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Mars Diner

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1987 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4L 1J1, Canada
+1 416-322-7111
Today
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Toronto
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

There are a few other so-called diners in this city, but the one that just keeps providing a simple, yet worthy diner experience is Mars, especially their original flagship one on College west near Bathurst. Ownership may have changed. There seems to be a cleaner environment there now---the old staff/owners didn't hurry to upgrade or make spotlessness an important consideration.... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

On boxing day i needed some corned beef hash and found it at Mars. The food was hot and fast and good! A very welcoming staff took care of us.

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Thank boomgraham
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We only visit the beaches once or twice a year, usually on a long weekend. And when we do, it's a long walk on the boardwalk and lunch at Mars. So today is no different and I'm pleased to say Mars is consistent with all of our visits so far. We miss the breakfast special of three eggs, etc that... More 

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Thank unhappytraveller123
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Queen Street East is a mixture of upscale spots and franchises. Mars has its origins on College and Bathurst - the old time go-to place for breakfast. This new place on Queen is a good re-creation of and improvement on the original - which is saying a lot - great food and great value. The famous home fries and the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

I actually ate on Queen street by the beaches. Had the all day breakfast. While the waitress was a little rough around the edges the service was good. The plate was 3 eggs, plenty of home fries and toast. I thought it was really or why would I have finished everything. I think this is as good as breakfast can... More 

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Thank wasntme58
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Nice find on Yonge Street at Ellington Ave. Meals are great value. Always has breakfast specials. You really need to try the Banana Bread French Toast! Wow it is awesome.

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Thank Paul H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Took the family to Mars for Breakfast. They are very accommodating to families. Food is served hot and fresh. Service is good and friendly.

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Thank Patrick P
Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

What a fantastic recommendation from the locals! An old fashioned diner with great food and fabulous service! Highly recommend the eggs Benedict.

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Thank Concerned61
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

always fresh and good service..dunno y u wait for sunset grill when this is across the street.. whatevs..thanks for good food and service

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Thank 416GYPSY
Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

We visited this diner for lunch during a business meeting and found it to be wonderfully suited to all tastes at the table. They offer a wide range of selection in all areas of food. I had a bagel and lox which had lots of cream cheese (usually they don't come with enough!) and salmon. It was wonderful and filling!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Diner, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:00
Thursday
08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1987 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4L 1J1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighbourhood: East End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-322-7111

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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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East End
The East End is an eclectic amalgamation of areas that team up to make this district one of the most multi-faceted and alluring. Home to Toronto's LGBT community hub, Gay Village is alive and pumping day or night with friendly bars, nightclubs, and cafes – its thumb is on the pulse of excitement. For a more relaxed day, the East End has the largest collection of restored Victorian homes, and its stately streets, tree-lined and bursting at the seams with affluence, often sport farmers markets and street artists, epitomized by the effusive St. Lawrence Market. One of the most gorgeous of Toronto's neighborhoods, it also straddles Lake Ontario in an area called The Beach, where you'll find folks cycling and strolling along the sandy shorelines, getting some sun or enjoying shopping, dining, and pub options. For some fabulous food, the vivacious personalities running the restaurants in the East End's Greektown is only equaled by the fun and authenticity of the street stalls and restaurants at its expansive Indian Bazaar. 'Something for everyone' has never been so accurate.
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