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The Toucan

$$ - $$$
Downtown Kingston
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Irish, British
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76 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A5, Canada
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Have been here plenty over the past decade when in town. It's your typical pub, great outdoor patio in an old cobble stone courtyard. It's actually one of the most haunted areas in Kingston ;). Great food deals, always something on special and that's why it's so popular with the student/grad crowd. Will always come back when in town and... More 

Thank Chris S
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4 reviews
Reviewed August 17, 2016

This was our first time back in 8 years. Aug 17, 2016. This is the first restaurant my now husband took me to. Only this time we brought along our 2 kids. We sat on the patio, we ordered onion rings, nachos, purine, burgers and drinks. We all loved it, it's still great, with all the daily specials, the server... More 

Thank Пшлнхй К
Markham, Canada
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2016

I've had good experiences with certain waiters, and bad experiences with certain waiters. I'd just recommend sitting in the area where you've had the pleasant experience with your waiter and don't venture out. The food here is great pub food, make sure to look at the daily specials on the board.

Thank 232henryw
Kitchener, Canada
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2016

Had a wonderful meal here on their patio. The food was awesome and a very good price. Would recommend it to anyone. Was not inside so cannot comment on the interior.

Thank 10KAT10
Charlotte, North Carolina
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2016

Very popular and the food is excellent. They offer an all day English Style breakfast...fish and chips....bangers and mash...etc. great beer selection. There is an outdoor eating area...the "lower" bar area is dark and kind of smelly, but holds a certain appeal.

Thank GmaDonnaB
Perth, Canada
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460 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2016

We popped in for a couple of drinks before going for dinner as we had a bit of time to kill. Great friendly service. Really enjoyed the atmosphere. We would return. Thank you very much.

Thank PerthDarter
St. Petersburg, Florida
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Upon entering the establishment, the proprietor greeted us wholeheartedly. We had a lovely seat outside. Our server explained to us the different types of drafts they offered, and we enjoyed a few drinks. The fish and chips was very good, as was the Tomato jalapeno and cheddar soup. I also would highly recommend the poutine fries. The only disappointment was... More 

Thank Kaleigh L
Ottawa, Canada
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188 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2016

We dropped into The Toucan for a drink and some lunchtime eats. The server was super friendly, knew his menu and made several recommendations. The food was great, clean plates all round at a fair price. I'd recommend this split level pub to all age groups, we're retired and it suited us just fine.

Thank Footsloggers
Kingston, Ontario
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601 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2016

Our bartender and wait staff had great senses of humour which started our visit off nicely. It was followed up by attentive service. The beer selection is excellent and the menu variety very good. Both of us enjoyed our meals, which were flavourful and well presented. I love this pub.

Thank Weerobbie
Lowville, New York
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2016

We stopped by the Toucan for some afternoon drinks- there was a nice crowd and we were able to sit outside/ yet still out of the cold on the deck. There was a beer fairy sampling steam whistle which was a nice surprise. The conversation was wonderful. They passed samples of appetizers that were very yummy and something we had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $10
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Irish, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
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
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston>  > Downtown Kingston
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Kingston
  • Phone Number: 16135441966
Irish Pub with Live Entertainment, 22 Draught beers and cider, full food menu, daily specials, courtyard patio, Kingston's long time favourite located right downtown in one of the old stones of Kingston.

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