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Prohibition Gastropub & Oyster Bar

#803 of 6,696 Restaurants in Toronto
#882 of 7,220 Places to Eat in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
East End
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696 Queen St East, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1G9, Canada
4164062669
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Had dinner with my son as part of Toronto Summerlicious. Service was great. Great selection of beer. Food was well presented and very tasty. I had shrimp tostada fro appetizer, nice and fresh. Son had short ribs, food was served hot, very tasty. For main we had Mac and Cheese, was really nice. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Vince T
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Toronto, Canada
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Venice, Florida
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Great little restuarant in the Distillery District of Toronto! Food was excellent...good service. Loved this historical , diverse area of Toronto!

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I've heard so many good things about Prohibition that maybe my expectations were a bit too high going in. I went with a friend and we got the tater tots, halibut tacos and the pulled pork sandwich. The tater tots were really good (they were listed as a side but there were A LOT; definitely enough to share). The tacos... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Tucked away in Leslieville, we decided to go here for Summerlicious since their menu looked pretty decent. Overall, I found the quality of their food to be better than your average pub - Kalbi beef ribs, shrimp tostadas and halibut tacos were all pretty decent. The one thing I did notice was an inconsistency between the dishes ordered. Example, my... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had dinner with my son as part of Toronto Summerlicious. Service was great. Great selection of beer. Food was well presented and very tasty. I had shrimp tostada fro appetizer, nice and fresh. Son had short ribs, food was served hot, very tasty. For main we had Mac and Cheese, was really nice. I had rib, cooked well, dry ribs... More 

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Markham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

On a rainy Sunday afternoon thinking about brunch in Toronto could be a very depressing situation unless you are going to Prohibition on Queen Street East. Prohibition allows you to reserve a place in a civilized fashion rather than stand shivering in the rain. The food is served by friendly staff who have insightful input into your selected choices. The... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

For parents looking for a great place to bring the little ones for brunch ... this is the spot. My daughter is 21/2 and her hefty breakfast of scrambled eggs and toast was free. Crayons and paper were provided along with a balloon to take home. I had the tradional breakfast which didn't leave me hungry. Great-sounding omelettes were on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

More than a local pub, the food is better than you might expect from the outside looking in. Great specials and seasonal food. They serve weekend brunch too!

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We went to the Prohibition Gastropub on a late Sunday morning (11-ish), which happened to be Mother's Day, after scrolling through some brunch reviews. Were expecting everything to be packed, but found a nice table for two near a window. Wasn't expecting much food wise, since pub food in Montreal, my home city, is in most cases greasy, salty and... More 

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Ancaster, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Ribs where OK, potatoes was dry and salad was soggy. Presentation was beautiful, but that all.pierogi where tasty and will recommend them. Service NEED improvement!!! And bathrooms downstairs where DISGUSTING!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great bourbon selection, fabulous staff and good eats! Highly recommend for a night out with friends.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 696 Queen St East, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighborhood: East End
  • Phone Number: 4164062669

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

Questions & Answers

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

Staying in East End

Neighborhood Profile
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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