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#1,075 of 5,525 Restaurants in Toronto
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Bar, Pub, Canadian
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Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed January 29, 2020

Amazing experience, service and menu. We went during the winter time, but we're looking forward summer time. Definitely will back soon

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed September 27, 2019 via mobile

This place could be soooooo much better if they cared about the food Excuses like ‘It’s pub fare’ do not work in this competitive restaurant environment! Maybe change the menu a bit, get buns that are not stale, little tweaks like that would work wonders...Great place for drinks and games, just don’t order any food! Not even fries! I mean it!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 8, 2019

We always sit at the bar and find it a wonderful experience talking with the bartender and trying new drinks, the food is pub food but very good and they have lots of pool tables if you like to go with a group of friends....I will say that it is a lot of steps up to the pub as they are on the second floor with a roof that opens in the nice weather, they say they have a service elevator but I do not know if customers can use it.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 22, 2019

Went with my guy friends on a Thurs night where there is a singer which when mixed with everyone elses conversation made the it difficult to hear. Retractable skylight is really neat. The waitress was good considering the crowd of people. Food was pub fare....My burger and fries were good the Greek salad OK. I tried a chicken wing it was cooked alright but nothing special. I think the main draw is the pool tables (not snooker) and the table tennis tables.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 14, 2019

The manager Jen at the Cue does a amazing job. Friendly and fantastic service . Nice to share tables and make new friends in the Kingsway while taking in a game .

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019

My teen son and friend went to have lunch here on a Saturday. They were told that they couldn't enter as they didn't have an adult/guardian with them. They were very disappointed. Last summer my son and friend were to the Cue for lunch and...they had no problem getting in for lunch. We didn't think to call before sending them there. When I spoke to the manager, he said it was because they are a bar and no teens under 19 were allowed without an adult. I immediately called the Squire. They did not have a problem and my son and friend went there for lunch and to play pool. The Squire is a bar too!! However on further conversation with other parents, I now understand that it is because they had an incident with rowdy teens. The policy does not seem to be consistent and clear. It should also not depend on the staff there on the day. In addition, if you had one incident with rowdy teens, deal with the situation. It doesn't seem fair to paint all teens with the same stroke.More

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

Tried this establishment for the fifth time today. Beautiful place, bad service, horrendous hospitality. Never again.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Charging $25.00 per hour to play ping pong considering the huge charges for food and beverage is a crime. 8 Ball and table tennis should be gratis.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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SamP3512, Owner at The Crooked Cue, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2019

Hello Minormisery, The Crooked Cue has been in business for 27 years now. I'm guessing that you would know from the name that we are a Billiard hall. All Billiard halls charge for pool as it takes up a majority of our floor space. We...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

We live in the area and drop in quite frequently to meet with friends or have larger birthday parties. Sam has done a great job in renovating the space and making it open and airy with the retractable roofs and sliding glass front windows. The...place looks great and is very inviting. Unfortunately the food quality has not improved as many of the reviewers here have mentioned. Although the staff has repeatedly said they know the food is sub par and that they are bringing in a new chef that can work with a small kitchen, big groups, parties, etc, etc. but the food quality has not improved over the past 2 years-the burgers, chicken, lamb are always overcooked and dry and the flavours are lack lustre. The price of the wine and beer have gone up since the renovations, but he food quality doesn't support the overall atmosphere and alcohol pricing. In many cases now, many of our friends suggest we go out for dinner elsewhere in the neighborhood as almost all the restaurants in the Kingsway serve better food than at the Cue and then we sometimes head to the Cue for a casual drink afterwards. It would be a lot more convenient and better for everyone if the Crooked Cue improved what came out of the kitchen as opposed to very basic pub/large group party food that is not a match to the quality of the new renovations. The atmosphere of the place is great, please improve the food quality!More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Since the new renovations of the place, it is looking even better. Great atmosphere, simple but delicious food and fun for all ages (before 9pm).

Date of visit: June 2018
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The Crooked Cue is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5