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Allen's Restaurant On Danforth

143 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 463-3086
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Ranked #836 of 6,560 restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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- Jul 7, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Visited this restaurant to try out the infamous burger ranked #8 according to Toronto Life (http://www.torontolife.com/daily-dish/from-the-print-edition-daily-dish/2012/05/16/25-best-burgers/attachment/tlburgers2012_8/). Well all I can say is that the burger was tiny and very average in taste. I wouldn't return for sure unless it's for something else on the menu that is recommended by a credible source.

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Toronto
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309 reviews 309 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This can be a nice place to visit. Very good service, a lovely back patio with perhaps the city's 'best willow tree' and the best possible beer menu make for an enjoyable lunch. It was also good to see ownership grow up and finally relent to new anti-smoking bylaws. But one seldom hears folks rave about the food here. On... More

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Toronto
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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Great Guinness. Great Whiskeys. Authentic Irish with pro service, but you pay. Pay top dollar for drinks. Pay Top dollar for ambience. Pay top dollar for the food. The food is good but overpriced for an Irish place on the Danforth. Older crowd and established? This is your bar. Qiuet and low key? This is your place.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

A fantastic place to eat! I love to go to Allen's especially during the warm weather months! They have excellent food and a fabulous outdoor patio. Everything is fresh and cooked to perfection. The tastes and flavours simply wonderful. The atmosphere is lovely and they have a huge selection of different beers for the beverage lovers in the crowd. You... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

My family, friends and I have frequented Allen's for many years. It has an amazing beer and wine list, make sure to ask for the sommelier- he is brilliant and the only person to serve me red wine from Ontario that I have enjoyed! I love the atmosphere. It's great for small groups, not too quiet, not too noisy, cozy... More

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Buckhorn, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Always great food, beautiful outside patio in the back. Staff are always helpful and fun. In the summer they have an outside grill going with some great specials. A few of us had the huge Porterhouse Steak...hmmm good.

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Toronto
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353 reviews 353 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is a bustling place. There were few empty tables tonight, and honestly? I don't get it. I have lived in this neighbourhood for 23 years, and eaten hear many times, and each time I am less and less impressed. The prices keep rising, and the food quality and quantity keeps declining. Service tonight, though friendly, was hurried and stressed,... More

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Toronto
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Went to this pub/ restaurant after reading all the reviews on the great burgers. Maybe it is a hit and miss cos those burgers were middle of the road. There was nothing bad but nothing spectacular either. They were definitely not seasoned to our liking at all. The halibut fish and chips were really nice and the capon wings were... More

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This is a great spot on the Danforth for a night out. My wife and I went out for a nice dinner before heading over to the Dora Keogh to hear the Circumstantialists play their monthly gig. I had the burger and my wife had the Lamb Shank with Champ. We had to do a bit of research to figure... More

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Toronto, Canada
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147 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Whenever I got involved in something and miss dinner and am therefore too tired to cook, I head for Allen's. No fuss, no muss, they were among the pioneers of local food, which is prominent in their menu (though still a minority of offerings--which is okay too). The cooking is always good, and there are also a good range of... More

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