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The Green Door

#19 of 2,200 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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198 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C6, Canada
+1 613-234-9597
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The selection was plentiful and everything I sampled was fresh and full of flavour. I can see how it would be easy to get carried away and thus, it is wise to remember that the food is by weight. I had a small portion of five different salads and a slice of spelt bread, which was delicious. It came to... More 

Thank Tamara M
London, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came hungry & left completely satisfied. Were able to serve ourselves and it was quick and efficient. Everyone working was helpful. Great idea and concept for the space. It was a bit warm (no a/c on a warm April night) but overall excellent experience! Would love to visit again.

Thank crazycousy
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Family friendly easy cafeteria style vegetarian food. We went there after a long day at a tournament. It was fast, tasty, healthy and decent in price. A lot of kids and babies around so it's not recommended for a date night. Also the lighting is quite bright. No evening mood lighting.

Thank Martlem
Ontario, Canada
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287 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Take a smaller plate no matter how hungry you are because everything looks delish and your choices are so numerous. Choose carefully....it is a large buffet. Then they weigh your plate. It can be expensive if you choose "heavy" food. But all the food is so tasty! I have never, in all the decades I have eaten here, never had... More 

Thank marcia s
Winnipeg, Canada
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162 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled across this restaurant randomly on a recent trip to Ottawa and were really impressed. The selection of food options is huge and their way of allowing you to take whatever you want and then just weighing your plate is excellent! It means that you can try a huge variety but have only the amount you... More 

Thank Thebutterfly2
Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 10, 2017

I have been going to the green door for years and thought that I should write a review as they most definitely deserve a great one. I always enjoy the food at the green door. What's not to like. If you want to eat real healthy food and not junk food this is the place for you. I eat raw... More 

Thank JackieGB123
London, Canada
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

This is not an accessible restaurant. There is little room between tables and a tight turn for entrance and exit into the restaurant doors. This is certainly not the place for those in a wheelchair, crutches, cane or arm injury. This is a cafeteria style buffet. Upon entrance my teen and I see the sign that states "wait to be... More 

Thank ChanGreg4
Management response:

I am deeply sorry that you had a bad experience at our restaurant. I have read your review several times and have taken measures that I believe will prevent this sort of thing from happening in the future. First, we have hired someone to help seat customers during busy times. We provided further training to our staff to be able... More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Very delicious lunch of chicken and salad, terrific tasting dressing, nice presentation and very attentive service. The flourless chocolate, chocolate cake was decadent. And the price was right!

Thank Jackie W
Management response:

Hello Jackie, First of all, thank you for the great review, we greatly appreciate it! Although many people have been convinced that some of our dishes contain meat (i.e. our tofu broccoli stir fry or tempeh salad), The Green Door Restaurant has maintained a 100% vegetarian status since we opened in 1988 and hope to keep it that way for... More 

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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

It was first time and it was about time! Excellent fresh food you pay by weight from a very complete buffet - will definitely be back!

Thank shaman01
Moose Jaw, Canada
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Went here with a couple of people and was pleasantly surprised that a buffet style set up could taste so good. The food is well labelled for those who do not eat animals and the portioms are rotated quickly so you can always come get something that had run out. Absolutely amazing!

Thank Josh R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $13
Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-234-9597
Well established (1988) and highly acclaimed, recently renovated (2014), vegetarian, pay-by-weight. Featuring organic and local ingredients. Our meals are a nutritional, visual, and tasty good value.

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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?