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249 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 3A1, Canada
416.850.4579
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Ranked #949 of 6,841 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
Toronto, Canada
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460 reviews 460 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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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
20 helpful votes 20 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 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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46 restaurant reviews
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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
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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