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Dakota Tavern

American, Canadian, Bar
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249 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 3A1, Canada
416.850.4579
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Today
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bringing kids to a bar?!

I know what you are thinking - kids do not belong in a bar! Here is the delightful exception; BlueGrass Brunch! Popped in today w the wife and a couple of out-of-towners. Two platters of scrambled eggs, sausage, fantastic fried potatoes, fluffy pancakes, and your choice of coffee and tea. Opens at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
Paul L
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I know what you are thinking - kids do not belong in a bar! Here is the delightful exception; BlueGrass Brunch! Popped in today w the wife and a couple of out-of-towners. Two platters of scrambled eggs, sausage, fantastic fried potatoes, fluffy pancakes, and your choice of coffee and tea. Opens at the appropriate hour of 10am on the weekend... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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240 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Friends and I came to check out a friends CD release party and loved our time at Dakota. Located on trendy Ossington, this basement location has an excellent ambiance...especially for people in my age demographic. The stage is a perfect size with a great size dance foor. The decor is a little bit country, just enough to not be cheesy.... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The Sunday buffet was really good. It had unlimited eggs and sausage. Great coffee. The Blue Grass was wonderful. My only suggestion was to accommodate individual needs by having sugar substitutes on the table without being asked. The service was also a bit slow.

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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
23 helpful votes 23 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 249 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 3A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416.850.4579

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Canadian, Bar
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?