For truly North American or Canadian cuisine, Toronto has no end of great places to dine. From burgers to steak to seafood, there’s a distinctive yet eclectic taste that makes North American dining inviting to visitors to Canada. You don’t want to leave until you’ve sampled some North American style Toronto restaurants.
143 Danforth Ave.
East of Broadview Ave
A tribute to the Irish American saloons of New York, this popular Irish-American pub offers grilled burgers, beer-battered halibut, Ontario lamb and smoked salmon. There are14 different beers on tap and Scottish or Irish bands playing on the weekends. Try the Maxwell's All-Ireland Champion baked potato french fries; or an open-faced oak-smoked Irish salmon sandwich on soda bread with red onion and lemon; or the grilled chicken breast on padas, with bacon, boston lettuce, oven-roasted tomato and garlic mayonnaise. From here you can visit the Toronto Zoo and the Ontario Science Center just to the north.
Armadillo Texas Grill
146 Front Street
Location: Downtown Toronto
If you don’t have time the visit the US, you can sample American food at the Armadillo Texas Grill. Close to the Skydome, Air Canada Center and the Toronto Harbourfront, the Armadillo has a fun, party atmosphere. Rib lovers should sample the Armadillo Texas Grill's smoked baby back ribs, while others may prefer the Armadillo Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with grilled chicken breast, romaine, oven-roasted tomatoes, Asiago cheese & fried tortilla strips in a homemade lime-scented Caesar dressing. The Armadillo Buffalo Chicken Satays—sweet & lightly spiced chicken tenders marinated in homemade Buffalo sauce, dusted in cornmeal, flash-fried and served with pico de gallo and frisée greens on a grilled tomato tortilla—are not to be missed.
66 Wellington St West
Location: Downtown Toronto
Conveniently located near Roy Thomson Hall, The CN Tower, Air Canada Center and the Theatre district is Canoe. Dining on the 54th floor of the Toronto Dominion Tower, you’ll have a great view of the Toronto Islands and Toronto Harbourfront. Canoe is one of the best downtown Toronto restaurants, and offers some classic Canadian meals, including Bison, Angus Rib Eye, and lobster with seasonal ingredients. Be sure to try the Canoe Plate with terrine of foie gras, salmon tartare and chilled lobster salad; or the Applewood Smoked Atlantic salmon with pickled enoki, Granny Smith apple, and horseradish Crème Fraiche.
Hard Rock Cafe Roger's Centre
1 Blue Jays Way
Toronto, ON, M5V 1J3
The Hard Rock Café’s SkyDome location is a great place to watch a Toronto Argonauts or Blue Jays game. Right inside the Skydome (Rogers Center), you can sample classic North American style food, including burgers, fries and salads. Start off with Hard Rock Nachos—fresh corn tortilla chips piled high with Jack and Cheddar cheeses, seasoned pinto beans, and served with sour cream, chopped green onion, pico de gallo, jalapeños and a side of fresh Hard Rock Grilled Salsa. Then try the Hickory Smoked Chicken Wings—colossal wings, hickory-smoked in a hardwood smoker, with your choice of Classic Rock, Heavy Metal, or Tangy Bar-B-Que sauce, and served with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing.
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