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Danforth & Woodbine, O'Connor Drive Best bets For Late Saturday Lunch

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Jar May 9, 2011 04:58 PM

Looking for any dine in cuisine, can be spicy or not, reasonable food quality & quantity, economical or mid range, but not high end priced! Alcohol not a requirement on this occasion. Thanks for your assistance!!!!!!!!!!

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    jmarcroyal May 12, 2011 01:21 PM

    what about Columbo's Pizza , near coxwell and danforth. They have great veal parm, panzoroti, rice balls, and I think a bunch of pasta's too. Its not expensive at all but the food is great. I think they have their own olives there too, I always get some!

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      mariecollins May 13, 2011 06:59 AM

      They have new owners now - haven't tried it since it changed hands.

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        Joshman May 13, 2011 10:01 AM

        They heyday of Columbos has come and gone. My pals and I had a stretch of ordering their sandwiches at least weekly. Quality took a major dive, has since recovered to "OK" status which is a far cry from when they were spectacular!

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          jmarcroyal May 13, 2011 11:43 AM

          thats a shame, I used to love it back in the day...

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        pakmode May 12, 2011 12:40 PM

        Bistro Camino is a good rec.

        You could drive a bit north to Overlea for Bamiyan Kabob. It's hard to beat in terms of quantity, quality and price. Although Afghan Village Restaurant at 747 Don Mills has a lunch buffet until 5pm for $9/person I believe.

        There's Makkah on Donlands/Danforth or even Dukem.

        Djerba La Douce is always a winner.

        Right on Woodbine/Danforth is a nice bakery/cafe called Cozy Corner Cafe. Had an excellent chicken parm sandwich there a few weeks back for $5.

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          Jar May 12, 2011 09:56 AM

          Thanks so far, looks like Bistro is the magic word with 2 good choices to consider. Will also be considering further west on Danforth, or Victoria Park as well as our vehicle will allow us to get around!

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          Victoria Park Restaurant
          335 Durham Market St N, Kincardine, ON N2Z1Z4, CA

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            jmarcroyal May 10, 2011 11:54 AM

            if you are at Woodbine and OConnor, maybe you could go down OConnor across the bridge to St Clair East and go to Jawny Bakers. I havent been in years but I always liked that restaurant, check it out!

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            Jawny Bakers
            804 O Connor Dr, Toronto, ON M4B2S9, CA

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              foodyDudey May 10, 2011 12:25 PM

              Jawny Baker's looks like a dive to me, but maybe it's not. I think the two bistros that were suggested would have to be a better choice by far.

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              Jawny Bakers
              804 O Connor Dr, Toronto, ON M4B2S9, CA

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                pescatarian May 10, 2011 12:28 PM

                I went to Jawny Baker's once around the time I moved to the area a few years ago based on recs on CH. I'd pass. It tasted like what I would get at Kelsey's.

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                  jmarcroyal May 10, 2011 02:29 PM

                  I used to like it, but I havent been in probably over 5 years. I could see them changing into something that basically clones a Kelseys etc, but back in the day it was a nice neighbourhood restaurant, but not a dive by any means.

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                    itsvince May 10, 2011 08:02 PM

                    I agree. Jawny Bakers has very normal sports bar style fare. Nothing that will blow your mind or that is worth coming back for.

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                    Jawny Bakers
                    804 O Connor Dr, Toronto, ON M4B2S9, CA

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                      Joshman May 13, 2011 09:59 AM

                      Jawney Bakers is far from a dive. The food is always good and the service sets it apart from any other local spots. They have some sandwiches which are fantastic (the new "Alice" sandwich, for example), the soup is always great and I'd have to say they make nachos second only to my own.

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                      Jawny Bakers
                      804 O Connor Dr, Toronto, ON M4B2S9, CA

                  2. foodyDudey May 9, 2011 05:45 PM

                    How about Melanies Bistro?

                    http://melaniesbistro.ca/

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                      Full tummy May 9, 2011 06:21 PM

                      Perfect suggestion!

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                        mariecollins May 10, 2011 07:15 AM

                        Or Bistro Camino over near Dawes.

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                        Bistro Camino
                        2750 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C1L7, CA

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                          foodyDudey May 10, 2011 12:23 PM

                          I was going to mention Bistro Camino also but yesterday, I just couldn't remember their name! I was thinking Bistro, but nothing else came to me.

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                          Bistro Camino
                          2750 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C1L7, CA

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                            itsvince May 10, 2011 07:59 PM

                            +1 for Bistro Camino. Excellent value, food and service are great.

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                            Bistro Camino
                            2750 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C1L7, CA

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