8 24-Hour Restaurants And Eateries In Ottawa, Canada

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The lively, cheerful and bustling Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is a must-visit destination. If you are here for a vacation, you will never be disappointed even for a second. From museums to festivals, restaurants and nightlife, the chic side of the city to the great outdoors, art, music and the multicultural vibe, heritage sites to famous landmarks, there are plenty of places to go and activities to indulge in once you are here. The culinary scene deserves a special mention. From local eating joints to fine-dining places, farmers’ markets to ethnic foods, you can enjoy the city deliciously. If you are looking for some good 24-hour restaurants and eateries in Ottawa, Canada, we have the list ready for you below.

1. Zak's Diner

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

You don’t enjoy food when only eating is involved. The ambiance, energy and company matters. That’s what Zak’s promises. Enjoy a complete food experience once you are at Zak’s Diner. The best part is that the restaurant is open 24 hours a day so that you can jump in at any time. From scrumptious breakfast varieties including Zak’s Big Breakfast, which is a combination of eggs, bacon, ham and sausage, and the yummy California Scramble, you will enjoy every bite. To satiate your sweet tooth, you can pick waffles served with whipped cream and strawberries or Chloe’s Sugar Bush Special. Late night menu and kids’ menu are other highlights at Zak’s. After food, do not forget to order your favorite milkshake.

Zak's Diner

Address: 14 Byward Market Square, Ottawa, ON K1N 7A1, Canada

Website: Zak’s Diner

Opening hours: Open 24 hours

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2. Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

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If you wish to be at an eatery that serves yummy food, offers great service and provides great value for quality and quantity, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery is your answer. From great breakfast spreads to lunch and dinner options, bakery varieties to beverages, kid-friendly options to 55 plus meals, you will be spoilt for choice if you are here with your family. Their quirky menu that includes Sunrise Skillets, Griddle Greats, Supper Skillets, Handcrafted Handhelds might confuse you a bit, but these lip-smacking food varieties will leave you full and satisfied. Try their Hibachi fried chicken, jumbo shrimp dinner or BBQ tangler burger. They have a lot of food varieties for kids too, including Brioche french toast, Rainbow pancakes, scrambled eggs, hash brown and toast. The best part of the restaurant is that it is open 24 hours!

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Address: 1130 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1K 3B6, Canada

Website: Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Opening hours: Open 24 hours

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3. Elgin Street Diner

Voted as the best by many magazines, Elgin Street Diner is a known name among the foodies. Be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night food, the restaurant offers a wide variety of food choices. Open 24 hours, the restaurant is vegetarian-friendly and you have gluten-free options as well. Choose the peameal bacon breakfast or blue plate breakfast or just go for lighter food including the toasted bagel with cream cheese or bagel with melted swiss or cheddar. The variety of burger options will confuse you for a choice. They also have platters that come with fresh cut fries coleslaw and a wedge of dill pickle. You should also try their yummy milkshakes made with French vanilla ice cream and premium flavors.

Elgin Street Diner

Address: 374 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1N1, Canada

Website: Elgin Street Diner

Opening hours: Open 24 hours

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4. 7 Dining Hall

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If you are at or near the University of Ottawa, do not miss the 24/7 Dining Hall that serves yummy and hot food 24 hours. The Hall is open for guests too. There are 10 stations that serve delicious meals here and this includes the desserts and drink stations as well. If you wish to try your hand at cooking, you can head to My Pantry. Vegetarians or those who prefer gluten-free meals or halal meat can also have it at the special diet station. Try their traditional rice pilaf and rosemary roasted baby red potatoes or grilled salmon filet with green sauce and lemon.

24/7 Dining Hall

Address: Jock-Turcot University Centre, 85 University Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 9A7, Canada

Website: 24/7 Dining Hall

Opening hours: Open 24 hours

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5. Altcetera Cafe

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Planning for a business meeting or social get together? The 24-hour Altcetera Café is an ideal choice. Be it the breakfast spread, lunch varieties or dinner fare, the great selection of food and cocktails is worth trying. You can select your seats and be at the place you are comfortable with your family or friends. From coffee, beer, wine and snacks, you can have a wonderful wine and dine experience here.

Altcetera Cafe

Address: 185 Slater St, Ottawa, ON K1P 0C8, Canada

Website: Altcetera Cafe

Opening hours: Open 24 hours

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6. Kettleman's Bagel Co.

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Bagels are everywhere, but if you would like to taste the traditional Montreal-style bagels in a wood-burning-oven, head to Kettleman’s Bagel Co. From a wide variety of bagel choices to salads, deli sandwiches, and baked items, you can enjoy the authentic taste. Open 24 hours, this is a great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Check out their bozo bagel, or go for Kettleman’s famous pretzel or tuna salad & tomato sandwich.

Kettleman's Bagel Co.

Address: 912 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W4, Canada

Website: Kettleman’s Bagel Co

Opening hours: Open 24 hours

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7. Dunn's Famous

Here’s another restaurant that’s open 24/7, Dunn’s Famous. If all you want is a cozy ambiance and local taste, you have to be here. The highlight is smoked meat preparations which will definitely tickle your taste buds. Each brisket is marinated for six days with the right blend of spices for flavor lock before it comes to your plate. You can enjoy a wide variety of smoked meat dishes including the smoke meat egg rolls, smoked meat spring rolls, and smoked meat fried rice, to name a few. You can also opt for poutines served with fresh cut fruits and cheese curds.

Dunn's Famous

Address: 355 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7G1, Canada

Website: Dunn’s Famous

Opening hours: Open 24 hours

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8. A&W Canada

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Nothing much to boast about this restaurant. With about 850 A&W franchises in Canada, this is a go-to place if you want to have lip-smacking burger varieties. Open 24 hours, this eatery serves crispy onion rings and frosty mugs of Root Beer apart from burgers. Try bacon & egger, sausage & egger or the breakfast wrap, once you are here.

A&W Canada

Address: 4255 Strandherd Dr, Ottawa, ON K2J 6E5, Canada

Website: A&W Canada

Opening hours: Open 24 hours

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Ottawa, a foodie's paradise

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The city’s abundant restaurant options make it a great place to dine and wine on any budget. Not just the center, you can also explore the neighborhoods for all types of food ranging from local to international cuisines. Do not miss visiting the Byward Market that boasts a variety of cafes, restaurants and eating joints. Little Italy is a mini Italy and you can taste a wide variety of Italian dishes there. If you are in China Town, get ready to fill your tummy with Asian food. In brief, food from all over the world is available here and you can enjoy your food in the perfect atmosphere. Happy eating!

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Babitha works as an Editor/Publications Manager for a Canadian-based company. Travelling has always been her passion, and she loves being called a hodophile. Exploring new places, meeting people,...Read more

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