Dianne's

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441 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood

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Just steps from the waterfront a classic East Coast Kitchen meets the flavours of Baja Mexico! Think Lobster Rolls, Fish N' Chips, Oysters & Fish Chowder along with Guacamole & Tacos. From the Smokehouse, BBQ with a Mexican twist; Smoked Pulled Pork 'Carnitas', Chicken 'Tinga' & Beef Brisket 'Xocolatl'. Plus savory Grilled Steaks, Burgers, Fried Chicken, Salads, Sandwiches and more! From the bar; ice cold Craft Beer & Local Wines on tap! Premium Whiskies & Tequilas, refreshing Cocktails and the City's best fresh-squeezed lime Margaritas! All served in a casual, fun & vibrant atmosphere. Children's menu, vegetarian & gluten-free options available.

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Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 4:00PM - 5:15PM 7:45PM - 9:30PM

What 441 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Nice place, good atmosphere, friendly service and food is quite good.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing!!!

P
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyable dinner. Excellent waiter made it fun. You e got to try their beef brisket tacos. So tasty.

OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Casual mother daughter dinner in a friendly restaurant with a good vibe, great location, tasty fish tacos, varied menu and interesting specials. We will come back.

OT
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food and service

OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Dianne’s is one of our favourite spot to go for fish and chips. Last night, our fish was over cooked and did not settle well with both my partner and I. Was disappointed as this was our first “negative” experience.

OT
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great as always. Have had the nice salted rolls come fresher before than recently. Love them warm and fresh from the oven, not so much lately. Please keep them coming but keep them fresh and warm.

PC
Hong Kong
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of the best fish and chips we had. Fresh and tasty with good portion. Linguine and beef briskets are tasty too. We had a great time.

HC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The food was amazing but the service was poor. They forgot a beverage during the meal. After the meal they promised me a sampler to decide which tea I wanted but they didn't bring that either.

JN
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent atmosphere and location. The food was very well presented and all the meals excellent.

GF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The ambience and menu have improved considrably this year. The service is friendly and efficient. As all restaurants nowadys the noise level requires one to shout most of the time. It helps to have no musisc, I think it is only played for the benefit of the staff anyway. It shouldn't be so the guests are paying.
Alli in all, a very pleasant evening- thank you.

FL
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I sat outside. The weather was great. Our server was very friendly. I saw her helping other table as well. I went there in the afternoon. There were few guests inside as well. The food tasted great, especially the beer batter for the fish. Would love to come back again.

MK
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best lunches we ever had! Seafood poutine was out of this world! Wish we lived in Kingston to go every week!

BC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great staff good food and the decor is nice.

Prices were okay seemed a little higher then some other comparable places.

DL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had a great time at the bar Sunday evening, our bartender (Raj I think) was excellent, provided it with great service and had a lot of recommendations for us as we are new to Kingston. We'll definitely be returning to have more chats! The calamari is amazing and the portion is huge!

ES
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Nice décor; great location; good service. The quality of the food is poor.
Fish chowder was terrible – too milky and came with under-cooked potatoes.
Tacos were tasteless.
Lobster Mac N`Cheese had barely enough lobster in it to qualify for that name. Mostly pasta and cheese sauce for $29.
Dessert is mediocre.

Overall for food I wouldn't recommend this place.

MD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Since we are from the east coast finding haddock fish and chips that are Nova Scotia worthy was hard to find until now! Excellent!

T
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

A nice mainstay to visit. The tuna poke was delicious, and don’t miss the lobster rolls. Two for $29.00 with fries or a salad.

TM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nice dinner we had pasta could have used parm cheese but they didnt have it.

JP
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an amazing date night , I had been once before my boyfriend had never been and I surprised him with reservations there . Super easy to book online
We went all out with the food even trying things we wouldn’t normally and it was out of this world best sea food

MG
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely spot...my favorite restaurant in Kingston, hands down!

M
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was delicious, I had the Haddock and shrimp combo. It was a good size and absolutely delicious. The batter was not to thick or greasy. My husband and I both said we would go again and would recommend to others.

MD
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I were on the last leg of a 12 day road trip and met friends at Dianne’s in Kingston. They had eaten there before and said it was really good. Our waitress was fantastic and the food was really good as well. Amazing choice for fish lovers. I am not but they had some good choices for me as well.

Nice cozy spot with fun little decor !

PP
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was very good. My wife's fish tacos were excellent and my brisket was very good but was served in a flimsy paper container. The salad dressing on the house salad was very good but my salad was served directly on the wooden platter. Not convinced that's the most hygienic method.
The big disappointment was that I had specified on our online reservation that it was our 45th Wedding Anniversary but nothing special was offered or mentioned. Not sure if its the online reservation service that didn't forward the message or the restaurant didn't bother reading the special note on the reservation file.

SK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dianne's is my daughter's restaurant of choice every year to celebrate her birthday. Her favourite are the oysters and we love that the knowledgeable staff can always explain the subtle differences of the oysters available that day. My son's favourite are the green curry mussels and I always order the tuna poke (with a delicious margarita). The staff and food have been amazing every time we've visited Dianne's, and the restaurant is beautiful inside and out.

FC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Overpriced for the food value. Food was good but nothing that would draw me back. Haven't been there since it opened and still wasn't completely blown away by it. My husband could have had the same fish and shrimps dinner for half the price and better quality at another restaurant.

JJ
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had the seafood chowder, crab cakes and fish tacos. All were excellent, as was the service.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The food is just OK. Not a place I would go out of my way to visit. Portions are generous. Prices are not high.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

The service was great however the food was not.. we ordered mussels for an app and over 1/2 of them were not edible .. for a main course the Baja fish tacos were lacking any real flavor and the soft taco shells were rather stale. We also ordered a burger which was over cooked and dry and the chicken tacos were also lacking any flavor. Overall very disappointed with the food but our server was very friendly and attentive

AW
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are a family of 4, two teenage boys. The food, service and ambiance were all fantastic, if visiting Kingston you should book here for great food.

JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time. Server was great, food and drinks were excellent!

SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the lobster rolls and your features are always good.

T
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We arrived at the restaurant way early and it was full. So I was put into waiting list. Because of that our OT reservation got cancelled without me knowing it. Got home, see the cancellation, not happy about it. Called the restaurant, problem fixed in < 5 minutes. OT point received, I am very happy.

BTW, good food, excellent location.

WB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

First visit a year ago last May was great , this visit was very disappointing. Food( bun) was soggy, chowder has been changed. Chicken burger special of the day was bad but my girlfriends hamburger
was worse. Her birthday was never mentioned ?? I guess you should not ask on your reservation site if it is a special occasion if your servers are not going to recognize it. Not worth all the fuss I made about taking my friend there.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Kayla was awesome and helpful. Super place to eat!

LR
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Neat place!! Loved the vibe, service was efficient, and food was yummy! The rapini were dee-licious, and the oysters were very fresh. Tacos were a little lack-lustre but the lobster rolls and scallop pasta stole the show. Thanks for having us!!

SH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great service and food was very tasty. Great atmosphere!

LW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Retirement lunch with friend. Food was awesome, the right amount of attention from our servers
We will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service was great! Great location and ambiance.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The food was so-so. I had the chicken caesar and it was tasteless. Guacamole was ok, but the chips tasted like they were out-of-the-bag. Pleasant inside, not at all expensive, but the food just wasn't good enough to come back.

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