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Elgin Street Diner

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374 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
+1 613-237-9700
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (24 reviews)
“poutine” (207 reviews)
“fries” (74 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.All hours
American, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
374 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited again during Winterlude and the diner didn’t disappoint! The California club was amazing and I enviously eyed my husband and daughter’s burgers as they wolfed them down. The portions are VERY generous and substitutions or add-ons are easy to ask for. I’m pretty sure...More

Thank Lana J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Introduced this place to my husband and it’s now one of his favourite places to go. Thanks and be back!!

Thank mahalia1980
Reviewed 3 days ago

Old school style diner but upgraded environment so not so dark and '50s-ish. Food is plentiful and good. Service is efficient and very good. Value for the money is very high. Will be back and definitely recommend.

Thank Sunsequitur
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in last weekend during Winterlude; long lines at the doorway however they found us a table for two quite quickly. Service was fast and friendly. My partner had the snack burger; I had the Green Eggs with Ham. It came with cherry tomatoes, cheese...More

Thank Frederic C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we made the trek to Ottawa all the way from Nashville, Tennessee, with three lifelong goals in mind. First, watch the Nashville Predators play in every arena in the NHL. Second, ice skate on the frozen Rideau Canal in downtown Ottawa. And third, seek...More

Thank WilliamWillieWilson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't understand why this place is so highly rated. My burger was overcooked, the fries were taste-free (as skinny fries often are), there's no beer and the wifi didn't work. I gave it an extra star because the service was friendly and quick.

Thank Raffie6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fabulous restaurant was absolutely amazing! Make sure you get a milkshake, it's well worth it.The food was flavourful, fresh and hot. Love, love, love, the fries! The decor reminded us of a "50's" diner. Serving staff are very friendly and most accommodating. They were...More

Thank Al R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The inside of my grilled cheese was burnt. How does that even happen? My guess is that they used toast that they had burnt and repurposed it for the world's saddest grilled cheese. I watched it sit under a heat lamp for a few minutes...More

Thank falafelraptor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing service great food and such large portions. My husband had the French toast and I had an amazing omelette that was fu of flavour. Staff is excellent!

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner by myself. Wasn't my first time here. It is a very comfortable setting. Comfort food menu. Great portions.

Thank DAVE T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$19
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 374 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-237-9700
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