8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday - Saturday
7:00am - 10:00pm
- 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
Love this place. I'll be back.
Made for a lovely family outing,
I have been coming here for years. The food and service is excellent. So glad you are in my neighborhood.
Our waiter was stellar - friendly, prompt, efficient - and he seemed to enjoy his job - a joy to be served by....
Always great food and excellent service.
Great food and service. I actually like that tables were removed due to spacing requirements so I didn't feel squeezed in and wasn't so noisy. Pleasant environment. Thanks.
Love this place! It's a favorite.
Happy to see the re-opening of one of my favourite eating places
We always enjoy our dining experience at Chances R. The food and service are top notch and we are impressed with their COVID protocols .
COVID safe: all precautions seem to be working. IE: Staff were properly masked and followed social distancing when taking our orders and/or when they returned for follow-up service. Well Done. Thanks for keeping us safe!
We had a great lunch on the patio.
my family has been dining at the Chances R since the opening in the 70's.. It has always been a pleasant experience and even during these trying times contnues to provide excellent food and service, I look forward to returning there in the very near future
The food and service were excellent.
We had a lovely lunch. Food was good and so was tge service.
Covid protocols are being followed to a T. Very organized. Managers are keeping a close eye on what is going on. Very good experience
Always enjoy the food and atmosphere. Nothing fancy. Good food. Nice menu. Great cream pie!
My wife and I had a wonderful dinner. The server Harley was very good and attentive. When I made the reservation I made a note that we were celebrating my wife's birthday and some discrete acknowledgement would be appreciated. It was done and very tasteful. The food was the high quality we come to expect from the R. N
This was my first time eating inside a restaurant since the pandemic began. I chose Chaces R because I knew it would be not only good food and service as always, but that all safety measures would be correctly done. I was right. Not only that but it was still a fun place to go.
Great food and drinks. Great service. Great atmosphere.
You are doing a great job during this pandemic. Thanks for this. We feel safe coming to Chances R. Patio is super and staff are always friendly and efficient.
I wore perfume and we sat on the patio. Bees loved us. Not the fault of Chances R but I must remember not to wear perfume again when dining outside anywhere. Always a good time at Chances R.
Best place ever. Nice big patio. Great food and service. Can’t really ask for more. All the best.
Alway a great place to meet friends and family.
Meals are well made and generous in size. We want to make special mention of the professional and friendly staff that you have, and let's not forget the chef and kitchen staff! Kudos all around.