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Patrician Grill

American, Diner, Canadian
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219 King St E, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-366-4841
08:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 14:00
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Toronto, Canada
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1,652 reviews
774 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 971 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Patrician Grill is true old school from the ancient neon sign that hangs out front, the booths with Formica tops and a menu offering standard diner fare (think of burgers, club sandwiches, meat loaf and so on). The main waiter seeing over most tables has a quirky sense of humour. I was chatting with my tablemate and he came... More 

Thank John B
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

It was late afternoon, and was walking back to my office. Hadn't had Lunch and was starving. Passed by this place and walked straight in. This place is really an old school diner, with excellent home cooked food. I was asked to sit in a booth and relax. Excellent Customer service. I decided to eat bacon and eggs for Lunch(simple... More 

Thank spestonji
Spring Grove, Illinois
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Used Trip Advisor to locate a cheap place to eat with good reviews. I decided to take the small walk from the Novotel Hotel I was staying at, to the Patrician Grill. Sat at the counter and ordered coffee and a Western Omelet. While waiting for my order I was checking out the list of alcoholic beverages offered on the... More 

Thank Pruhnke
Rye, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly, clean and simple. Compared to shiny new buildings this place looks a little shabby. Don't be fooled as it's simple genuine home cooked food is great. It's not Michelin starred, nothing is 'reduced' or 'drizzled' but it's fab.

Thank Stephen T
Windsor, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Me & my Girlfriend went there for breakfast yesterday & the food was brilliant we sat at the counter on the rotating stools real local type feel but tourists made very welcome by Terry & Chris. Make sure you ask Terry for a story they are entertaining. I had a good old style plain chocolate shake with me brekkie that... More 

Thank bcjb78
Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

A diner from the past. The food is always great anytime of the day. Terry and his staff are very friendly and fun to listen too. Terry has a great collection of his own music that he plays in the restaurant. This restaurant is in the King and Sherbourne area of Toronto, close to George Brown College. My husband and... More 

Thank Starr B
Niagara on the Lake
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Blast from the past...diner with booths or sit-at counter. Not fake-old. Been there a long time. Basic fare...good brunchy, breakfasty menu.

Thank Susan M
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

The food is so good that I went there twice. The boss guessed that I don't want bread and modified the dish on the spot and chose the beer for me. Too bad they accept only cash - very inconvenient for foreigners. If you doubt my identity, why not ask for an ID?

1 Thank kairat09
Suresnes, France
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206 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The boss is not overplaying the "is everything ok for you?", running after customers and tips. He just makes it happen, being here and there, all into his business. I liked the real and the truthfulness of the place. It is not the to die for breakfast, but it is worth going in. Prices are cool, food is good and... More 

1 Thank Mat B
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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180 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I asked Siri where was the best place to have breakfast in downtown Toronto and it directed me here. I took public transit, getting off at King Street subway station. It was several blocks but it did not take long to walk there. Upon arrival, I asked for their breakfast plate, which was prepared and served quickly. The meal was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 King St E, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-366-4841

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

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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 vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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