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Mars Restaurant

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

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60 years later

Having first come to Mars with my father over 60 years ago - i remember the camaraderie that my father had with the owner back then. Under new management for certain, the food was not as I recalled. I had an eggs Benedict with chicken instead of bacon - it was just ok. the fond memories of the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mitch G
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having first come to Mars with my father over 60 years ago - i remember the camaraderie that my father had with the owner back then. Under new management for certain, the food was not as I recalled. I had an eggs Benedict with chicken instead of bacon - it was just ok. the fond memories of the past could... More 

Thank Mitch G
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I came here twice because it was the only place open. The food is really cheap and affordable but everything is extremely greasy. You get what you pay for.

Thank Shalane A
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Have been going there for years.Best bran muffins ever.... eggs and onions excellent as is the brunch menu.

Thank daya-devi2014
Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

As many of others dinners in toronto, Mars have been a very old fashioned and stylish dinner. The service was very good and the food average..... If you're hungry for a brunch it's a good option on college street.

Thank AdrianoLucio
Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

2 Thank Cooliepops
Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

1 Thank Warren P
Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank PedalNinja
Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

1 Thank JeffO_Can
Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

Thank Bermuda06
Kilkenny, Ireland
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American


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