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Southern Accent

839 College St | at Ossington, Toronto, Ontario M6G 2L7, Canada
+1 416-901-3211
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
839 College St | at Ossington, Toronto, Ontario M6G 2L7, Canada
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As my wife is a vegetarian and after having an excellent dinner experience when this restaurant when it was located at Bloor / Bathurst, we decided to give their Veggilicious event / meal combination special a try. My wife specifically recalls from our previous experience,...More

Thank easyHwolf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We'd been to the old location at Bloor/Bathurst so this was the first time in the new location on College near Ossington. What a great experience! We signed up for the special bourbon tasting evening and had a wonderful time! First off, staff was so...More

Thank skategeezer
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This was our first time at the new location. Felt nostalgic for the old location but they're doing well with the decor/feel. The service was amazing, the best I've had at this restaurant and probably the best anywhere. Thanks Darren! The food was perfect as...More

Thank Sarah V
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Went to this restaurant last night for dinner with some friends. I guess not knowing the environment that Southern Accent provides, I was unaware that conversation would be next to impossible forcing all of us to sit and stare at each other for a good...More

1  Thank Thetravellinman12
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Sunday.2016.December.11 - 17:00 hours My wife and I decided to try this restaurant when a Travel Zoo deal was offered. The deal was $59 for dinner for 2 (regular price $118). At the time, this restaurant was at 595 Markham St, it's now at a...More

Thank easyHwolf
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

First time visit to Southern Accents. A fabulous experience. From the decor, the cocktails and of course the food. All was excellent. We made a proper Cajun Tapas and everything was bang on. Started with the gumbo, an authentic one for sure, the calamari, the...More

Thank PiteurH
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Went here for Wintericious - Had high hopes, as everyone in the family love Cajon food. The revies were quite good, so we ventured to the new location on Markham st.It is a long restuarant and very cosy with some food prep done in the...More

Thank torontoshutterbug65
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I am Toronto local. This is my second time to this restaurant. Good Cajun food, unique enough to catch my interest. Reasonable price for the food quality. Pleasant staff. Great Cajun find in Toronto.

Thank nettie214
Reviewed 31 January 2017

While the food is still good and the staff are still lovely, the new location on College is a far cry from the Victorian haunts on Markham Street. No curtains, no funky bar, no psychics....at least the drinks are still good.

1  Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Had a light supper of soup (creamed corn soup for my daughter - gumbo for me). Then shared a roasted garlic appetizer as well as an order of grilled chicken livers w/lemon aioli (recommended by a fellow diner across the way). The food was very...More

Thank toadsoup
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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Liz v
Do you still have psychic readings available?
24 December 2015|
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Liz v
Do you still have the psychic readings?
24 December 2015|
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Sandie K
Looking to surprise my Mom for her birthday...read reviews and Southern Accent sounds like it would be a memorable experience for her...I was especially intrigued by some reviewers that mentioned a psychic medium on premise....Is that still a possibility?
22 July 2015|
Response from LinnieMaple | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sandie, we didn't have a psychic reading, but suggest you call to make the arrangements - I'd be surprised if this was no longer on offer as the whole place is themed that way. Depending on your party size, you should... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$34
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
10:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 839 College St | at Ossington, Toronto, Ontario M6G 2L7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-901-3211
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Southern Accent has been serving the most authentic and exciting Cajun and Creole food in Toronto for 34 years. Recently relocated to the exciting College and Ossington neighbourhood, join us at the bar for a Cajun Cocktail or a bourbon from our collection accompanied by the best Calamari in the city. The restaurant is a tribute to the old victorian house in the Mirvish Village location, laced with all the old quirky artwork and charms. In a hurry? No need to worry. Grab 'n' go and high end take out are available from the express area at the entrance to the restaurant!