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Caplansky's Deli

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356 CollegeSt., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416 500 3852
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 76
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  • 103
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  • 54
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  • 34
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  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food

Dropped into the Toronto airport location and had the Smoked Meat Hamburger and Coleslaw. Great service, food and if you missed the location downtown or even if you didn't it's the right spot to go. Fantastic food!!!!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Wayne L
via mobile
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dropped into the Toronto airport location and had the Smoked Meat Hamburger and Coleslaw. Great service, food and if you missed the location downtown or even if you didn't it's the right spot to go. Fantastic food!!!!!!

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Thank Wayne L
Tottenham, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hard to believe this is my first time here. Amazing. Even met Zane Caplansky. The reubonesette is amazing. The Lata poutine is really good.

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Thank Richard D
Southlake, Texas
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184 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Growing up near NYC, Jewish delis are a way of life. I miss them now that I'm in Texas, but on a recent trip to Toronto, I had to get some smoked meat. Caplansky's is awesome! Matzo ball soup that warms the heart, awesome smoked meat sandwiches with tasty rye bread and latkes. It was heaven! Definitely go! You'll be... More 

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Thank DragonChowhound
Chilliwack, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the Smoked Meat Hash at the Toronto Airport location. Was very good. One day I will get to the real deli and try that smoked meat sandwich. Would eat at the airport again.

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Thank JaysonC1974
Toronto, Canada
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If it's Deli food you want, this is the place! We ordered the platter which came with all kinds of meats and bread. So good, you make your own sandwich. The add ons, pickles and condiments were all super fresh and homemade from recipes from the family.

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Thank HMah
Toronto
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501 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've been a few times and always enjoy the wonderful aromas that greet diners as they enter through the door. The food is good, the prices fair. Service is OK. They now have a truck that services the city outside. Local rock hero Geddy Lee has been a regular and has had a breakfast dish named after him. Our fave... More 

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Thank zebecToronto
calgary
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I have greatly enjoyed the smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel at Caplansky's Toronto Pearson airport location on several locations. I decided to switch it up while passing through the airport recently and try their smoked meat sandwich which they advertise as Toronto's best. Sadly, it was, without a doubt, the worst smoked meat sandwich of my life. So bad,... More 

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Thank bmacdon
Montreal
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I am a senior from Montreal and have eaten smoked meat in many restaurants in Montreal and Toronto. I rank the quality and taste of Caplanskys as perhaps a 2 out of 10.The meat was dry and not tender and juicy as a good sandwich should be. Also small for $ 9.95. The owner should visit Montreal and taste the... More 

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Thank Canukpq7
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I've been hearing about this place for years and thought that we would hit it on Christmas Day as part of our ongoing tradition of visiting restaurants in the core. My best advice: stay home and eat leftovers. I give this one a miss. I ordered one of my favorite dishes: latkes, I chose the latke poutine which the menu... More 

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Thank Nina20142014
Dexter, Michigan
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274 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

It's a local Jewish deli with some interesting twists- famous for their smoked mat and potato latkes. The menu is somewhat limited. I had the scrambled eggs and smoked meat platter, served with potato latkes and rye bread. The food was enjoyable, not exceptional, and the portions somewhat less then expected, My wife had lox on a bagel and enjoyed.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 356 CollegeSt., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 416 500 3852

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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