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Southern Accent

#58 of 6,656 Restaurants in Toronto
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595 Markham St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 2L7, Canada
416 5363211
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food in a quirky setting

Went here for Summerlicious and glad we did. Tasty starters, delicious corn bread, interesting cocktails and lovely mains. The host was endearing and the decor just topped it all off. We were seated at a table with a canopy-like tent above us with beads and feathers hanging off the fixtures. Would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Leisha_13
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The food here is amazing and pretty reasonably priced. The setting is unique and fun and feels like New Orleans. Everyone is very friendly and there is always good service. We love the blackened chicken and jambalaya but the sides are usually the best. Their bok choy with the brown sugar sauce is amazing. We got the recipe from them... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Go for the food. This is as close to New Orleans as you can get in Toronto. The blackened chicken livers are superb with just the right amount of spice. We went for Summerlicious and had both fish and blackened chicken. At $25 it was a bargain. Finally, a really good bread pudding for dessert with a citrus sauce. So... More 

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Ancaster, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Chicken livers. Blackened. Sooooooo Good. I had heard about them long before driving in to Toronto to finally try them (and so much more). Well worth our trip in. Service: charming, funny and informal: just right for what we were looking for in every way: great guidance in choosing from a fantastic menu. I always have a hard time choosing,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Went here for Summerlicious and glad we did. Tasty starters, delicious corn bread, interesting cocktails and lovely mains. The host was endearing and the decor just topped it all off. We were seated at a table with a canopy-like tent above us with beads and feathers hanging off the fixtures. Would definitley go back. We were so full leaving!! Great... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

New Orleans French Quarter style restaurant in a lovely old Victorian House. Very close to the Subway so easy to get to. Food was great & the service exceptional. Owned by an Irishman & a lot of the staff were from Ireland. Saw the restaurant advertised in the Toronto magazine & enjoyed it so much we booked a table for... More 

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Edmonton,AB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Loved the kitschy décor! We did sit indoors although the patio looked wonderful. Our waiter was helpful and knowledgeable about the menu items. We have been to New Orleans and the food here was comparable. We started with the Gumbo and Hushpuppies, went on to Jambalaya, a pasta dish and also blackened salmon. We finished with the amazing Pecan pie... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Second time, first time was Winterlicious years ago. Turns out my companion had had a birthday party 20 years ago there, and its the same owner.. Great vibe, kitsch decor, we sat on the patio. Maitre d/host very attentive and aware of our time restraints (we had tix for HotDocs which is an easy walk from there). Everything was good,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Wonderful Victorian house with interesting decor (beautiful accordions hanging from the walls). Great New Orleans food and the real stuff the owner learned from 30 years of trips to New Orleans. Menu has a wide array of choices great appetizers had picante shrimp and Hush puppies. They have wonderful bourbon sours too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This one my favourites, I go at least twice a year for past 15 years only dissatisfied once. The blackened chicken livers are worth the visit alone. Patio is great in the summer and waitstaff both knowledgable and courteous. Reservation are recommended for after 8

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Going out for meal is normally about choosing what kind of food to have. With food allergies it becomes a totally different experience. Having recently relocated to the Annex, we are trying the local places. Many reviews of Southern Accent have commented on the decor - so I won't do that, instead let me describe the level of service. My... More 

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Additional Information about Southern Accent

Address: 595 Markham St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 2L7, Canada
Phone Number: 416 5363211
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 34
Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 595 Markham St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 2L7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 416 5363211

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 34
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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