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Elgin Street Diner

American, Diner, Canadian
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374 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1J7, Canada
+1 613-237-9700
00:00 - 23:59
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Trenton, Canada
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was a pleasant surprize right on Elgin St. The menu selection is hugh as are the portions and every is served fast by friendly staff.

Thank Robert D
New York
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great local breakfast options delivered quickly in a friendly atmosphere. Busy, waiting looks to be not uncommon, but tables turn over fairly quickly.

Thank Bruce G
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was fantastic!!! Service was friendly. When we arrived it was full and we had to wait but it was less time than initially expected.

Thank unoba1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great breakfast. Friendly and fast service. Good value. Hangover breakfast is enough for two. Highly recommended.

Thank Ed L
Belleville, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it is a very busy place but fast, with the diner touch, those girls never stop from cleaning tables to serving food. the plates are full and if you are still hungry when you leave it is because you never finished your plate

Thank 23triangle2016
Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Iconic diner with a great reputation for offering comfort food. Can't go wrong with Elgin Street Diner. Most recently here with some of my daughter's Peewee teammates and parents. Great breakfast offerings. Quick service. No frills. Bottomless coffee. Spilled a cup as the server was pouring. Big mess. He was nonplussed and gracious about it.

Thank Colin M
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nine of us in our family (ranging in age from 4 to 57) went here last weekend while on our road trip to Winterlude. The food was very good and the portions were generous. It isn't fancy, but we weren't looking for anywhere fancy. The service was prompt, considering the place was full. Didn't seem like a lot of parking... More 

Thank CruisingFun
London, Canada
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our trip to Ottawa we stopped at the Elgin street diner. We were told we had to go for breakfast, and that we did. I had the Oh my god eggs benedict. It's eggs benedict on a grilled cheese sandwich. oh my God is correct. we also ordered 2 farmers breakfast and big breakfast. So delicious. The service was... More 

Thank heather q
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I decided to come to the Elgin Street Diner for dinner while on a brief trip to Ottawa. We were staying downtown so it was a little out of the way but very worth it. The food was excellent and the dessert selection is wonderful.

Thank Christine R
St. John's, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was great. Fast and friendly. And the steak and cheese poutine was excellent! A little walk from downtown but worth it.

Thank Allison1987

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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$3 - US$19
American, Diner, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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: 374 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1J7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-237-9700

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