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Dakota Tavern

249 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 3A1, Canada
416.850.4579
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Ranked #1,285 of 6,777 Restaurants in Toronto
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Canadian, Bar
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great music, great service, great food in a very friendly, down to earth atmosphere. Had a great time!

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Berlin, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We were in town for a few days and were lucky enough to catch brunch at Dakota Tavern. GREAT music, laid back atmosphere - I know some have said the brunch is a little pricey but the fruit was good and we were there for the music anyway. It was a rainy day so maybe that's why the line so... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I'm a pub-person. I love the atmosphere, the beer, the live band and the place itself. The barman allows you to sample some different beers they have before you decide what pint to start the night. The only bad thing is that I always wake up the next day with a massive hangover, but that is my fault.

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Ottawa, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The combination doesn't get much better than that. The Foggy Hogtown Boys were the band the Sunday morning we were there and they did not disappoint with their excellent playing. Brunch was good, basic and plentiful fare of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and fresh fruit, served family style. For a big brunch and entertainment, $18 is more than reasonable. My... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Tried to go see the Strumbellas tonight and was extremely disappointed at the way that management handled the event. We bought tickets off of two women who had been inside briefly, but could not stay due to back pain one was having, however we were rudely denied entry because 'the band had guest list' and they needed to accommodate that.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The brunch is served family style on big platters at picnic style tables so you share rather than ordering individually. Great to go in a group and even more enjoyable when everyone begins having a few pints with breakfast. The service is friendly and they will keep bringing food if you want to keep eating. The live music adds energy... More 

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Ottawa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Our friends took us here on the weekend and it was awesome!!! Luv the big plates of shared pancakes, fruit and eggs!! The music was fun too and the sound quality was amazing. At $14 it is not cheap but I guess good for a brunch with live music! Service was a little hesitant at first but friendly! Will go... More 

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Düsseldorf
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Honestly guys ! This is an amazing place , a hidden gem in the heart of Toronto. It is not "the one Thing" that they do best. It is everything: Great Food, great beer, Music, fun People. 5 Stars and an extra "plus". The Thing that we enjoy most is that you can start your evening nice and easy, have... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Each Sunday morning the Dakota tavern, which typically is a well attended nightspot in this city, transforms into an all you can eat delicious breakfast while a live bluegrass band performs to your enjoyment. Standup bass,dobro,mandolin, banjo, harmony and talent are showcased with the best fresh fruit salad, scrambled eggs, sausages, blueberry pancakes and home fried potatoes. Plenty of orange... More 

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toronto
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144 reviews 144 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We knew to avoid the rush brunch hour and strolled in for 1 p.m. which was perfect. The place was empty except for one other family and the band which was just fine for us. Note that there’s steps and lots of it to get down to the restaurant but there was a neat little spot for us to park... More 

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Additional Information about Dakota Tavern

Address: 249 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 3A1, Canada
Phone Number: 416.850.4579
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisine: American, Canadian, Bar

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