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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (25 reviews)
“poutine” (208 reviews)
“fries” (74 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Hours
American, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
374 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped by for a weekday breakfast with our family of 4. Service was quick, very friendly, and YUM - the food was delicious. Portions are VERY large, so keep in mind when ordering...we ordered too much, but it was all so tasty we didn't...More

Thank meghanthedancer
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Sunday brunch here. Service was good. It is a big busy noisy place with quick turn over so even though there was a line it went fast. The food was okay but I had Eggs bene and was a little disappointed. Someone near...More

Thank ebroughalves
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great breakfast! very good service and very good price. Portions are very plentiful and couldn't eat it all.

Thank Sheila W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What’s not to love. Old style diner with crazy big portions and great diner food. You’ll see everyone in here- local residents, business people, families, tourists. Place is always hopping, service is fast and food is as described. This isn’t a gastropub so surprised at...More

Thank Babs621
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch because when I looked in the window the diner was packed which is a good indication when I am on the road. I ordered the Smokey Burger which was very fresh tasting. I would recommend this dine to other travelers. Home...More

Thank Larry D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love it . My favourite hangover cure is the blue plate breakfast and an espresso milkshake ! It can be busy

Thank Jean-Luc P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was wonderful!! My server was charming and accommodating. Had the chili, and poutine, which was actually great. The milkshake was really thick, tasted like ice cream and was great!!! Comfortable atmosphere where I felt very at home.

Thank jenna0302018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have eaten at the Elgin street diner before many years ago before she found out that she was gluten intolerant. We were staying in downtown ottawa for an event. In the late hours, while at the hotel my wife was searching...More

Thank Tybirious
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever I am in Ottawa I try to get to the Elgin St Diner at least once. It’s always open and the food is consistent. Comfort food for sure - feels like home. The breakfasts are phenomenal. I hope this place lasts for ever :)

Thank drhoy15
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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: 374 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-237-9700
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