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Golden Diner Family Restaurant

105 Carlton St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M1, Canada
+1 416-977-9898
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Diner, Canadian
105 Carlton St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M1, Canada
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You would be tempted to walk right by past this diner, but if you want a traditional 'Diner' experience, go down half a flight and treat yourself to an excellent breakfast at an excellent price. Clearly a neighborhood institution, people here seem to know each...More

Thank DrDavidToronto
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is an authentic diner in the heart of Toronto. Plastic plants, frost green paint, tattered vinyl on the rotating bar stools, one waiter, and great food at a cheap price. I had the Montreal smoked meat on rye - not a good a you...More

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Old school diner, love it!! Can't beat this breakfast for price and quality

Thank Myron K
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Ordered a feta and spinach omelette on the soft side. The omelette was hard and the feta put just stuck on the top like a pizza and folded so it was not cooked with the omelette. Ingredients were not high quality. Worst omelette ever.

Thank sasbear
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Had the chicken souvlaki special and chopped steak special. Portions were big. The food was flavourful and served nice and hot. The staff were friendly and nice. Its comfortable to sit in the diner and just relax. I will definitely be back!

Thank Khirstin
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I've been going on Sundays with a friend for about a year. You always know what you're going to get - an honest welcome, full cups of coffee and a basic brunch meal. Coffee's not the best but it's always hot. The ambiance is authentic...More

Thank daningram
Reviewed 19 December 2016

On Carlton St., just west of Jarvis. Neat little downtown spot. Decor-wise, it is a very real, old style family diner, without the corporate "let's make this look like a 50's diner" feel that some other places try to do. There were 3 of us...More

Reviewed 5 December 2016

-We visited here on a weekend for breakfast -We stayed in a nearby hotel, and needed a place to eat breakfast and we found this gem. -Severs were very friendly and outgoing. (We had a stroller, and the server helped us carry down the stairs...More

Thank nathanrs1979
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Older looking restaraunt with awesome prices! Menu is extensive and varied, Breakfast served all day. Complimentary orange juice included. The seafood is amazing as well. reasonalbly priced! Some great food like the Montreal smoked meat sandwich, the home made soup of the day.

Thank Marion B
Reviewed 17 November 2016

New owners took over this location and i'm happy to say not too much has changed. The great basics that were there before are still there. They added a few more interesting options to the menu. One thing that did not change and should have...More

Thank lostintimetoronto
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
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Sam P
The week-end staff are excellent - so friendly! I don't go in the afternoon 'cause the waitress (Maria is her name) is so miserable.
1 March 2015|
Response from muscletongue3000 | Reviewed this property |
i've addressed this "complaint" before! Maria is a very matter of fact person -- a no nonsense eastern european. because of her standoffishness i am enclined to think she might be the spouse of the owner - can't prove... More
Sam P
Does anyone know when that nasty waitress is not working? The food is good, but she is so rude - ESPECIALLY TO WOMEN - that I can't go in when she's working.
10 February 2015|
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Response from Joe_Cruzer | Reviewed this property |
This is what I do under this circumstance. When I experience bad service. I give it a honest bad review in here and I never go back. With the way corporations and retailers are behaving now a days. I try to fight back... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Carlton St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-977-9898
  • E-mail