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Caplansky's Deli

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356 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S6, Canada
+1 416-500-3852
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09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Comparing this to something you would get in Montreal the taste was good ans Latkas were good also. For $13.95 you got a small smoked meat sandwich and 6 small Latkas. Not a very good value when compared to other establishments.

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Thank David M
Bancroft, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My second time eating here. It has quickly become my "go to" lunch spot when visiting Toronto. I had the smoked meat sandwich and it was stacked high and delicious. My wife had lox and cream cheese on a bagel. She enjoyed it. The latkes were amazing. I already looking forward to coming back.

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Thank Kirk G
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I don't usually give restaurants 4 stars--and particularly a deli but this one's good--really good. In an old store on College Street it has the ambience of an old style deli. The service is adequate to handle large customer volume but the food is great. My smoked meat sandwich was wonderful--moist, just lean enough, well packed with fresh rye bread.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fan of the great Montreal smoked meat houses in Montreal i was looking for something comparable in Toronto. Though not a perfect match it certainly exceeded the chain options we all know. Latkes. OMG I will come back here just for those. Ok I'll have to get the smoked meat sandwich but Latkes here are great and a not to... More 

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Thank L P
Toronto, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I had lunch at Caplansky's a year ago in the winter. This cozy eatery was infused with aromas of smoked meat, pickles, mustard, chicken soup, and fried potatoes. Proprietor, Zane Caplansky also took time to tell us about his family and deli traditions. Zane has chosen to stay close to his family’s roots at Kensington Market when... More 

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Welland, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had time to kill before a flight and so glad I chose Caplansky's Deli. Had good service, and really good Beef Brisket on a Bun. Portion size was large, and received my food and wine extremely quickly. Will be returning!

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Thank Karen B
Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the original location on College, fun neighbourhood. The food: delicious original Juicy tender smoke meat. Definite worth the visit, I'll be back experience.

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Thank Infjepra
Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to grab some breakfast at Pearson Airport, T3, Caplansky's Deli, before our early morning flight. When we entered the restaurant, we were one party of perhaps 5 in the restaurant. However - it quickly filled up and then some as the charter flights were all leaving at the same time. They had one person waiting on the tables.... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered regular sized smoked meat, was so small, I laughed when it was brought to the table. Came with a very good Greek salad. Companions, 2 others had same but different salads. Comments were sandwiches were too small, uninspiring flavor to the meat. Salads were good. I would skip this place next time to many other options out there that... More 

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Thank Michael G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We wanted to grab something to eat before our daughters flight to Cambodia so we're relieved to see Caplansky 's right beside her check in counter. We regularly go to Montreal for good deli & love Pancer's in Toronto but haven't heard much about Caplanskys , however location is everything so we decided to order a turkey & cheese sandwich... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Delicatessen, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 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 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
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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