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Dakota Tavern

#1,242 of 7,103 Restaurants in Toronto
$$ - $$$American,
249 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 3A1, Canada
+1 416-850-4579
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
12 Feb 2018
“Small place, good atmosphere”
20 Jun 2017
“NXNE introducing”
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American, Canadian
$$ - $$$
249 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 3A1, Canada
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Drinks were good but no straws available...? Not sure why. Decent sound, there was a band on when we were there. Have a caesar if you go, I do not typically drink them but I tried one because I read they were good and they...More

Thank Etchbee
Reviewed 30 June 2017

It was pretty dead the night we were there, no entertainment. It was okay, we'll try it again another night when in the area.

Thank Garry M
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I was at Dakota Tavern yesterday for their Bluegrass Sunday Brunch. My family was celebrating a delayed Father's Day so we all went together. I'm celiac and vegan so of course I couldn't eat their brunch but, with the rest of my family eating their...More

2  Thank Sandi G
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We visited as part of the NXNE festival whereby up and coming artists are playing at venues across the city like the Dakota. This was Day 1 of the festival we like the sound of the lineup so headed along. The Dakota is an odd...More

1  Thank zdb86
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I had such an amazing experience at the Dakota Tavern. A group of friends and I took a trip there for brunch. We were quite a large group and the accommodated us with no problem. It's a family style restaurant with a blue grass band...More

1  Thank McKenzie C
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is a small basement live music venue with decent draft beer at decent prices. The attraction here is that you can see some phenomenal bands and dance your butt off or sit back and enjoy. Roots rock - country, alt country, folk, classic blues...More

Thank Dany L
Reviewed 9 March 2017

i have often done the brunch here and thought it innovative and was a good deal if you come hungry. They serve platters that keep coming until you are full..pancakes..scramble eggs..sausages..fruit cocktail...potatoes... The price for adults has gone up to 18.00 and when we requested...More

Thank cheeky7
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Heard a lot about The Dakota. Neat little venue with great live music. Was on an over night to Vegas with a layover in Toronto. Checked the events calendar and caught guitar legend, Albert Lee at the Dakota! Double iconic!

Thank NeonHighwayBand
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This place rocks! Promotes alternative local bands that are croud pleasers! Basement location, unique!

Thank Manipulators44
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Crowded, old, music sound was not clear (bad sound system) and strange enough that people are waiting in line to go in. Honestly didn't like or maybe it's not my style

Thank BobH1970
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Canadian
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 249 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 3A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-850-4579
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