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Caplansky's Deli

Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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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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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
The deli experience

This place has got Great atmosphere, and the food keeps up. Delicious soups, good bread, but of course the main attraction is the smoked meat. I don't eat meat, but people rave, so there's gotta be something going on there. Cheaper than a trip to New York.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place has got Great atmosphere, and the food keeps up. Delicious soups, good bread, but of course the main attraction is the smoked meat. I don't eat meat, but people rave, so there's gotta be something going on there. Cheaper than a trip to New York.

Thank Ricochet
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a late night of birthday celebrations, I headed to Caplansky's with some friends the next day to soothe our ailing heads and hungry stomaches. We could not have chosen a better spot! I started with the matzah ball soup - which was both soothing and delicious - and then we all chowed down on smoked-meat sandwiches! Soft bread, over-loaded... More 

Thank Erica D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,415 reviews
930 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ordered a combo breakfast which included eggs, toast and beef bacon. It was terrific. The beef bacon is soft and delicious. Service is terrible.

Thank HelenaGuerra
Cobourg Ontario
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband was really looking forward to this place after seeing it featured on his favourite show. So when we knew we were going to Toronto for a day and night before leaving for Cuba, we stopped in. It was immediately uncomfortable to me. The tables (up near the front against the wall) are way too close to each other.... More 

Thank Angey B
Surrey, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Featured on TV and all that. I still had a lovely sandwich with a fantastic sauerkraut all washed down with a nice pint. Good friendly service and nice food.

Thank Peyotitlan
Vernon, Canada
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303 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food Network had planted deep in my brain the need to dine at Caplansky’s and enjoy their luscious-looking corned beef. I’m a deli corned beef sandwich addict going back to the days of Switzer’s on Spadina, which arguably served the best corned beef sandwich in town, and possibly in the entire country. So, literally drooling, I entered Caplansky and ordered... More 

Thank metaungulate
Istanbul, Turkey
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336 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 512 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there for breakfast and ordered their two signature breakfasts: Smoked meat hash and The leaning tower of Caplansky. Then we shared/switched the plates. Smoked meat hash was delicious; however I wouldn’t say the same thing for the leaning tower. Because too many different ingredients build up the tower such as blueberry jam and beef bacon. I did not... More 

Thank Mark I
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104 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another excellent smoked meat sandwich!! Great environment, friendly cheerful servers, always clean and full of character. But the food is what we come for, over and over and over again. I prefer the smoked meat, a little fatty is moist and delicious, plain no mustard needed, just let the meat flavor come thru. My partner prefers the leaner corned beef,... More 

Thank mlynnb
Saskatchewan, Canada
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were waiting for flight and needed to eat supper so we decided to try here, the meal was awesome and so was the service, will eat here again

Thank cartar100
Halifax, Canada
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195 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poor service, bland food will make you wish you have gone somewhere else before you board the plane. It just all seemed to have been cooked earlier and lacked any great flavour!

Thank CraigwsEr

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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