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Whitlock's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
East End
American, Bar, Canadian, International, Pub
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1961 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario M4L1H7, Canada
+1 416-691-8784
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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500 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pub-type food in The Beach. The décor is pleasant and they had a lovely warm fire going at lunchtime when we were there. I had a tasty hamburger and my guest had the mussels, which he said were excellent. They also threw in a soup that also was tasty. There was a good selection of beers and wines by the... More 

Thank What
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in the area, and have always walked by this place. We went in for Sunday brunch, and stayed maybe 2 minutes. The lighting was like a mortuary. Solemn patrons picked at there food, as if they were at a bad wedding. Or a good funeral? The hostess was nice enough. She sat us and offered coffee. My mug... More 

Thank lowrentGourmand
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

I intended buying a Groupon for Whitlocks' in Toronto. I called about hours and the Groupon details before purchasing, because I sometimes find these purchases inaccurate. I was told the menu for the Groupon is different from what is displayed on their website or on the Groupon offering. It is misrepresentative advertising. Groupon says click for menu, which is appealing,... More 

Thank STD52
Pickering, Canada
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

A friend of mine invited me to brunch at this restaurant near the beaches on a Sunday and I was glad I made the trip down from Pickering. It is all you can eat, buffet style and the total per person came up to $27 with a drink including tip. I had a hot chocolate. For $27 I ate until... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

For great service , try to avoid peak hours ! Had an excellent Tiger Shrimp salad tonight , with a delicious Baked Brie 'n Blueberry Sauce Appetizer (at half price because of the early dinner hour) The shrimp were cooked to perfection and the spinach salad was very good ! So too the other Salmon salad. The waitress was charming... More 

Thank Brian P
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Why have a patio + dog bowls of you don't allow dogs on said patio?? If you have weird rules at least have polite staff to administer!

Thank Scotsrater
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed with service and food was even worse Slow, half the menu not available, ordered calamari salad and smelled bad. Brunch plates where plain. Not impressed. But waiter did recognize the issue and took plate out no questions asked. Kudos to him.

Thank Oblaph
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Was not at all impressed that once was a very good place for brunch. The service was lacking. I had to ask for a refill of of coffee. The Belgian waffles that used to be so good tasted sour as did the breakfast sausage. I will not be returning to this resto.

Thank Seanskie46
Toronto, Canada
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96 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Went here with a friend and had extremely slow service. The food was tasty but we waited over 30 minutes for our food to come. They forgot to serve us the salad and said they would bring it with the main course - they never brought it. This is not a cheap eats place and we were very disappointed.

Thank Fay T
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

Enjoy eating here for lunch after a morning walk on beach or tennis. They has a nice outside patio and the inside is very inviting as well. Recommend their burger selections with your favorite beverage!

Thank Wray T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Canadian, International, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1961 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario M4L1H7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighborhood: East End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-691-8784

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

Staying in East End

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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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