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“Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Chances R

Chances R
Ranked #89 of 2,725 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $16
Cuisines: Greek, American, Bar, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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99 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

We travelled to Ottawa from out of town and wanted to try something different and the reviews of this restaurant were very good so we took a chance on it, no pun intended. We were extremely impressed by the atmosphere and staff at the restaurant. 'Chances R' is much like a Kelseys/Montanas but without the noise and franchise atmosphere. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to families with children of any age.

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank robeamer
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Mike B, Owner at Chances R, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Hi robeamer,

Thank you for taking the time to check us out. All kind words!

Mike Bouris
Owner
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Something on the menu to please all.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Excellent family restaurant with a menu to please all...
Nice large patio screened in for bug free dining spring to last fall....
reservations a must for weekend evenings...
Can accommodate large groups.. Great for family gatherings plus it's wheelchair friendly also has a bar area with TV where you can eat.
It's in the shopping mall the corner of Baseline & Woodroffe Ave. area from outside look small but looks are very deceiving.
Ribs & smoke meat platters are excellent ...
Beef & chicken brochettes plus their prime rib meal is our family favourite.....

  • Visited May 2013
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3 Thank bernieone
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Mike B, Owner at Chances R, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Hi Bernieone,

Prime Rib is my favorite as well! Thanks for the great review.

Mike Bouris
Owner
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Ottawa, Canada
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

I honestly don't understand how this restaurant ranks so high in the list of best restaurants in Ottawa. I find it just average, with a huge menu and no outstanding item. Went there a couple of times and wasn't impressed at all.

  • Visited May 2012
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2 Thank KaInCanada
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Mike B, Owner at Chances R, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Hi KalnCanada,

Thanks for stopping by the R. Sorry we could not impress you. Please send me your contact info if I am able to get more feedback from you. Nonetheless, thanks for taking the time to review us.

Mike Bouris
Owner
mike@chancesr.ca
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Kuala Lumpur
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Hurry Here to Break Your Fast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

Ottawa is blessed with many great neighbourhood breakfast spots. And they all share several factors:
Good basic food, well prepared. Warm, friendly, professional staff. Quick, but never rushed service.
Chances R is a star in all three areas.
Breakfast is always bustling with inviting energy. Like many people, I'm a breakfast regular at Chances R. Also, like many, I go there regularly with a group of regulars.
We go there for our friendship, which we supply; and for the three factors above, which Chances R supplies in spades.
Tucked away in the corner of a shopping mall in Ottawa's Baseline and Woodroffe area, it's worth searching out. Its regulars are never disappointed. And you won't be either. Maybe you'll become a regular too.

  • Visited June 2012
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2 Thank Murphy-Hagunos
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Mike B, Owner at Chances R, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
HI Murphy-Hagunos,

Thank you for the detailed review! What you talk about is what we try to achieve everyday. Thanks for noticing!

Mike Bouris
Owner
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ottawa
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Their pizza rocks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

We had pizza and salad last night and it was awesome. Great service and atmosphere. It was our first time here in a
Long time but we will be back soon!

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2 Thank foxhillOttawa
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Mike B, Owner at Chances R, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Hi foxhillOttawa,

Thanks for the review! All 5 pizzas are named after guys in the kitchen who have worked with 10+ or 20+ years. They deserve it!

Mike Bouris
Owner
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