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Mars Restaurant

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432 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1T3, Canada
+1 416-921-6332
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12:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When I went there for the first time, I thought I entered on a time machine, although sadly the place got recently renovated to open a little space as it can get busy at times, and is not cool to let hungry people waiting at the door, but I absolutely loved that from beginning to end there's always friendly people... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

This place is a diner. Don't expect fancy. But if you want great diner food, delivered almost as soon as words leave your mouth. And cheap. Come here! The decor is what you would expect from a diner. And staf get to the point, they take your order and give you great food.

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Thank James W
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

sold diner. not many left this way. not what it used to be but still great. gives city much needed character

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San Antonio de Pereira, Colombia
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214 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

I am an American who occasionally visit my Canadian friends in the Little Italy district of Toronto. Ever since the 1980s, I have been dining at this wonderful diner on College Street. Primarily, I like to eat my breakfasts and brunches there. Ever since I can remember, the food at MARS has been good, inexpensive, and the service courteous and... More 

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Thank Eulenspeegel
Toronto
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636 reviews
432 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

We used to adore this place on College Street, with its authentic North American diner feel. The old staff were mostly eastern Europeans (Ukrainians?) and they gave the place some character. The rice pudding and muffins were faves of ours, but of course, the menu offered much more. Well, the magic has gone. I cannot sense any reason whatever for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

We visited 3 restaurants in Toronto with my wife ordering pancakes in one week! The first was for a brunch-made ahead of time-$15. The second Sunday noon for lunch-good but..$12. Then to Mars for a quick supper between meetings-absolutely the best-$9-10. Imagine the cheapest and the best!

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Mississauga
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204 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016

After helping our daughter with moving some stuff into her new apartment, we headed to Mars Food for a late breakfast. I think we missed the early morning crowd, and were easily seated in the diner right away. We sat in a pretty small booth for four people - it was too tight. But the waitress was quick with the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2015

Old fashioned diner that has been around forever. We went on a Sunday for breakfast and the place was very busy but the service was fast and friendly. Our omelettes were tasty and healthy with little oil and lots of fresh cheese (brie) and vegetables. The chef was even singing as he cooked ! You can watch the cook prepare... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Having first come to Mars with my father over 60 years ago - i remember the camaraderie that my father had with the owner back then. Under new management for certain, the food was not as I recalled. I had an eggs Benedict with chicken instead of bacon - it was just ok. the fond memories of the past could... More 

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Thank Mitch G
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

I came here twice because it was the only place open. The food is really cheap and affordable but everything is extremely greasy. You get what you pay for.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Diner, Canadian, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 432 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1T3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-921-6332

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

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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