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Any places take Discover Card?

vorpal Mar 21, 2008 11:46 AM

I have a friend visiting from the US, and as it turns out, his credit card is a Discover card. Is this accepted anywhere in Toronto? I've never heard of it before in this city.

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    embee Mar 25, 2008 04:00 PM

    It is definitely accepted at Wal-Mart, not that you would likely be dining there :-)

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      Cat123 Mar 24, 2008 08:31 AM

      Morton's, Benihana and Harbour 60 take it I believe. You can try doing a search on opentable.com for toronto restaurants and then checking the payment methods - they are all listed but I will still all to make sure.

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        Cat123 Mar 24, 2008 08:36 AM

        Actually I just noticed that Harbour 60's website doesn't list it but opentable does. Opentable also says Perigee accepts it.

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        FoodCad Mar 24, 2008 08:09 AM

        There are very very few places in Toronto that accept the Discover card (maybe used it all of once in my travelling there in the past 6 years or so). If your friend is not there in Toronto as yet - he might want to apply for a Visa / Mastercard / Amex before he gets there - he will have much better spending power with those cards in Toronto (or anywhere in Canada & even internationally) - Discover is only really accepted in the USA.

        1. Googs Mar 21, 2008 12:16 PM

          Restaurants that accept Discover according to their website don't sound very Vorpal to me. Here they are:

          Applebee's, Bahama Breeze, Bennigan's, Black Angus/Cattle Company Steakhouse, Bonaza Steakhouse, Buca di Beppo, Chili's Grill & Bar, Dave & Buster's, LongHorn ® Steakhouse, Maggiano's Little Italy, Olive Garden, On the Border, Pizza Hut, Ponderosa Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Romano's Macaroni Grill, Starbucks, Steak and Ale, T.G.I. Friday's.

          On the plus side, their website does say that Hyatt takes the card. I hope you enjoy Annona and the Roof Lounge.

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            Under Salted Mar 23, 2008 09:17 PM

            i *think* acqua takes it, but i'm not sure........call to check...

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            childofthestorm Mar 21, 2008 11:58 AM

            I mean, a lot of places in the US won't take that card. Tough sledding ahead, methinks.

            1. T Long Mar 21, 2008 11:57 AM

              Your friend is going to have problems using that card in Toronto...

              For what it's worth, this is what someone wrote on Wiki...

              "In Canada, Discover brand cards are accepted at few locations, usually at businesses catering to American tourists, such as car rental agencies and hotels, as well as major American merchants like Sears and Wal-Mart. Some Canadian businesses do accept Discover cards but opt to favor Visa, Mastercard and American Express"

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                embee Mar 21, 2008 11:56 AM

                I've seen the Discover logo around Toronto, but very rarely (and I can't remember where). Since these are not issued in Canada, the only places you could ever expect to take a Discover card would be those catering mainly to tourists. For example, the best odds (and they aren't great) would be at a major downtown or airport area hotel. Even a Japanese card is accepted more widely than Discover.

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