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Caplansky's Deli

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356 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S6, Canada
+1 416-500-3852
09:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As someone who has eaten smoked meat sandwiches in many establishments, I consider myself an expert of this particular specialty. Any good smoked meat deli will ask what level of fat you want for your sandwich. Not this place. And despite ordering my sandwich medium fat, what I received was very lean and dry (and the smallest amount of meat... More 

Thank Franco T
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had been wanting to dine here ever since we saw it featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, which, it is to be noted, has never let us down. This deli is as charming and Jewish as anything that New York can muster – bustling and involved – clearly a neighborhood joint. There was so much to try that we... More 

Thank ljrobertson
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, when was the last time you went to a deli and saw mustard served this way (see picture)? Caplansky's a "throw-back" to the traditional Jewish delis found in Canada and America. We visited with our Buffalo cousin to see how this incarnation operated and rekindled our cherished memories. Is it perfect? No... but it's close. As a former Montrealer,... More 

Thank crazy_canuckCanada
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40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Caplansky's with a friend for a Thursday lunch. We each had the Reuben which was tasty, although if had to be critical the bread was a bit soggy on one side. Service was nothing special. One portion of fries is huge and enough to share. I would recommend as the sandwich was very tasty and I'd like to try... More 

Thank cescott
Bowmanville, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing special here.On the advice of a friend, I went for lunch.Very blah.Restaurant wasn't in a clean condition when I was there.Food was below the quality then what I expected for the price paid.Mens restroom was very unsanitary at the time of my visit.I don't recommend this deli.

Thank conservativecanadian
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the OLD Deli's of Toronto, but all but a few are gone. Caplanskys has some wonderful briskets, Smoked meat, pastrami, all excellent, but he has NEW product that is fresh and exciting to add to the old world foods. They are all yummy, so if your going for a walk in Kensington market and feel like a break, Caplanskys... More 

Thank Richard E
Ancaster, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five of us went for breakfast and for the most part the food was pretty good but not great. The best part of the meal were the blintzes that we had with blueberry sauce. I ordered the classic breakfast and the eggs over easy but these were overcooked and rather hard and the potato latkes were also overcooked. The beef... More 

Thank Hank V
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Casual diner type of layout. Service was great. Food ... not so great. Had the smoked meat, medium fat & found it tough, sliced too thick. French fries were good but they brought them out before the sandwiches. I would have preferred them together. Had the latkes (potato pancakes) & they were so so. Not sure of the flavourings used.... More 

Thank OnaMarkham
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely has a US/classic Jewish Deli vibe, with house smoked meat sandwiches piled pretty high, almost knife and fork, can't use your hands, high. Also high, are the prices. Too pricey for me to consistently visit, but I guess great quality food does cost more, but I still wish it were less expensive, for sure.

Thank Joe S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

OMG this place is amazing. The food, more importantly the smoked meat, is to die for. Plus, who doesn't love getting a pickle with their beer! Make the time to visit as you will not regret it.

Thank Charlie K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian, Delicatessen, Kosher
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 356 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-500-3852

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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