Elgin Street Diner

Diner and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Centretown-Downtown, Ottawa
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  • Ketevan
    "Come try the best veggie burgers and poutine in the city!"(31 Tips)
    Wanda C.
    "Hangover breakfast is fantastic"(7 Tips)
    Michelle K.
    "You have to try the OMG Benedict from the brunch menu!"(2 Tips)
    Phil S.
    "I always get regular fries with breakfast instead of homefries."(7 Tips)
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  • adastra
    adastraSeptember 16
    Great food and really nice and attentive staff!
  • Ian R.
    Simply the best breakfast in Ottawa!! The hangover breakfast is so full of everything, didn’t need lunch that day!
  • Tobias N.
    After hearing a lot about this diner I went there with some pretty high expectations. I had the buffalo chicken sandwich with their famous poutine and was really disappointed by the tasteless meal.
  • Emily C.
    Emily CarterFebruary 18
    Decent breakfast but don't be fooled the home fries are mashed up to be like a mash potato mound
  • Arket S.
    Arket SimDecember 2, 2016
    OMG Benedict!!!
  • Tarzan V.
    Tarzan Von SiefriedNovember 19, 2016
    I ate, I paid, I left...Awesome experience! Something for everyone here. Great food, good prices. Can't go wrong here:)
  • Michelle K.
    Michelle KauntzNovember 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    You have to try the OMG Benedict from the brunch menu! Make sure to swap the homefries for their famous poutine!
  • Angus M.
    Angus MakMarch 26, 2016
    Best pancakes in Ottawa, amazing breakfast and brunch food.
  • Armand S.
    Armand SimbulanJanuary 2, 2016
    Hearty portions. Quick and attentive service. Nice.
  • Victor C.
    Victor CaamañoDecember 16, 2015
    Hangover Breakfast
  • Victor C.
    Victor CaamañoDecember 16, 2015
    Hangover Breakfast. Poutine is great!
  • Jerome N.
    Jerome NavarroOctober 4, 2015
    Great soup of the day
  • Reena B.
    Reena B-SJuly 31, 2015
    My favourite place for a tuna melt.
  • Erwin V.
    Erwin VanheckeJune 16, 2015
    Friendly waiters and nice sandwiches.
  • Harry B.
    Harry BrundageJune 13, 2015
    Half onion ring half fry poutine. Life changed.
  • Justin S.
    Justin StewartJune 4, 2015
    Breakfast food
  • Anne-Sophie
    Anne-SophieApril 10, 2015
    Great Breakfast spot!
  • Myriam D.
    Myriam D.March 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't get over their poutine.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LawsonMarch 4, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The omelettes are ginormous!
  • Alex H.
    Alex HMarch 1, 2015
    Poutine so loud
  • Steven I.
    Any omelette with wieners is fantastic in my book!
  • Megan N.
    Megan NesOctober 12, 2014
    I always order the hangover breakfast its very filling and delicious. It comes with eggs, beans, poutine, sausage and toast.
  • Matti B.
    Matti BlumeSeptember 7, 2014
    Food comes in huge portions.
  • Matti B.
    Matti BlumeSeptember 7, 2014
    Try the Lox sandwich.
  • Sabrina S.
    Sabrina S.September 6, 2014
    The milkshakes are the best!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 3, 2014
    Check out Elgin Street Diner as seen on You Gotta Eat Here Read more
  • Ghaida Y.
    Ghaida YallaAugust 19, 2014
    No Quebec poutine but I can't count the number of times I've had their 4 cheese poutine late at night. Often good for 2 people!
  • Reena B.
    Reena B-SAugust 8, 2014
    Been coming here 20+ years. Perfect for breakfast or anytime, really.
  • Tobin E.
    Tobin ElavathilAugust 7, 2014
    One word...poutine. I want to go back and try the rest of the menu.
  • Justin M.
    Justin ManuelJune 10, 2014
    I'm going to echo what most the people on Foursquare are saying about this place -- get the poutine, you won't be disappointed.
  • Bennett C.
    Bennett CApril 28, 2014
    You can jack up your poutine by requesting 1/2 fries & 1/2 onion rings! Try with the ESD poutine topped w/ bacon!
  • Brian Q.
    Brian QuaifeApril 4, 2014
    Milk shakes are huge and fantastic!
  • Evan T.
    Evan ThorntonMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    3 words: Roast Beef Dip
  • Charly D.
    Charly DanielMarch 9, 2014
    Very good Poutine! Try the Philly Steak Poutine. A meal on its own.
  • Joshua S.
    Joshua SheaJanuary 7, 2014
    Absolutely amazing. The poutine is among the best in Ottawa
  • Wayne
    WayneDecember 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    No longer licenced.
  • Greg F.
    Greg FraserDecember 7, 2013
    Large portions of excellent food. What else do you need?
  • Elnur A.
    Elnur ANovember 17, 2013
    Greasy. Maybe too greasy..but that's what the morning comfort food is on.Elgin
  • Ketevan
    KetevanNovember 10, 2013
    Come try the best veggie burgers and poutine in the city!
  • Ron G.
    Ron GAugust 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    BLAMM! I say. BLAMM! Is ok. BLAMM!
  • OttawasBestCoffee
    OttawasBestCoffeeJuly 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They don't have beer here anymore FYI.
  • James K.
    James KraftJuly 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Quick service and great breakfast
  • brent s.
    brent sweetJune 29, 2013
    FREE WATER!
  • Tiffany W.
    Tiffany WilliamsJune 11, 2013
    I'm from Quebec - have tried just about every poutine from Montreal to out in the countryside and Elgin Street Diner gives them all some stiff competition. One of the best poutines I've ever had!!
  • Shonali B.
    Shonali BanglaMay 11, 2013
    Breakfast items are amazing.
  • Jon B.
    Jon BApril 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best late night place in Ottawa
  • Sean
    SeanMarch 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Our new favorite. Can't beat these fries
  • Maureen K.
    Maureen KerrFebruary 22, 2013
    Big portions and good service. Air circulation is wonky though, it's either quite warm or chilly.
  • Martin N.
    Martin NearOctober 28, 2012
    Useful tip- it says you can upgrade your fries that come with a burger or sandwich for $3.49 but don't just pick the plain poutine. You can also upgrade it to ESD poutine (recommended!)
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • JP
    JPOctober 10, 2012
    Officially not worth a visit. This is a 2 out of 10 on the pouting quality meter.
  • Maggie Sue S.
    Maggie Sue SinSeptember 19, 2012
    Try any of the poutines on mashed potatoes
  • Norm T.
    Norm ThomasSeptember 10, 2012
    For the best diner experience in Ottawa, this is the place to go; beats any other diner in the City.
  • Tracey B.
    Tracey BrownAugust 30, 2012
    No refills on fountain drinks! Also try to sit away from the kitchen and there are TONS of flies in the summer.
  • Rick T.
    Rick TantonJune 29, 2012
    Try something from "You Gotta Eat Here!": Chili, Onion Ring Poutine, Blue Plate Breakfast, or Meat Loaf
  • Brodey D.
    Brodey DoverMay 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Listen to the vintage Bose Business Music System
  • Nancy R.
    Nancy RobertsonMarch 16, 2012
    Best place to randomly meet up with friends late at night
  • Lindsay M.
    Lindsay M.February 1, 2012
    Head there after the bars for a late night smoked meat poutine - the grease'll soak up some of the alcohol you just consumed! ;)
  • Dustin G.
    Dustin GavinJanuary 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Place to go if you want a plate packed with food.
  • Phil S.
    Phil ShirakawaJanuary 14, 2012
    Modestly priced. Great food!!
  • RiteanDan
    RiteanDanDecember 27, 2011
    Expensive, but the best diner on Elgin Street. Good food, great service!
  • Tim J.
    Tim JonesNovember 30, 2011
    if you are 2 and both want to sit in the booth side by side ...there is a diagonal booth in the left rear corner of the restaurant.
  • @ottawa_events
    @ottawa_eventsSeptember 16, 2011
    Definitely recommend the ESD poutine and/or 4 cheese poutine.. or any of their poutines... DELICIOUS!
  • Phil S.
    Phil SoneaSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I always get regular fries with breakfast instead of homefries. Makes a world of a difference!
  • Phil C.
    Phil ComeauAugust 8, 2011
    Best poutine ever, unf Read more
  • Jon B.
    Jon BillingsJune 22, 2011
    The four cheese pouting is to die for!
  • Marites M.
    Marites MedinaFebruary 13, 2011
    Hangover breakfast cured my hangover!!
  • Jason F.
    Jason FaberDecember 22, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Best Poutine in Ottawa!!!
  • Wanda C.
    Wanda CNovember 20, 2010
    Hangover breakfast is fantastic
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DaoustMarch 11, 2010
    Go to the Elgin Street Diner and have yourself a Hangover Breakfast. You will thank me later.
  • Eric S.
    Eric SkinnerMarch 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best pancakes in town. Thin, not too fluffy.
  • Claudia P.
    Claudia PetrilliFebruary 23, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The Mexican burger is pretty good too in case you want a change from their awesome poutine
  • andrew m.
    andrew milneFebruary 11, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Have the ESD
  • Kris J.
    Kris JosephNovember 23, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    The poutine here is VEGETARIAN -- they use mushroom gravy!
  • Annie M.
    Annie MartineauAugust 19, 2014
    Authentique, très bon club sandwich, parfait pour un lunch avec des enfants : crayons à colorier et menu pour enfants. Un brin cher par contre: 65$ pour une famille de 4
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