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Golden Diner Family Restaurant

#432 of 6,844 Restaurants in Toronto
#468 of 7,519 Places to Eat in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
American, Canadian
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105 Carlton Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M1, Canada
+1 416-977-9898
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7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
A great little spot for breakfast!

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Downtown on Carlton near the restaurant so this was a factor in our choice. We were quite happy with the food and service. The restaurant was not busy and so this was also a plus. The condition of the restaurant is fair to poor. Although clean, the upholstery on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Downtown on Carlton near the restaurant so this was a factor in our choice. We were quite happy with the food and service. The restaurant was not busy and so this was also a plus. The condition of the restaurant is fair to poor. Although clean, the upholstery on the seats is in desperate... More 

Thank CDN-RS-Traveller
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the fast and friendly service to the fresh food and traditional diner favourites, you can't go wrong with this place. All day breakfasts are popular here and they are well known for their Fish and Chips. The Greek salad is awesome.Try The Golden Diner- you won't be disappointed. Once you've been here, you are bound to return.

Thank Michellegiardine
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Go down the steps to the diner and you're greeted with a friendly smile. There are lots of booths. Breakfast is served all day and is a big meal for a low price. The Halibut fish and chips is fantastic, but be prepared wign a big appetite because it comes with a huge gree salad!

Thank Anthony K
Meaford, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Wandering along Carlton on a Sunday morning, I walked right past this place because it looked like a dive, although plenty of people in it. I saw that the Golden Griddle was near empty and I usually don't trust empty places. Went back to the Golden Diner - it was so full I had to sit at the counter. Great... More 

Thank drdavidrose
Grimsby, ON
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a quick breakfast while waiting for an appt. the food was ok, omelette a little overdone, potatoes were cold. Furniture extremely warn and dated, which I will overlook for great food. This was just ok. The service was good though, which is what got me up to 3 stars.

Thank CrownRidgeBB
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Clean, and friendly, this place has been a part of the community for more than half a century. Serves familiar food, cooked great at a great price! Locals and travellers alike, are welcomed every day by friendy staff eager to please. No attitude here! Well known for their Halibut fish and chips, their huge portions, and their fast service! I... More 

1 Thank SocratisMpougiotis
Dartmouth, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

My friend and I were walking down the street from our hotel and famished. We popped in for a bite. The second we sat down I knew this was a hidden gem. The menu has a great selection (especially for us who do no eat meat.) and the portions were HUGE (we could not finish our meals!). We loved the... More 

Thank Cheril L
Ottawa, Canada
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Ate her for Saturday lunch after being caught in a down pour. Place looked closed (dark lighting makes it appear closed from street) but open sign was on and in we went. Big menu. Typical diner choices. Serving sizes generous. Food served hot and fast. Decor is original vintage. It was like stepping into a small town main street restaurant... More 

Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We discovered this place after attending an event near by. There weren't many restaurants around and the place looked deceiving and not too inviting from the outside, as it is kind of in a basement, but we could see it was very busy so we decided to give it a try. Some of us wanted breakfast and others wanted lunch,... More 

Thank Canadastealady
Berlin, Germany
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The steak and eggs in this very restaurant were to die for. Especially when it came to the other specialties this restaurant had to offer it was just a worthwhile experience.

Thank Antoni G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 Carlton Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-977-9898

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm

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