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The Toucan

$$ - $$$
Downtown Kingston
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Irish, British
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76 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A5, Canada
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I frequent this place a lot. Basically everytime I go downtown. An excellent tap selection and great pub food if you're peckish or right starving. Live music acts every Saturday night downstairs.

Thank Newman E
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has the real feel of a "local" where one can while away the afternoon drinking well poured pints, or catching a band in the evening.

Thank sook588
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely meal at the Toucan. The food is typical pub fare but after a year in the US to have real British bangers and proper mash was simply devine. The staff were very kind and helpful and the locals were engaging. Finally we loved the music - 79s/80s rock classics! Would defiantly return. A true pub experience... More 

Thank Helena L
Nelson, Canada
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing staff, excellent service! One of the best places in town to catch a live show. Huge selection of draught beers. Great patio in the summer, in a beautiful courtyard surrounded by limestone walls. My favourite place in Kingston

Thank JT908
Whitby, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

So very rough around the edges. Wonderful staff. Lively locals. Musty. Old dirty. But... will still be back. Not sure 8f I would eat there.

Thank Michele G
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Reasonable prices, reasonable eats, good selection of drinks and a local atmosphere. I would say the main drawback is the smell of very musty old beer that is not going anywhere anytime soon.

Thank jennifer777_11
Petawawa, Canada
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I always stop by the Toucan when in Kingston, its a very historical old restaurant with great food, but is rough around the edges. Very popular night spot that gets very busy on weekends and it smells accordingly. I always sit on the patio to avoid the worn interior, but I always go back. The staff are really nice and... More 

Thank JaIiemeeES
Kingston, Canada
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch and all I can say is it is amazing. Had the Irish Pub Club and the Steak and Blue Cheese sandwiches with fries. Fries were right out of the deep fryer and were tasty as well. Also a 1/2 pint of Guinness because what else goes great with Irish good than a icy cold... More 

Thank Dave P
Winnipeg, Canada
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168 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Catch a game, listen to good music, and drink. Food is pub food, and I have never heard any complaints. One of two guaranteed stops in Kingston for me.

Thank Stephen H
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Have been here plenty over the past decade when in town. It's your typical pub, great outdoor patio in an old cobble stone courtyard. It's actually one of the most haunted areas in Kingston ;). Great food deals, always something on special and that's why it's so popular with the student/grad crowd. Will always come back when in town and... More 

Thank Chris S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Irish, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston>  > Downtown Kingston
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Kingston
  • Phone Number: 16135441966
Irish Pub with Live Entertainment, 22 Draught beers and cider, full food menu, daily specials, courtyard patio, Kingston's long time favourite located right downtown in one of the old stones of Kingston.

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