We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Prohibition Gastropub & Oyster Bar

#484 of 6,622 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
East End
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
696 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1G9, Canada
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Open now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 112: English reviews
Burlington, Canada
Level Contributor
43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for a late dinner and dancing. Food was great. We are in our 30s and didn't feel too old with this crowd. DJ was great; kept us dancing all night. Fun times!

Thank Restingandrelaxing16
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another good meal at Prohibition. We had a couple dozen oysters along with Dinner and desert and took advantage of their Hooch hours for discount drinks. Overall a great experience, great service and tasty food.

Thank Mikedsn
Level Contributor
31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Prohibition is a place I would take my friends or a first date. It's nice inside with a very nice bar. Has a creative menu that really likes the use of duck fat. Their food is a little on the greasy side but it's tasty and home made. Good place and a good value.

Thank KinleyGraham
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
110 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This spot on queen just east of the DVP is a great spot to stop have a pint and some great food. The staff are very accommodating and lots of fun.

Thank Edward C
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was very accommodating, and the food was great. I'll be back if I make it back to Toronto. Try the spicy wings!!!

Thank Tomandwho
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met our friends for lunch during Summerlicious. Stephani was an excellent waitress and really added to the whole experience. I started with the chilli fries, then the chicken and biscuits, and finished with the cherry cheesecake. I was stuffed, nary a crumb was left on my plate. The bottled hot sauce was an excellent accompaniment to the fries, just... More 

Thank Photo_Ricky
Level Contributor
35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Used to love coming here whenever in Toronto but since there appears to be a change in either Ownership or Management, it has gone downhill. They got rid of the Bison Burger and staff tried to tell us it was out of season... So for idiots that might have fallen for this, Bison is never out of season! It is... More 

Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We came for summerlicious after previously dining here off of their regular menu. We were really excited because they actually had a great menu. All 3 of us ordered pierogies as an appetizer and it took an hour and 10 minutes to get just the appetizer. Once we got it, the food was delicious but we were now really curious... More 

Thank SarasitaZee
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Was very excited about visiting Prohibition Gastropub based on the food reviews. Anticipated potential service issues based on the service reviews. Went for summerlicious 1st off, prices have been upped - but hoped that would come with better food. Made reservations. Was greeted and seated immediately. Waitress came by with water and then was MIA for a bit. Came and... More 

Thank UCLMSatchel
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Went here for a Summerlicious dinner in a group of 7 in July. Pretty much right from the start our server seemed to want to be anywhere other than actually serving our table. You would think a server, who works for tips, would actually put a tiny bit of effort in. Sat for long periods of time waiting for her... More 

Thank cantrav10

Travelers who viewed Prohibition Gastropub & Oyster Bar also viewed

Toronto, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario

Been to Prohibition Gastropub & Oyster Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 696 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighborhood: East End
  • Phone Number: 4164062669

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Prohibition Gastropub & Oyster Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in East End

Neighborhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighborhood