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Mars Restaurant

Downtown Toronto
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432 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1T3, Canada
(416) 921-6332
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Avoid this 'landmark'

I grew up in Toronto and Mars has always been around. I've never understood why though. I guess being open 24hrs and in a great location helps but the food here is pretty bad. The breakfast is terrible and the prices are high for the quality. They are surviving on name alone I guess. It must be... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I grew up in Toronto and Mars has always been around. I've never understood why though. I guess being open 24hrs and in a great location helps but the food here is pretty bad. The breakfast is terrible and the prices are high for the quality. They are surviving on name alone I guess. It must be an employee or... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We like the open kitchen and sitting on the stools watching the cook prepare the food. This is an old fashion diner with no nonsense food at good prices. We were lucky to find street parking twice for visits here in the last month! Over the years, we have not been disappointed in the service, the food or the value.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This place is the definition of 50's style greasy spoon, the decor, the booth's the cramped pace with the stools at the counter really define it. The food is pretty good considering the type of place it is, this place always provides VERY fast service, and a decent breakfast. Don't expect anything fancy here. The homefries are really good, the... More 

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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had intended to go to another restaurant for brunch, but it was closed. Our second choice had a 45 minute wait. The lady in line behind us suggested that if we didn't want to wait there were a couple of choices close by and she suggested Mars if we were okay with basic brunch. We had walked past Mars... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Issues: Dirty restaurant, lousy service, Cross-contamination in food preparation Hardly anyone in the restaurant at 2pm. We ordered items and were advised they weren't available. This place has too many items on their menu for a slow restaurant. There was food on the floor by prep area. The cook preparing making my companions chicken breast burger picked up raw chicken... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I found this by accident while waiting for the TTC streetcar and checked it out. Staff where more than friendly and couldnt have been nicer. The food was delicious, we only went for breakfast. The ONLY problem is I had a huge appetite for breakfast .and the portion didnt quite fill me. Atmosphere is so relaxed and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Had the Big Time breakfast...three eggs, three peameal bacon slices, two toast, hash browns, coffee...cost $8.99. Only three tables were occupied and ordered and had my food before I knew it. For a filling breakfast, it's just fine.

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Ottawa, Ontario
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

i went in, expecting a great meal, but left disappointed. my muffin was stale, pancake scroched, and overall didn't enjoy my meal. i don't plan on ever returning.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

I came here with my 9 month old daughter on a Sunday morning just to grab a bite to eat and get out of the house (didn't feel like waiting 30 mins at aunties and uncles). They didn't know if they had a high chair but then someone found one so we stayed. Staff are all senior citizens. Nothing against... More 

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Toronto
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Used to frequent Mars while at U of T and later with a buddy after I graduated who loved the place. 2nd last time I was there, the food was not what it used to be and service was weak. Gave it one more try. The LAST time I went to Mars we walked in and exchanged a "hello" with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 432 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1T3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: (416) 921-6332

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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