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Whitlock's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
East End
American, Bar, Canadian, International, Pub
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1961 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario M4L1H7, Canada
+1 416-691-8784
09:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Pickering, Canada
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A friend of mine invited me to brunch at this restaurant near the beaches on a Sunday and I was glad I made the trip down from Pickering. It is all you can eat, buffet style and the total per person came up to $27 with a drink including tip. I had a hot chocolate. For $27 I ate until... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

For great service , try to avoid peak hours ! Had an excellent Tiger Shrimp salad tonight , with a delicious Baked Brie 'n Blueberry Sauce Appetizer (at half price because of the early dinner hour) The shrimp were cooked to perfection and the spinach salad was very good ! So too the other Salmon salad. The waitress was charming... More 

Thank Brian P
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Why have a patio + dog bowls of you don't allow dogs on said patio?? If you have weird rules at least have polite staff to administer!

Thank Scotsrater
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed with service and food was even worse Slow, half the menu not available, ordered calamari salad and smelled bad. Brunch plates where plain. Not impressed. But waiter did recognize the issue and took plate out no questions asked. Kudos to him.

Thank Oblaph
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Was not at all impressed that once was a very good place for brunch. The service was lacking. I had to ask for a refill of of coffee. The Belgian waffles that used to be so good tasted sour as did the breakfast sausage. I will not be returning to this resto.

Thank Seanskie46
Toronto, Canada
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94 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Went here with a friend and had extremely slow service. The food was tasty but we waited over 30 minutes for our food to come. They forgot to serve us the salad and said they would bring it with the main course - they never brought it. This is not a cheap eats place and we were very disappointed.

Thank Fay T
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Enjoy eating here for lunch after a morning walk on beach or tennis. They has a nice outside patio and the inside is very inviting as well. Recommend their burger selections with your favorite beverage!

Thank Wray T
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We visited Whitlock's recently - I remember enjoying brunch there in the 1990s, so had high hopes for dinner. I personally was attracted to the lasagna option on the menu, though the server writing on the board outside was quick to inform me they had "run out" of it. We went in anyway. My husband ordered the spaghetti Bolognese and... More 

Thank jgoldsmith10
Toronto, Canada
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108 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We have been going for many years with a few different owners. Restaurant food has always been good.

Thank Beachcouple57
Indiana, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We were attracted by the pasta menu and the outdoor seating. The restaurant was empty, however, we were eating past the dinner hour. The service was prompt, as we were the only table. We ordered drinks and pasta. The outdoor seating was just off Queen Street so there was a lot to see. The pasta portions were extremely large, in... More 

Thank Chad B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Canadian, International, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1961 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario M4L1H7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighbourhood: East End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-691-8784

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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