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Aug 5, 2010 10:02 PM

Where to buy Porterhouse steaks in Toronto

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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  1. 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

      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

        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

          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

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

            1. re: TorontoJo

              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.

    2. 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. 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

          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

            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.)

        2. 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

            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.