The Lakeview

Price guide: Budget

1132 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M6J 1X2

Price guide: Budget

By Aefa Mulholland, your Toronto expert

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#28 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Toronto
Expert overall rating:3.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.5
3.5
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
3.6
3.6
Location:
4.1
4.1
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with younger children, Singles, Stag / hen parties, Chilling out, No fuss

Expert review of The Lakeview

24-hour diner beside social strip.

The Lakeview Lunch has been rustling up breakfasts, burgers and sandwiches 24 hours a day, seven days a week since 1932.

Food and drink: 

A lengthy menu of solidly good sandwiches, burgers and breakfasts. Eggs are all organic and free-range, lettuce is organic and toast comes as whole wheat or dark rye. The drinks menus ranges from shakes and smoothies to a decent wine and beer selection (only served till 2am).

Recommended dishes: 

I'm a fan of the Ossington Massive - a huge eggs, sausage and peameal bacon option, but the Nighthawk Steak and Eggs with Bourbon Honey Chipotle Dip is a winner, too. The Standard Burger is a straightforward burger with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle, but it's great.

Ambience: 

It's quiet by day, so a good place to bring the kids and devour an all-day breakfast, lunch or dinner. Once the bars start thinking of closing is when the Lakeview comes to life. At 3am or 4am on a weekend night, the Lakeview is hopping.

Service: 

Service is fine by day, but can be slow between midnight and 5am, depending how many intoxicated Torontonians pile in the doors. Staff can be run off their feet.

Location: 

On Dundas Street, at the top of Ossington Avenue. Right on the Dundas streetcar route.

More information on The Lakeview :

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Diner
Food:
American
Address:
1132 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M6J 1X2
Telephone:
+1 416 850 8886
Website:
http://thelakeviewrestaurant.ca
Serves:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

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