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Dakota Tavern

American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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249 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 3A1, Canada
416.850.4579
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Today
2:00 pm - 2:00 am
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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 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
What a fun time!

We went to Dakota's for their Blue Grass brunch. We arrived a few minutes before it opened to avoid the lineups. As we walked down the stairs, we were greeted by lively music and friendly servers. The service is family style along long tables but they seated groups comfortably together. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
foodfan-5211
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Calgary
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Calgary
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went to Dakota's for their Blue Grass brunch. We arrived a few minutes before it opened to avoid the lineups. As we walked down the stairs, we were greeted by lively music and friendly servers. The service is family style along long tables but they seated groups comfortably together. They brought coffee right away followed shortly after by a... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Had a great time visiting this place!The Mercenaries band played on Saturday, we came right in time to listen to them.They performed really nice and got the crowd warmed up.Did some dances and enjoyed the tavern drinks, which were ok.

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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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261 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 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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29 helpful votes 29 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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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
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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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, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?