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Caplansky's Deli

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356 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S6, Canada
+1 416-500-3852
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09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have had the Corned Beef & Pickled Tongue sandwiches and found them both delicious. A bit greasy but delicious. We got them to go on College Street, and even the crowded restaurant made for a fabulous atmosphere. I would recommend them.

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Thank Marcy49
Vancouver, Canada
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124 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stopped by here for a meal after a long flight and only after having been sustaining myself on coffee for nearly 20 hours. I sat in here and ordered the fried chicken. It was good in terms of juiciness, but felt it was lacking in the crunch and flavor department. It was almost no salt, and could needed some... More 

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Thank LambdaP
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Landed at the Toronto Airport T3 and we got to our connecting flight with time to stop at Caplansky's Deli. Service was fast but waitress had forgotten to put on a smile which lasted the entire time! Other than this negative portion, the menu was very different than the normal bacon and egg breakfast and allowed me to try some... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poor, breakfast latkes were greasy, rye toast was tiny and bacon was mediocre. Would not recommend at all even at the airport.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What's to say? The food was good, but it doesn't hold a candle to the best Jewish delis in the States. Sorry, guys, Caplansky's couldn't survive a year in New York or Miami. There was a little bit of "deceptive advertising." The sandwiches were stacked good and high, but the slices of rye bread were on the small size. Absolutely... More 

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Thank v_danilovic
Meaford, Canada
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's wonderful to visit this place and get a good smoked meat sandwich. While it isn't Schwartz's (I'm and ex-Montrealer), this place helps me get a good fix. Bread is great and the meat is tasty. I like the medium to fatty smoked meat and it's they way a sandwich should be made. Fries are plentiful and well seasoned. We... More 

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Thank DV1000
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We visited for a light bite early afternoon and were warmly welcomed and quickly seated by the staff. We ordered the bagel with smoked BBQ meat and also a portion of the macaroni and cheese. The meat in the bagel was tender, well seasoned and delicious. Would have again. The macaroni and cheese was an absolute write-off, potentially the worst... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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151 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Positives: Service was quite good. Quick and friendly. The taste of the food (latke poutine and smoked meat sandwich) was excellent. The mustards. While their "hot" mustard was just ok, the ballpark and deli style mustards were fantastic. Negatives: Portion size / pricing needs to be adjusted. When paying $15 for a smoked meat sandwich and fries, I expect to... More 

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Thank torry211
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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639 reviews
460 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

When we hired a taxi and got all the way out to this place we found it was closed, even though websites said it was open. That was very disappointing as we looked forward to some nice deli. Maybe next time!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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355 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Caplansky's is everything you hope for in a Jewish deli. Great food and great ambiance. The smoked meat sandwich and latkes were superb as was the lox and cream cheese bagel. Save room for the maple with beef bacon donuts! This place is guaranteed to please and you certainly won't leave hungry.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Canadian, Delicatessen, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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