15 locations

The Ace

tv show: Diners Drive-Ins and Dives

Toronto has a lot of good restaurants, but I've always felt it lacking in places that I feel compelled to recommend to someone visiting from out of town. To put it another way, on my top 10 best restaurant meals ever, Toronto doesn't make an appearance for more than 2.

231 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, ON M6R 2L6, Canada

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The Lakeview Restaurant

tv show: Diners Drive-Ins and Dives

The Lakeview, to me, is like the Grand Central station of diners, bustling, spacious, tiled with dark wood paneling. I feel alive when I'm there.

1132 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 2Y2, Canada

The Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder

tv show: Diners Drive-Ins and Dives

Chicken and waffles are out of this world. They also make a special maple syrup type sauce for the waffles that's bombdiggity! The portions are a good size so you're definitely getting some bang for your buck. I would advise against the Thai wings and the burgers are okay but not the best, but that's just me. I've yet to try their BBQ stuff or the ribs that they're known for but I just can't pass up the chicken and waffles every time I go! LOL

699 Saint Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON M6C 1B2, Canada

Caplansky's Deli

tv show: Diners Drive-Ins and Dives

Their smoked meat is amazing, and I was THRILLED on a recent visit (Dec '12) that they had gotten gluten-free bread (major score). Back in my pre-gluten free days, I LOVED the latka's (amazing with apple sauce) and their bread pudding (the perfect combo of pudding and cake, and totally delicious). Oh, and my boyfriend and I love the 'Super Extra Hot' mustard so much we now keep it at home.

356 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 3A9, Canada

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The Rosedale Diner

tv show: Diners Drive-Ins and Dives

The Rosedale Diner is a family-owned restaurant that`s been a Yonge street institution since 1978. Famous for its Bohemian style and Israeli flair, we serve lunch on weekdays, brunch on weekends, and dinner every evening. Open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11:30 to 3:00 Saturday & Sunday brunch from 10:30 to 3:30 Dinner daily from 5:30 until close For Reservations Call: 416-923-3122

1164 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2L9, Canada

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Mick and Angelo's Eatery and Bar

tv show: Man v. Food

I ordered a chicken parm sandwich and a salad. The salad was fresh and packed with veggies. The chicken parm was pretty good. Had a Rickard's Red beer, a great brew that is not sold in the U.S.

7600 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, ON L2H 1G8, Canada

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Fresh Sandwich Shop

tv show: Restaurant Takeover

Feel free to shoot us an email or give us a call with any questions, requests or concerns. Come stop by our Fresh location and check out our daily specials!

14834 Yonge Street Aurora, ON L4G 1N2

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Golden Pizza in Toronto

tv show: Restaurant Takeover

2360 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON M4C 1K7, Canada

Italian Garden Restaurant

tv show: Restaurant Takeover

Joe is too proud to change. He opened Italian Garden 15 years ago and he feels his “authentic” hot table is top notch. But with cheesy Italian paraphernalia, grotty old tiles and bland pastas and sandwiches, this space is more 90s cafeteria than “Tavola Calda”. Restaurant Takeover is sending in chef Adam Hynam-Smith and designer Paula Velez to break through to “Status-Quo Joe” and make him realize his stubbornness is losing him money.

10069 Hurontario Street Brampton, ON L6Z 0A9

Legends Bar & Eatery aka Wychwood Pub

tv show: Restaurant Takeover

Newly renovated, we are your local pub. Featuring homemade food, and eleven beers on tap. Our friendly service and expert bartenders will make sure your every need is taken care of. Always some good music on the stereo and TVs playing your favorite local sports team.

517 Street Clair Ave W Toronto, ON M6C 1A1 Canada

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Marky & Sparky’s Smokehouse

tv show: Restaurant Takeover

Marky & Sparky's was created when a passions blossomed into an idea to bring people together and to fill your BBQ appetite. Marky (Marcus) was introduced to barbeque when he spent his teen years growing up in Las Vegas. One day Marky tried his first Slowsmoked rib and from that day forward he was on a quest to create mouth watering BBQ. Marky has been slow smoking for over 8 years now and has created some amazing rubs and sauces. Marky's going from back yard barbequer to Pitman of his own smokehouse. We have a passion for creating great barbeque. This will allow us to be very creative and above all to provide our customers with variety and a very tasty product. We can't wait to serve you our BBQ!!!

520 Annette Street Toronto, ON M6P 1S1 Canada

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Simply Thai Cuisine

tv show: Restaurant Takeover

Looking for somewhere to meet with friends and family for some delicious food? The answer is as simple as SIMPLY THAI. Located in the heart of Bloor West Village, Simply Thai is here to impress you with our fabulous staff, comforting atmosphere, and most of all our extensive menu of Thai cuisine. Our menu is made up of traditional authentic Thai cuisine. We offer a number of chicken, beef, seafood, and vegetarian dishes to satisfy anyone’s pallet. The readers of the Toronto Sun voted Simply Thai as the best Thai restaurant in the city in 2003. Come in and let us impress you.

2253 Bloor Street W Toronto, ON M6S 1N8 Canada

Classico Pizza & Pasta

tv show: Restaurant Takeover

We have now reopened with a new look and new menu. We invite you to make a reservations and among the many who have already experienced our newly renovated space, excellent service and delicious food. Please access our updated menu on our facebook page. Confirm your order when you call.

2457 Bloor Street W Toronto, ON M6S 1P7

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Churrasco Portugril

tv show: Restaurant Takeover

Portugril emulates Portugal's old Tasacas (Taverns that served sandwiches) and Churrasqueiras (Grill Houses serving churrasco chicken). The combination of both consistently offers you, “A Little Taste of Portugal”

1733 Eglinton Avenue E Toronto, ON M4H 1J8 Canada

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Duffy's Tavern in Toronto

tv show: Restaurant Takeover

Duffy’s Tavern is located in the heart of Bloordale in the west of Toronto. We’re one of the oldest bars in the city and have been the one constant in the ever changing Bloordale neighbourhood, having faithfully served our regulars since 1949. Anyone who’s ever walked west of Dufferin on Bloor knows Bloordale. We’ve been around for a while and have seen a lot of characters. We love our ‘hood and are proud to be the longest operating bar in the area.

1238 Bloor Street W Toronto, ON M6H 1N3 Canada

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