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Allen's Restaurant On Danforth

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143 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 463-3086
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 36
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  • 31
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Danforth Favourite - good bartenders and great food

This is a place that you can always count on. Good bartenders are tough to find that are knowledgeable of all spirits. The food has always been good. Some people call it a Danforth institution and it really really is.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
AjoPirata
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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144 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place that you can always count on. Good bartenders are tough to find that are knowledgeable of all spirits. The food has always been good. Some people call it a Danforth institution and it really really is.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Went to Allenstein on the Danfort for lunch was there about 10years ago had my first sweet fry.the lunch was excellent I had their fish chowder with lots of bread.the others who were with me ordered hamburgers.thwy both remarked that they were the best they gave had for a long time I think one was served with hosts cheese and... More 

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Wallaceburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

A Toronto institution, they have a great selection of premium liquors that is sure to impress. Nice atmosphere for a tour of single malts.

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Thank Adventurer27_8
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Dropped in while shopping one day and we were led to the back patio. Beautiful. We shared a dish and everything was fine.

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Toronto, Canada
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Allen's has really good food, a great bar selection - including amazing Ontario wines - and an awesome patio for summer. Go.

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Thank Ricochet
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The lady owner was extremely rude to my wife and I. Simply asking if a table was available seemed to be way too much for this person to handle. Filthy responses from her, rude demeanor, and frankly appalling treatment of us. Spend your money somewhere else where your patronage will be appreciated.

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London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

It's all about the music ..... attended a "Lunch at Allen's" concert last week - it was great - so we figured we better explore this place while we were on the Danforth at another great concert. The atmosphere is casual and relaxing, the wine list is excellent but not inexpensive. We really enjoyed the halibut and chips .... get... More 

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Glasgow
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Spent far too much money in this eclectic spot over the years. Great wines, beers and Scotch whisky. Friendly food and service and the best patio (they call it the back garden) in the business. A real must if you're in Toronto. The owner is a hoot - owns his own herd of beef cattle and butchery!

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

While this place does have all the usual pub fare, it also has some great dishes that reflect a variety of tastes. The curries are delightful, and they have various festivals through the year - steaks, lobster, as well as themed dinners - Thanksgiving, Robbie Burns, wine evening. We attended a Robbie Burns night, and even though they were serving... More 

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Ajax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

There was a nice variety on the menu, and on the weekend the Brunch was available. The service was prompt and welcoming. Choice of outdoor patio or inside. I enjoyed the Irish smoked salmon, and they offered a huge selection of beer on tap.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 143 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighborhood: East End
  • Phone Number: (416) 463-3086

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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The East End is an eclectic amalgamation of areas that team up to make this district one of the most multi-faceted and alluring. Home to Toronto's LGBT community hub, Gay Village is alive and pumping day or night with friendly bars, nightclubs, and cafes – its thumb is on the pulse of excitement. For a more relaxed day, the East End has the largest collection of restored Victorian homes, and its stately streets, tree-lined and bursting at the seams with affluence, often sport farmers markets and street artists, epitomized by the effusive St. Lawrence Market. One of the most gorgeous of Toronto's neighborhoods, it also straddles Lake Ontario in an area called The Beach, where you'll find folks cycling and strolling along the sandy shorelines, getting some sun or enjoying shopping, dining, and pub options. For some fabulous food, the vivacious personalities running the restaurants in the East End's Greektown is only equaled by the fun and authenticity of the street stalls and restaurants at its expansive Indian Bazaar. 'Something for everyone' has never been so accurate.
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