Monday - Friday
7AM - 8PM (stop at 7:30pm)
8AM - 8PM (stop at 7:30pm)
- Disabled Access
- Easy Access
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- 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
Excellent food and service as always.Keep on doing what you do so well and we love supporting you and your staff in these extraordinary times.A venture into clams,mussels,or oysters would be nice but it might not ring true with your customer demographic.Jim and Dale Thompson.
Best chicken brochettes enter .......
Always excellent service and meals ready in no time. Our favourite Ottawa restaurant.
We always enjoy eating at Chances R The restaurant has done an amazing job to make you feel safe while dining inside during the covid restrictions.. The food is always delicious, the service is outstanding & everyone goes out of their way to make you feel welcome. I like the way they always thank you for "supporting local"
I'm a regular patron and love that there are gluten free, safe choices for me, as someone with Celiac!
Our server on the patio was fantastic. Your chicken quesadillas are outstanding! Can’t wait to come back!!
As wonderfully usual, great food "delivered" by a friendly server in a spotless and safe setting.
Consistently very good since the 1970’s and before Shoppers City West! Great brunch, reasonably priced, other stuff like OJ, coffee, tea, sides, pricey or over priced
Well done! but need a little bit more light in the small table.
We have been coming to Chances “R” for over 40 years we have never been disappointed in the quality of the food nor the quality of service by the friendly , knowledgeable staff.
It’s always a pleasure to dine at Chances R. And the cleanliness and care taken to make me feel safe is unbelievable, much more than at the few other places I’ve been. Chances R has become my eatery of choice for delicious food, great service and atmosphere snd value for money.
Wanted prime rib but we were too late Sold out
We have been dining at Chances R for 30 years and expect to be for the next 30!
ALWAYS A GREAT PLACE...CARROLL
You have the best chefs and serving staff in Ottawa. George and Judy always make us feel welcome. Mike and Marjorie Cassidy
I regularly go to Chances Are to have breakfast with a friend. We keep coming back because the breakfast is always good and the staff has a friendly and helpful attitude. Valerie, our waitress (we always seat in the same area) is an excellent waitress - very friendly and effiicient - always making sure our experience is great. Thank you Valerie! Luis Leigh
As I said yesterday, my friend and I agreed that the food was delicious, the service friendly and efficient and the protocol quite reassuring.
Friendly service, great breakfast
It’s always a pleasure to get together with friends at this place. Staff, food, and atmosphere are always excellent. Have been a customer for 40 plus years and that says it all.
We were happy to have Austin as our server for the third week in a row. We ordered the spring rolls as an appetizer to share, the beef ribs special and followed up with our favourite dessert, the excellent Chocolate Mousse Cake. Austin kindly put some whipped cream on top and to the side of each cake. We were grateful to be able to eat inside the restaurant after pandemic restrictions precluded that for so long. We enjoyed this visit (as we always do) .
Always great service and great food
Your sticky toffee cake is the the best I ever had! It's the second time I've had it and it was so delicious I wanted to lick my plate!
Chances R always comes through great service, tasty food and during these times , a safe , secure environment.