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“good food, fast service, open 24 hours”
Review of Elgin Street Diner

Elgin Street Diner
Ranked #29 of 2,856 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $19
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is what a diner should be like. FOrget the "chains". The salads are great, the main meals have too many fries (but they ARE good). The gravy is dark and delicious, obviosly atarting from a great mirepoix. I had liver and onions, which only happens to me once in a blue moon and it was delicious. There is a full poutine menu, which may be good for those with iron arteries.

Thank DaveCanadaKitchener
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Had a late lunch with my mom and teens staying in hotel nearby. Had seen this spot on Ya Gotta Eat Here. Mom loved her smoked meat sandwich, daughter grilled chicken, and son burger. We all loved the pile of delicious and unique fries. I had the poutine but it wasn't my fav, great amount of cheese and fries but the black gravy just didn't cut it. I ate at least half though. Service was really friendly. Good value for the price.

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Thank Kim61
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

The real deal. Eggs over-easy, bacon, ham and sausage. Good thing it's several blocks to our hotel, to walk of the calories, but well worth the stroll.

Thank vacances04
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

An Ottawa institution, you'll enjoy it after the bar or sober with the family. They have very generous portions and the fries are unique. You must try the poutine, it even has real gravy on it and it's rich but delicious. You can't go wrong with breakfast or any of the club sandwiches.

Don't forget to have a milkshake - they're old-school goodness.

Thank Joy H
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

This place is one of the 'go-to' spots in Ottawa for many different occasions.
Drunk and can barely walk straight? Pop-in for a greasy delicious poutine (Montreal Smoked Meat Poutine or Steak Poutine). Want a good hearty breakfast on an early weekday morning or late weekend morning? Get the Blue Plate Special.
Sweet tooth? Can't go wrong with their dessert selection.

The service is good, the place is as 'diner'ish as they come, and the waits can be long in the mornings or at 3:00AM on weekends.

Good eats. Good atmosphere.

1  Thank Fayez E
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