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Zak's Diner

#167 of 2,226 Restaurants in Ottawa

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#167 of 2,226 Restaurants in Ottawa


American, Diner, Canadian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We visited Ottawa for the first time and found this cute diner. Very busy spot but the service and food was great. Portions were good size for the price paid. If heading to the byward market area in Ottawa I would recommend this diner for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 780shandal
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous place. We really enjoyed our breakfast. The scrambled eggs where perfect. Smooth and silky. Really lovely service as well! It is truly a gem!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank canadamaus
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Service and food was great and affordable. Went with family and got the club sand which platter. Was very pleased and will definitely be going back. Has a great dinner theme and downtown location is great.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Beautyblendottawa
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Was in the downtown area for an Appointment and once I was done knew I needed breakfast and this is the place to go

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Linda K
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We stopped here for lunch while wandering the Byward Market. You know you're at a diner when the front counter is the grill of an old Mustang. The place was packed on a Saturday at noon and we had to wait close to 15 minutes...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 1701RandyS
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I went with my family and we liked it very much. The waiter was attentive to our requests and the food was as expected. It is located in a very nice neighborhood full of restaurants to chose from.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Adrimoraes
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This was an Ottawa institution with an extensive menu, great dependable food, and friendly casual service. It used to be an authentic diner experience, almost like in a movie about the 50s. But now you get a third of the original menu, their “famous” shakes...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ottaniketj
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

The burgers and sandwiches are average nothing special. Portions are generous. Good friendly service.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank haileythegolden
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

This morning, we ventured down to the Byward market for breakfast, not realizing there was a ‘run’ on. We ventured in to the diner and told there would be a 20 minute wait. There are a few chairs to sit on and the foyer has...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank joymA5847SO
Reviewed September 8, 2018

My friend from France was visiting so I took him to Ottawa to see the Parliament Buildings then we walked over to By Ward Market. My friend had never eaten poutine so when we passed Zak's Diner, it looked appealing and when he was the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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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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