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Caplansky's Deli

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356 CollegeSt., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416 500 3852
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11:00 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: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 50
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  • 31
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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 smoked meat sandwich and fast service!

We stopped in Caplansky's Deli at Pearson International Airport in Toronto for a quick supper before heading home. The service was efficient and food was tasty! Would definitely eat here again when going through the Toronto airport.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Lisa6272
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Truro, Nova Scotia
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Truro, Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped in Caplansky's Deli at Pearson International Airport in Toronto for a quick supper before heading home. The service was efficient and food was tasty! Would definitely eat here again when going through the Toronto airport.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I had a Greek salad, corned beef sandwich and a coffee at Caplansky's Deli. Not knowing its fame before hand, I dined in and had a delicious lunch.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I've been eating Zane's smoked meat since he was set up in the Monarch Tavern. Since the location opened the menu has expanded, the surroundings are much more pleasant and the food has remained consistent. I have my favorites on the menu of course and the lunch rush is always a little crazy - but I don't know anywhere else... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Caplansky's Deli is good and fast - try the BBQ brisket on a bun, the smoked meat poutine, and as sides, the onion straws or smoked meat potato chips. Service is really fast and reasonably attentive. While not health food...it is good and the portions, generous.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The service was tolerable when the food was good but now the food comes luke warm plated like it was thrown from a microwave. And service is so slow....it's an airport ...people get anxious having to wait to get their order taken. Especially when they see 4 or 5 staff huddled in the corner . They don't make eye contact... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Nice ambience and patio near Kensington market. I had the Reuben with an extra helping of coleslaw. The sandwich was good and the coleslaw was the standard vinegary deli fare. A nice touch was the choice of homemade mustards at your table. The horseradish mustard was delicious. Service was ok; it took a while to get the bill. I was... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

No one in the restaurant (2:00 in the afternoon) and extremely slow service. We had high expectations when we saw the Caplansky's sign at the airport and I forced my family to eat there guaranteeing them a great experience. What a frustrating let down!

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North Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Enjoyed sitting outside and enjoying the food at this Toronto deli. Good value. Food well prepared. Great service and all round good experience at centrally located restaurant. Good sandwiches, brisket, blintzes, and latkes.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Kickin It Old Shul: that's what the wait staff's tee shirts say, and it's true. A great place if you're Jewish or if you just love Jewish food.

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Western Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I would rate as just average. I thought the bread could be softer and fresher. The pickle was good. I had seen it on Dragon's Den and heard of it so I went out of my way to try it and was not overwhelmed. There are better out there for sure.

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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: Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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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