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#2,087 of 5,519 Restaurants in Toronto
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US$5 - US$20
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Irish, Bar, International, Pub, Canadian
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Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
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Scarborough
7.2 km from Ontario Science Centre
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Reviewed October 22, 2021

Wings were a good size and cooked and seasoned perfectly. My son and husband are wing guys and thought they were great. The fresh cut fries were also very good as well as the onion rings which were battered and cooked fresh (not frozen ones...deep fried) Thursday night was a special rib night and the ribs were delicious, tender and sauced just right. So glad we came out and had a great home cooked meal.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed November 4, 2019

after 2 weeks touring and lots of fast food options it was a delight to find some real irish home style food in a very irish bar which we loved. Food so tasty that we returned next night and again great food from a very...good menu. Plenty of atmopsphere in the pub and no problem getting a table even with no reservation. Served a super pint of guinness and staff very friendly and chatty. Highly recommend visiting.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 12, 2019

This Irish pub/restaurant is an institution in the Cliffside area of Scarborough. Very spacious premises, nicely appointed and decorated; ample seating; extensive outdoor patio; fast and friendly service. Great and extensive menu; some wonderful bar food, especially the wings; reasonable prices. Extensive parking outside the...pub. A place to visit again.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

We came up to Scarborough Ontario to visit our daughter and son-in-law. Ask for we could go have a good meal and they suggested this restaurant. When we got there we were greeted and we were seated. We ordered our food and it was very...delicious. The shepherd's pie was out of this world, tasted the beef and kidney pie it was all so good and the open roast beef sandwich with fries was very delicious. The waitress was very friendly and very knowledgeable. Definitely recommend this place.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Great service, awesome food, live bands, good music....the staff are great. Each day of the week they have specials, eg:Mondays their wings for a pound are half price and absolutely delicious. Thursdays, ribs are half price. And they sell Keiths beer..The peopme are friendly.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

The Tara Inn has very good attentive service and a good menu of pub food. They have good Irish and/or folk music on Sundays from 4 pm to 7 pm. There is some limited space available for dancing. Good atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Visited Tara Inn for lunch. First time there. I understand now why it was empty. If wait staff had smiled even once or even pretended to be friendly it would have helped the experience. Service was acceptable, but made to feel we were a bother...coming in. The ‘Big Irish Breakfast’ that states you may even skip dinner after wasn’t enough food to feed a child. The black and white pudding together didn’t make up a mouthful. Guinness beef pie all pastry and gravy. 90 year old was going home after to get something to fill up on. Sheppard pie and chicken fingers were average to good. Prices typical for pub food. Not worth it though. First visit and last visit.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

I've been to Tara Inn many times and the food is always excellent, at very reasonable prices. I've not done "bar" or "entertainment" events here, but the lunch and dinner menus are always top notch. Parking is plentiful and free, and during patio season this...is THE place to be in the Kingston Road stretch. Another consistency is the rather poor service. We always wait a long time for things like refills, special requests (like a side of mayo), and the final bill. Wait staff can be seen standing and watching the TVs and talking amongst themselves. But it's the great food that keeps me coming back. There is a 4 ounce option (vs. 8 ounce) for a burger and the hand cut fries are truly awesome. They now offer deliver through skipthedishes.com and I hope to take advantage of that in the future as well.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Have to say. The Tara Inn has spoiled us. Wherever we go wings are never as good as the ones at The Tara. Also service always amazing.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Staff look surprised when others show up. Lots of Irish motif stuff with a few TV and local sports memorabilia. Some basic pub grub, outdoor patio fronting plaza parking lot.

Date of visit: June 2018
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I didn't put in the hours. I have no idea what they ate.
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We will be at the Tara on Year's Eve. The price for dinner is very reasonable $40 + tax pp). . We spent last New Year's Eve there too and had lots of fun. The music was great (with something for everyone). I understand this... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tara Inn Irish Pub & Restaurant

Yes, Tara Inn Irish Pub & Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Tara Inn Irish Pub & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5