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
We so appreciated having a table away from the center of the restaurant as it was a sort of family reunion. It was quiet and we were able to talk and have everyone at the table included. Thank you so much. Our waitress was amazing. Unfortunately I do not remember her name but the clerk ID was 197.
Food & Service by far the best in Ottawa & surrounding communities!
My friend really enjoyed her Spring Rolls and Thai sauce. I had my usual fall back - Chicken Caesar wrap with fries - ha ha. I'm coming for lunch again this coming Friday; will have to try something diferent.
All 35 of us really enjoyed the patio for our get together. The food was prepared quickly and was delicious. In particular it was most helpful to have a special menu printed for the event which simplified ordering and catered to a variety of dietary needs. Thanks
I ordered the fruit cup with rye toast. Fruit was fresh, scrumptious, even the pineapple was fantastic. Excellent variety of fruit!! Thank you
Fred and Helen Mattice, my aunt and uncle, started us going there for all Mattice family parties as well as my group of Math ladies' social meetings...we've been eating at Chances 'R for many, many years. Your restaurant is just great and has always been reliable. Kudos to your team. Sincerely Elaine Love
We always have a wonderful time when we meet for lunch or dinner at Chances R. The food is fantastic, the service is great and everyone is so accommodating - its our favorite meeting place.
My friend and I had a wonderful time the service was great and the food wonderful. We will be back again. Thank you
I visit your restaurant every week. The service is always excellent and the food is always good. Your restaurant has exceptional staff.
Great waitressing! We were seated at the same table two weeks in a row for Thursday lunch, and had the same excellent service each time.
Traffic was noisy but we liked having lots of room and being outside
Great service, wonderful atmosphere, good food. My party was all happy with their lunch. Thank you!
We had a big group of 17 and the service was excellent. Food was delivered all together.
Everything was perfect. Made a reservation through Google. Chances R did a follow up phone call. Everyone was highly professional from end to end. Great job!
I just went to summer hays today for lunch and they have great food and way better prices! May start going there for lunch.
Our waiter Lee was excellent!!
We meet there once a month and have always enjoyed great food and great service.
Friendly efficient service. A nice variety of offerings. Really really good food...always a pleasure to dine with you!!
All 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. A friend of mine loves the wrapped licorice candies that you have - can you tell me where you buy them. We can’t find them anywhere
Servers need to come around more often.
Excellent service. It's a great place to dine in a larger group. Waiter was very attentive. Everyone enjoyed their food and drink.
I think the prices have gone up quite a bit and portions are less. This is disappointing....
We three gals were celebrating a birthday, motivating our server to kindly treat us all as special guests! The food looked great and all-in-all, tasted not too badly. Hated to see those high prices, but that now sadly seems to be the norm, no matter where we eat! Definitely look forward to dining at Chances R again. Elaine, Carleton Place ON
I love this restaurant. It is our "go to" place when we get together. Polite servers, no loud music...the perfect place, and the food is always great. Thank you.