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Allen's Restaurant On Danforth

East End
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Irish
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143 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4K 1N2, Canada
(416) 463-3086
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Closed 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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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a successful spot in a great location. It has on of Toronto's loveliest patios out back and a huge beer and wine list. But other than that I have no idea why anyone would go there. I hate writing bad reviews online but if I can help others avoid the delayed, cold welcome, lackluster service and disappointing food,... More 

Thank onemoreX
Barrie, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Allen's with some friends before a show and the Danforth Music Hall. The place was really busy for a Monday (perhaps because of the show, as the Hall is right next door). We were seated promptly and our server was as attentive as she could be, given how many tables she was looking after. I ordered the lobster roll... More 

Thank DeclaFionan
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there after an Irish music session at Dora Keogh's, their sister pub next door. Food is fantastic. Not cheap, but tastes amazing. Service is very good. Owner is very accommodating re seating at both venues. (We needed wheelchair access). Accessible bathroom on same floor at Dora Keogh's next door. At Allen's it's down a flight of stairs. We had... More 

Thank magpie65
Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed nice meal on back patio. All 3 of us had grilled items: rack of lamb, veges, baby back ribs. Food was good. Beer selection is excellent. Not 5 star as they forgot one appetizer we ordered (which we did not need!)

Thank bsulc
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103 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Allen's has one of the best outdoor patios in Toronto. Wonderful setting with mature trees. Perfect for a nice summer evening or afternoon. Good menu with a nice selection of comfort foods and burgers. Extensive beer list (written on the blackboard on the patio wall).

Thank NCSteveT
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Allen's many times over the years. It's one of our go to spots in the city. They have the best burger in Toronto in my opinion. The backyard patio is like an oasis in the city. You don't feel like you're on a busy street, but rather a quiet backyard. The staff are consistently friendly and... More 

Thank cjauff
Baden, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very happening restaurant, although you'd never know it from the outside. It's one of our very favourite places to have our cousins dinner, as they can accommodate a relatively large group of us. Our choice during good weather is to gather out on their back patio, under the shade of the large trees, and we are always... More 

Thank Gerihs
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 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 June 27, 2016

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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11 reviews
5 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 

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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, Pub, Canadian, Irish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, 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 M4K 1N2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighborhood: East End
  • Phone Number: (416) 463-3086

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