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Feb 14, 2009 09:08 PM

Reggie's Old-Fashioned Sandwiches, new place Beside Craft Burger on King

Anyone heard anything about it. Its opening next month. I seen it yesterday walking past, grabbed a flyer and will post the menu soon. Most exciting part, open 24/7. It looks like classic quick diner food with a few modern additions. Only part that could bring it down is the menu is huge. I'm hoping everything is made in house like the places on Diners Drive-ins And Dives. Toronto needs more of those. The fact that it is 24/7 could guarantee success if the food is at least half decent. A place to go and get a good philly cheese steak at 4 am would be nice.

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  1. We definitely need more worthwhile 24 hour spots, the selection is dreadful in the wee hours of the morning

    Keep us posted!

    1. Tell me about it, I want to tour with Guy Fieri, no where in toronto grows and makes it's own food it's all frozen crap, name one diner in Toronto that's doing it from scratch.......ZERO

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      1. re: Bobby Wham

        Donlands Restaurant does it from scratch

        1. re: air621

          What do you like at Donlands Restaraunt?

          1. re: Brain of J

            Aside from the usual (banquet burger, club sandwich) Their chopped steak was very good. Massive portion and perhaps just a bit TOO smothered in homemade gravy.

      2. I went to Reggie's today. Think it opened on the weekend, and the line-up was very long. I ordered the Rowe roast beef. VERY DISAPPOINTING. The bread is nice but they cut it much too thick -- about 1++ inches per slice. The beef was only ok, very little flavour and a big gristly piece right in the middle. The watercress was yellowed and woody and had no flavour at all and there was no mustard or mayo just a tiny bit of butter on one slice of bread. I added salt and pepper but it was still just blah. And with a Coke it cost almost $13.
        My friends had a roast turkey (dry, same problem with the bread), a Club (baguette that ripped open the roof of his mouth) and a grilled cheese which was the cheapest and the best.
        Can't really recommend it -- go to Craft Burger instead or the little mom+pop lunch place at Brandt and Adelaide.

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        1. re: Wright

          its actually at king and portland

        2. My girlfriend and I went for lunch today which was our first visit. She had the Rowe Farms Roast Beef and I had the pulled pork. We split a poutine. We both enjoyed our sandwiches very much. They're quite big! The beef was thinly sliced and quite tasty with enough fat but not too much fat. I would have preferred the pork to have been completely immersed in sauce and for the sauce to be thicker but that's a preference thing that no restaurant will ever satisfy everyone. The poutine was HUGE! We barely finished it. We both rate Caplansky's poutine as best in the city. My girlfriend likes Reggies more than Smoke's largely due to a better gravy.

          I love that the place is open 24 hours. I suspect we'll have a few late night or early morning sandwich runs during the summer.

          Definitely worth a visit and we'll be back to try many of their other sandwiches.

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          1. re: lister

            can't wait to try the poutine on a drunken weekend night. it's only 3 minutes away from my place, yay!

            1. re: lister

              Tell me more about the poutine - I'm guessing that it's a house made gravy, but what about the cheese? Fresh curds? Shredded mozz? Quoi?!

              1. re: redearth

                It seems to be a house made gravy. The fries are fresh cut. Curds for the cheese. Not a lot of squeak factor if you care for that sort of thing. I don't. I just care that they are curds and not shredded cheese. They are served piping hot in a large round plastic container. It'll need a few minutes to cool down a bit.

                1. re: lister

                  Thanks for the reply - they are now on my short list of places to try. I've got a coupla pho places and now Reggie's that I hope to get to this week. Nota Bene can wait.

            2. So where exactly is this place...address?

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              1. re: LUV_TO_EAT


                571 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA

                1. re: jayt90

                  Just had a great turkey sandwich at Reggies at 5am!!! Fresh bread, chunks of turkey. Going back soon!!