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The Wellington Diner

#272 of 2,172 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner, Canadian
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1385 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y2X1, Canada
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I started with a bloody caesar(nice and spicy!) and a "Homie" poutine with crumbled thick sliced bacon added(Homefries, generous amount of cheese curds topped with hollandaise sauce and green onions!!! Amazing! Very smooth and I could only handle half of a small portion it's so filling and rich! My order only came to $13 w/ tax so it was a... More 

Thank jessicalcarboni
Bellytalk, Owner at The Wellington Diner, responded to this review

Thank you Jessica, truly honoured. More 

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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A neighbourhood gem. Be if for breakfast, brunch, lunch or supper, this diner delivers high quality comfort food for a fair price. It has become my wife and i's go to for great food and efficient and friendly service. Always a varied selection of hearty specials and a solid menu to be had. There is something for everyone ranging from... More 

Thank Steven D
Bellytalk, Owner at The Wellington Diner, responded to this review

Kind words, thank you for the positive vibes. More 

Fredericton, Canada
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404 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was at the Wellington Diner on a Saturday morning at about 8:30 and the downstairs area was full; we were the first to be seated upstairs. By the time we left at about 9:45 the upstairs was pretty full too. The staff were extremely personable and service was fast. They even remembered to stop by and ask if I... More 

Thank RikThurnheer
Bellytalk, Owner at The Wellington Diner, responded to this review

Very nice, come again and again. Try us for dinner. More 

Port Macquarie, Australia
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Visited here with my family whilst on vacation from Australia I had a lovely breakfast it was on the special board and it was a Greek breakfast eggs however I wanted them tomato cucumber feta cheese with a slice of whatever bread I wanted and a cup of coffee $5.99 good value. My family had huge burgers and steak eggs... More 

Thank Tapdance13
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

My family and I have been to the diner many times and have found the food and service to be good. I was curious what others have said about the diner so did start reading reviews on Trip Advisor this past week. People will have their own expectations and opinions which is not surprising but what is a bit surprising... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bellytalk, Owner at The Wellington Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and 3 stars. As for the diner's stance it is very clear when we face trolls and unfavourable people. We don't pretend like other businesses. When people are truthful we can learn from them. However I as you can see am not fake. I personally am honest to a fault. Kind of refreshing in todays... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

I met a friend for lunch. I had the lunch special which was soup and a sandwich. The soup was thick, well seasoned (slightly spicy) and very delicious. The sandwich was grilled chicken and also very good. It was a reasonable price, up until I ordered the cheesecake, which was delicious but pricy. Service was good, fast and friendly. I... More 

Thank Dan B
Kingston, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Firstly regular breakfast blatantly bumped up$2 just because it's the weekend An in your face money grab Both identical dishes (traditional and sunrise) and both on the same menu page just inches from each other Just like airline greed at Xmas or florist greed at Valentines Next the smoked meat hash some kind of weird sauçages sitting on way to... More 

5 Thank Bob A
Bellytalk, Owner at The Wellington Diner, responded to this review

Listen here Bob, I am having trouble not equating you to a ( ) and a ( ) after reading your 1 star review. Do you not understand that all diners have a breakfast special Monday to Friday till 11am?? Ours is the same as all diners. After 11am or on weekends (when folks don't have to work) it is... More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

This was our first (and last) experience at the Wellington Diner. I went with my 4 year old and asked if we could order for takeout and were told we could. We looked through the menu and when we were ready to order, i told the waiter that we had a groupon. His face changed and he seemed annoyed. He... More 

6 Thank Valentinecrane
Bellytalk, Owner at The Wellington Diner, responded to this review

"All we have here folks is an Adult that couldn't use her Groupon for TAKEOUT" Her Groupon clearly stated for table service but for some their is no justice in the world. You get a 1 STAR right back. More 

Montreal, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

What a wonderful welcome at the The Wellington Diner. All the staff were really pleasant, chatted and joked with the kids, asked where we were from. The food was great, there are a few vegetarian options. Definitely our favourite diner in Ottawa!

Thank BilingualQuebeker
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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120 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Today we decided to try this place for the first time. The place was busy but we got a seated fast. The service was ok since the server forgot our waters and we had to remind her again for them. We ordered the breakfast special for $5.99. I was excited to try their green homies!! Basically just potatoes with paprika... More 

2 Thank chefmama76
Bellytalk, General Manager at The Wellington Diner, responded to this review

I can assure you that your food was not thrown on your plate. I apologize profusely that an egg broke. Yolks do break however. There is no magic or mystery here but we do use more than paprika and green onions on our fries. Sorry you expected more out of your homie experience. As for service it was very busy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Diner, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1385 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y2X1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 16137987800

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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?