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356 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S6, Canada
+1 416-500-3852
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Lindsay, Canada
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Went to Caplansky's Deli for dinner while visiting Toronto. Good Jewish food here. Not sure if it is kosher or not.

Thank V2637VRrobertg
Halifax, Canada
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Dropped into Caplansky's for the first time last week for lunch. Staff were very warm and friendly and a few good seats were still available. Get there before noon to avoid a surge in business that includes many take-out orders. My colleague had the smoked meat and I had the pickled tongue. Both sandwiches were on super fresh rye bread... More 

Thank Robert A
Yoho National Park, Canada
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

We first heard about this restaurant from an episode on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and we were so excited that it was in Canada and not too far for us to get to. Both of us are from Montreal so our standards are very specific when it comes to smoked meat and chicken soup with matzah balls. Service was fast... More 

1 Thank bluespace7
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

It was on my bucket list . This place is exactly a deli . The food was good and plenty ,They made a mistake with my wife's order and fix it immediately and left the other order on the table for us to munch on . if you like smoked meat (pastrami ) or brisket this is a place to... More 

Thank Ahron G
Caledon, Canada
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286 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

The staff was friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast items. Would recommend the corned beef on rye. The poutine had weird smelling meat sauce on it. Taste was bland would not recommend

Thank warren161
Edmonton, Canada
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

If you are in the Toronto airport, try this place out! It is really delicious and quick at a reasonable price! Great meat and sandwich selections.

Thank Benjamin T
Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

I live in NC and was asked by a colleague to go by Caplansky's while in Toronto to buy some smoked meat. When we went there I had not planned to eat, but once we smelled the food in there and saw the fresh bread, we had to. The food was excellent. Great Toronto atmosphere.

Thank PaulaLavocatCovial
Nova Scotia
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

I just had a tuna sandwich and a drink and both were fine, as was the service. A very busy spot at Pearson's Terminal 3.

Thank Athina078
Alberta, Canada
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

We were travelling so our gate was near this place so as we didn't want to walk, we ordered some food on the Take Away side not the restaurant. Bad breakfast & my wife became sick on the plate after around 3 or 4 hours(((. As for me, despite very polite the way the cashier treated me was horrible, maybe... More 

1 Thank AnonymousAlberta15
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Very disappointing judging by some of the other reviews. Service was quite good, and they let us sample a couple of meats. Soup was awful, not cooked properly and vegetables were rock hard. Corned beef (salt beef) was all fat and macaroni cheese inedible (which was left). We were looking forward to eating there, and will not be going back.

Thank Steven M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian, Delicatessen, Kosher
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 356 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-500-3852

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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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