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The Green Door

#17 of 2,187 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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198 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C6, Canada
+1 613-234-9597
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is good and I'm sure the cooks do a good job - but it is not worth $25 per person for a little bit of pre made takeaway food which is what you'll pay - without desert or coffee. The place is staffed with dimwitted twits with disgusting nose rings who won't bag your food or lift a... More 

Thank Aaron S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I travel a lot and I'm from NY. This is my all time favorite vegetarian restaurant in the US and Canada! I sometimes come here twice a day when I'm in town. There are so many different flavors and options. I only wish this concept in a vegetarian restaurant was in my hometown!

Thank Lisa F
108ronf, Owner at The Green Door, responded to this review

Thanks so much Lisa for your kind words. Such appreciative remarks provide the fuel to keep us going and improving. More 

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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love you dearly, I do so hope you know that. I had to drop you a star which pained me. In our latest visit, I must say your "cold bar" of salads and sides for vegan's were incredible and oh so creative. It would be nice if you got a few new different vegan desserts though. i love the... More 

1 Thank Kelli O
108ronf, Owner at The Green Door, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, Kelli. We use feedback of all kinds to help us to gauge and improve our service. Your concerns and criticisms are well taken. You are encouraging us to continue to creatively develop our offerings. Thanks as well for the positive appreciation you express for our work, and for your loyalty over the years.... More 

Thunder Bay
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94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Green Door Restaurant is a great vegetarian restaurant. There was so many food choices it was great. It is served buffet style, you fill your plate and then pay by the weight. There is something for everyone here, as well as great coffee and amazing desserts.

Thank Marsha C
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Growing up vegetarian, I have always been a bit picky when it comes to food. That's why I love the vegetarian buffet style, pay-by-weight theme of this place. You can eat as much or as little as you want, and they carry an amazing variety of dishes. One of my personal favorites is their quiche, but the quality and flavor... More 

Thank Sruthi K
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a simple restaurant that offers a very large variety of vegetarian options in a kind of self service cafeteria style setting. It is a popular restaurant with a loyal following. You simply take what you like and place it on your plate and then pay by weight. There is no table service. The downside is that all the... More 

Thank jkn252
Saratoga Springs, New York
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We ate here twice during our visit to Ottawa for Winterlude 2016. The Green Door offers a huge selection of all-vegetarian soups, baked goods, salads, entrees, and sides, with many vegan and Gluten-free selections. The only downsides were finding a place to sit at this popular eatery and deciding which choices I didn't have room for on my plate!

Thank Xtraspatial
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The choice of food is extensive and it is always freshly made. It is a homemade style of cooking that excels at tried and true vegetarian dishes.

Thank Lisa R
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Went in October, during weekday at lunchtime. Layout is a buffet with a good selection of indian and chinese dishes along with some interesting vegetarian dishes. Tried the alu gobi and a vegetable currie, as well as a nice chinese vegetable stir fry and seasoned rice. Spouse tried other similar fare. Very good, vegetables were very fresh and crisp, food... More 

Thank Steve G
Wallingford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I love vegetarian and this place does not disappoint. Plenty of good food, cooked well. Street parking, but convenient to restaurant.

Thank _apeluse

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
Soups, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-234-9597
Well established (1988) and highly acclaimed, recently renovated (2014), vegetarian, pay-by-weight. Featuring organic and local ingredients. Our meals are a nutritional, visual, and tasty good value.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?