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Golden Diner Family Restaurant

#700 of 6,878 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Toronto
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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Terrible Food, Terrible Service.

I've been going to this place for years. I've always found the food good, the place definitely not visually appealing but clean and you used to be able to count on the food quality. I ordered eggs over easy and got eggs over medium. When I pointed this out to the server she was apathetic... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
L P
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I've been going to this place for years. I've always found the food good, the place definitely not visually appealing but clean and you used to be able to count on the food quality. I ordered eggs over easy and got eggs over medium. When I pointed this out to the server she was apathetic, shrugged her shoulders and said... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I go to Toronto every February and wouldn't miss going to this restaurant. The food is amazing and the service is great. They make you feel like your dining at home. The prices are absolutely amazing as well. The amount and quality of food you receive is well above the price you pay. I would recomend this restaurant to anyone... More 

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Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This place looks like a dumpster (old, horrible looking furniture, terrible decor, and just an awful looking joint). The washroom is very clean, and so are the tables. The food, however, is excellent. I cannot understand how could this place serve consistently FRESH and excellent tasting dishes and YET not invest even a penny into how it looks. I recommend... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This restaurant on Carlton Street (near Jarvis) was just a 2-minute walk from Ramada Plaza Hotel, so very convenient for us! Had dinner, food was hot, fresh & well-prepared, prices for food, wine & beer were extremely reasonable; service was efficient and we were not rushed in any way; breakfast menu also very appealing & reasonably priced; do not be... More 

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Adrian, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This diner on Carlton by the Primrose Hotel offers large breakfast portions at relatively affordable prices. The quality is decent and the service is good. It also has a cozy atmosphere that is low key and, somehow, endearing. I stayed at the Primrose and wanted a place nearby to stop for breakfast before going to the office. I had seen... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I go there on a regular basis, the food is always good and I really enjoy the service, during the week Vince always has a smile ready, on weekends it does not matter where you sit as both Tim and Vince are great. Once you place your order the food arrives in a timely fashion, Gus sees to that. The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I'm not sure if I reviewed this place before...its across the street from me and I tend to take it for granted. It used to be signed Golden Greek, now the sign is just Greek Diner and next to Primrose hotel. This place is like a family kitchen...turkey, mash and veg, hot beef sandwiches and of course fabulous, enormous breakfast... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was one of the best breakfasts I have had in a while. The menue offers lots of choices, some creative items and massive portions for a very ow price. The service is extremely fast despite the busyness of the restaurant in the morning. Golden Diner is truly a hidden gem, and a perfect cure for a debilitating hangover. Definitely... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This diner is just a few doors away from my hotel, the Primrose, so I had a few meals there. It's "just a diner" -- a bit dark and dowdy-looking -- but the food is serviceable, and the portions are enormous: my gyro platter one night was too much even for me! Egg breakfasts are excellent -- I didn't try... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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96 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Had brunch in this vintage like family diner. We were welcomed like family by the staff. Great service. Had bacon and eggs with coffee. The portion was large under $8. Good food. The place is cozy as expected. Busy as well as expected for a typical small size diner. But we got lucky and did not have to wait long... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Canadian
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm

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