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Golden Diner Family Restaurant

#779 of 6,968 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
Today
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Service?

When I go at nights ( after 2pm ) when the competent, friendly, attentive waiters go home for the weekend. I call the waitress from my mobile phone ( sometimes I am three feet away from her ) to get her attention. She gets pissed,but also get the message!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Sam P
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Ottawa, Canada
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Toronto, Ontario
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Great breakfast menu and the club house sandwich is one of the best in the city. Don't let the look from outside put you off, take the steps down. Owner Gus is there as chief cook and service in the morning is good.

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

When I go at nights ( after 2pm ) when the competent, friendly, attentive waiters go home for the weekend. I call the waitress from my mobile phone ( sometimes I am three feet away from her ) to get her attention. She gets pissed,but also get the message!

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I was here few weeks ago. The food was top notch, a very big and yummy burger, fresh and delicious. The place is very old, run-down but seems kind of nostalgic. The price goes high suddenly as their burger is listed around $10, but when I got a burger, with mashed potato, two cans of soda, then this with %13... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
102 reviews 102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
249 helpful votes 249 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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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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