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Zak's Diner

) #78 of 2,247 Restaurants in Ottawa ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
16 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A1, Canada
+1 613-241-2401
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Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good41%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
CUISINES
American, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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16 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Service: Unsmiling waitress who brings us the wrong food, tells us she would separate items on a bill (at our request) but then is grumpy when she forgets, then audibly sighs her exasperation when she is asked to correct it. Then when we reach for...More

Thank Bobo L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When the Poutine guy at midnight tells you how dope a diner is, don't believe him. I'm sure this is the kind of place that meets teens expectations who are hung over from 1$ draft night, but for adults and kids, this place didn't make...More

Thank Roberta M
Reviewed 3 days ago

I bring every Ottawa visitor I know here. Its history adds to its great burgers and milkshakes. They win on the all day breakfast too! I really enjoy coming here for both the food and the old-school-diner ambience!

Thank mieckers
Reviewed 6 days ago

While on our trip to Ottawa my family ate at Zak's 3 times! We loved it. The Milkshakes are so good and the french fries are the best! I found the 50"s style diner fun and the prices were very reasonable. The service is fast...More

Thank Canadianmom218
Reviewed 6 days ago

New to the area and wanted breakfast for lunch and was directed to Zak's Diner. Seated outside and our coffee arrived right away. Eggs Benny were just okay...for $15, I expected toasted English muffins and a better quality hollandaise sauce. Two unripe slices of tomato,...More

Thank suechef
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids like the place. But today's visit was not impressive. The ambiance of Zak's is cool, but the place seems unclean, menus were dirty, kids activity box was gross and the floors looked like they were cleaned with a dirty mop. Hot dog was...More

Thank kip05
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there for early Dinner with 2 kids and wife in August 2017. It looks cool, like a dinner from the Hollywood movies, with the metal facade and doors so i thought it would be great food inside. I was disappointment to find out...More

Thank Felix106
Reviewed 1 week ago

First I want to say the owner is very lucky to have great waitresses. The food though is very disappointing . $30 for breakfast for 2. I had French toast, they were awful and my friend had vegetable scrambled eggs, it was dry and bland....More

Thank cassie09
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for a Sunday morning breakfast. The place was very busy and full but we were seated fairly quickly. The decor is retro from the 50's,60's and 70's. Service was quick and the breakfast was very good. Large full plates...More

Thank LayZeeCanadian
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the Big Breakfast at Zak's for a hearty meal before exploring the city. Generous portions, yummy home fries and sausages, great service, and great atmosphere. No wonder people line up just to get a seat at Zak's!

Thank beehannah
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Response from Marie-Ève P | Reviewed this property |
Hi! last time I phoned to inquire was the week before Mother's day and I was told they do, but not on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays. I've did the same thing years ago before seeing Madame Butterfly at the NAC :) have a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-2401
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