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Caplansky's Deli

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356 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S6, Canada
+1 416-500-3852
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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COTU
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111 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We saw this place on the Food net work and wanted to give it a try on our next visit to Toronto. We are very glad we did. The smoked meat was fantastic. We tried both the corn beef and smoked meat hands done the smoked meat was better. Both were excellent. Fries crispy and the latkes good but greasy.... More 

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Thank FredTracie
Kemptville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Amazing smoked meat sandwiches. Delicious shoestring fries. Tasty pickles. Fast friendly service and good prices. Ice cold draft beer served with a pickle spear. Bottles of ice cold water replenished often. What more could you ask for?

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Despite what you have read in the news, Caplansky's is still open. Evidently landlord dispute continues. We had poutine with smoked meat. What a treat. Their classic Reuben was very good too. You can get cream soda but not celery. Nothing fancy about this spot but the food makes up for the 'sorry' atmosphere.

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1 Thank aggada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Politely asked waiter to change tv channel to Euro game, was rudely told no. He proceeded to tell me I was annoying, I didn't get out much and to leave. He was unprofessional, obnoxious and rude.

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Thank Lizeta M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Their maple syrup is just plain table syrup. This disappointment is overshadowed by their great menu and mustard varieties. Just don't fall for the maple syrup claims like I did.

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Thank CromulentTastes
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I really enjoyed the smoked meat lunch sandwich, I got it with the matzah ball soup. I think it's one of the best smoked meat sandwiches I've ever had, it was a great size for a lunch. The patio is also really nice in the summer.

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Thank psychicrox
Toronto, Canada
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581 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Add a beautiful summer day and then order lunch. In our case, smoked meat sandwiches with really good fries. The menu covers every deli staple so it is hard to choose. Everything we had was top notch, fresh, hot, goodly portion. Service was pleasant, competent and professional. For Deli food, this is it in Toronto. Prices not bad either.

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Thank busyeater
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This place can hold its own in a city of great restaurants. They do what they do very well. I visited the College Street location by streetcar on a hot dusty afternoon. The service was welcoming and professional. The regular sized smoked meat sandwich was excellent and washed down very nicely by a local beer. Drop by if you're within... More 

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Thank pcb2015
toronto
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

I've been to Schwartz's Deli in Montreal and Carnegie Deli in NYC and sorry, there's NO comparison. On top of it I was blessed with the bum of the rye bread, which made my Reuben more like a slider than a sandwich. Not good value. Just an ok sandwich. Really disappointed and will never be going back. Ever.

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Thank jack247
Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Our table had breakfast and lunch options and it was all awesome. Sit outside if you can, there's plenty of shade and the staff are great. The Ruebenesque is perfect, don't change a thing when ordering it. Try all the mustards that are on the tables!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Delicatessen, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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