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Auld Spot Pub

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American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub
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347 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4K 1N7, Canada
(416) 406-4688
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2:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 2:00 pm - 2:00 am
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really appreciate when those who desire to bring a traditional dining experience into the 21st are able to do so without losing the heart and soul. This spot takes traditional pub fare of burgers and Mac n Cheese and delightfully updates and improves on these basic dishes.

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Thank Paul M
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I come here all the time because it has friendly staff, a relaxed atmosphere and an absolutely delicious menu. It gets a little crowded on Friday nights, but it's worth checking out if only for their pulled lamb poutine which I think might be the best in the city.

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Thank icarty91
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Mussels were to die for. Loved the fish and chips. Absolutely will recommend for a nice dinner on a weeknight. A bit pricey but so good. Service was very good as well.

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Thank j_flynn10
Los Angeles
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355 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

So I just met friends here for drinks, but I wish I hadn't eaten beforehand. The menu was great and there were about 4 things I would have wanted to order. Drinks were great though. The bar is great with a huge selection of beers on tap. It's a fun environment - energetic, but not too loud either. Easy to... More 

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Thank d0ndequiera
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39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I love the atmosphere this place brings with the scattered Scottish photos and lights intertwined in branches on the ceiling. The restaurant is almost always busy in the evenings and the service is a little slow a times but excellent none the less (just give yourself plenty of time there). Their food is always wonderfully prepared and good value for... More 

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Thank Meghan B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

When most people think the Danforth, they think Greek, but there is spattering of different cuisine intermingled amongst the usual fairs. Auld Spot is one of them. Cozy environment great for a party of 2 to 4, nice craft beer list and whiskey menu. The French Fries are fantastic and the Mac and Cheese is INCREDIBLE! I would definitely order... More 

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Thank Keegan O
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

This was my daughters pick for her birthday dinner. Out of all the great restaurants in Toronto let alone the ones along the Danforth. She picks this small crowded pub because she's only ever had drinks there. Well what a shame because all those other times where as she enjoyed the extensive bar list,cozy atmosphere and friendly excellent service. She... More 

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Thank Brian G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

If you're looking to drink a pint and be around the most genuine locals on the Danforth, the Auld Spot is the place to be. Incredible food, incredible service - you'll always find a brilliant conversation at the bar. Highly recommend to those who like upscale comfort food and pints with friends.

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Thank Tom L
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Recently visited the auld spot for dinner. Service was excellent and the burger I had was cooked to perfection it was the best burger I've had in a really long time a must have.

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Thank j1roz
Ottawa
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

This super cozy, classy hole in the wall was introduced to me by a friend. If I lived in Toronto this would be my local haunt. I just had drinks, but the atmosphere sold me completely. Dark and romantic! Service was great too!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 347 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4K 1N7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighborhood: East End
  • Phone Number: (416) 406-4688

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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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