About Zak’s

When you think of the classic diner, you might think of the milkshakes, the good times with friends & family, and the great food. It’s all right here – just the way you remember.

We’re Locally World Famous

The Diner is right here. All the best things you remember are waiting for you now.

We’re Ottawa’s Best Diner. Open 24/7, come and join us for the classic diner experience. Grab your friends or scoop up your kids and come in for the fun atmosphere, the great conversations, the laughter, and the great food.

All-day breakfast. Unbeatable burgers. World famous milkshakes. And all the classics too. How could it be better? Put all of this in the ByWard Market – and you’ve got a recipe for a fantastic time.

Now get yourself in here!


Tables: Our tables are spaced 6 feet apart to allow for appropriate social distancing. We also have tables that allow for social distancing within your party. The largest tables seat 8 guests, and those tables are 6 feet by 5 feet, allowing for social distancing within your party.

Reservations: We are currently are taking walk-ins only, but our ample patio and dining room should accommodate you quickly. As of July 17, we are seating indoors, and tables will be sat in all sections of the restaurant for proper social distancing.

Masks: As per Ottawa Public Health guidelines, all serving staff wear masks. Guests are also required to wear masks to enter the restaurant to use the public restrooms.

Menus: We offer QR codes to access our menu on your own device, re-usable, sanitized menus are also available upon request.

Cleaning & Sanitation: We have augmented our cleaning procedures to increase sanitization of high-contact areas. Hand sanitizer is available at all entrances and throughout the restaurant.

Contact Information: All guests will be asked to provide a name and phone number upon their arrival at the restaurant if they do not have a reservation.

If you have further questions about our procedures, please contact us – we are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal, as always, is to provide a safe and healthy atmosphere for our staff and guests. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Work With us!


We create an exciting work atmosphere where your love of good food, connections and shareable moments collide. Each interaction, smile and meal is the essence of our brand. Join our team, and help us spread the Zak’s culture in a high paced environment! We are a family-run restaurant, where we foster personal and meaningful connections within our communities.


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Zak's At Home!

Delivery now available! Or call for takeout (613) 241-2401