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Golden Diner Family Restaurant

#490 of 6,826 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner, Canadian
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105 Carlton St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M1, Canada
+1 416-977-9898
07:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

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 other, and service is fast. Clean, but a little shabby, don't be put off. Order... More 

Thank DrDavidToronto
Toronto, Canada
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220 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 get at a fabulous deli, but also nowhere near the cost. My partner had the... More 

Thank Craig C
cambridge, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
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111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
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
Ajax, Canada
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43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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
Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 diner - a little tattered but clean.

Thank daningram
St. Catharines, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 for Sunday breakfast - Our friend had the ham & cheese omelette, my honey had... More 

St. Catharines, Canada
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109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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 into the restaurant) A++ service -Our breakfast was great, lots of food, good prices. -We... More 

Thank nathanrs1979
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191 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 was the afternoon wait staff. They still have the waitress with one of the worst... 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

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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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