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Where to buy Porterhouse steaks in Toronto

LBrown8 Aug 5, 2010 10:02 PM

Can some one recommend "the best" butcher shops or places to buy "the best" porterhouse steak cuts in Toronto? Preferably in the GTA. Prefer not to have to drive downtown. And it would be great if they delivered and had a website so we could order online.


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    Saubua Jan 5, 2011 03:41 AM

    Try Royal Beef on Danforth west of Woodbine phone ahead.

    Royal Beef
    1968 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C, CA

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    1. re: Saubua
      BDD888 Mar 31, 2011 02:06 PM

      Thanks. Heard of RB. But how about some good shops north of Steels in York Region? :) I'm now living in Richmond Hill. Well technically Thornhill (taken care of by the township of Markham) but within 1 minute south of RH. :) Leslie & Hwy 7.

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      josamania Aug 26, 2010 04:37 PM

      We get ours from White House Meat on Bayview (and Millwood). Midtown I guess.

      White House Meats
      2978 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M8X1B9, CA

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      1. re: josamania
        LBrown8 Nov 7, 2010 10:37 AM

        Will be moving back down to RH in December so I'll be a lot closer to the "mid-town" shops like White Horse or Cumbrae. Like to see how much better their cuts are than what you'd find at a Loblaws. Though, Loblaws doesn't sell porterhouse steaks. Ever.

        Will also try P&H...contacted them. And yes they do sell porterhouse steaks.

        First I need to move into my new place then buy a Primo ceramic smoker BBQ. :) Never used or owned one. Always been using propane.

        481 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y, CA

        White Horse Restaurant
        294 Tremblay Rd, Ottawa, ON K1G0A4, CA

        1. re: LBrown8
          FrankD Nov 7, 2010 12:09 PM

          I've never asked about porterhouse steaks, but Roma Meats (at the corner of Enford and Industrial, one block east of Yonge, one block south of Elgin Mills) is a wholesaler/retailer that has some pretty good offerings. I bought their prime rib and their sirloins, and was quite happy with the quality for the price. If you're moving back to Richmond Hill, you might want to give them a try. (Bruno's and Sue's are my backup suggestions.)

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        bjinyyz Aug 26, 2010 01:35 PM

        Try P&F meats (butcher) at Woodbine and Elgin Mills. Not sure if they have porterhouse but they have everything. Call them!

        Elgin Cafe
        100 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P5K8, CA

        1. duckdown Aug 6, 2010 09:45 AM

          I get my dry-aged Porterhouse steaks from Medium Rare at Dundas & Islington (roughly)


          Great shop.

          Medium Rare
          5241 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M9B, CA

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          1. re: duckdown
            LBrown8 Aug 6, 2010 09:18 PM

            Thanks for the recommendation. If Im down town I'll stop by. :) Being that I'm living in Newmarket right now...

            Did get 2 t-bones today...nice marblization...Loblaws though. :)

            1. re: LBrown8
              duckdown Aug 10, 2010 01:08 PM

              Hehe it's in Etobicoke actually, not downtown, but if you live in Newmarket it's probably even more of a trek unfortunately

              cheers :)

              1. re: duckdown
                LBrown8 Aug 19, 2010 08:38 AM

                Seems all the "best" shops are either downtown or near downtown. :) There has to be a few in the GTA (e.g. Markham, Richmond Hill...etc.). Any recommendations?? :) All I can find uptown are at best t-bones or NY Sirloins. Not that I don't love t-bones. But I do prefer a good Porterhouse.

                When I was living in LA (California) a little over a year ago I was shopping at a local supermarket. Vons. They actually sold Porterhouse steaks. Decent cuts too. WIth nice marblization. Shrink wrapped (assume they had more behind the counter too). Was very good. Why can't Toronto supermarket chains sell them? Like Loblaws, Metro..etc.??

                If you don't live near downtown or Etobicoke...

                1. re: LBrown8
                  TorontoJo Aug 19, 2010 09:04 AM

                  Call the Bruno's in Richmond Hill (or maybe it's Thornhill?). They will cut one for you.

                  1. re: TorontoJo
                    LBrown8 Aug 26, 2010 01:16 PM

                    There is one in RH. Unless there's also one in Thornhill. I used to live behind the RH location. Hope their cuts are good.

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