Delicious Restaurants Outside Downtown Toronto

There a ton of delicious eats to sink your teeth into in the downtown core, but what about outside the big city? While the most notable spots might be at the corner of King and Spadina, or Queen and Bathurst, you can still find five-star fair in the outskirts. 

Here are a few must-try eateries within the GTA:

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Smash Kitchen and Bar

4261 Hwy 7 East, Unionville 

The site says Upscale Casual. Comfort Cuisine. The well known kitchen is open to make you feel like you are dining in style. The chef plates an eclectic menu that features Coal Fried Oven Pizza, BBQ Ribs, Smash Burgers, and yummy desserts like, Smash S'mores, and mouth-watering homemade Mini Donuts.

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The Sociable Pub

17380 Yonge Street, Newmarket

The Sociable Pub is located in an authentic 19th century farmhouse and is THE spot in Newmarket for the most delicious seafood. The eatery has a Maritime pub feel, the joint is family owned  When there, I usually catch some lobster or scallop plates. Say Hi to James behind the bar!

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Avani Asian Indian Bistro

801 Matheson Blvd West Mississauga 

A Mississauga mainstay, Avani is known for it's unique Indian and Asian fusion. The decor is elegant; think deep colours and linen tablecloths. The extensive menu offers a pakora platter, spring rolls, samosa, butter chicken and pad Thai. Avani are known as innovators. The innovative menu paired with a fine dining experience is the optimal place for date night or ladies' night out.

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Pâtisserie Royale 

1415 Kennedy Road, Scarborough

This Lebanese pastry shop is a true cultural gem in Scarborough. The baklava treats are all about nuts and butter, minus the cloying sop of sweet. Can't stay? Take some to go! A full box will cost you $20.00. 

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Abruzzo Pizza

9010 Yonge St., Thornhill 

A truly authentic Italian eatery that has been part of the fabric of Yonge Street & Highway 7 for years! Abruzzo Pizza has never lost its pizazz. They're still the best pizza in town -  This coming from a guy who used to walk there in high school for a belly satisfying panzerotto. 

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Locale Restaurant and Bar

11981 Keele Street, King City 

I took a date here last winter after it was recommended to me by a best mate.  It wasn't only the top notch food, nor the plating that caught our taste buds, but the ambience and superb service that stole our hearts. This place clearly stands out as a town favourite.  

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Phoenix Restaurant

7155 Woodbine Ave, Markham

Chow down on some  authentic, tasty, Hong Kong cafe food. Sip on their signature milk tea, and mow on some fresh Satay Beef, Ox Tongue or Honey BBQ Pork Collar and Egg on Rice. There are so many tasty menu items, you could have something new each time you visit. This eatery gets an A+ for a delicious variety, with something for everyone! 

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