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“Not so impressed”
Review of Dunn's Famous Deli

Dunn's Famous Deli
Ranked #401 of 2,897 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed August 31, 2013

I was a little surprsied that I didn't enjoy this more - the portion size was excellent - if anything, a little too large. The food itself (meat loaf, fries and cole slaw) was generally bland and the gravy tasted like it was from a can. Service was attentive, pleasant and friendly. I would try them again, but likely stick with their namesake dishes - smoked meat sandwiches.

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is a perfect example of a world renowned deli having lost its way!! The service lacks that special touch. The food has definitely gone south. The chips were greasy and overdone, the smoked meat lacked flavor. The fish and chips were awful; too much batter, microwaved premade, and tasted off. The deli is located on a very busy and noisy street with virtually no parking. The noise is heightened by the open streat-side sliding windows with truck and bus exhaust fumes most unpleasant.

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We had never been here for breakfast before opting to come at lunch for smoked meat and rye a restaurant speciality. This time we sat at a streetside table when the windows were fully retracted. Our order was taken promptly and our cups filled with hot coffee. We had our meals in five minutes and were quite pleased with the portion size for the price. Everything was hot and as ordered. Our biggest disappointment was the persons sitting beside us. They would step outside the opening and light up cigarettes to smoke on the sidewalk next to their table. We found that most unpleasant. Restaurant should add wrought iron fencing that woul discourage this practice.

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Thank phillipl430
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

This is a popular diner, and the food is nicely presented. Can recommend the chopped liver sandwich. We only had lunch here, and it was nice to see the traditional diner at work. I only gave average reviews as the restrooms were in need of a makeover and the whole place did seem a little tired. There are better diners in Ottawa, although here you do get the history.

Thank Barbara C
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Went for barely near my hotel, was pleasantly surprised by the large portions, good value, and quality of my meal. 2.99$ kids meal can't be beat. Lots of tomatoes subbed in for meat, eggs cooked perfectly, uniquely spiced has browns and to die for caraway rye toast. Quick and attentive service. A good bet for breakfast.

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Thank Reneski
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