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Lou Dawgs B-B-Q! - CLOSED

589 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M5, Canada
+1 647-347-3294
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
27 May 2016
“Chicago Blues, Cold IPA, 1970's style”
26 May 2016
“Bad food, don't go unless if you have to”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian
$$ - $$$
589 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M5, Canada
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

This type of venue -- Hippie Blues 'n' Beer Joint -- was much more popular 40 years ago. I used to like it a lot, now they just make me feel old. Quality 18 oz Craft Beer $7.50 CDN. If you are over 40 YO...More

Thank isa-azur a
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Unless this is the only place that is open, I would t bother walking in. The food is bad, the portions are tiny, and the taste is mediocre at best. It serves decent sandwiches for lunch but nothing that is anymore special than any other...More

Thank AmirMostaghim
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Me and some friends often go to Lou's on Wednesday nights for their $10 mini pitchers. Almost always filled with students, good drinks (their house beer is definitely a favourite), amazing pub food (their poutine is delicious, albeit a bit pricey). On Wednesdays they also...More

Thank mrmcbowtie
Reviewed 12 February 2016

My husband and I arrived in Toronto at 4pm for a Concert at 7pm. We were starving as we hadn't eaten all day. We deceive to have a big meal to combine our lunch and dinner. As we were walking past Ryerson, my husband saw...More

Thank epjenna
Reviewed 31 December 2015

I was so excited for this place (and not just because it was called Lou's) but it was so disappointing. I'm gluten free so was happy that there were a few tasty sounding dishes suitable for me but they didn't taste as good as they...More

Thank LouiseMa385
Reviewed 26 December 2015

I liked the staff and the music. The food was great. The place was a little empty at lunchtime though. Might be better for dinner.

Thank Junuxx
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Dropped in on whim. Barman Bill Rocket took good care of us. Great food .. smoked wings were special. Met lots of fun people at the bar. Cleaned them out of fat b**stard shriraz ... great price on mini bottles. perfect unpretentious place to watch...More

Thank Ordongayisherfay
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Head down stairs to the small bar and you'll be greeted with a smile. Friendly service and really nice ribs and a good couple of beers. The ribs are very meaty and were very nice but be prepared to get involved and get messy -...More

Thank EmilyDavidandBinks
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Easily the best BBQ and poutine in Toronto !! I've had almost everything on the menu but favorites are definitely the Mighty Loutine , the veggie poutine, pulled pork and of course the deep fried pickles ! It's an awesome place to watch the game,...More

1  Thank Christi D
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I first discovered Lou Dawgs this year and now I am there at least once a week. not only is it the best BBQ in the city, but the atmosphere is also amazing. great Jazz music on Tuesdays and it's an amazing place to watch...More

Thank Mia W
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$12
American, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 589 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M5, Canada
  • Public Transportation: 589 King street west location is steps from the King/Portland streetcar stop. 76 Gerrard Street east location is a 5 minute walk from either the College or Dundas subway stations.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 647-347-3294
  • E-mail
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