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Dunn's Famous Deli

220 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(613) 230-6444
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Ranked #540 of 2,172 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We were staying at the Lord Elgin Hotel and decided to have breakfast at Dunn's on our last day in Ottawa. The service was slow as we had to wait over half an hour for our food to arrive even though they weren't extremely busy. The waitress was cold and unfriendly and seemed completely unable to multitask. The food was... More

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Toronto
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90 reviews 90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Dunn's Famous Deli on Elgin in Ottawa is just great food, great service and an awesome street in the centre of our nation's capital. BUT - No wifi ! Sorry but in today's fast paced world, and in our nations capital I just can't see the point in a destination restaurant such as this not having wifi. I did not... More

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London, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

quick and friendly service..and the cheesecake is incredible! I would recommend Dunn's for anyone in that area.

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Halifax, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I love the Dunn's Famous Deli in Montreal and was pleasantly surprised to see one in Ottawa. The food is always very good and the wait staff were excellent too.

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Langley City, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Had a early lunch, shared a Reuben with my husband, it was delicious. I don't normally eat more than a couple of French fries, but finished the plate, they were fabulous!

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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went here for breakfast. Very slow service, although perhaps no one told our waiter that we were in his section. He was okay thereafter. Food was typical "big breakfast" fare. Good but nothing special. Prices higher than they should have been for what we got. Go to Gabriel's Pizza instead (see my reviews).

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mississauga
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I should have known better when I saw two people get up and leave a mostly uneaten lunch. The service was somewhat lacking. I felt I was inconveniencing the server. I had the "famous" smoked meat on rye. The rye bread was great, there was ample meat but it was bland as could be. The fries might well have been... More

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Columbia, TN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you are traveling to Ottowa and you love sandwiches...be sure to try the smoked meat sandwich at Dunn's!!! Take a walk around the Byward Market area. Its a fun area with lots of pubs and interesting restaurants. The original Dunn's is in Montreal, this is just as good. The smoked meat is kind of a combination of corned beef... More

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Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Few places can rival Schwartz' Smoke Meat on "the main" in Montreal. So when visiting other delis I try to avoid disappointment by making an alternative but classic deli/lunch counter choice. On a packed three-day business trip with limited time and proximity to the Lord Elgin Hotel I chose Dunn's nearby location. I was in the mood for lighter fare... More

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Montreal, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I lived in montreal all my life except for the past 16 months duns on st cathrine st used to be my favorite smoke meat till they closed there are other duns in montreal but they suck. the I moved to Ottawa whent to the one on elgin street WOW just like the one on st cthrine st in montreal... More

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