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Square-Boy Drive-In

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875 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 461-2571
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Old School Souvlaki and Burgers at Old School Prices

This place is frozen in time circa 1985. Old guys cooking with no real process as to who does what but the food is very good and the price is right. You can't find a $10 plate of pork kebabs, salad and rice on the Danforth anymore but these guys deliver. Only drawback is a complete lack of charm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Dany L
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Here's a place I've been eating at for close to 20 years and I'm sure so many others are regulars there too, now since I was there on aug 28th I figured I haven't written about it yet so I will. It's just one of those places that when you want something quick and tasty it can't be beat, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

One of the best gyros I have had outside of Greece. Portions are very generous. A great place for Greek take out. I have had the gyros and chicken souvlaki and both are great.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This place is frozen in time circa 1985. Old guys cooking with no real process as to who does what but the food is very good and the price is right. You can't find a $10 plate of pork kebabs, salad and rice on the Danforth anymore but these guys deliver. Only drawback is a complete lack of charm on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Great Souvlaki (and cheapest on the Danforth) and a fun Bunch to watch while Preparing your food From Louie who is always Yelling!! (in jest) to the Big Guy who everyone knows as the Souvalki Nazi (like the soup nazi from Seinfeld) who if you dont keep the line moving and tell him Right away what you want on your... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This time I had the souvlaki in a pita for $4.50. Very filling, great taste, great value. Perfect for a fast lunch and a walk along The Danforth.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is my favourite fast-food restaurant of all time. It's a crowded local joint and the first clue to the quality is the queue. There is always a line-up - cops, fireman and locals waiting to order. Square Boy has seating and is licensed - cheap bottled beer and I think there is wine on the menu, but I've never... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I'm so happy to see Square Boy is still open. I frequented that place until about 12 years ago when I moved away. I just had a chance to stop in again and it was as good as I remember. Good simple diner food. 👍 thumbs up Square Boy.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I had the burger, fries and pop combo for $4.75. Very tasty. A decent patio on the front. Lots of locals eat here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This restaurant is a family tradition for us. Having grown up in the area, we would occasionally get take out on a Friday night to go along with movie night. The two items we purchased were the chicken kebab on a pita (5 stars) and the cheeseburgers. The cheeseburger deal came with fries and a soda for $5.50...... Honest!!!! Delicious... More 

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Very delicious, perfectly grilled and succulent souvlakis on a thick, soft pita and with a garlic tzatziki sauce I could pour on everything! Wonder if they sell it by the litre? At lunch time, it's almost impossible to find parking and be prepared to wait, because the line can go out the door. But they are fast and efficient and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 875 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighborhood: East End
  • Phone Number: (416) 461-2571

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Greek, Canadian

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East End
The East End is an eclectic amalgamation of areas that team up to make this district one of the most multi-faceted and alluring. Home to Toronto's LGBT community hub, Gay Village is alive and pumping day or night with friendly bars, nightclubs, and cafes – its thumb is on the pulse of excitement. For a more relaxed day, the East End has the largest collection of restored Victorian homes, and its stately streets, tree-lined and bursting at the seams with affluence, often sport farmers markets and street artists, epitomized by the effusive St. Lawrence Market. One of the most gorgeous of Toronto's neighborhoods, it also straddles Lake Ontario in an area called The Beach, where you'll find folks cycling and strolling along the sandy shorelines, getting some sun or enjoying shopping, dining, and pub options. For some fabulous food, the vivacious personalities running the restaurants in the East End's Greektown is only equaled by the fun and authenticity of the street stalls and restaurants at its expansive Indian Bazaar. 'Something for everyone' has never been so accurate.
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