...More

1  Thank roobarb99
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Surprising how busy this place was so early in the morning. Worth the wait. Great selection for breakfast items on the menu. Large portions of food.

Thank Sal B
Reviewed 9 March 2018

The smoked meat poutine and mango smoothie was yummy. but the nachos with pulled pork was unseasoned. There was no flavour to the nachos and the pork was so dry and bland that we questioned whether it was chicken... I was starving so I was...More

1  Thank DoctorDonnaSuperTemp
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Had dinner here while visiting Ottawa and although the atmosphere was diner the food was not very good. The milkshakes were pretty bland and the service was poor.

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 4 March 2018

For an American in Canada, this is the diner to visit! Atmosphere was fun, 50's diner style. Service was outstanding and breakfast was even better!! A great find in Ottawa!

Thank Parrott226
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Response from Marie-Ève P | Reviewed this property |
Hi! last time I phoned to inquire was the week before Mother's day and I was told they do, but not on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays. I've did the same thing years ago before seeing Madame Butterfly at the NAC :) have a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-2401
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