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Zak's Diner

#164 of 2,233 Restaurants in Ottawa

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#164 of 2,233 Restaurants in Ottawa


American, Diner, Canadian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

The food is good, but if you have dietary restrictions expect a bit of a struggle. They have vegan options on the menu, but the staff aren't very knowledgeable about what is and isn't vegan. The menu could be made much more clear. For example,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Demetre K
Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

Stoped in for breakfast. Food was fresh and quality was great. It was very busy but it did not hurt the great service. Will definetly be back. Wife said her pancakes were great!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jayplumbing01
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

It's tough to find a restaurant that is truly a family restaurant and serve decent meals and Zak's has done this correctly. Our waitress was awesome the atmosphere was great and the food was good. Great recommendation!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank TeamCassell
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

Hello. The prices (breakfast) that you advertise for Zack's dinner are WAY off what the actual prices are. Very misleading!! Please update. the actual prices are much higher. Thx

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Julie B
Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

Great breakfast. Huge portions, cool menu and friendly staff. 4 of us each had something different and all of it was awesome. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Brian F
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

We went here for lunch one day before skating on the canal and the food was delicious! And the milkshakes were so good. They are huge so you could definitely share it with someone! My fiancé had the pulled pork sandwich which was delicious and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank shandelc2018
Reviewed February 13, 2019

We go to Zak's for the fun of seeing lots of people. It's a tradition to wait in line, enjoy the great service from a young, smiling and dynamic team of waiters. Food is traditional, but always good. Plates are full, soup is awesome. Milk...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 421pierrel
Reviewed February 13, 2019

My boyfriend and I stopped here for breakfast before a skate on the canal one morning. At 8am on a Saturday it was pretty quiet, getting busier as the hour went on. The booths are very roomy, the servers were very friendly, and the food...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Courtney R
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Went for breakfast on a Saturday morning. Service was friendly and fast. Breakfast was enjoyable and portion was more than enough.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Cynthialouiser
Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

I have no desire to ever attend this restaurant again. The food was absolutely terrible, dry, and WAY over priced. I had the boneless wings and the sauce was so bad I ended up having to wipe the chicken clean on a napkin and just...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Response from Marie-Ève P | Reviewed this property |
Hi! last time I phoned to inquire was the week before Mother's day and I was told they do, but not on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays. I've did the same thing years ago before seeing Madame Butterfly at the NAC :) have a... More
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