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Elgin Street Diner

374 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
+1 613-237-9700
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“poutine” (170 reviews)
“fries” (68 reviews)
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American, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
374 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We've been here tonight. We didn't know the restaurant before. Food was good and also the service was very nice. Would absolutely recommend this place. If you don't know Poutine, try it ;)

Thank Nathalie Monica G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Five of us waited a few minutes to get a table, but it was worth waiting for. Service was quick and very friendly. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Only complaint was the Philly steak poutine was saltier than I would have liked, but still very good.

Thank cakandrea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast here. The service was leisurely and the food quantity huge. My brunch omelette would have served 2 generously. The food was served hot and was tasty. The servers were pros. There was a stack of highchairs so this must be a popular...More

Thank Susan7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent meal. Excellent service. They had a good choice of meals to choose from. you definitely did not walk out hungry.

Thank M3452PDjulieh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat here at least once a week. Anything and everything is good, better than good. We've never had a bad meal. The OMG Benedict is my favourite.

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A staple in the ottawa downtown community, I usually come for breakfast (hung-over or not) or late nights eats (after the bars close). Poutine's are unreal, Crispy chicken wrap are on point, and the breakfast is incredible. Whether its eggs beni or chocolate chip pancakes...More

Thank Floyd A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard of the Elgin Street Diner, probably on The Food Network, and we were in the mood for some nice comfort food. So we sloshed our way down Elgin Street for what seemed like many blocks to get there. We were not disappointed....More

Thank MayaH47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place in Ottawa for after the bar food. The poutine is great and if you pair it with a sandwich you should be able to save half the sandwich for the next morning because it's so big.

Thank bwhitf2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for Lunch. And felt as in a family environment. Had the Smoke Meat Poutine...omg. It was worth stopping in. Service was quick and friendly. Highly Recommend it. Open 24 hours with all-day breakfast.

Thank alain-god
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here after a show at the NAC and was the perfect end to a wonderful night! Server was great, we all had a different poutine and all were yummy (that gravy!)

Thank KathinOtt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $19
American, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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: +1 613-237-9700
  • E-mail