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Golden Diner Family Restaurant

#359 of 6,608 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner, Canadian, Greek
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105 Carlton Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M1, Canada
+1 416-977-9898
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Standard diner food. Fish and chips were underwhelming...frozen fries were not cooked enough, chicken stir fry special was decent. Salads were fresh and tasty. Good service but food not good enough for a second visit.

Thank Proudmanxman1970
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast. Was told the grill was broken, sadly I watched an employee grill his food he left with. The service was average. It looks like a hole in the wall but the food was very good. That's the only reason for the high score.

Thank Clifford S
Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the few remaining of a traditional Canadian 'Diner' style cafes. One of the best breakfasts we have had in Toronto. Don't be put off by the steps down to the diner where you watch the legs go by. Prices are reasonable and food is plentiful whenever we have been here. (We live a few blocks away). Best club... More 

Thank Raymond E
Cobourg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Always a reliable breakfast and have eaten here a number of times now that we have a place nearby. Old school charm and seasoned waiters. Great value and good plain grub. Will return again and again as it never changes and is such a comfortable place to eat.

Thank InnActive
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We wanted to go for breakfast since our Inn didn't have food service. I looked on the web for breakfast places nearby and came up with the Golden Griddle on Carlton St. I parked my car a couple blocks up and walked down to the restaurant, as I crossed the street I remembered the name had Golden in it but... More 

Thank Jang-Hale
London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

we missed our hotel breakfast so they recommended going to this place and we had a great meal and was very cheap for downtown toronto. Wife had french toast and bacon and was huge portions, while I had their Gyro and again, huge! Biggest Gyro i've ever eaten. They have lots greek food like gyros, tzatziki, hummus, saganaki-opa, and all... More 

Thank Jeff S
East Liverpool, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on a Saturday around 11am. Lots of seating, so not crowded. Super friendly and attentive staff. Food was great, huge portions for breakfast. Very reasonably priced. If ever in Toronto again we are definitely going back!

Thank Lee C
London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Breakfast specials are HUGE. Three eggs, bacon/sausage/ham choice, accompanied by some fruit (grapes,orange,melon),choice of white/wheat/rye toast, orange juice, tea/coffee with refill, all included. Go hungry or you will never finish it all.

Thank LargeAppetite
Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

I ordered 3 eggs with bacon, toast and potatoes, I and was surprised with a small serving beans and fruit. They also served me a small glass of orange juice and a coffee. My total bill was $8 and I was stuffed! The potatoes were cut huge and lacked seasoning, but everything was very tasty. The building smelled very old... More 

Thank Satbir T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

We went to eat breakfast there and its a great welcoming restaurant. The staff is friendly and we had great service. Food is good and not expansive at all. Good for casual day out. Awesome place!

Thank Landonandkarine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Diner, Canadian, Greek
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Carlton Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-977-9898

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