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amyfink Jun 5, 2008 02:33 PM

I will have a 7 hour layover in Toronto later this month. It's around rush hour so have heard it would not be advisible to try and get downtown so am looking for a dinner spot somewhat close to the airport. It's my husband and I and we like most anything, but especially Indian, Asian, Italian. We're not looking to spend much more than $20 per person for an entree. Any suggestions are appreciated!

  1. akyra Jun 6, 2008 12:35 PM

    Zet Burger on Airport road, right at the end of a runway basically - quite the greasy spoon. Very popular with the local work force ... I've been, many times, many years ago. Burgers, steaks (used to be pick your own), greek salad, all day breakfast I believe ... Inexpensive ...

    Across the street from the International Center (Derry & airport Road) again a decade or two since my last visit ... Once upon a time they had geat takeout .. there's a sit down and a take out in the same strip mall; China Sea or China Palace - not immediately coming to mind ...

    There is a Perkins on Dixon road ... I have fond memories of the Ottawa Perkins however cant say i've ever been to the Toronto version .. I may have been really really hungry though ....

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      Scary Bill Jun 6, 2008 12:35 PM

      Alexandra's on Eglinton is very good Italian and about 7-8 minutes by car from the airport.

      For convenience you might try Wolfgang Puck Express at Terminal One, with pizza, salads and sandwiches.

      BTW, rush hour in T. stretches far and wide ffrom about 3:30 til 7 or later. The airport area is especially busy due to, well, the airort, as well as all of the industry and offices in the area. I'd just go to Pucks for pizza and beer(s). Seven hours will seem like a lot less particularly if you have to clear customs.

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