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Elgin Street Diner

American, Diner, Canadian
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374 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
(613) 237-9700
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Steinbach, Canada
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for brunch and the place was hopping. I had breakfast and my daughter had lunch so we got to sample both meal styles. And they were both delicious with large portions. Our server was excellent - friendly and prompt on refilling our drinks, without even having to ask. The prices were good too so it was a perfect... More 

Thank Randal P
Cork, Ireland
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been living in Montréal since November 2014. Originally from Ireland, I had dreams of Poutine when we first decided to move to Canada. Until now, no restaurant in Montréal has come as close to the original picture of Poutine I had in my head as Eglin Street Diner's poutine did. Rich deep brown gravy that was so so flavoursome.... More 

Thank Maurice R
Sao Leopoldo, RS
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is open 24 hours/7 days a week. The owner is one of the friendliest I have met since moving here. The employees obviously enjoy their jobs. But, wow, the food is incredible. My wife and I eat brunch every Saturday here.

Thank Chris J
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138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the turkey dinner. Came with tons of mashed potatoes, baby carrots, cranberry, and a corn on the cob...could not finish. My wife had The Hangover. Good pouting and her eggs were done over easy perfectly. Shared a rice pudding for dessert. Huge portion for $4,50, good flavour and value. Service started slow but then our order came quickly and... More 

Thank Paul S
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I admit I am a fan of the Elgin Street Diner and have been going there for breakfast whenever I'm in Ottawa. The location is great and there service has always been great for me. The make their own baked beans with a rich spicy sauce which goes great with their hash browns. The breakfast is always tasty and filing.... More 

Thank JamesBrown50
Buntingford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my husband and daughter, our food was good, my daughters food however the potatoes were cold. The whole plate was then reheated so the other half the food then burned her mouth. Eventually sent the meal back but the moment was past by then. Won't be returning.

Thank Kerry F
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Never the wrong choice. They're open 24/7 and have a good variety of breakfast, lunch & dinner options. Service is always good. Food always tasty. Pancakes and milkshakes are always good options. Reuben sandwich is tasty, lots and lots and lots of fries. Many pies & cakes for dessert choices.

Thank RailBandit
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the ESD for the first time in years and not because we were hung over as the reason why most people go there. We saw there was a Pokestop and we thought that we should have dinner while reaping the Pokemons on Pokemon GO. Big mistake. We both had the special which was a 1/2 rack of... More 

Thank Morholt99
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met some friends at the diner. The server was friendly and efficient. The food was excellent, I had the cheeseburger and fries. The fries are thin and tasty. Also had the vanilla shake and it came in a steel glass.

Thank Michael P
Ottawa, Canada
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a Good Choice for a late night meal since its 24hrs open. My favourite dish is the Salmon Burger with Guacamole. Food portions are very generous. Also heard this place has Amazing Breakfast. Poutine is a fantastic substitute for fries. Overall this place is Awesome!

Thank Moe_Abadla

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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
$3 - $19
American, Diner, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 374 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: (613) 237-9700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?