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Chances R

#81 of 2,193 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1365 Woodroffe Ave | College Square Mall, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1V7, Canada
+1 613-225-6887
07:00 - 22:00
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55 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Close to the local college, this is a nice family restaurant to take someone for a quiet evening. The food is above average in portions and quality, and fairly priced. Park in the College Square Plaza.

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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Ottawa yesterday and one of my friends who lives there suggested we have lunch at ChancesR. He told me he has eaten there many times before for breakfasts and lunches and after eating there I can understand why he frequents the restaurant. Firstly it was very busy at noon but the two (2) of us were seated... More 

Thank Lawrence W
MikeBouris, Owner at Chances R, responded to this review

Hi Lawrence W, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review and for giving us a chance! Looking forward to your next visit. I will make sure we have unlimited water available! Mike Bouris More 

Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good restaurant for a good meal. Nicely lit and well staffed. My prime rib was delicious with grilled vegetable skewer and mashed potatoes. My companion had pork ribs which also was very good. Wine was reasonably priced and service was excellent. The apple crumble was delicious and we shared it. Unlimited coffee and iced water.

Thank Mary S
MikeBouris, Owner at Chances R, responded to this review

Hi Mary S, Thank you for the detailed review and coming to the restaurant. Much appreciated! Mike Bouris More 

Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up here by a series of odd events and were so pleased. The staff are super friendly and helpful, service is great and their breakfast menu is very diverse - sure to have something to please everyone. The food is very good and portions are perfect - all for a fare price. We will definitely be visiting this... More 

Thank Jen V
MikeBouris, Owner at Chances R, responded to this review

Hi Jen V, Thank you for the great review and attending all of those "odd" events! We really do appreciate it. I will pass your comments on to the team. Mike Bouris More 

Gatineau, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten here a few times and always find the food delicious. My only concern was the price of a few items that our party had ordered on a previous occasion. Owner Mike Bouris handled my case with the most grace possible. He took time and care to discuss my situation in detail and displayed only courtesy, generosity and... More 

Thank joanneE9269ZO
MikeBouris, Owner at Chances R, responded to this review

Hi JoanneE9269ZO, Was great to meet you in person! Talk soon, Mike Bouris More 

Level Contributor
47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is our family's most long standing restaurant that we have been visiting for many years. It has great food, excellent service and a classy decor. It also seems to have a very wide appeal: you can see students out on a first date, friends or family out for some occasion and seniors partaking in an evening out. The breakfast... More 

Thank Graham A
MikeBouris, Owner at Chances R, responded to this review

Hi Graham A, Thank you for taking the time to post a detailed review. Happy to read that everything was great. Thank you for being such a long time guest! Mike Bouris Owner More 

Ottawa, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I've been coming here with my family since I was a kid. It's always been a treat to go. Had my birthday celebration there last night and it didn't disappoint. Had a super nice young guy as our server who put up with my dad's dad jokes. The food service was quick. Had the spaghetti and it's still as good... More 

Thank lisamarr060
MikeBouris, Owner at Chances R, responded to this review

Hi lisamarr060, Thank you for choosing our restaurant to celebrate your restaurant. Happy Birthday! Mike Bouris Owner More 

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312 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Had not been there in a few years but met with some friends for lunch recently. Food was OK. Service was attentive and friendly. The restaurant was very busy and very noisy. It was hard to have a conversation.

Thank PAC168
MikeBouris, Owner at Chances R, responded to this review

Hi PAC168, Thank you for coming by the R. I will reach out to you directly to get more feedback regarding your meal. Happy the service was friendly and the restaurant was busy. Talk soon, Mike Bouris More 

Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

There are not a lot of restaurants near Centrepointe Theatre and we decided to try this place out before watching The Debators. The service was very good on a busy night and the food was good. My husband enjoyed the tasty chicken stir fry and I had a panini with prime rib and mozzarella. I enjoyed it as well. We... More 

Thank CathyV63
MikeBouris, Owner at Chances R, responded to this review

Hi CathyV63, Thank you for giving us a chance. Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you again, Mike Bouris More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This place has awesome food. I found it to be more Canadian meets Mediterranean. The service was prompt and friendly and the prices were very reasonable. A must try if you are in the area.

Thank Corrado140
MikeBouris, Owner at Chances R, responded to this review

Hi CorradoL12345, Thank you for stopping by the restaurant. I like your description of Canadian meeting Mediterranean. I am going to borrow that the next time someone asks me to describe the R! Thanks again, Mike Bouris 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
US$10 - US$16
Greek, American, Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1365 Woodroffe Ave | College Square Mall, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1V7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-225-6887

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