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Prohibition Gastropub & Oyster Bar

#338 of 7,075 Restaurants 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: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Casual, fun restaurant

It was rainy day. We walked in and felt warm and at home. The place was buzzing! For good reason with good food, genuinely friendly service and a happy hour of $5.09 drinks. Kudos to the staff at Prohibition!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They had me at duck poutine!!! Great fun and friendly staff. Drinks prices reasonable. Always a good time

Thank Traveller41b
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was rainy day. We walked in and felt warm and at home. The place was buzzing! For good reason with good food, genuinely friendly service and a happy hour of $5.09 drinks. Kudos to the staff at Prohibition!

Thank FoodieinTO
Pickering, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was there last night with a friend for Winterlicious, and everything we had was over the top delicious. Duck Poutine, mac and cheese and sticky toffee pudding for me. I loved everything. The mac and cheese really is the best I have ever had! My friends braised beef rib was huge, also excellent. Neither one of us could finish our... More 

Thank OliviaHeidi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ended up here with a few friends. Had to pay cover to get in because I'm a guy 😑 Drinks were way over priced then normal. Dance floor is ok. Music choice was pretty good. Overall has a good evening. This was last stop on our bar hopping stop.

Thank atifsharif
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great local pub. Good food, great atmosphere and nice staff. It is nice to see this part of Toronto cleaning itself up and there are lots of cool shops to see in the same area. Highly recommend it for a casual night out with friends.

Thank Caymancruiser
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of 10 of us went for brunch here yesterday. While the service was good (the service staff were very attentive and apologetic when our food was taking longer than usual), the food itself was just ok. I ordered the traditional breakfast which was supposed to be 3 eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast. I must say, the in-house... More 

Thank Slavik84
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Prohibition on our final night of our three week holiday. My wife found it and I was surprised as it is essentially a bar/Brewers restaurant. It is also in a part of town which we were not familiar with. Location - 4/5 Nice location outside of city centre which seemed quite trendy although I can't really comment... More 

Thank Crystalarts
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69 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The went to this Pub for brunch Jan 2nd.When you walked in the atmosphere was fantastic.We were promptly seated and served by very pleasant servers. The brunch menu had a very good variety.Each one in our party tried a different menu item and everyone was very happy with his or her choice. From our experience we had great food,great service... More 

Thank AdventureLovers
Toronto, Canada
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112 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We booked a table for 10 people and it was ready on time despite the place bouncing on a Sunday morning. Our group was from 6 years to 60 and there was a good enough selection to meet everybodys needs and no complaints on the quantity or quality of the food. Despite the level of activity the service was pleasant,... More 

Thank Peter J
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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 

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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: Pub, Seafood

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

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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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