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Steak Pit Dining Room

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1666 Avenue Rd, Toronto, Ontario M5M 3Y1, Canada
+1 416-783-3077
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16:00 - 22:00
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Huntsville, Canada
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Twenty-five to forty years ago, 'The Steak Pit' was a great steak restaurant. However, I was very disapppointed when I returned after being away many years, to see that the restaurant is now somewhat rundown, the food average at best, and the service sloppy. Give it a pass.

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Thank timothyclutton
Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Excellent service and food. Still provide dill pickles, olives, celery and radishes; along with garlic bread on the house. Food is delicious and well-prepared.

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Thank stephen l
Aurora, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Haven't been to Steak Pit in years and was excited to go back. Walked in and nothing had changed (decor) in many many years, which in some ways was comforting. The food on the other hand had changed ALOT. Other than the relish tray and fairly good garlic bread, nothing else was good. Two of us had the ribs (they're... More 

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Thank Sherry B
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Read the reviews and wanted to give this place a try. Expensive for what you get. The ribs were dry, tough and tasteless. We ordered the ribs plain with the sauce on the side. Sauce tasted like tomato puree from a can. Don't waste your one

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Thank Pracademica
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Going there for years. The garlic bread is to die for. Salad included as well with the meal accompanied by veggie tray. Ribs are plain or Mexican. Mexican has just the right amount of taste.. The best.. Also comes with choice of side. Steaks and burgers are good as well. Ribs are a bit pricey but worth it for the... More 

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Thank leaf17
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

I have grown up going to the Steak Pit. My grandfather has been going since it opened (in 1948). Not much has changed since the 40s, but that is part of the charm. You are not going for atmosphere, you are going for the world's best garlic bread (which is complimentary with dinner) and amazing steak. My filet mignon has... More 

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Thank travelgoway
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

This spot looks very unassuming. A friend took me here claiming it was exceptional... it was. Top notch service. I ordered the surf n turf (like always), but had I knows how DELICIOUS the lobster tail was going to be, I would have ordered two of those! Yum Yum Yum.

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Thank Liza A
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Visited again at the steak pit & it was even better then last time , The Manager Jacob looks after our Family And he recommended few diseases the Ribs, filet & steaks it was excellent and the test was amazing . I don't have to tell you about the service busy or not busy you always get good professional service... More 

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Thank jane y
Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

The steak pit is a must-visit! It doesn't pretend to be something its not, and makes no apologies for what it is...a timeless restaurant serving up a decent steak dinner, complete with a deliciously old-fashioned pickle tray starter and traditional garlic bread! I recommend skipping the ribs or the steak and ribs combo and instead go for one of the... More 

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toronto
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99 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

We recently visited the Steak Pit on Avenue Road. A small family owned business which has changed very little since opening in 1966. The background music consisted of R&B songs from the 50s and 60s. We drank Woodbridge Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2014 by Robert Mondavi. We ate celery tray, garlic bread and pit salad. We enjoyed Steak and Ribs -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Canadian, Barbecue
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1666 Avenue Rd, Toronto, Ontario M5M 3Y1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North York
  • Neighbourhood: North York
  • Phone Number: +1 416-783-3077

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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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North York
North York is one of Toronto's most culturally diverse neighborhoods. Home to a number of cultural events throughout the year that celebrate the city's varied ethnic communities, it's always worthwhile to see what's going on in the area. Its cross-section of inhabitants include students and long-time residents, giving North York an eclectic feeling of being both local and international. Extremely family-friendly, its rivers, arboretums, and parks cater to outdoor activities, while its historical villages paint Toronto's history in exciting shades. Bumper cars, mini golf, and inexpensive shopping also help cater to the inclusive family feel.
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