8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday - Saturday
7:00am - 10:00pm
- Disabled Access
- Easy Access
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Gluten Free Available
- Children's Menu available
- Business Lunch
About Chances R Restaurant
In the spring of 1976, the Chances R first opened its doors in what was then called the Shopper’s City mall on the corner of Baseline Road and Woodroffe Avenue under the direction of the Ottawa 67’s Hall of Fame coach Brian Kilrea and shortly thereafter, Niagara College Hotel and Restaurant graduate Nick Bouris.
The restaurant was embraced immediately by the local community and quickly established its reputation in providing a casual dining atmosphere. Our menu offered a wide range of choices, with a strong emphasis of using the freshest and finest ingredients … a principle which holds true to this very day!
By the turn of the millennium, Brian and Nick began drawing up the blueprints for a new restaurant at the then future College Square. In March 2003, the newly designed Chances R opened its doors with unbound enthusiasm and with new addition to the partnership team, Mike Bouris.
Since then, the restaurant has received outstanding accolades and has served millions of customers. The Consumers Choice Award for “Ottawa’s Best Family Restaurant” had been awarded to Chances R for seven consecutive years. We are also extremely proud to be nominated in 2009 for the “Service Excellence Award” by the Nepean Chamber of Commerce and the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Ottawa Restaurant Association.
To continue to improve, grow and innovate while being mindful of what brought us here in the first place. We pledge to continue to provide the finest ingredients in our meals with the same friendly service that you have been accustomed to for the past three decades.
Thank you for choosing ‘R’ restaurant.
Nick Bouris, Mike Bouris and Brian Kilrea
The restaurant is a happy place and is a favourite meeting place when friends gather - and we often unexpectly see old friends gathering there as well. The food is great and there always seems to be something to tempt us!
We have been going to Chances Are for at least 30 years. The food is always fresh and tasty and the service friendly and prompt. Thank you for maintaining consistent high quality through so many years. We will continue to recommend your restaurant to family and friends.
We had a group of 10 and we were served by Lee. All I have to say is that he was an amazing server. It was my first time there and the entire family couldn't stop saying how much they enjoyed Lee as our server. The food was good as well, but the service wins :-)
Service was excellent. Restaurant is very clean. Very enjoyable meal.
My daughter celebrated her 8th birthday with 6 of her friends. The waitress was great with all the kids.
Best restaurant in Ottawa!!!
Great in every respect.
As I discussed with you Mike, the prices have gone up a lot. I thought that a special senior's day with a discount would help (me personally). Even once a month.
Our small group of friends (ex-coworkers) like to get together every 6 weeks or so ... we've found that Chances R is a good central meeting place for us coming from all over the city (Carleton Place, Rockland, Kanata and Orleans) we know the food will be good and the service excellent.
I have been a “supporter” of your restaurant for a very long time— since 1982!! Gary and Eileen Hamilton spent many a Friday evening after golf eating spaghetti and meat balls and loving every mouthful! In those days the local kids in baseball uniforms would be with their families enjoying family time. It is still the same restaurant to me!!
Had a great waitress who made our visiting time with friends more enjoyable. Thank you for the great service.
Food was awesome.
Excellent service by all the staff we interacted with. Everyone’s meals were tasty and arrived in a timely matter despite the packed restaurant.
Great place for a casual meal.
Great service and atmosphere. Vegetarian menu seriously lacking in flavor and not what expected. Grilled avocado stir fry had no stir fry noodles (was rice) and avocado was not grilled. Extremely bland. Better not to offer vegetarian than this. Kids menu good and ribs decent.
The meal was great and the atmosphere was wonderful
Excellent food and service. Always enjoy the breakfast here... by far our favourite place.
Had an excellent meal with outstanding service from George! Will definitely be back!
Always good food and service.
Service was good. Waitress was very nice and seemed genuinely pleasant. Food was decent.
The only issue we had was we were placed in a central location and because of a hearing issue found it to be noisy, once again we enjoyed our meal very much.
We were celebrating a friends birthday and George, our server, made the evening very special for everyone at the table. Everyone really enjoyed themselves.
Chances R is my 'go to' restaurant.
I have dined with you many, many times, and a 5 star rating seems the norm at Chances R. Don't ever change. Your servers are second to none. Polite, efficient and fun. Thank you all !
Always great service and food.