Elgin Street Diner

374 Elgin St (at Frank St), Ottawa ON K2P 1N1, Canada
Hours:
Open (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 24 Hours
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No

The Elgin Street Diner became an Ottawa institution upon first opening its doors more than 11 years ago. Whether for breakfast, casual lunch and dinner, or late-night dining, the Diner has become THE place in Ottawa. The awards and accolades speak for themselves.

8.2/10

Based on 146 votes

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  • poutine
  • breakfast food
  • gotta eat
  • good for a late night
  • milkshakes
  • french fries
  • big portions
  • good for a quick meal
  • smoked meats
  • burgers
  • onion rings
  • Philly cheesesteaks
  • lox
  • meatloaf
  • comfort food
  • roast beef
  • pancakes
  • great value
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  • chili
  • @ottawa_events

    Definitely recommend the ESD poutine and/or 4 cheese poutine.. or any of their poutines... DELICIOUS!

    @ottawa_events · September 16, 2011
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  • Tania L.

    The ESD poutine (poutine + bacon + caramelized onions) is epic.

    Tania Levy · November 27, 2009
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  • Kris J.

    The poutine here is VEGETARIAN -- they use mushroom gravy!

    Kris Joseph · November 23, 2009
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  • Claudia P.

    The Mexican burger is pretty good too in case you want a change from their awesome poutine

    Claudia Petrilli · February 23, 2010
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  • andrew m.

    Have the ESD

    andrew milne · February 11, 2010
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  • Jason F.

    Best Poutine in Ottawa!!!

    Jason Faber · December 22, 2010
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  • Kevin D.

    Go to the Elgin Street Diner and have yourself a Hangover Breakfast. You will thank me later.

    Kevin Daoust · March 11, 2010
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  • Lindsay M.

    Head there after the bars for a late night smoked meat poutine - the grease'll soak up some of the alcohol you just consumed! ;)

    Lindsay M. · February 1, 2012
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  • Jon B.

    The four cheese pouting is to die for!

    Jon Billings · June 22, 2011
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  • Martin N.

    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!)

    Martin Near · October 28, 2012
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  • Brodey D.

    Listen to the vintage Bose Business Music System

    Brodey Dover · May 13, 2012
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  • Phil C.

    Best poutine ever, unf Read more

    Phil Comeau · August 8, 2011
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  • Wanda C.

    Hangover breakfast is fantastic

    Wanda C · November 20, 2010
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  • Eric S.

    Best pancakes in town. Thin, not too fluffy.

    Eric Skinner · March 7, 2010
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  • Matti B.

    Food comes in huge portions.

    Matti Blume · September 7, 2014
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  • Sam S.

    An affordable late night place in the downtown area. Poutine is alright but not exceptional. The fries and gravy not hot enough to melt the cheese curds. Milkshake is quite good. No beers sold here

    Sam Shi · August 29, 2014
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  • Justin M.

    I'm going to echo what most the people on Foursquare are saying about this place -- get the poutine, you won't be disappointed.

    Justin Manuel · June 10, 2014
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  • Charly D.

    Very good Poutine! Try the Philly Steak Poutine. A meal on its own.

    Charly Daniel · March 9, 2014
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  • Joshua S.

    Absolutely amazing. The poutine is among the best in Ottawa

    Joshua Shea · January 7, 2014
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  • Elnur A.

    Greasy. Maybe too greasy..but that's what the morning comfort food is on.Elgin

    Elnur A · November 17, 2013
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  • Ketevan

    Come try the best veggie burgers and poutine in the city!

    Ketevan · November 10, 2013
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  • James K.

    Quick service and great breakfast

    James Kraft · July 22, 2013
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  • Maggie Sue S.

    Try any of the poutines on mashed potatoes

    Maggie Sue Sin · September 19, 2012
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  • Dustin G.

    Place to go if you want a plate packed with food.

    Dustin Gavin · January 25, 2012
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  • Tim J.

    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.

    Tim Jones · November 30, 2011
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  • Alex H.

    Poutine so loud

    Alex H · 1 day ago
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  • Steven I.

    Any omelette with wieners is fantastic in my book!

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  • Megan N.

    I always order the hangover breakfast its very filling and delicious. It comes with eggs, beans, poutine, sausage and toast.

    Megan Nes · October 12, 2014
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  • Matti B.

    Try the Lox sandwich.

    Matti Blume · September 7, 2014
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  • Sabrina S.

    The milkshakes are the best!

    Sabrina S. · September 6, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Elgin Street Diner as seen on You Gotta Eat Here Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 3, 2014
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  • Ghaida Y.

    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!

    Ghaida Yalla · August 19, 2014
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  • Reena B.

    Been coming here 20+ years. Perfect for breakfast or anytime, really.

    Reena B-S · August 8, 2014
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  • Tobin E.

    One word...poutine. I want to go back and try the rest of the menu.

    Tobin Elavathil · August 7, 2014
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  • Bennett C.

    You can jack up your poutine by requesting 1/2 fries & 1/2 onion rings! Try with the ESD poutine topped w/ bacon!

    Bennett C · April 28, 2014
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  • Brian Q.

    Milk shakes are huge and fantastic!

    Brian Quaife · April 4, 2014
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  • Evan T.

    3 words: Roast Beef Dip

    Evan Thornton · March 29, 2014
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  • Wayne

    No longer licenced.

    Wayne · December 10, 2013
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  • Greg F.

    Large portions of excellent food. What else do you need?

    Greg Fraser · December 7, 2013
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  • Ron G.

    BLAMM! I say. BLAMM! Is ok. BLAMM!

    Ron G · August 21, 2013
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  • John S.

    They don't have beer here anymore FYI.

    John Smith · July 29, 2013
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  • brent s.

    FREE WATER!

    brent sweet · June 29, 2013
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  • Tiffany W.

    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!!

    Tiffany Williams · June 11, 2013
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  • Shonali B.

    Breakfast items are amazing.

    Shonali Bangla · May 11, 2013
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  • Jon B.

    Best late night place in Ottawa

    Jon B · April 17, 2013
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  • Sean

    Our new favorite. Can't beat these fries

    Sean · March 30, 2013
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  • Maureen K.

    Big portions and good service. Air circulation is wonky though, it's either quite warm or chilly.

    Maureen Kerr · February 22, 2013
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  • JP

    Officially not worth a visit. This is a 2 out of 10 on the pouting quality meter.

    JP · October 10, 2012
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  • Norm T.

    For the best diner experience in Ottawa, this is the place to go; beats any other diner in the City.

    Norm Thomas · September 10, 2012
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  • Annie M.

    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

    Annie Martineau · August 19, 2014
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