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Pickle Barrel Deli

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5941 Leslie St, Toronto, Ontario M2H 1J8, Canada
416.493.4444
Today
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 4
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Went for the Montreal Smoked Meat, not disappointed

Everyone in our group of seven had Montreal style smoked meat, although in different variations. The waiter went through our order like a pilot doing his take-off check list, he even came back a couple of times to reconfirm some of our selections, and in the end everything came out OK. One pair... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
DeltaFlyer-321
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Jackson, Mississippi
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Greek salad was terrible. Small and not worth the cost. Smoked meat on challah with pickles and coleslaw....really? What happened to the pickles and coleslaw? Forget to pack it? Didn't know Dempsters made challah - nice try though...2 slices of white bread! 4 slices of a carrot with the chicken wings which were mushy and not crispy.....Probably rates as the... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Everyone in our group of seven had Montreal style smoked meat, although in different variations. The waiter went through our order like a pilot doing his take-off check list, he even came back a couple of times to reconfirm some of our selections, and in the end everything came out OK. One pair ordered a meat plate consisting of smoked... More 

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Toronto
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Everything about my experience at this restaurant was disappointing. I have been to other Pickle Barrel locations and had acceptable meals. Our waiter barely gave us the time of day, and would barely let anyone finish their order before prompting the next person's order. The food preparation was just as rushed, with the sauce not mixed in at all in... More 

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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

There are really just a few restaurants I eat at that I ALWAYS eat the same thing at - okay, you caught me, really just ONE restaurant! And, you guessed it, it is the BBQ BEEF that catches my attention at the original Pickle Barrel, on Leslie Street in North York. Except the last time we visited just this past... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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400 reviews 400 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Astonishing poor service. Might have died before being served. The restaurant was empty but we had to wait to be seated. The food is very ordinary. At least there is parking and the place is clean

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We went for lunch and from the time we placed our order we waited over 45 minutes for our order. We asked the waitress how much longer we were going to wait and she brought over a complimentary loaf of delicious pumpernickle bread. The pickle barrel always has very good prices and big portion sizes. A huge menu with lots... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My friends and I went there for an evening out. Huge cocktails and delicious food. I had the liver, I know, some people still like it! I got 3 pieces with onion and potatoes. Mmm! A rare find on menus these days. The waiter was accommodating and friendly. We ate and drank until it was almost closing and some of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The patio is nice on a hot summer day. I ordered the turkey burger and it came with Brie cheese and avocado (I actually commented on the fact that it was a lot of avocado to my friend, usually restaurants can skimp with it). I also added the extra fried egg on top. I forgot to let the waiter know... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I have food allergies. I cannot have soy or shellfish. The manager tried to accommodate me, (she was sweet) and offered me a fruit cup on the house (she didn't have to do that) but there was not one food item on the menu that did not have soy. The steamed vegetables and boiled potatoes have chicken broth (MSG and... More 

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New Liskeard, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My son and I took my Aunt and Uncle for supper, their choice, on October 13th, 2013. My son loves the PB and has eaten at the one downtown when there for industrial events. We were initially left standing at the door waiting to be seated in a less than busy restaurant. Finally got seated and a seemingly nice waitress... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5941 Leslie St, Toronto, Ontario M2H 1J8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416.493.4444
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?