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Zak's Diner

) #61 of 2,233 Restaurants in Ottawa $$ - $$$ American, ,
16 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A1, Canada
+1 613-241-2401
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good41%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Diner, Canadian
$$ - $$$
16 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Old diner style , lots of food and very good. Great shakes to cool off after a warm afternoon of walking. Sandwiches huge and you won't leave hungry!

Thank lindakimberley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Ottawa on vacation and needed some breakfast before heading to Parliament Hill. Definitely got what we expected: regular bacon and eggs breakfast and coffee. We usually judge breakfast by the homefries: pretty good. Pleasantly surprised at the amount of fruit that came with my...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An old fashioned diner at Byward market. Loved the breakfast, it was massive portions but my scrambled eggs were not greasy or undercooked like in a lot of places. Home fries were fluffy and tasty. My favourite was the mango smoothie, it was smooth and...More

Thank Ilham A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in to get a milkshake and rest our feet. Unbelievable good chocolate milkshakes. Gotta try them. I highly recommend.

Thank Walter S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunchtime on Mother's Day possibly wasn't the best time to decide to try Zak's Diner, but we got seated after about 10 minutes, albeit in the smallest booth I've ever had the misfortune to sit in (made worse by my wet clothes and dripping umbrella...More

Thank rachiikins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To begin with the shakes are huge, they bring enough to fill you glass twice, so be ready!! The food portions were huge, it was all very good. We had a mix of salads, burgers, poutine and hot dogs at our table and everyone really...More

Thank Okotok-family
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

You come here for the choices, the feel of a diner. Huge burgers, with startling combinations. Onion rings tremendous. Give it a shot

Thank malscum
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Was a nice time to be there for lunch. They don't take reservations from Friday to Sunday. So we decided to arrive for noon and only waited 20 mins. The server was a bit distracted and we had to flag down for service, but the...More

Thank Marie-Ève P
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Wonderful. Loved the atmosphere, price and food at Zaks. I was in town for a conference and everyone was raving about it. There was so much food. Classic.

Thank Sassbrydon
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This classic diner in the Byward Market is open 24 hours a day. Service was friendly and prompt. Hubby ordered Zac’s big breakfast: two eggs any style, crisp bacon, sourdough toast, and crisp potatoes (beans are included if wanted). Perfectly prepared sunny-side up eggs were...More

Thank Pam C
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Going to dinner w/ friends before a performance at the National Art Centre (7:30 Curtain)and want to get in and eat. Does Zak's take reservations???
21 May 2017|
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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
  • Value
American, Diner, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
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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