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Caplansky's Deli

356 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S6, Canada
+1 416-500-3852
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“smoked meat” (174 reviews)
“latkes” (63 reviews)
“apple sauce” (8 reviews)
Closes in 22 min
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Canadian, Delicatessen, Kosher
$$ - $$$
356 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S6, Canada
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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

After literally years of hearing fulsome reviews of how marvelous this place is, I finally had my first taste of Toronto's Caplansky's deli. Not the knee-trembling experience I had hoped for. It was fine, but only just. Certainly wasn't life-changing, as some of the hyperbole...More

Thank StillTheOldie
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We thought that we would be able to find a really good deli in Toronto and hoped that Capalansky's would be it. Unfortunately, it was a huge disappointment! The service was slow and the food VERY average. My smoked turkey sandwich contained a lot of...More

Thank Yeob49
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

As someone who has eaten smoked meat sandwiches in many establishments, I consider myself an expert of this particular specialty. Any good smoked meat deli will ask what level of fat you want for your sandwich. Not this place. And despite ordering my sandwich medium...More

Thank Franco T
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We had been wanting to dine here ever since we saw it featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, which, it is to be noted, has never let us down. This deli is as charming and Jewish as anything that New York can muster – bustling...More

Thank ljrobertson
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

So, when was the last time you went to a deli and saw mustard served this way (see picture)? Caplansky's a "throw-back" to the traditional Jewish delis found in Canada and America. We visited with our Buffalo cousin to see how this incarnation operated and...More

Thank crazy_canuckCanada
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Visited Caplansky's with a friend for a Thursday lunch. We each had the Reuben which was tasty, although if had to be critical the bread was a bit soggy on one side. Service was nothing special. One portion of fries is huge and enough to...More

Thank cescott
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Nothing special here.On the advice of a friend, I went for lunch.Very blah.Restaurant wasn't in a clean condition when I was there.Food was below the quality then what I expected for the price paid.Mens restroom was very unsanitary at the time of my visit.I don't...More

Thank conservativecanadian
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Loved the OLD Deli's of Toronto, but all but a few are gone. Caplanskys has some wonderful briskets, Smoked meat, pastrami, all excellent, but he has NEW product that is fresh and exciting to add to the old world foods. They are all yummy, so...More

Thank Richard E
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Five of us went for breakfast and for the most part the food was pretty good but not great. The best part of the meal were the blintzes that we had with blueberry sauce. I ordered the classic breakfast and the eggs over easy but...More

Thank Hank V
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Casual diner type of layout. Service was great. Food ... not so great. Had the smoked meat, medium fat & found it tough, sliced too thick. French fries were good but they brought them out before the sandwiches. I would have preferred them together. Had...More

Thank OnaMarkham
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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
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Response from CanAussie416 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I meant it is College and West of Spadina.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Canadian, Delicatessen, Kosher
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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