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800 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-581-1200
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited for breakfast numerous times and the melts are always loaded. Not filled with excessive potatoes. Lots of cheese! Nice little bowl baked beans as a side and a fresh orange slice as a palate cleanser. Nice.

Thank Ray B
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this restaurant. The managers Lisa and Jenny are amazing. The good is really good and so is the service. Anytime I come to Kitchener to visit friends this is a must stop at place.

Thank Theresa H
Kitchener, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, massive amounts, great prices and wonderful staff!! I go here all the time. It never disappoints and I would eat here every day if I could!

Thank KimmyM1960
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

It is New Year's Eve and we did not feel like cooking breakfast, so we visited Fireside for brunch instead. There was a bit of a line up, but that cleared up in minutes. I ordered the eggs over-easy with smoked meat. The eggs were done perfectly and the smoked meat went well with the brown toast. I would have... More 

Thank Cedric T T
Kitchener, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Definitely worth the wait! Friendly service, no waiting for coffee refills, and excellent, tasty and hot food! Try the Philly beef and swiss....mouthwatering! had with fries and gravy! May have to wait a bit for a table as they are always busy (good sign) but once seated the service and food is quick to the table, (with no pressure to... More 

Thank alison p
Oakville, Ontario
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186 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

We stopped at this restaurant one evening after a busy day, based on a local's recommendation. I am glad we did. It is a cozy little place with good food and service. My husband had the hot roast beef sandwich with fries and I had burger served on toasted rye bread with melted cheddar and fried onions. The servings are... More 

Thank Pokieman2
Kitchener, Canada
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206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

My friend & I went for a late breakfast and we both were delighted with the friendly service. We were greeted at the door by a smiling hostess who took us to a very comfortable booth. Our waitress, Chris, was quick to greet us with a happy smile and she took our beverage order and promised to return quickly with... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

If you like diner style food and portions, this is a great options. I am a huge fan of the italian poutine and often order for take-out. The service is friendly and the booths are private. I would give 5 stars except I was unimpressed by one dish--crispy chicken wrap. Don't order. It's strange and mostly everything but actual chicken.

Thank rayleen330
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Big portion home style breakfasts.montreal benadict &hungry man plate are the family favs for sure and service is always very attentive.happy to call our selfs regulars

Thank See J
Kitchener, Canada
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175 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We went for breakfast. I guess there isn't alot you can do to make bacon and eggs go from good to great, but it didn't seem like they made any effort to try. It was good, but nothing overly interesting on my plate, or on the menu, that would have made me rate this place any higher. I was here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: +1 519-581-1200

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