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.

7.9/10

Based on 127 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
  • omelettes
  • onion rings
  • Philly cheesesteaks
  • lox
  • meatloaf
  • comfort food
  • roast beef
  • pancakes
  • brunch food
  • great value
  • Myriam D.

    Can't get over their poutine.

    Myriam D. · 1 week ago
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  • Chris L.

    The omelettes are ginormous!

    Chris Lawson · 3 weeks ago
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  • Alex H.

    Poutine so loud

    Alex H · 3 weeks 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.

    Food comes in huge portions.

    Matti Blume · September 7, 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 · September 3, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • James K.

    Quick service and great breakfast

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

    Try any of the poutines on mashed potatoes

    Maggie Sue Sin · September 19, 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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  • Tracey B.

    No refills on fountain drinks! Also try to sit away from the kitchen and there are TONS of flies in the summer.

    Tracey Brown · August 30, 2012
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  • Rick J.

    Try something from "You Gotta Eat Here!": Chili, Onion Ring Poutine, Blue Plate Breakfast, or Meat Loaf

    Rick Jessup · June 29, 2012
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  • Brodey D.

    Listen to the vintage Bose Business Music System

    Brodey Dover · May 13, 2012
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  • Emily D.

    Get the ESD poutine, it's amazing.

    Emily DiRenzo · May 5, 2012
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  • Nancy R.

    Best place to randomly meet up with friends late at night

    Nancy Robertson · March 16, 2012
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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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  • Dustin G.

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

    Dustin Gavin · January 25, 2012
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  • Phil S.

    Modestly priced. Great food!!

    Phil Shirakawa · January 14, 2012
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  • RiteanDan

    Expensive, but the best diner on Elgin Street. Good food, great service!

    RiteanDan · December 27, 2011
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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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  • @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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  • Phil S.

    I always get regular fries with breakfast instead of homefries. Makes a world of a difference!

    Phil Sonea · September 1, 2011
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  • Phil C.

    Best poutine ever, unf Read more

    Phil Comeau · August 8, 2011
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