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The Fish Store

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657 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-533-2822
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This charming tiny place is tucked away between fancy restaurants: It has 2 tables inside, a few outside. It has been there for a very long time, so it is the best kept secret of the neighborhood, very popular. They sell the fresh fish as well. Excellent quality, all fish rests on ice beds, no smell. Great selection of fish:... More 

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Thank kristinasouth
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I dropped by here last Summer while walking through Little Italy in Toronto. It is a hole-in-the-wall but has seating outside for about 10 people. Pretty impressive selection of fish for such a small place. I had a fish sandwich with fries and slaw side and was not disappointed. Cheap enough for lunch and looked reasonable for a dinner, though... More 

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Thank Gark-in-Toronto
Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

This place is really cute. You can order fish tacos, fish sandwiches, fish salad, fish soup. They have about 8 different fish to choose from. So you point at the fish and they will cook it for you. CASH ONLY. The only seating is outside on the patio. We got the fish sandwich and the fish tacos. I found that... More 

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Thank Travellerfrom416
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were out for lunch and wanted something quick, light and on a patio if possible. This place was just right. We had a fish sandwich as well as 4 fish tacos on their sidewalk patio. Both came with avocado at an extra charge it but was worth it. Food was prepared fresh and quickly. Woman behind... More 

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Thank David Debrah M
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

The night of a huge rain storm here in T.O we could not get home and needed to eat. Checked and found the The Fish Store and I was never so glad for rain before. The Fish Store has 17 different types of fish to start with so you can always find one that suits you. I went with the... More 

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Toronto
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

Ok, so you can't really "dine in" since this dive is literally like a hole in the wall. There are two tiny tables jammed into a corner with plastic chairs. When the weather gets better they have some seating on the sidewalk. With all that being said, the food was so fresh, so delicious and worth every penny. Had fresh... More 

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1 Thank Eve B
Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2012

People will tell you about this place and you will say "Oh, I'm not really into fish". You will walk past and think that it doesn't look like much and say to yourself, "another time" but you will still go to check it out....eventually. Then you will wonder why you didn't go before. Their fish sandwiches are amazing. Soft chewy... More 

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1 Thank dardar14
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

If you want a fancy ambiance this is not for you. But, if you want good, fresh fish grilled as you wait nicely spiced stuffed in a soft bun or served over red rice-this is the place for you. Strictly cash-no licence-you can sit on the few tables on the sidewalk or have a take-out.

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1 Thank anubose
Toronto, Canada
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012 via mobile

People who know this place and like a flood fresh grilled fish sandwich come back for more. You don't go here to dine, you go for great take-out.

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1 Thank DKandJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2009

You can pick your own fish from the fridge for your sandwich. Its only a small corner store focus on seafood with limited seating but they did a go job on their fish sandwich. Fresh , juicy grill fish (not fried) sandwich from salmon to sole to bass.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$8
Cuisine
Seafood, Soups
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 657 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 416-533-2822

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

Staying in Little Italy

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Little Italy
Toronto's Little Italy is a city hotspot for cafe culture and nightlife. There's something for everyone in Little Italy, apparent from the cross-section of clubbers in glitzy dresses, and elderly couples arm-in-arm heading to their favorite wine or pasta spot. Cafes spill onto the wide sidewalks, pool lounges and bars are always teeming with noise and activity, and both outdoor and indoor marketplaces are packed with fresh fish, cured meats, and pungent cheeses. All of the activity makes it a perfect spot for people-watching, especially over a nice glass of red wine or a quick and sumptuous slice of pizza at one of the many eateries or trattorias in the area.
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