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Pour House Irish Pub

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Dupont
Toronto, ON  M5R 2E6

(416) 967-7687

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3.5 star rating
Angus October 28, 2008
Yum

Half price appetizers on Tuesdays!

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3.5 star rating
December 28, 2015

Local watering hole does a log-cabin, rope lights hipster re-brand with new foodie menu.

Despite my soft spot (patio area is one of my fav summer spots), I have to adjudicate the food fairly. This spot is in tough, neighbouring two of Rose's spots (to be honest we only ended up eating here because of Rose & Sons'/Black Crow's wonky hours). The food game on the Dupont strip is fierce and Pour... more

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3.5 star rating
October 31, 2015

The ceiling was dripping on my friend. We moved and then the waitress put out a caution sign under where the wet spot was. Shortly after the place got busier and the sign was removed and a new table was seated under the dripping ceiling. There were a series of order mistakes that followed. Not a great value for your money considering the experience.

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3.5 star rating
October 16, 2015

I have to say the place is nice and the atmosphere is very elegant, but the service is very slow! And even though it said 3$ jack we got charged 4 times more for ordering a double because apparently doubles are reg price and ONLY singles are 3$ which is a b***h move. Ordering two singles or one double SHOULD BE THE SAME THING !

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3.5 star rating
September 19, 2015

Me and my partner had been coming to the Pour House for over 5 years, it was always one of our favourite spots for yummy comfort food, fantastic old world atmosphere, beautiful decor, great music and great service... Alas they decided to renovate.... and they completely ruined it... The decor is completely changed, now there's nothing special about it, it looks just the same as any other... more

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3.5 star rating
September 07, 2015

The Pour House is newly renovated and looks fantastic. The backyard patio is THE place to grab a summer drink so don't miss out. I was here for a late night bite with some friends and ordered the lamb burger with a side of fries. The housemade pattie was topped with goat cheese and roasted red pepper - delicious! They've really upped their food game. The burger was $15-16 so pretty on par with... more

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3.5 star rating
September 01, 2015

I was at this place before the renovations but now that the renos are done, Wow.
Was greeted and sat immediately by what I assume was the Manager. Opted for the bar being by myself. Bserversartender always had a smile on and was a pretty good seller. Took pic of the jalapeño chicken. It was not KFC ; it was better. The way mama made it.
Over 20 beers on tap woth non of them being the normal... more

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3.5 star rating
August 20, 2015

Ce to this place a few times before the refurb , I'm Irish I know the Craic! ..... A really good spot. Got on it

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3.5 star rating
July 10, 2015

First time trying this place out for drinks before dinner with a friend. I was hopeful as it seemed this place had mixed reviews.

I inquired about the special on the "family pint" for Keith's for 5$ on Saturdays and they confirmed they no longer offer this "special" when it is on their website and menu. Disappointed to say the least.

I opted for the Leffe Blonde and again was disappointed. It... more

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3.5 star rating
July 09, 2015

Really bad service - slow and unattentive.
Bad food - not much flavour and when we got our food it was cold
Rip off - bought the Friday special. Fish and chips. Bill came back and they charged us regular price. Asked them to fix it and they said ok but came back and gave us the wrong amount still. Didn't bother arguing it anymore and instead will give them this bad review.

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3.5 star rating
July 06, 2015

I came here on a Wednesday night and had shrimp pitas. It was decent. They have a nice patio which was pretty full that night. I enjoyed the atmosphere.

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3.5 star rating
January 31, 2015

Pretty good pub. The dark wood makes it feel authentic and cozy. Food is decent enough. Hidden patio is great in the summer. Cheers!

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3.5 star rating
January 03, 2015

We gave Pour House another shot for brunch on a weekend. The place has such potential and friendly staff.

My friend ordered eggs and the server asked how he would like them cooked. Between the server and my friend, they reaffirmed about 3 different ways that he'd like fried eggs over hard. The eggs that arrived were soooo undercooked that the white was still clear. They were visibly sloshing... more

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3.5 star rating
November 15, 2014

This place was really great. I originally went there with my boyfriend since it was our anniversary, but once I got there, I thought our friends would really like the place, and we invited them to come by as well! I had the Irish Stew, and it was delicious. It really hit the spot. Their drink prices were very reasonable and service was good. The location had good music (if you like classic or... more

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3.5 star rating
September 13, 2014

Wonderful little pub in the north of the Annex that has been here for many years. Nice large patio in the back for the warmer months, and an excellent winter time hangout as well. Good selection of draughts and spirits, and a well rounded menu as well

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3.5 star rating
August 03, 2014

My go-to place for a pint and sports. Weekends brunches are decent, and $3 Caesars on weekends are not to be sniffed at ;)

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3.5 star rating
Amazing perogies
July 09, 2014

Went here not knowing what to expect after a visit to Casaloma in Downtown toronto with my friend. We ordered perogies and pizza. Oh mi!! fell in love with those perogies at first bite.. I travel all the way from mississauga now to this place just to taste that yummy perogies and pizza.

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3.5 star rating
June 05, 2014

The Pour House Irish Pub is a classic place for beers and food.

The interior is dark, and the decor somewhat tired. There is a variety of seating- high/low, benches/bar stools, and inside/patio. The patio is nice during the 3 months a year when it is warm enough to sit out there.

The food here is standard, solid pub food. The burgers are good, and while most things probably come off a truck,... more

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3.5 star rating
Just a real pub
May 29, 2014

Beers on tap, dark wood booths, bar and outdoor patio, fair priced menu of regular foods, a few tv screens for the game of the day. Unpretentious almost to a fault.

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3.5 star rating
May 28, 2014

I've been a few times. Consistently high quality pub food, excellent service, friendly atmosphere. But tonight blew me away. I was with a larger group of friends celebrating a birthday. There was a very minor delay in my order being placed. It was quickly caught and corrected - no big deal. I was surprised that they not only came back and apologized and gave me my meal for free, they also paid... more

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3.5 star rating
May 13, 2014

A solid pub for any occasion. The patio is really nice and perfect for hanging with friends or even a date.

The food is definitely 'pub food' but if that's what you're looking for they do a great job. Nachos are aces and the wings are pretty decent. Service is fast and efficient most of the time, although they do get a bit in the weeds before big games when everyone wants to order and after... more

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3.5 star rating
A guy from Finland
February 15, 2014

This is my regular place when I'm visiting Toronto. They have some good pub food, nice collection of beers and a great atmosphere. I like to sit and drink, eat and watch some sports here. Service is also good, as You can expect in Canada, but sometimes it is a little slow to be honest... But all in all I'd... more

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3.5 star rating
January 25, 2014

I have always been happy with the food at the Pour house, however, lately i noticed the service going down hill, just a little bit slow to say the least. My most recent visit really left a bitter taste in my mouth.
I went for Brunch and ordered the Irish Fry as i always do for brunch when i visit, and as always i ask to substitute the eggs for bacon as i do not eat eggs. The waitress said no... more

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3.5 star rating
A visit to the Pour House is enriching
January 06, 2014

I went to the Pour House for New Years Eve. The food special was tasty. I had steak which was cooked just the way I like it. The evening was happy and well worth the visit. The staff were friendly and helpful.
My new favourite pub this side of Ireland.

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3.5 star rating
December 31, 2013

A large open space that is great for groups but feels a little impersonal. I liked the live music.

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3.5 star rating
Prompt service and good food
August 16, 2013

Arrived as a birthday party crowd was also arriving. We were seated promptly an immediately aske what we woul like to drink. The drinks arrived promptly and we gav ourvordervforvthe meal as we did not want to be delayed bybthevwedding party.
The wedding party was served many appetizers and drinks for the 30 or so guests yet our meals arrived... more

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3.5 star rating
happily little accident
August 01, 2013

We stopped in because my husband has a bad back and he needed a somewhere to sit until he could walk again, we stopped in and I was surprised about the size of the menu, not just the beer menu! but the food menu was pretty sizable and the knowledge from the waitress was pretty great, actually! Cold beers and... more

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3.5 star rating
Perfect spot for Friday night drinks
July 27, 2013

Had drinks here with friends and we had a great time
The staff were friendly although once it got really busy some of the servers seemed quite stressed
Good location and great pub atmosphere

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3.5 star rating
July 11, 2013

This place is great. They used to have $5 appetizers on Tuesday nights (including their chili lime tacos, which are awesome), but I haven't seen them advertised lately.

One of the best patios in Toronto, welcoming place, leaves you feeling wicked. Get a little keg or team pitcher or whatever the hell they're offering these days, and just hang out for a bit. Summers in Toronto is pretty great,... more

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3.5 star rating
Great atmosphere, good food
June 13, 2013

Not in a tourist location, a bit off the beaten path at the top of the Annex, but good Irish pub food. Loved the decor! Service was excellent. Enjoyed it very much.

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3.5 star rating
Not a great experience
May 05, 2013

The waitress that we had was horrible. I was asking questions regarding the menu where she starting giving me dirty looks. I usually don't let things like that bother me, but once I received my meal it was also horrible. The French fries were cold and not fresh.
I did not have a good experience at this place at all.... more

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3.5 star rating
Great garden patio
April 27, 2013

Went to The Pour House with a larger group on a Saturday afternoon. We were able to sit on the back garden patio for the first sunny day! The patio was great as it is not right on the road and there was a good mix of sun and shade. The server was very friendly and helpful. We didn't have... more

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3.5 star rating
March 07, 2013

This bar has become a regular spot for me and my softball mates during the spring and summer months and last night, on a cold winter night, I was reminded of why it continues to be our after-game meal year after year. You can't go wrong with 50-cent wings nearly the size of chicken drumsticks. I struggled to eat five. Try the honey hot flavour. You won't regret it. I also really love their... more

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3.5 star rating
January 26, 2013

The breakfast was not very good. I got tomotoes instead of home fries they were completely uneatable. I got the veggie omelette, I substituted the sundried tomatoes for regular tomatoes but the waitress did not make the switch. The ceasar bar has shriveled lemons. I wouldnt go back. The toast was also stale.

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3.5 star rating
Awesome Irish pub
September 26, 2012

Ok....the service is a bit slow, I can admit that but all things considered, I think it's a great Irish pub in the Annex area.
The perogies and chili lime tacos are delicious. They are my fave things on the menu. I also miss the Santa Fe wraps...bring them back!
The patio in the summer is fantastic. Two levels ensuring... more

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3.5 star rating
September 20, 2012

This place will do in a pinch, but it's nothing special.

Service is so-so. They don't really seem to have a good system for greeting / seating / taking orders. We had three people for the three steps and they didn't appear to communicate with each other. Our waitress didn't come to help us - she was just passing through our section 10 minutes after we sat down and did a double take - oops,... more

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3.5 star rating
What a pleasant surprise
September 02, 2012

We had just visited Casa Loma and decided to stop in for lunch. WOW! The food was NOT your average pub grub by any stretch of the imagination, with a vast array of dishes that took us quite some time to go through and decide what we wanted. The wait staff was VERY freindly and extremely attentive. We had a... more

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3.5 star rating
Great patio, good food
September 02, 2012

Love the huge patio - good food and very well priced. Lots of beer on tap - good selection. Service can be slow when they get busy but just gives you more time to enjoy your food an drink. Didn't feel rushed to leave after our meal.

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3.5 star rating
Will Be Back
August 09, 2012

I went it alone, which is always akward. Sat at the bar and had so much fun! The bartender was great! The manager was great and everyone around was having so much fun! Maybe something was in the air but every table I could see just seemed to be enjoying themselves. Great atmosphere! I ordered a glass of wine (house... more

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3.5 star rating
July 31, 2012

The Pour House has become a summer establishment for me. My friends and I drive all the way from Dufferin and the 401 every Wednesday after softball to unwind here. Why do we come all the way? Part tradition, part $0.50 wings, part FREE team pizza. You read at right. Free team pizza! If you go to The Pour House with your team (minimum 6 people) you can get a free meat or veggie pizza. If you... more

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3.5 star rating
July 03, 2012

This place has two awesome patios, one on the second floor and one up in the tree tops by the third. The inside is all dark wood and old fashioned - very very nice!

As for the food, I would say it is good but not great. On Tuesdays they have a list of 5$ appetizers which is a pretty great deal, especially the shrimp and lime tacos MM! Off the regular menu, I've had the calimari (TERRIBLE) and... more

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3.5 star rating
June 17, 2012

It's got a nice old churchy feel with lots of dark wood, and it also has the typical trappings we in North America have become accustomed to in the last 10 or so years from a Coprorate Craic House. I have actually taken my mother here on numerous occasions for brunch and typically the food is good and the service isn't bad. The last few times I have been here though I notice that the service is... more

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3.5 star rating
Should be called Poor House
June 09, 2012

The wait staff are rude, the Manager won't even look you in the eyes when talking to you. It took over 2.5 for our group to get feed, one member of our group didn't even get his meal, it never came from the kitchen so after 2.5 hours he told them not to bother. I ordered their smokey burger and... more

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3.5 star rating
June 07, 2012

4 Stars for the Patio. 3 stars for everything else.

VIBE
Dark and wooden. Very Irish. This may well be akin to what I look for in a man. And yes, a Jon Hamm look-alike came into our presence that very night. I won't go into specifics but it's probably not a good sign when two women are looking at you with jaws dropped giving you the "Whaaa" sign because there are not that many men in this city... more

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3.5 star rating
Best. Sheppard's. Pie. Ever
May 30, 2012

No, seriously, the Irish don't mess around when it comes to awesome sheppard's pie. I'm a meat & potatoes kind of girl and when I saw online that the Pour House had the best pie in Toronto I jumped at the opportunity to go and didn't regret it one bit. It was amazing and I loved the atmosphere. A perfect... more

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3.5 star rating
May 07, 2012

I love this place! It's our neighborhood bar and I always get exactly what I expect. I disagree with what people say about the food. I LOVE the apple-jack quesadilla as well as the pizzas. The bar has an excellent selection of drinks and the patio is amazing!!! I am happy we have this option in our neighborhood!

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3.5 star rating
March 15, 2012

This place is amazing because it: 1. is close to home! 2. has a great two level patio and 3. makes amazing chicken wings!

The deals are also good. Wednesdays are 40 cent wings! You can get a couple pounds for a full dinner without breaking the bank! They are just crispy enough, just enough sauce, not to fatty! Perfect! I would even say the best in the city, as I try new wings any place I go.... more

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3.5 star rating
March 15, 2012

This is a nice place for a drink, though we go mostly because it is close to home. Good bar food. The "Award Winning Cottage Pie" is quite good, though not spectacular. Would have given it a 4, but the service is often a bit slow (not the server's fault, just never seems to be as many of them as is needed).

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3.5 star rating
February 12, 2012

When I went to England a few years back, I was introduced to the concept of a local - a place where you can go when you want a drink without pretension and is close enough to your house that you can stumble home at the end of the night. I always found that concept charming and I'm glad I've found my own.

For a standard pub, this place is perfect. It has my favorite beer on tap (Tankhouse) at... more

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3.5 star rating
February 07, 2012

Been coming here for brunch for the past few weeks. Discovered this place after an acting classmate invited us here after class one day.

There is a sign outside advertising build your own caesar bar for $2.99. Good deal if you like caesars (basically mott's clamato juice with fixings). I think this is only good on weekends.

We usually get the eggs breakfast or pancakes. The other day, the... more

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3.5 star rating
OK food. Good Service and Setting. Not great value
January 14, 2012

Went for first time to Pour House at noon on a Sunday. Place was busy, but easy to get a table. It was a cold winter day...so if possible, take one of the three window tables facing south.
We didnt have any beer, but did have coffee and orange juice. Coffee was great, orange juice was bad for the price... more

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3.5 star rating
A favourite hang-out since 2005
January 12, 2012

This has been a favourite hang-out of my group of friends since 2005. The staff are always friendly and personable, and the food is good. The atmosphere is that of any Irish pub, but somehow feels unique.

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3.5 star rating
August 16, 2011

Unfortunately it would appear that The Pour House is going down the same negative and self-destructive path as oh so many pubs we have frequented over the years. We were there tonight, Wednesday Aug 10 2011 after having not been in several months. The service was awful, our waitress forgot to order our appetizer and even after she acknowledged that fact it still took 20 minutes to show up. For... more

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3.5 star rating
July 30, 2011

Ok. They got a c@!%!y review previously but their sweet potato fries (served with a spicy-chipotle sauce) are TOO GOOD to ignore. I went back and had a huge plate.
The Big Smoky burger was decent but it didn't really taste all that different - despite the specialty toppings - from a regular bacon cheeseburger. On the whole, a solid meal.

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3.5 star rating
July 18, 2011

A solid three in my books.
Arrived around eleven with some girls from work and the entire interior was completely empty. We knew we were meeting people on the patio so we marched on, undaunted. We got outside and didn't see our group, but we saw a big staircase.
That's when the magic happens. The upper patio area feels like a tree-house, and it's lovely.
Crowd somewhat mixed, our group in our... more

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3.5 star rating
July 17, 2011

I am completely shocked that this place has not been reviewed by more people. Then again, based on the amount of patrons that are there, I probably shouldn't be that surprised.

I have been coming here since I was an undergrad (sometime in the last century) and while it is conveniently located, have rarely seen it packed. With the exception of St. Patrick's Day, around New Years or any... more

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3.5 star rating
July 14, 2011

What better than having a beer out on a patio on nice evening before dinner?? Pour House Irish Pub is a good choice if you are in the neighbourhood.

I doubt I would have stay if I am going to have a drink inside at the bar or the dining area as it is just so dark, depressing.... but when I walked to the back patio, I know I am staying for a drink.

1/2 pint Guinness $5 tax in for sure is not a... more

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3.5 star rating
July 09, 2011

Rude, rude, rude service! Ugh.

Popped in here on Friday evening for a late drink. The place was EMPTY...maybe 3 tables of patrons in total.

We ordered a drink each and were finished about 30 mins later. The server asked if we wanted another round and when we declined, she had the audacity to say "WELL THEN, you are going to have to leave. We don't allow people to stay without ordering more"
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3.5 star rating
May 22, 2011

The Pour House is basically just your run of the mill vaguely English themed pubs that abound in Toronto. On that theme, its decent. Decent choice of beers, decent food, run of the mill decor. A highlight is their $3 brunch caesars on Sundays. Other than that, their beer prices are a bit on the pricey side, though not totally ridiculous.

I can definitely see my self coming here if I lived in... more

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3.5 star rating
April 08, 2011

What to say about the Pour House? It's reliable. It's a decent neighborhood place that is also good for bringing your buddies from the University. The beer prices are ok, but be warned, they're steadily going up. The food is well priced, but even for pub grub, the quality is lacking. Great when you've had 3-4 pints and desperately want nachos, but don't order anything sober, that's for sure.... more

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3.5 star rating
Uncooked Hamburger. Very sick
January 10, 2011

My boyfriend and I went together and I ordered a pizza and he ordered a hamburger. Halfway through the burger, he noticed that the inside of the burger was very pink. He asked for it to be cooked again and they returned to him, his half-eaten hamburger. Shortly after we got home, he noticed some stomach pains and sure enough,... more

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3.5 star rating
The best steak we have ever had
November 12, 2010

This pub has excellent food and great servers. We had the New york strip and it was great. Even the vegetables it came with tasted great. I had the fries and my husband had the potatoes. Both were great. Great price for such good food.

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3.5 star rating
July 26, 2010

Pour House is great. What many people don't realize is that there is a giant two level outdoor patio in the back.

Another tip is that the sweet potato fries are awesome - but if you eat too many you may get sick.

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3.5 star rating
April 21, 2010

Huge menu, lots available. I have been there twice in the last week simply because I was stuck in that area, and the food and service were fine.
What did we have? Onion rings - delicious, and they give you a lot
Ceasar salad - this was a very acceptable ceasar according to the standard recipe. very good
Curry chicken - not spicy but still good, and they give you lots of food!
I wouldn't make a... more

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3.5 star rating
February 10, 2010

Great tavern, with excellent food, service and plenty of tables.
You must try the sweet potato fries and Guinness Steak & kidney stew.

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3.5 star rating
December 21, 2009

You know, I could live in the Annex mainly because of the Pour House. While it's not the greatest of Gastropubs (well, it's not even a gastropub at all, of course, whatever those are anyhow), it's just a great little place to unwind over a few pints... and they have an alright menu - at least of appetizers/finger foods that complement libations. I was introduced to this place by a friend of... more

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3.5 star rating
Ridiculously overpriced
August 01, 2009

The food is okay, and the service is average, but the value is just not there. After each visit I've felt like the bill was at least 30% higher than it should have been. You can get way better food and a superior beer selection for a lot less $$$ at a number of pubs only a short distance away.

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3.5 star rating
great fish and chips and
November 07, 2008

great fish and chips and warm and inviting on a cold rainy night. also has a really big back patio

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3.5 star rating
looks like a cross btw. church and pub , very mellow
July 18, 2008

looks like a cross btw. church and pub , very mellow

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3.5 star rating
Good chicken wings, A U.of T. standard
June 14, 2008

Good chicken wings, A U.of T. standard

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August 15, 2013

Pour House Irish Pub offers these services: bar, pubs.

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