Meet the owner

A vital member of Oshawa's restaurant scene, Dines Family Restaurant first opened their doors for business in 1964. Current owner Mike Hamdan offers patrons generous portions of quality homestyle food at the beloved spot, which is best known for its all-day breakfast and hearty steak on a kaiser.

“My partners and I decided to buy into the business because of its history in Oshawa,” says Mike. “We offer American and Canadian food, everything is fresh and made in the kitchen here. Nothing is out of a can and everything is made from scratch. You really feel like you’re eating at home when you come to Dines Family Restaurant.”

Read the story of Dines Family Restaurant

Ratings & Reviews - Dines Family Restaurant

Get an opinion about this business!

Think your friends might be familiar with this merchant? Ask your friends on Facebook to see what they think.

How would you rate this business?
  • Atmosphere: 4.3/5
  • Food: 4.2/5
  • Service: 4.2/5
Sort by:
Language:
linasmith
By

I LOVE THIS PLACE the food is sooooo good the service was so good there clean fast and super friendly! been here for years and always come back

Are you the owner? Reply or Contact us
OutKast G
By

Great place to ea...

Great place to eat,love their home-made meals and fresh cut French fries.Very clean place with open kitchen where I can see what is cooking.Best all day breakfast in Oshawa.

Are you the owner? Reply or Contact us
Restaurantica12
By

Hair & now Rats!!

We were there about a month ago, my girlfriend got a curly hair with her meal, when they returned with another there was another hair! Recently when we have been walking by the area, we have seen many, many RATS behind routing through the garbage, they keep that area so filthy that there is always a terrible odour and now rats! I have never seen a RAT IN Oshawa until this time! I will never return!!

Are you the owner? Reply or Contact us
Restaurantica12
By

We visit Dines on a regular basis and are in love with their souvlaki dinners. Tons of food and always made perfect! Staff is very friendly and efficient!!

Are you the owner? Reply or Contact us
Restaurantica12
By

invisible for an evening...

We've frequented Dine's on many occasions and always enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinners there but our last visit was just that, our last visit. After walking in and seating ourselves - which I'm sure was the setup and didn't require someone to seat us - we sat for fifteen minutes while service people walked around us and ignored us. My wife and I got up and left. Sad because we used to enjoy the restaurant.

Are you the owner? Reply or Contact us
Restaurantica12
By

Nice People,Great Price and Excellent Food

Delicious All Day Breakfast,Great Fruit Waffle. Nice Juicy NY Steak and real Mashed Potato. Souvlaki with Greek Salad and Roast Potato to die for.Great family restaurant.

Are you the owner? Reply or Contact us
Restaurantica12
By

A++ All Day Breakfast

Excellent Food. The best breakfast I have had since we moved to Oshawa few months ago. Great staff and very nice atmosphere.Reasonable price.Great family restaurant.A+++.We will be back.

Are you the owner? Reply or Contact us
Restaurantica12
By

The Best in The Business

Homemade food and great price.The best all day breakfast in town.Great hamburgers,fresh cut fries.Real Montreal smoked meat sandwich.Great staff.A++++.Excellent family restaurant.The Best in The Business.

Are you the owner? Reply or Contact us
Restaurantica12
By

Great Family Restaurant

Dines Restaurant is a great family restaurant.We love the all day breakfast and the friendly staff.Great food ,great price.Dines is the place to eat.Steak on kaiser is a plus.

Are you the owner? Reply or Contact us
Restaurantica12
By

Excellent Family Restaurant

Best all day breakfast.Friendly staff,the manager is nice and talks to all the customers.Great atmosphere excellent food and the price is reasonable.I recommend this restaurant.

Are you the owner? Reply or Contact us
Restaurantica12
By

The Place To Eat

Great all around restaurant.We have been coming to Dines Restaurant for years.Our family love this restaurant not only because of the delicious food but the very friendly management and staff.

Are you the owner? Reply or Contact us
Restaurantica12
By

Dines Restaurant.Best Food and Good Atmosphere

Dines Restaurant is the place to bring your family.Great Food,friendly staff and very good price. Best all day breakfast.Great prime rib.Loved the juicy homemade burger.

Are you the owner? Reply or Contact us
Restaurantica12
By

Dines an Oshawa staple. However I beleive the...

Dines an Oshawa staple. However I beleive the quality has diminished through the years, my last visit was a real disappointment. I ordered souvlaki dinner it was much too salty and the greek salad was bland and watery. not enough chicken either almost $13 with tax was a bit much, I wouldnt mind if the quality was better I guess for people in oshawa its better than kraft mac and cheese though

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 2/5
Are you the owner? Reply or Contact us
Restaurantica12
By

When you don't really feel like going out for...

When you don't really feel like going out for dinner..There is always dines. Service is usually good and the waitresses are pleasant

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Are you the owner? Reply or Contact us
Restaurantica12
By

Having visited so many disappointing Oshawa...

Having visited so many disappointing Oshawa Breakfast restaurants in the past 5 months since moving here, it is nice to finally find a passable one. The food is regular breakfast food, but unlike my other breakfast experiences, you get what you order and you aren't overpaying. The staff is nice, and you can watch as your food is made. Very "Diner" esque

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 4/5
Are you the owner? Reply or Contact us
Restaurantica12
By

My Weekly Breakfast

I get up at 07:00 on Saturday, out the door with my daughter by 08:00. Stop at a local magazine shop and pick up my not so lucky 649 tickets. 09:00 Meet my buddy at Dines and we all order Breakfast! The point...It is a fun "greasy spoon" with excellent food and service. I have been doing this for the past 2 years. The staff are so nice to my daughter and know her by her first name. My plan...I hope when I am 60, I will still be meeting my daughter for breakfast at Dines on a Saturday morning! Da Food Man From Bowmanville!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
Are you the owner? Reply or Contact us
Restaurantica12
By

Pretty good!

Food was good overall, nothing special though! I'd go back, maybe try something different. Service wasn't bad, but again, not super friendly or impressive!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Are you the owner? Reply or Contact us
Restaurantica12
By

Simple food great taste. Used to live in the...

Simple food great taste. Used to live in the neighbourhood and go back there when I can. Have been a customer since they opened way back when.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Are you the owner? Reply or Contact us
Restaurantica12
By

This is a great restaurant.Proffessional staff...

This is a great restaurant.Proffessional staff quick and excellent food.Best all day breakfast in Oshawa.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
Are you the owner? Reply or Contact us
Restaurantica12
By

Great all around restaurant.Great staff.The...

Great all around restaurant.Great staff.The manager actually came and talked to us and made sure everything is perfect.We are happy.excellent food.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
Are you the owner? Reply or Contact us
Contact this merchant
Close menu
Subscribe to YP Newsletter