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416 Snack Bar
81 Bathurst Street, (416) 364-932
Deep. Fried. Mars. Bars. & Cannoli's, what more do you really need? Toronto's only snack bar is a god sent for nights when half the group wants to drink while the other half just wants to eat.
Real Sports Bar & Grill
15 York Street, (416) 815-7325
Real Sports may come off as strictly a sports bar for leafs/raptors/FC/Jays fans to flaunt their, at times douchey, sports pride but hit it up on a quiet night to just enjoy the beer battered onion rings and hefty dessert menu. You will not be disappointed.
76 Gerrard Street East, (647) 349-3294 & 589 King Street West, (647) 347-3294
A given for any and all Ryerson students but the rest of Toronto needs to understand how good this pub food is. Pulled pork and deep fried pickles for days will have you almost forgetting to order your beer.
Pravda Vodka Bar
44 Wellington Street East, (416) 306-2433
A little more high-end than the other spots on this list, Pravda is a good choice when your group of friends can't seem to come to a decision on whether tonight is a dinner date or a drinking date kind of night. The best of both worlds.
856 College Street, (647) 547-9827
Follow your authentically delicious fish and chips up with a deep fried mars bars for dessert and it's pretty much impossible to leave unsatisfied. This is not the place to go if you just want 'a snack' this is full blown, unbutton-your-jeans, eating but you will not be sorry.
El Furniture Warehouse
232 Queen Street West & 410 Bloor Street
El Furniture has been the talk of the town lately and just recently opened their second location on Queen West so you know it's only going to get more buzz. Their food is perfect when on a budget, all menu items are under 5$, seriously. This place has it all, great atmosphere, great drinks and great food.
The Dock Ellis
1280 Dundas Street West, (416) 792-8472
Not only does the Dock Ellis implement a craft beer only policy, their food is to-die-for while reasonably priced. Choices include, but are far from limited to sausage, brunch, pork chimichanga and the heavenly southern fried chicken sandwich.
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1382 Danforth Avenue, (647) 748-1382
Check out thewrendanforth on Instagram if you even slightly doubt me and I promise you'll be calling all your friends searching for someone down to hit it up with you. Not the most vegetarian friendly because their motto seems to be meat on meat on meat on more meat. Drool over the ground Turkey Tacos, with spiced ground turkey, jicama guacamole, salsa verde, white cheddar, sour cream & hot peppers.
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Food & Liquor
1610 Queen Street West, (647) 748-7113
Food & Liquor is still relatively new to the Toronto scene so it was a struggle to find you a mouth watering photo of food but do not let that fool you. The food is a little fancier than your typical burger and fries but still so mighty delicious. Try the crisp octopus and semifreddo to start & keep the taste tests coming.
431 College Street, (416) 603-3090
If you live in Toronto and have not ever eaten at Sneaky Dee's, specifically the nachos, then you are either allergic to delicious or take pleasure in denying yourself life's pleasures, either way, seek help. Sneaks is a Toronto staple for drinks and debauchery but the food menu stands alone. Meet you there.
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