I think we can all agree that Toronto definitely isn't a cheap city, by any means. Rent is expensive, transportation is expensive, and dining out is super expensive. That's why, if you want to save some cash, you'll most likely be eating in most of the time.
But splurging and eating out once in a while isn't a bad thing - you deserve to treat yourself! With summer approaching, you're going to be spending a ton of time out and about, and less time at home cooking.
If you're down to to eat out but still want to get the most bang for your buck, then all-you-can-eat restaurants are the way to go. These are the best, most affordable restaurants to stuff your face with good eats this summer!
The Hot House, 35 Church St
On Wednesday evenings, The Hot House offers an unreal Buffet Dinner deal for $24.95/person from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM! It features a made-to-order pasta bar and tons of other delicious eats that you can devour all night long. Order a glass of wine and make it a romantic and affordable date night where you both can splurge for cheap! If you're wanting a nice brunch with live jazz music, don't miss their famous weekly Brunch Buffet, every Sunday from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM, for $26.95/person.
Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill, 17 Tank House Lane
On Mondays, the Pure Spirits Oyster House offers unlimited mussels for $20.95! If you love mussels and other seafood, this spot gets it right every time, plus this is an amazing deal on an otherwise expensive menu item!
August 8, 331 Spadina Ave
August 8 is Toronto's best all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant that you absolutely need to try! They have a huge menu full of delicious dim sum and sushi to choose from. Their prices range from $18.99 to $31.99 per meal, depending on the day of the week and whether you're there for dinner or lunch.
Free Times Cafe, 320 College St
Free Times Cafe is a Jewish restaurant that serves up a delicious buffet brunch every Sunday! They have more than fifty different brunch items to choose from, and it only costs $24.95/person. They also feature live music, making this traditional Yiddish brunch a super fun event that you don't want to miss out on.
Gautama, 1416 Gerrard St E
This restaurant serves up one of the best Indian buffets you can find in Toronto. They have a nice interior, which is great for a date, and they serve all your favourite Indian staples. The lunch buffet costs $12.99 and the dinner buffet is $15.99, which is an awesome deal for the amount of food you can enjoy here.
Korean Grill House, 214 Queen St W
Korean Grill House has multiple locations across Toronto, Markham, and Scarborough, so you know it's one of the best. They offer all-day all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ, ranging from $22.99 to $26.99, depending on which meats you choose.
You really can't go wrong with all-you-can-eat sushi, and California Roll does it super well. Their unlimited sushi costs $24 on weekdays and $26 on the weekends, which is a great deal for all that goodness!
Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill, 900 Don Mills Rd #2
This Mongolian Grill is all buffet, all the time, serving up some seriously delicious and unique eats! You get to select your meats, vegetables, and sauces before they grill it all up and serve it in a bowl for you! For lunch, expect to pay $18 on weekdays and $23 on weekends and holidays; dinner costs $27 Monday to Thursday, and $32 on weekends and holidays.
Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave
The Dakota Tavern is a country-music haven that is super popular on weekend nights but they also serve a buffet bluegrass brunch that you don't want to miss. On Sundays, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, you can enjoy a buffet brunch for $29.50 with live music and brunch cocktails!
Morals Village, 436 Dundas St W
If you're in the mood for authentic Szechuan-style hot pot in the downtown area, you've got to try Morals Village. Their all-you-can-eat hot pot buffet includes all their delicious soup bases, vegetable toppings, salty meats, and so much more! It costs $25.99 on weekdays and $27.99 on weekends.
Lisbon by Night, 802 Dundas St W
Lisbon by Night takes Portuguese food to the next level, specializing in delicious fish-focused plates. They serve an unreal all-you-can-eat, 8-course meal for just $33/person! They serve this incredible fish rodizio deal every day at lunch and dinner.
Ichiban Asian All You Can Eat, 4675 Steeles Ave E
This great Asian buffet with sushi and a nice decor offers all-you-can-eat lunch from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM for $19.99 from Monday to Thursday, and $20.99 Friday to Sunday and on holidays. Dinner from 3:30 PM to 10:00 PM costs $29.99 Monday to Thursday, and $33.99 Friday to Sunday and on holidays.
Betty's, 240 King St E
Betty's is a popular watering hole in the east end of the city, but they also offer a mind-blowing buffet brunch on the weekends! On Saturdays and Sundays from 11 AM to 3:00 PM, you can indulge in DIY hot waffles, a poutine station, a carving station, a fruit and dessert bar, and so much more!
Copacabana, 230 Adelaide St W
What would an all-you-can-eat list be without the oh-so-popular Copacabana? This epic Brazilian steakhouse slices grilled meats right at your table. Not to mention, they have a huge buffet with all the sides you could ever want, plus live entertainment! It definitely isn't cheap though, costing $52 from Sunday to Thursday, and $60 on Fridays and Saturdays. Bonus? If you're a vegetarian, you can enjoy as many of their roasted veggies, fresh salads, hot dishes, pasta, and many other non-meat options for $42 from Sunday to Thursday, and $50 Friday and Saturday.