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143 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #21 of 238 nightlife in Toronto
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Drinking, Dining
Description: A fun place to have a few beers and sample some tasty Irish treats from the menu.
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

We ended up going to Allen's after our Thanksgiving plans unexpectedly fell through. We didn't have reservations but they took us anyway. It was a nice surprise to see that their special was a homestyle turkey dinner. They also offered a wine pairing option which we went with. The food was very good and was cooked "homestyle". The portions were... More

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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

My first trip to Allen's I was as interning for a photographer who took sympathy on me, a 6'3" 140 pound art student (~1988). Just being in a restaurant or eating something other than grilled cheese or KD at that time was a big deal, let alone having one of Allen's now infamous burgers. The food, patio in the back,... More

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Kingston, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Recently visited Allen's with my family and I loved the place. Having grown up in New York City, this place reminds me of the old Irish bars that I hung out in , during my younger days. Loved the throwback atmosphere, even the old time waiters. The beer selection is great and the food is very good. A little pricey,... More

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52 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

We have been coming here for years. The beer menu is peerless in this city. The food had always been good and no probs with the professional-grade service. There is live music some evenings and the owner makes an effort to create a NYC Irish pub vibe. We sat beside famed rocker Geddy Lee and his family one afternoon, as... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012 via mobile

Local pub that was obviously popular with locals. Food was good and a very extensive beer list. Although you cannot beat a pint of draught Guiness in this Irish hostelry. Staff friendly and efficient. Very enjoyable

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

It's a bit of an odd one. No question the terrace is about as good as they get... certainly the best on the Danforth, if not the best in the city. A crowded classic bar meets pub with menus that feel a little formal and 'establishment'. The food is decent, but not extraordinary, although it definitely positions itself as a... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2008

As a long-ime Torontonian and lover of good restaurants Allen's is one of my favorites. I wa sorry to see a bad review (I guess these experiences happen), so I thought i would add my "two cents". Allen's is a rare pub restaurant that is a find for beer drinkers and scotch lovers (of which I neither) as they seem... More

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2007

If you're planning on dining with your kids ~ don't take them to Allen's. We went this past weekend because we were entertaining some folks from out of town, who enjoy drinking good scotch. Upon arrival, we were rudely greeted by the host and he condescendingly informed us about their "child policy" ~ which is, “no kids allowed after 8... More

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