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Whimpy's Diner

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Rylander, Toronto, Ontario M1B 5M5, Canada
(416) 282-6857
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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The visit was by no means memorable. The milkshake & bruschetta was embarrassing. This famous burger did not live up to the billing.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2013
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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75 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Went first thing for breakfast. Very unsanirary place. Not cleaned properly. Booths were sticky with hand prints visible and dried food. Will not return. They need to hire cleaning team or fire them if they already have one.

Thank Cheryl R
Brockville, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Myself I'VE been going to whimpy's for years but finally had a bad burger yet not all diners are the same. The burger was dry and not a normal burger like the diner on st. clair they are the best have been for more then 30 years for Me.

Thank Kenneth J
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

The visit was by no means memorable. The milkshake & bruschetta was embarrassing. This famous burger did not live up to the billing.

Thank effigy80
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Not only was the room cold (we had to wear our coats) but, the plates were stone cold consequently the top of my omlette was warm-ish but, the bottom was cold. When we suggested to the waitress that the chef should heat the plates, she looked as us as if we were joking. I think a meal in an igloo... More 

Thank apples372
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120 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I love the hot open face turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes. The burgers are also good. Breakfast are great. Place is a chain of diners but they manage to keep the food consistent. The only complaint is that many of their locations are small and the tables are squeezed together.

Thank Terry R
Toronto, ON
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We enjoy Whimpy's all the time but it had been years since we ate at the original Whimpy's. Frankly it's an embarrassment to the chain. The head office is next door in one of the dumpiest places in Scarbrough. Sure enough the food is good and great value but I can't believe the head office won't spruce up the plaza... More 

Thank JSLExplores
Burnaby, Canada
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Went here for breakfast the other weekend and the place was full inside with a few of their patio tables taken up too. It's not a very big location so I wasn't too surprised but we weren't in a hurry so we waited on their patio for a table to open up inside. We let the lady know we would... More 

Thank Kimba2122
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012 via mobile

Love the atmosphere. Tons Of the old memorabillia. Wanted to grab a quick bite to eat After shopping at the outlet. It's a little on the pricey side but everything is expensive in Canada. The closest thing I can compare it to is Dennys. Excluding the price. 30 dollars for eggs benedict and a burger. Food is average But it... More 

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

this is the place where you get more bang for your buck! amazing decor and amazing food! service sometimes slow

Thank KymberleeFarhan
Oakville, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

the burgers are really good and the staff are attentive. i would recommend this place.

Thank kevin s

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Rylander, Toronto, Ontario M1B 5M5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Scarborough
  • Neighborhood: Scarborough
  • Phone Number: (416) 282-6857

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