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Quintessential bustling and delicious neigbourhood diner

Extensive menu - from burgers, pizzas to lamp shanks and grilled red snapper. I had the latter... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
Jane W
Lovely patio, decent food, unfriendly wait staff

Ate dinner tonight on the patio with a group of friends. We have been coming to Allen's for years... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2016
Kristen M
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2 Oct 2016
“Quintessential bustling and delicious neigbourhood diner”
16 Jun 2016
“Lovely patio, decent food, unfriendly wait staff”
A fun place to have a few beers and sample some tasty Irish treats from the menu.
143 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4K 1N2, Canada
East End
+1 416-463-3086
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Extensive menu - from burgers, pizzas to lamp shanks and grilled red snapper. I had the latter - which was ok but overcooked and very small portion. Suspect that pizzas, and burgers and diner type food is the best type to chose. My father declared...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Ate dinner tonight on the patio with a group of friends. We have been coming to Allen's for years off and on but I'm not sure if I will be back again. The atmosphere is lovely in the back garden and my burger was tasty....More

Thank Kristen M
Reviewed 27 February 2016

While in Toronto, it is such shame to report that while we had an amazing meal and attentive server; however, the host was shockingly rude. She had an issue with my area code when calling me back after I left my number on their reservation...More

Thank P C
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Allen's has simply one of the best burgers I have ever had. You can visit their homepage and read about the care that goes into preparing the single source, ground on site, homemade with no junk burger or you can just go have one and...More

2  Thank ordianryguy
Reviewed 17 October 2013

We ended up going to Allen's after our Thanksgiving plans unexpectedly fell through. We didn't have reservations but they took us anyway. It was a nice surprise to see that their special was a homestyle turkey dinner. They also offered a wine pairing option which...More

1  Thank Northern_Hiker
Reviewed 3 May 2013

My first trip to Allen's I was as interning for a photographer who took sympathy on me, a 6'3" 140 pound art student (~1988). Just being in a restaurant or eating something other than grilled cheese or KD at that time was a big deal,...More

1  Thank DKandJ
Reviewed 5 February 2013

Recently visited Allen's with my family and I loved the place. Having grown up in New York City, this place reminds me of the old Irish bars that I hung out in , during my younger days. Loved the throwback atmosphere, even the old time...More

2  Thank Tom2405
Reviewed 21 June 2012

We have been coming here for years. The beer menu is peerless in this city. The food had always been good and no probs with the professional-grade service. There is live music some evenings and the owner makes an effort to create a NYC Irish...More

Thank zebecToronto
Reviewed 7 January 2012

Local pub that was obviously popular with locals. Food was good and a very extensive beer list. Although you cannot beat a pint of draught Guiness in this Irish hostelry. Staff friendly and efficient. Very enjoyable

2  Thank stewart2726
Reviewed 17 September 2011

It's a bit of an odd one. No question the terrace is about as good as they get... certainly the best on the Danforth, if not the best in the city. A crowded classic bar meets pub with menus that feel a little formal and...More

1  Thank trinations
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