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Prohibition Gastropub & Oyster Bar

#917 of 6,968 Restaurants in Toronto
#1,015 of 7,403 Places to Eat in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
East End
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696 Queen St East, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1G9, Canada
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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I've been here 3 times now over the past 3 years and I've been very happy with my overall experience each time. The food is always good, no matter what's been ordered. Some of my favourites are the Nacho's that come on a tray instead of stacked up high into a pile, ensuring each chip gets... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here 3 times now over the past 3 years and I've been very happy with my overall experience each time. The food is always good, no matter what's been ordered. Some of my favourites are the Nacho's that come on a tray instead of stacked up high into a pile, ensuring each chip gets toppings. The Mac and... More 

Thank LindsayErins
Level Contributor
33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So this place has a casual vibe, good service and excellent food. I have been a few times, the truffle mac and cheese is to die for and I wish the place would add the waffles and fried chicken for regular rotation.. honestly I have never had bad food there.. and I LOVE the duck fat tater tots.. hello talk... More 

Thank scr8on
Chichester England
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Great bar and restaurant in a really cool area of Toronto. Was recommended by a friend, and my colleague and I hunted this place out whilst on business in the city for dinner and drinks. We were not disappointed - this place was brilliant. The service was great, the atmosphere really great, the beer was perfect and the food delicious... More 

Thank Perky33
Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Facility: Located on Queen, just east of the 404. Get off at Easter and turn around. Washrooms are standard. It was a Saturday night and although the place was busy, there was no wait time to be seated (party of 2). Loads of tvs and decent music selection for dinner. We were attending and event at the Opera House and... More 

Thank lunahex
Toronto, ON
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86 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The menu takes 'gastropub' too seriously, and, as a result, they get a little too precious and creative with many of the dishes I would have preferred them to leave in their classic form. This need to be different, for example, also shows up in all of their burgers being bison meat - no beef no matter your preference. Well,... More 

Thank StillTheOldie
Toronto, Canada
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I've been here a couple of times but had to write about this. I've gone for some drinks before to watch the game and this time I went and sat at a table with the garage doors open- super cool environment. We had the nachos and a beer... The nachos were over $20 and they were one layer on a... More 

Thank MaverickBenz
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This place is in a great location in Toronto. Great atmosphere and vibe, extensive draught beer selection and a large amount of comfort foods. Disappointed with the chicken lollipops, basically a chicken wing drumstick for $3.45 each, and they require you to order at least 3. It was advertised as something way more extraordinary. Generally speaking, the whole menu is... More 

Thank Katherine A
London, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I was invited to this pub by friends who live in the neighbourhood. I may be slightly biased as they appeared to be regulars and received amazing service because of it. But I just loved this place, it has a funky (neo-disco) interior and the food and drinks were delish! I especially liked the brunch selections. Everyone should try this... More 

Thank Suzanne D
Venice, Florida
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
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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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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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?

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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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