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Whitlock's Restaurant

$$$$
The Beaches
French, International, Eclectic
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1961 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario M4L1H7, Canada
(416) 691-8784
Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 9
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Been here a long time

my first visit was over 25 years ago. Went several times, so, when I saw it was still open, went again. Same owners, I was told. We went during appy hour, $5 choices off the menu between 4 and 6. Soup, spring rolls and crab cakes were all OK, but nothing special. My daughter really enjoyed the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2014
yvrbrit2
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Vancouver, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bowmanville, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Travelled from Bowmanville to eat here on the coldest day of the year, very good selection for brunch, omelettes and waffles while you wait, salads, hot food-fish, sausages, potatoes, pancakes, beef stroganoff, poached eggs on smoked salmon, apple crumble, jello, fresh fruit, variety of pies.....not breathtaking BUT the variety and service are consistent and the coffee is good....suggest go early.

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I love this restaurant. I come for the Belgian Waffles smothered in blueberry sauce and whip cream and the omelette made to my specifications. The choice of food is excellent and the food is always good. There is a choice of juice... apple, orange and cranberry (included) while coffee and tea are extra. There is fruit, choice of bread (croissants... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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157 reviews 157 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

my first visit was over 25 years ago. Went several times, so, when I saw it was still open, went again. Same owners, I was told. We went during appy hour, $5 choices off the menu between 4 and 6. Soup, spring rolls and crab cakes were all OK, but nothing special. My daughter really enjoyed the mussels, huge serving... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch today (special Lasagna and Caesar Salad) and have to say for the price charged ( C$ 10) it was pretty good. A nice large piece of Lasagna with a lot of tasty cheese and a good portion of caesar salad. (The Caesar came out of a bottle but still was ok) The other lunch ordered on my table... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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249 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A friend and I came here as we wanted to sit on a patio and have a salad. Whitlocks has both. And quite a salad selection at that. I was impressed by the quantity and options presented. Prices are reasonable, service was good and the food was tasty, too.

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The salad which arrived at the table bore little resemblance to that on the menu: they had added probably a full can (yes 'can', as in tin...) of mini shrimps (the tasteless variety), apparently a 'bonus', a deviation from the menu; the avocado ran the gamut of too ripe to too 'green', and the whole mess was drowned in a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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213 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is one of the better patio's in the Beaches, and the front windows left open are a great seat to see the world walk by. The food seems to be prepared in house, rather than contracted out to a distributor and brought in for reheating (a Beaches norm), which is a good start. The owners call the menu eclectic.... More 

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Kitchener
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31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My daughter and I went to the Beaches and I started searching for The Palm restaurant (used to eat at it all the time 30 years ago lol). Well I found the location but it was now called Whitlock's. We were both starving so we decided to go in an eat. I was very happy we made that decision. We... More 

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Toronto
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392 reviews 392 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

"Not what it used to be. Where are the old waitstaff who used to make one feel so at home here?" asked my friend as we tried to enjoy our meal recently. It was once our fave Beach eatery. The (old) owner was a member at our gym. No longer is Whitlocks anyone's default choice in the area. Good God,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Lunch special on the sign board was crab chowder but the chef forgot the crab. So we had a tasty bowl of potato chowder that the server did not charge us for. Next 3 crab cakes with a small sliver of crab in one. The mussels were good. Contacted management about our experience and the fact that I had brought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1961 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario M4L1H7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > The Beaches
  • Neighborhood: The Beaches
  • Phone Number: (416) 691-8784

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, International, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?