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LearningHow Jan 13, 2012 08:16 PM

Sitting here at approx 11:15pm, and unfortunately most of the foods that I'm craving are already closed.
I thought that I should make a list of places to eat with GOOD food in the GTA (doesn't have to be stellar, but I also don't want someone to suggest McD's drive-through or Pizza Pizza just because they're open) that are still open past 11 or 11:30pm (and preferably put down the closing time too, if known)

It can be take-out only, or sit-down. It can be greasy spoon type places or even "finer" dining establishments.
Any ethnicity.
We're always up for a drive so anywhere in the GTA-ish area :)

  1. Dr. John Jan 24, 2012 03:56 PM

    7 West is decent and reliable - especially for something open 24 hours. The veggie chili and the pastas are all OK.

    Sneaky Disease is fine for nachos or huevos rancheros at about 5:00 AM, when you will eat anything greasy and salty.

    Agree about Swatow - I thought they close at 2:00 AM.

    A number of Greek restaurants are open late. Omonia is pretty good and open until 2:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.

    -John

    1. haggisdragon Jan 23, 2012 11:24 PM

      Sneaky Dees, needless too say.

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        plasticanimal Jan 17, 2012 01:34 AM

        Ristorante Roma is open until 4:00 AM and they make a good pizza. They make other things but I've only tried the pie.

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          LovelyAsia Jan 23, 2012 10:09 PM

          Swatow for shrimp dumpling soup is my late night go to... can't speak for any other items on the menu but on weekends I think it is open until 4 am. but after the bars close the place is swamped and weekdays it is open late too, I think until 2 am.

          I have not been in a long time but I seem to remember T-Bones Sizzling Steaks & Burgers in Scarborough is open 24/7.

          Have always read about 7 West on Charles being open 24/7 but have never been.

          I had this dilemma on Saturday, and sadly, went to KO Burger on Bloor west of Spadina, they might be open until 2 am, but I would rather have had McDonalds... that was one dry tasteless burger!

          Thanks Yongeman for the jerk chicken idea... must try that next time I want real late night eats!

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          7 West
          7 Charles St W, Toronto, ON M4Y1R4, CA

          Swatow
          309 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2E6, CA

          T-Bones Sizzling Steaks & Burgers Drive-In Restauran
          2540 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, ON M1K2R5, CA

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          Yongeman Jan 16, 2012 07:31 AM

          Great thread. The jerk chicken places on Eglinton W. come alive after dark. You can see them outside on the sidewalk with their covered grills cooking up their jerk chicken and pork. This article says they grill until 5 or 6 am, but not sure about sub-zero winter nights. I think you usually get peas and rice and cole slaw with the order. http://torontoist.com/2011/12/spice-c...

          1. jlunar Jan 15, 2012 01:09 PM

            Grand Electric is also "open late" (no definite hours though).

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              szw Jan 15, 2012 01:05 PM

              I often eat chinese food pretty late, sometimes at 1 or 2 in the morning. There are a number of good places in scarborough around midland and finch (on midland) which all open up late.

              1. estufarian Jan 15, 2012 12:59 PM

                Black Hoof is open until 1:00am on Thur-Sat (only 11:30 Sun/Mon).

                And Atlantic (on Dundas) is open 'late' - always worth a call to see if still open.

                Also Yours truly on Ossington open until 2:00am (except Tuesday)

                1. prima Jan 14, 2012 11:29 PM

                  If I want soup after midnight, I go to Zorba's. If I want Greek fries, I go to Messini Gyros. Alexandro's is also open after the bars let out. All 3 are usually open until 3 am or later on Friday and Saturday nights. Not sure how late they are open Mon-Thu, but I've eaten at Zorba's around 11 pm on some weeknights.

                  I've also ordered food at Rails & Ales around midnight. Rails & Ales closes at 2 am.

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                  Alexandros
                  484 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P6, CA

                  Messini
                  445 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P1, CA

                  Zorba's
                  681 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1L2, CA

                  Rails and Ales Billards Lounge
                  1106 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1L5, CA

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                    helenhelen Jan 14, 2012 11:22 PM

                    lakeview diner is open 24 hours (food is okay).

                    yours truly (new place on ossington) is amazing! they have a snack menu available till 2am.

                    owl of minerva in koreatown on bloor is open 24 hours if you want some pork bone soup.

                    poutini's for late night poutine always hits the spot when you crave something artery clogging.

                    burrito boyz.

                    late night pizza at amato's on queen west (it's okay)

                    1. justsayn Jan 14, 2012 06:22 PM

                      Tavolino is open late on weekends but they haven't settled on hours it seems. I know tonight is open 2am - 4am but I don't know when they close in order to open at 2. Reggies next to it, not a fave of mine is open late as well.

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                        Inkou Jan 14, 2012 02:53 PM

                        My favorite right now County General, kitchen open until 2am on Thursdays to Saturdays.

                        Then there's 416 Snack Bar, open until 2 as well. They offer only small smack size portions but they're pretty well, busy on weekends, it's a bar after all.

                        The diner Thompson hotel is 24 hours, although I have never been.

                        After all that, there's always Chinatown and 7 West Cafe, but those are usually my fallbacks.

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