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shoeaholic75 May 13, 2009 09:33 AM

Were are Islington and Bloor/Dundas area....
Looking for good eats, burgers, fish and chips (that's open 7 days a week, I'm pregnent and its a favorite right now!!) , fine dinning, and a really really good chicken sandwich! Suggestions?

  1. duckdown Jul 28, 2009 10:05 AM

    I like Thyme Restauraunt on the Queensway for takeout Italian food

    Dino's Wood Burning pizza can either be really good or definitely not worth the premium price.. Seems to be hit or miss... Also the lack of real mozzerella for the Margherita pizza is a major bummer

    1. TOchowgal Jul 28, 2009 07:53 AM

      Artisano - on Islington, North of the Queensway - great baked goods and coffee

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        torontochris Jul 28, 2009 06:50 AM

        i prefer just greek, its a small family run place on queensway west of islington. totally agree with mcgoos, although apache is a great late night place. the fish and chips place just west of bank of montreal on queensway almost at islington is good too.

        oh and green mango is the best thai i've had outside thailand.

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        1. re: torontochris
          Toronto Chower Jul 28, 2009 10:00 AM

          I went to Green Mango once and absolutely hated it. We've been going to Taste of Thailand on Dundas for a while now and it is the best thai I've had in Toronto.

          1. re: Toronto Chower
            ella ann Aug 15, 2009 09:30 AM

            I am convinced Green Mango uses MSG in almost everything.
            I never feel right after eating their food.
            Simply Thai down the street does not use MSG

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          OTFOODIE Jul 15, 2009 10:04 PM

          One of my favorite places for standard Greek fare (souvlaki, salads, etc.) is Just Greek at Bloor & Royal York. Two of my favorite burger places are Royal Meats (Kipling & North Queen) and Acme Burger (Queensway & Royal York)

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            ebay3392 Jul 17, 2009 01:27 PM

            I find Just Greek has gone 'downhill' a wee bit since their restaurant makeover, the fresh buns they serve there are good but last time we could only get slightly burnt ones strange enough...and they used to replenish without request but last time we asked and were ignored by the waiter after that....till our meal was done and he brought the check....to clarify downhill I mean food is just as as good, but portions smaller and prices higher.

            1. re: ebay3392
              duckdown Jul 17, 2009 10:01 PM

              I was looking forward to trying this place

              when you say restaurant makeover, do you mean the show, or in a literal sense

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            ciaociao1 May 21, 2009 07:13 AM

            Some of my faves:

            Best burgers anywhere- Magoo's burgers (try the Magoo sauce!) at Royal York & Dundas in Bruno shopping plaza
            Chicken sandwich- best one for me is still at Esspresso Bakery (hot plate takeaway) located in a tiny strip mall on Dundas about 2 blocks west of Burnhampthorpe
            I like Artisano's on Islington south of Bloor for great gourmet sandwiches.
            A favourite with our family is Churasqera (sp) Portuguese chicken from a hole in the wall on north side of Queensway GREEN SIGN between Islington & Kipling
            I am looking forward to trying New Toronto fish and chips other poster mentioned.
            Fine dining- ViBo on Bloor/Royal York

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            1. re: ciaociao1
              jennjen18 Jul 15, 2009 05:35 PM

              How are prices at Vibo?

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              Toronto Chower May 15, 2009 10:11 AM

              My family has been going to the Oregano Grill at Burnhamthorpe and Dundas for over 10 years. Great mediterannean food and the owners are amazing people.

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                tjunmin May 15, 2009 09:22 AM

                I enjoy going to Cafe du Lac on Lakeshore Blvd. They serve an interesting wild boar burger, have specials on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and crepes for brunch on Sundays. You can check their menu on their website at http://cafedulac.ca/

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                  jacu May 14, 2009 02:01 PM

                  Ok, you're going to have to take my word on this, but the best fish and chips in Etobicoke...I would argue the city...are from a greasy spoon called High Seas on Islington, about 5 blocks south of Bloor. West side, beside the Tim Horton's.
                  We get the halibut and chips for take-away at least once a month...a total yum.
                  Sadly, your Sunday cravings will not be satisfied there.
                  Good luck with your food search and the baby.

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                  1. re: jacu
                    shoeaholic75 Jun 1, 2009 11:57 AM

                    i drive by this every day!! thanks
                    will try it tonight....now that I feel like fish and chips!!

                    1. re: shoeaholic75
                      jacu Jun 2, 2009 05:49 PM

                      Looking forward to hearing your opinion.

                  2. duckdown May 13, 2009 01:10 PM

                    hello there

                    you should try Bom Apetite on the queensway for good rotisserie and grilled chicken (they have both kinds. buy it by the whole chicken and its only $10 flat)

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                    1. re: duckdown
                      tjr May 13, 2009 07:00 PM

                      I like the rotisserie chicken at Bom Appetite (and would recommend it), but I find the grilled one to be really dry (I've actually never had churrasqueria-grilled chicken that wasn't dry though; my Portuguese friends suggest that it is meant to be this way and the sauce is supposed to moisten it, but I find this a bit absurd).

                      I would have recommended Kaji (though it's pricey -- it is probably one of my favourite restaurants in the entire GTA), though I think Western medicine recommends not eating raw fish during pregnancy... Perhaps he could make you a menu of non-raw stuff! For fried fish, I think "New Toronto" in Etobicoke is mentioned often, but I've never been there, so I can't tell you if it's good or not, or open seven days a week, or even if it exists anymore!

                      There's also Grand towards the airport for dim sum, which is a pretty good option (if you're into that).

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