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Allen's Restaurant On Danforth

143 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 463-3086
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Ranked #1,361 of 6,620 restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 11, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I keep on trying to like this place -- the patio is great, but that is the extent of it -- the food is horrible. I can't begin to tell you how much it disappoints. Small portions of expensive food that looks like it was slung on a plate -- I've tried lunch, breakfast and even dinner and nothing works... More

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

my girlfriend that lives in the area wanted to take me to a good restaurant to celebrate my birthday...before ordering a pitcher of beer she asked to have a sample/taste, the waitress informed us that there would be a charge for the sample...we agreed...are you kidding me!..$1.90 for a 1 oz. tasting...we did not like the featured beer but however... More

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Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stopped into Allen's for a burger on the recommendation of a friend. The patio was beautiful with large trees and planters providing a great atmosphere for a relaxing supper with friends. Though the restaurant was relatively busy the backyard patio was large enough that you didn't feel piled on top of other tables. Our waitress was very friendly and... More

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Norwich
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Allens is the kind of place you go when you're in the area.. the menu promises a great meal but every dish is somehow lacking. Our mains were both very small depute being in the $25 range.. the brunch dish I ordered for my son was big, but had little flavour.. burnt bits in the hash and no salt in... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My family and I had dinner at Allens. The patio was wonderful. The food was very overpriced and bland . We had an appetizer, two orders of fish and chips and a cheeseburger for my son. The bill was $120. I am dissapointed to say the food was under seasoned, fish and chips were overcooked and very oily and the... More

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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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215 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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