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Last Updated on November 29, 2021
Whether you’re located in downtown Toronto or residing on the outskirts of the city, one thing everyone can agree on is that we all love a great diner. From all-day breakfast menus to delicious handcrafted sandwiches and burgers, diners have held a special place in the hearts of foodies for decades. Here we’ll share some of our favourite diners and eateries of Toronto.
Like their name suggests, Smashburger is all about creating the best burgers by smashing 100% fresh Certified Angus Beef on a hot seasoned grill resulting in a one-of-a-kind taste experience. They pride themselves in using the freshest ingredients and sauces in their burger creations. To complete the meal, try their famous SmashFries seasoned with rosemary, garlic, and olive oil. If someone in your party isn’t a fan of burgers, don’t worry, because they also offer a variety of chicken meals and entree salads.
White Lily Diner
Seeing itself as a humble neighbourhood comfort food joint, the White Lily Diner prides itself on working with small family owned businesses to supply the ingredients and products that make their menu and atmosphere so unique. Whether it means buying directly from local dairy farmers, offering selections from local breweries and wineries, baking their own breads each morning, or smoking their own meats, the White Lily Diner is committed to providing quality and attentive customer service every single day.
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Since 1977, Frankie’s Diner has been serving mouthwatering meals to neighbourhood patrons. Frankie’s only uses quality ingredients and each meal is handmade by its dedicated staff. They offer an assortment of salads and sides, homemade burgers including a specialty section, sandwiches, and a range of items for patrons that need a chicken fix. Frankie’s also has a full breakfast and omelette menu for early risers.
Chew Chew’s Diner
You know you’re in for a ride the moment you stand in front of Chew Chew’s Diner, seeing the beautifully painted train mural on the outside wall. Upon entering the diner, you’re greeted with the same train theme and you realize that you’re no longer a restaurant patron but a traveller leaving the city, destined for a wonderful dining experience. Chew Chew’s offers a jaw-dropping all-day breakfast menu that is sure to start anyone’s day right. They also offer a full sandwich and burger menu for lunch, and plenty of entrees for dinner. Complete your meal with one of their famous milkshakes offered in four signature flavors.
Looking for classic diner food delivered right to your door? Whether you’re working from home or treating your small business staff, Flo’s Diner offers all the menu items you want and will conveniently deliver them via Uber Eats, Door Dash, or Ritual. If you’d rather eat in then Flo’s would love to serve you in-house. They offer a robust all-day breakfast menu, a variety of sandwiches and burgers, sides, and salads.
Avenue Open Kitchen
Opening in 1959, the Avenue Open Kitchen has maintained its greasy spoon diner vibe offering its loyal customers some of their favourite classic Canadian dishes. Whether you’re looking for breakfast in the afternoon or a delicious cheeseburger topped with peameal bacon, the Avenue Open Kitchen will satisfy your craving.
Do you love eating breakfast at any time of the day? If so, then Fran’s Restaurant is the place to go. They offer an all-day breakfast menu and bottomless cups of coffee. They are known for their classic comfort food menu items such as sandwiches, homemade burgers, and delicious milkshakes.