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The Green Door

#18 of 2,186 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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198 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C6, Canada
+1 613-234-9597
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I eat here at least twice a week as I work across the street. The food is always fresh and full of great and differing flavours. It is well priced as well! Enough here to satisfy vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. I am not a vegetarian but do have celiac and everything containing gluten is clearly labeled.

Thank Ashling C
Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ottawa does not have to many places like this for vegetarians. Kitchen is always busy, food incredible! Plus you get to shop around three wonderful stores that offer great selection for yoga teachers!

Thank Cecilia D
Gatineau, Quebec
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like vegetarian food, this is the best. If you don't like vegetarian food, this is the best. They have a selection that exceed expectation.

Thank fpaquin
Saskatchewan, Canada
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Green Door with friends for dinner and we loved it! This place is perfect for a quick meal - lots of veggies, pastas and desserts to choose from. I would highly recommend stopping by while in Ottawa!

Thank Sasky123
108ronf, Owner at The Green Door, responded to this review

Thank you Saskatchewan! Glad you found us. It is always so nice to serve people from other provinces. More 

Burlington, Vermont
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family of 5 with multiple food restrictions found something for everyone! Great choice of many flavors. Fresh hot good

Thank cmuz
108ronf, Owner at The Green Door, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming to eat here, and I am glad that you all were able to enjoy your meals. Welcome to Ottawa! More 

Perth, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best vegetarian restaurant ever! The food is simply amazing. I have been coming here for 24 years and have had literally thousands of meals. I have never been disappointed. We have celebrated so many birthdays and anniversaries at the Green Door that it feels like home. We have also spent time here after taking our medically challenged son to... More 

Thank Lynn D
108ronf, Owner at The Green Door, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Lynn, for your loyalty and for your positive attitude. That's why we're here: to provide excellent nutritious food in a comfortable atmosphere. Ron More 

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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135 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came in for supper. The place wasn't busy but loud. I'm very disappointed by the food. I find they offer more cold salads than hot foods. The hot foods were not filled up. They had many empty hot dishes. Also the signs are very small to look at. Especially in line people are waiting for you to put stuff... More 

Thank chefmama76
108ronf, Owner at The Green Door, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, and I am sorry that the hot food buffet did not live up to your expectations. Fortunately, the issue of several empty hot dishes is rare. It occurs when there is an intense sudden rush which empties the buffet. We want our meals to be fresh, which can catch us... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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89 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like vegetarian dishes. For about 8 bites. Then I'm bored. So the secret is to load up your plate with 8 bites worth of about 8 dishes! So that's how they do it at Green Door. It's a vegetarian buffet with payment by weight. A well stocked plate usually comes in at around $12. Also a good spot for... More 

Thank Derek H
Montreal, Canada
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99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant offers vegetarian/vegan options as a buffet style, but bill by weight. It can be costly enough considering how much you want to eat. We actually had a quick chat with the owner upon leaving. Great guy! He was telling us everything is handmade from scratch and this has always been the case. Some dishes obviously needed substitutes in... More 

Thank Stephane H
Hamilton, Canada
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Ottawa staying in a local hotel. After checking on, I went in search for a restaurant where I could get something vegan. I walked by this place and I was immediately drawn in. There were plenty of happy people sitting throughout the restaurant. I saw a few different buffet tables with loads of food. I asked the... More 

Thank Derrin_Hamilton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-234-9597
Well established (1988) and highly acclaimed, recently renovated (2014), vegetarian, pay-by-weight. Featuring organic and local ingredients. Our meals are a nutritional, visual, and tasty good value.

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