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Cool Runnings

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East York
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Main St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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12:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously the people serving have no experience in customer relations. I could write a short story about how absolutely atrocious the service was. From having to listen to one "server" complain endlessly about her colleague being late to said colleague finally arriving and being just about the rudest and most incompetent person I've ever encountered but I won't. The food... More 

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Thank Patiog
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Went to this fantastic little Jamaican place near Main and Gerrard. Very affordable and very tasty jerk chicken and other Jamaican specialties. Extremely friendly service. A great find.

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Thank steven660
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I live not to far from here so have probably eaten here more times that I would like to admit. It you like Jerk Chicken, they offer the best in the city hands down!! I've also had most other items on the menu and have never been disappointed.

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Thank Virginia D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

A local favorite with friendly staff and always the best Caribbean dishes. In the summer they bring out there bbq on the patio and turn up

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Thank steven_Kiel
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

We were in the beaches area and wanted to try something other than the bars, fusion thai and japanese restaurants along Queen St. East, near Woodbine. We googled this place and it was a pleasant surprise. It is a little restaurant in a neighborhood that is more residential than commercial. The decor is simple and has some nice Jamaican artwork.... More 

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Thank m w
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

A little overpriced not all that flavourful I was expecting better and really wanted to love this place it aint that bad but aint that good not bad if you are in the area but nothing special. Adios amigos!

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Thank Senior_V
Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

Great place for Jamaican in East End/Beaches. I've eaten Jamaican food all over Toronto and think this is the best Jamaican in the City. The place is quaint and friendly. I love the window tables.

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Port Dover, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2012

Yesterday my daughter and her husband were anxious to take me to their newest "favourite" place in the neighbourhood. I was interested, but a bit reluctant because my experiences with Jamaican food had been few and not altogether to my liking. I'm glad I gave it another try because this place made me a believer. I ordered the Jerk chicken... More 

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1 Thank fillorino
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2012

This is an unassuming, delightful neighbourhood restaurant. I discovered Cool Runnings a couple of years ago when my kids took music lessons nearby. I decided to stop in and try a roti, and since then I've been hooked. The food is great, portions are perhaps too generous, the service is prompt, and the setting is kinda kitschy cool. I keep... More 

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1 Thank Ricochet
Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2011

Excellent little jamaican restaurant, authentic and freshly prepared dishes, and generous portions for the price. It's not fancy but they do a swell job of making you feel welcome and comfortable. Jerk chicken is properly spiced, stew chicken is mild and creamy sauced, oxtail as good as you will find. Recommended

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Caribbean, Jamaican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Takeout
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East York
  • Neighbourhood: East York

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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?

Staying in East York

Neighbourhood Profile
East York
East York includes a portion of old, industrial Toronto. Densely populated but incredibly safe, it boasts some of the city's earliest gardens and gardening clubs, attracting green thumbs everywhere. The tranquility of the Don Valley River area, which is rich with Toronto's oldest and tallest forests, is supplemented by the large ensemble of authentic and refurbished Edwardian homes, giving parts of East York allure. The other draw is for foodies: lovers of Bangladeshi fare will find authentic restaurants and markets in the area, with raw spices and desserts. East York also represents a lot of Toronto's Serbian food culture, and recently, has had an outcropping of solid microbrewery stops. For families, the science center is a favored weekend stop.
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