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Zak's Diner

#185 of 2,309 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
“poutine” (38 reviews)
“pancakes” (26 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59 Hours
American, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
16 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend from France was visiting so I took him to Ottawa to see the Parliament Buildings then we walked over to By Ward Market. My friend had never eaten poutine so when we passed Zak's Diner, it looked appealing and when he was the...More

Thank MuskokaMan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I come here every time I’m in Ottawa for breakfast. A little pricey but the food is always good, great service and if portions. Must have the milkshake it doesn’t matter what time of day. They’re just so good.

Thank SeeyoulateRach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in Ottawa, this is the place to have a traditional, hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast and hash browns at least once. Its 1960's decor is a real winner with kids! Strawberry milkshakes are pretty good here too! Service is quick :)

Thank Seagoat96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are visitors and were looking for a better value than our hotel and a good old bacon and egg breakfast. Zaks is in a quaint area. Byward Market. Its fun to walk through. There were vendors in the morning selling fresh fruit and we...More

Thank M4MOM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great uncomplicated diner breakfast. Great for families. Certainly nothing fancy but good food for the price.

Thank Molly C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great even though it was a packed house. Good was filling and good. Poutine was fantastic!!!

Thank marcia827
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a not so great experience here. The food was subpar and the service was not good at all. We never received sides air condiments for our food. We will not be back. Plenty of other options to try in the area.

Thank Neal G
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Super family fun spot to eat, with all the locals parading in. Staff knows them all by name. Feels like visiting a family member. Fast service, good food, and very well priced. Great way to start your day in Ottawa.

Thank P S
Reviewed 16 August 2018

There are so many nice restaurants to visit at the market...don't waste your time here. I was there last night for dinner. The host/waitress appeared irritated and the food was not up to par. If you are looking for just frozen food cooked for you...then...More

Thank JLCLondon38
Reviewed 12 August 2018

If you are immigrant, don't go there. They look at your face and don't want to serve you just because you are foreigner. That is humiliation. The waiter was lazy and told me to learn about the place before eating there. That does not make...More

Thank Manuel D
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
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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