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Allen's Restaurant On Danforth

East End
American, Bar, Canadian, Irish, Pub
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143 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 463-3086
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Open now
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Sun 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The waitstaff was very sweet and polite. Our waitress was a very kind and professional woman. The burger was very tasty, but alone. The usual way to serve a burger is with some kind of side, such as fries, baked potato or greens. Paying $16 I kind of expected a little more. The wife also received a hair baked into... More 

Thank Paul F
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Allen's was a great experience. The Music Hall is next door and Allen's is sweet. I had no reservation but our host put me and guests on a waiting list. She was very kind and viola someone cancelled. We had a BBQ menu of chicken, fish and liver, all homemade and tasty. If you want a great place for family... More 

Thank CathAnthony
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This has long been one of my "go-to" places in Toronto. It has a very nice "Irish" pub-like atmosphere, with good food and an extensive menu. Periodically, they host live music which makes for an extra-special occasion. During the summer months, the outside patio (at the back of the restaurant) is a lovely place to dine and sit or to... More 

Thank SamBToronto
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

I have been to Allen's many times and enjoyed the patio and food. Service has usually been pleasant and helpful, but not this time. Four of us sat a table on the patio for drinks and snacks at about 9:30. Restaurant was half full - so not that busy. Our server was rude, abrupt and turned on his heel and... More 

Thank TOLisaJ
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by tonight for drinks - 4 professional women who were out to see a play earlier this evening. We got a table on the back patio and we're dealing with an older male waiter. The restaurant was less than half full. He gave us menus and we asked what appetizer he would recommend for sharing. He ignored our... More 

Thank Lisa C
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We dined on the patio at the restaurant which is always in high demand when the weather is nice. There is a natural canopy of mature trees that blankets part of the patio providing sufficient shade. The wait staff is very attentive to the customers, but I found the service a little slow at times, especially when the restaurant was... More 

Thank mrscolnik
Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Lovely patio. Food pricey but good. Only a Canadian wine selection with prices ranging from $44 to about $75 per bottle ( ridiculous prices for Canadian) But what really was outrageous is that we were debating on ordering one of two bottles so we asked for samples. Both bottles were also sold by the glass so samples shouldn't have been... More 

Thank tikokim
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Very great food service was good little pricey very noisey (830pm) our food was very good and presented well. Probably will try again

1 Thank ciwbell
Markham, Canada
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

First time at Allens before a show at Danforth Music Hall. A friend recommended and booked reservations. Awesome food - ceasar salad was so good and the pizza was excellent. Danforth Music Hall was almost right next door. It was perfect and the service was really good too.

1 Thank BethJM
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

We came into town to watch a concert and a friend brought us to Allen's for supper before. We were unaware of the steak festival, but very happy with the timing. We all praise the steaks, some of the best I have ever eaten! I year later, I'm still thinking about it! We're trying to find an excuse to get... More 

1 Thank Jake S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Canadian, Irish, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
10:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighborhood: East End
  • Phone Number: (416) 463-3086

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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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