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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Food delicious, service wonderful, but....

The food was really delicious -- butter chicken curry. Tasted like chicken korma (I used to make from a now-lost Maclean's Magazine recipe). Accompanying rice and nan perfect. Chocolate cake was also good. The service couldn't be better, and pub ambiance was comfortable, homey. Prices... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This restaurant has it all going on- great food, great service, great ambience.....not to mention one of the best patios in the city. the menu has something for everyone and there is a great wine and beer list. It is also a great place to pop in for a drink at the bar- very friendly staff and customers. also friday... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Allen's famous for the burgers but last couple of trips they seem to be getting smaller and smaller. I understand that they come without sides but this little guy seemed very lonely all by itself and at $14.95 the price was already steep! Will think twice

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The food was really delicious -- butter chicken curry. Tasted like chicken korma (I used to make from a now-lost Maclean's Magazine recipe). Accompanying rice and nan perfect. Chocolate cake was also good. The service couldn't be better, and pub ambiance was comfortable, homey. Prices reasonable, all factors considered (size of serving, etc.). The menu is broad (different variations of... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Traditional Irish Gatro type pub with wonderful food good service and lots of selection on the food and beer menu. I also like the local fare. Truly some of the best burgers anywhere with no hormones in the meat ! Our table had lamb shanks , burgers , smoked salmon and a wonderful light cream seafood chowder all very good.... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We decided to go to this self-described "loving tribute to Irish-American saloon" for St. Patrick's day expecting what any Irish pub worth its salt would offer on this most Irish of days; music, joviality, celebration and good humour. We found none of the above. After paying the $10/person cover charge (which, being St. Patrick's day, we totally understood) we entered... More 

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Port Perry, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were invited to Allen's by friends that live in the area. Our friends had talked up Steakfest and were a little nervous that we may not enjoy it as well as they have in the past. Well it was everything they said and more. It's not cheap, but what great steak is. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We picked this spot from all the great reviews we read and we certainly weren't disappointed with the food. The food is reasonably priced and comes in a reasonable amount of time. It tastes amazing. No really this place serves some of the best food I have ever had. Every plate that I seen come out the kitchen was neatly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The Best REAL Burgers in town can be found at Allen's on the Danforth. Freshly ground daily and such a high quality of meat that they can cook it to your preferred temp! I love medium rare with a light trickle of Dijon. Its so perfect you hardly need to dress this burger. If your looking for the fancy stuff... More 

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Toronto, ON
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72 reviews 72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Allens is an old friend we turn to on a regular basis, and we love that its evolution over the years has been glacier-like and not particularly extensive. In fact, we are original Joe Allen fans, and are always pleased to see echoes of that establishment here at Allens. (We are holdovers from the days that their superb burgers were... More 

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Toronto
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Given the reputation of this restaurant I was incredibly disappointed with the Halibut and chips and Ravioli I order for myself and my two kids. Forgetting the small portion of 4 Ravioli's for $20 to share between my two kids I'll mention the Halibut and chips. I spent the summer trying fish and chips all over the east coast and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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