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Ben Wicks Restaurant

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424 Parliament St, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3A2, Canada
+1 416-961-9425
Today
15:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 15:00 - 02:00
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

This place is now called The Local Gest - a great restaurants run by 4 great people - good food and atmosphere

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2013 via mobile

Cozy neighborhood place. Cuisine doesn't shine but they make you feel comfortable. Pub grub without the flair. Hand formed burger was prepared as ordered. Fries were hot and crisp. Friend's shepherd's pie was hearty and steaming hot. Won't soon make Toronto's top 100 but good enough for return visit

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Yellowknife
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2012

Food was very good, company was nice and the location is prime to my room. I liked the atmosphere of the place and the bartender and waitress were on the ball. Thanks for a nice time

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Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2012

We went there late on Grey Cup Friday and we were the only ones there. It's a nice place with lots of soft seating and agood layout. The restaurant was closed, which was annoying, so we just stayed for a drink. I think it would be good for groups if you go early enough.

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Santa Clara, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

The cartoonist Ben Wicks made it famous, but Robert makes it fun. David runs the kitchen and makes the pub food great. Every time I go back to Toronto I stop in - it is my home away from home. Cold beer, great friends, good atmosphere - good food - who could ask for anything more? Ah yes... the darts...... More 

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Shrewsbury
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

Good atmosphere, typical pub and decent prices. The food itself was very good and good value for money. The menu was varied, good portion size and I can thoroughly reccommend the "Fish and Chips". What did stand out was plenty of room, quiet areas, good size TV if want it and decent size bar for chatting. Will definitely go back... More 

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2011

Great service & food. Enjoyed going there on our trips to Toronto. Thanks Robert, Benoit & David for making us feel like regulars - Hans & Dixie

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2008

Comfy sofa seating.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2008

Comfy atmosphere. By the same folks as much pricier Town Grill just up the street.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, British
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 02:00
Monday
15:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 02:00
Thursday
15:00 - 02:00
Friday
15:00 - 02:00
Saturday
15:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 Parliament St, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3A2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-961-9425

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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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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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