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“Loved the Poutine, really good milkshakes” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Elgin Street Diner

Elgin Street Diner
374 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1J7, Canada
(613) 237-9700
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Ranked #83 of 2,218 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $3 - $19
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Loved the Poutine, really good milkshakes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Quite a selection of poutine, I took a while to decide what I wanted. Portions were huge, and so was my milkshake. Really tasty, and I was satisfied with my breakfast here. The diner was of course casual, with a relaxed vibe. Servers were helpful and efficient, although it did take a while before my food came. I guess it's because of the crowd.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

OMG!
Breakfast is always excellent at the Elgin Street Diner, not matter what!
Portions are very generous event service isnot always to parr...

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mississauga, Canada
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great diner food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We came here looking for some comfort diner food and it did not disappoint! Make sure you go hungry!! Portions were very generous, but as we were visiting, we couldn't take it with us unfortunately!

Visited April 2013
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Brampton, Canada
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“YOU GOTTA EAT HERE”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Not particularly impressed, philly steak sandwich seemed to be missing the cheese, no green pepper and microscopic satued onions. Service was very fast. Gave up their liquor license last summer so no cold beer. My wife's burger was overdone but average. My son had the Blue plate breakfast and that was good (he says the poutine was excellent)

Visited March 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Great diner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The Elgin Street Diner is a wonderful asset to downtown Ottawa. It's a diner, and not an haute cuisine restaurant. And it does what it does very well. Open 24 hours. Breakfast all the time -- any time. Good, solid food (and lots of it). Good, pleasant service. Comfy décor. If you are looking for an informal place to satisfy your appetite any time of the day or night, this is the place to go.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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