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Tulip - what do you order?

I'm always surprised when Tulip gets lumped in with the "steak houses" of the city. I mean, I eat there regularly so I see that people do order the steak there but still, never think of it as a steakhouse.

Personally, I love it there, but very rarely order the steak - order the Porterhouse maybe once every year or two. Once in a while, when I am seriously protein deprived I'll get the Steak & Eggs. My favs are the chopped steak and gravy, the spaghetti, the lemon cream pie, the ceasar salad, and the jumbo burger -- I think of Tulip as 'down home' cooking.

What are your favs at the Tulip?

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  1. I too have gone there dozens of times and only had steak once. I usually get the clubhouse or the spaghetti and meat sauce. The chopped sirloin is also surprisingly satisfying. To be honest, I can't put my finger on what the appeal is of this place, but I love it.

    1. The lamb shank special on Fridays and Saturdays. At around $10.00, it's probably the best-priced, tastiest, heartiest piece of lamb to be had in the city.

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        Tulip
        1610 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L1G2, CA

        1. 24 oz. porterhouse...bets value for money in the GTA

          1. Growing up the Tulip was where you might go if you couldn't get in a seat at the Diamond... am I showing my age?
            Just curious since so many hounds seem to like the place - are the ingredients for things like the cesar and pies "real" and/or "homemade" - like real whipped cream, decent non-Renee's cesar dressing, etc? I am not aiming to criticize - just curious about the place.

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            1. re: julesrules

              the cream on the pies is real, I dunno about the ceasar salad dressing (it's not renee's but I don't think it's real). It's not anywhere near fine dining to me but I like it's non-chain 'normal food' charm