Dianne's

4.6
402 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
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

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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LR
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our group tries out different restaurants in and around Kingston. We were a group of 11 this time and it was our first visit to Dianne’s Fish Shack. We had a great experience as a group.
Thanks,
The Kingston in Motion Tribe

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AB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is amazing good gluten free options and service was awesome. thanks

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DG
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We ejoyed our mea;s and the service was most gracious and effective

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JE
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

food great, service slow. Would still recommend this place.

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WG
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We ordered the lobster mac and cheese and the linguine scallops, both dishes were outstanding. Great friendly service from our server Morgan. Will eat there again next time in Kingston

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DM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a birthday dinner there the other evening. The wait staff was super friendly and helpful. The PEI oysters were so amazing, I almost had to have seconds. Tasty bread! I really enjoyed the fish cakes and the sauce that came with them was fantastic. There were so many good options that I wanted to try that my only wish was that I could have eaten more. Ordered a bottle of Calif Chardonnay, and usually we just order glasses, but again, the wine was great! For a Chardonnay, it had a bit of a citrus hint to it that went perfectly with the dishes. Good choice to stock that bottle in that particular restaurant.

My only suggestion might be to have some different options for the bread on the lobster rolls.

Looking forward to getting back.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

So sad they don’t have the tuna tostadas anymore

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JB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Treated you like family so it was welcoming and I would go back.

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

MY WIFE AND I ALONG WITH OUR SON AND HIS WIFE CAME TO CELEBRATE OUR 40TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AND FATHER'S DAY.FOOD WAS DELICIOUS-OUR SERVER WAS ATTENTIVE AND GAVE US HELP WITH THE MENU/BEER WINE SELECTION.IT WAS NOISY BUT FUN.
ALL IN ALL A GREAT EVENING!!

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g
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Diane's in Kingston has fabulous seafood and fabulously cooked. The scallops were perfect. The ambiance is good but the surfaces are all fairly hard and the noise level is loud, to the point where it may be hard to hear your companions across the table. Some sound absorbant surfaces would help. But the food, superb and ample and reasonably priced.

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CH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, excellent service and recommendations from our server Morgan. Will be back!

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G
Orlando
68 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

First time eating at Diane’s, loved it. Will be back!

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LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Heard lots of good things but unfortunately the clams were served in a Luke warm broth - hopes for better. Margs were delicious

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AL
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious! Service excellent and pricing more than reasonnable! Overall experience was amazing!

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SI
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Dianne's was fabulous! The atmosphere is casual but the food was fantastic. I brought friends to this restaurant from out of province and was very pleasantly surprised at the service and especially the taste of the food. I'd recommend Dianne's to anyone :)

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YH
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service was very good. The restaurant was slow, we enjoyed our lunch. The fish tacos and lobster roll were delicious!

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

We felt rushed throughout our stay. The food was served quickly, which was fine but instead of allowing us to finish our wine, we were given our bills right away and the credit card machine was brought to the table. We didn’t feel comfortable staying to finish our conversation. I ordered the lobster roll and it was very runny with not many lobster chunks which, for a $28 lunch did not seem to be good value.

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KT
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice evening - had the blackened salmon and my husband had the grouper - both were excellently prepared with great seasonings. The appetizer of calamari was very nice as well as it is not heavily breaded.
Staff were great - very prompt and friendly.

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SW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent. The staff go over and above to provide for your every need. It is not a vast menu - thank goodness - but all bases are covered and all the food is so delicious. Hats off to the kitchen !!

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KL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

A little on the pricey side. The tacos were not very good. Everything else was very good.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The servers were nice and caring. Never waited long between food and cup was always filled.

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SD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great casual place for seafood and nice selection of shareables.

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SG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing lobster rolls and all around wonderful dinner experience!

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GG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious!! Excellent food and service ... will be back this trip if we can!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service was terrific, Teri Margarita’s were superb. The food was very good. I would definitely recommend.

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R
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible customer service plus great food and drink “deal” nights (like cocktail hour and taco Tuesday) has made Dianne’s one of our favourite go-to places in Kingston!

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JM
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely lovely restaurant. Highly recommend it. Food was great. Excellent sized portions. You will not go hungry. Also, kudos to our amazing server, Jessica. Made our evening even more enjoyable. Go. You'll like it!

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RM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Tacos were disappointing. Mussels needed more sauce

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We where there for cocktail hour and the deal was amazing! Great value and better food. We were all very pleased with the space and the service.

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V
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Only complaint was it was cold and then very cold when he door got opened as people were coming and going and we sat in the opposite corner to the door.

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EH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great seafood and cocktail options! Atmosphere is very social and fun!

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WS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The Calamari was fantasict. the entire was great and the dessert was excellent. The waiter made our night so enjoyable.

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S
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service have been consistently excellent on my now five times eating at Diane’s over a year timeframe. We love the fish tacos and the fish cakes and the chips and guacamole and the margaritas.

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MR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We've been to Dianne's several times over the past few years. This was the first time we were disappointed, and it was all about the food. Our appetizers (house salad and guacamole and chips) were fine. My wife had fish tacos and thought they tasted a bit flat (no cilantro). I had halibut and shrimp, with fries. The shrimp we're good, but the halibut portion was small and a bit dry. The coating was not crispy. The fries were limp. Fish cakes at the next table looked spectacular, so maybe we just made the wrong choices.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

A good meal but a little bite on the expensive side.

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SK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food! We love to order a variety of options and share at the table because it's too hard to choose just one thing. They have great team working there too!

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LS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Went for a nice Sunday dinner, a bit earlier than we normally eat, and had a great time. Got in on the Happy Hour and enjoyed a great meal, served quickly, and very tasty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Tacos had far too much seasoning. Server didn't know much ascot oyster selection

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

love Dianne so much!

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