Jack Astor's - Pickering

4.0
102 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
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  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Group Bookings
Our mission? Great people helping other great people totally have a blast while enjoying amazing food. Wow, that was a mouthful. But can you blame us? We’re a restaurant. One that specializes in delicious food and great times. Our goal is to make you laugh. And depending on your hot sauce tolerance, cry.

In all seriousness, we take real pride in our food. Try our Cluckin’ Fresh Chicken Fingers, made and seasoned with fresh, never frozen chicken tenders. This isn’t run-of-the-mill pub grub. Our Band of Chefs are influenced by a wide variety of tastes and have travelled across the globe to gain inspiration.

But outside of the kitchen, we find it hard to take ourselves seriously. We have an Elvis booth. For no particular reason. Folks, that really does say it all. We’re sports fanatics, music nuts and love a good joke. If you’re into at least one of those things, we should hang out.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Canadian
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–1:00 am
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am
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Phone number
(905) 839-2226
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
Pickering Town Centre
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DE
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 2

Terrible! Food is mediocre, at best, and way overpriced. $20 for a bowl of rice, a tsp of sauce and 3 small pieces of tuna???!! Outrageous.
Our bill was over $100 for a drink, 3 entrees (overcooked chicken fingers, a burger and a tiny rice bowl) and one dessert. This is food you can expect at a rundown pub....all for one-third the price!
We’ve eaten here before and wanted to give it another chance. It was our daughter’s special birthday dinner, and this was the restaurant she chose. Huge regret. Could have had a top-notch dinner at a fine restaurant for what we paid. Will not eat here again and DO NOT recommend this place.
The only upside was our server. He was pleasant and engaging (although he forgot two of the standard condiments we requested)

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SJ
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Surprised us with a dessert on the house, as it was a special occasion. Nice touch!

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K
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Took forever for water to come out. Asked more than three times. Food also took a while and was cold.

Also booked this restaurant as a surprise birthday dinner which I wrote on the OpenTable note for the restaurant to see. When I arrived with the person that the surprise was for, the hostess kept asking about how many people the reservation was for and if any kids were arriving. I had to answer these questions in front of the surprise celebrant. He thought the dinner was only for me and him. However, after answering these questions - he became skeptical. The hostess ruined the surprise.

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TS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was very good(ordered the fajitas-steak & shrimp)Gave us a corner booth which I requested & the service & server(Julie) was excellent.I will be back very soon.

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E
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Good service, food was good but would not recommend the steak. A bit over cooked and pricey (same prices as the Keg but poorer quality and amount).

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F
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good atmosphere, our server Abby was really nice & friendly. Got our food on time, just this time the steak was a bit tough. Overall experience was great.

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F
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Quick service and love the choices of hot sauce available :)

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KM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Average food , overpriced, terrible service....food was dropped down and no one ever returned.The bill was dropped with everyone’s plate still in front of them.

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Calamari was a little rubbery but everything else was great!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Service, Delicious Food

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WR
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Good food and friendly waitress, but poor pacing. The appetizers came moments before the main course not leaving us with enough time to finish. 8yr old son’s food arrived 5m after my wife and I were served our meals. My wife’s wine arrived after she had finished her meal. Finally, to add insult to injury, it took 20 minutes to get the bill after we asked for it. So all in all - disappointing.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

The waiter had one job to do, and that was to execute my special request for a birthday desert with the birthday girl’s name written on the plate. He forgot to check ask or confirm causing the birthday girl to feel embarrassed, I was embarrassed I was very disappointed, and I can guarantee that I will no longer be coming back to that restaurant for any special occasions or events.

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T
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We go here frequently. The fact we can make reservations through OneTable is a huge bonus. My daughter loves their Pan Bread, chicken fingers, Sesame Chicken bowl and chicken Parmesan. When we was younger - and ate from the childrens menu - she loved the tacos or chicken there too.

Myself - I love the original nachos - with beef chili. HUGE portion. Never finish it. But delicious. I get it without their cheese "sauce" and have with regular shredded cheese instead. More authentic for me. I also love the Sesame Chick bowl.

Husband loves to have steak here as well.

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VM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We were disappointed with the fish. The kids liked the burgers and my son enjoyed his steak but ki wouldn't order the fish and chips again.

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SD
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a delicious meal. Our server, Abbey, was wonderful and certainly added to our enjoyment. We will definitely be going back.

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e
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

When we got there were seated right away. Great food and our server was awesome! It is not too noisy...my husband and I could still each other. Music, ambience and live sports added value!

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j
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I visited Jack Astor's in Pickering with some visitors from overseas,we all enjoyed the occasion the food was great and our server Alysia could not have been more pleasant or helpful,thank you,we will be back.

James

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NB
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food and service were good but not great

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our server Sydney was wonderful and the food was good!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was excellent. It was very noisy. But it was Friday night of a long weekend so that’s expected and will not stop us from going there again.

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MG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I went through the effort of making reservations through Open Table, to save time and not wait in line to be seated. So when we arrived, I mentioned to the hostess that we had reservations, she kindly asked my name and how many guests. Shortly after, she replied that there were no reservations made under that name, that time and that many guests. So I was asked to take a seat and wait 30 minutes or so for a table.
I was so disappointed in your service that Jack Astor's had no proof of my reservation. Finally, 15 minutes later I found the email confirmation of my reservations which the hostess accepted.

How do you compensate for this?
Mel

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e
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was good, staff were friendly, food’s great! Will be back and try the patio al fresco!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Birthday for my son.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Too loud and rowdy.

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a
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My side of the table wasn't leveled so I couldn't utilize all of my space. The calamari arrived cold. Other than that the rest of the meal went amazing.

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SW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love the new Chalapa tacos! Our server Hanet was very helpful.

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DG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was excellent and provided great service!

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JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

No cutlery, had to ask. Soft drinks and coffee $4.00, a bit overkill, especially when we had to wait 20 mins for coffee

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B
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

We booked our reservations through open table and when we got to the restaurant The lady argued with me saying that we did not have reservations. I pulled up the email you sent for confirmation and showed her. She still proceeded with attitude and was very rude. She pointed to a dirty table in the bar to sit at and I instead told the other hostess (a guy) that I will take the empty booth instead.
Over all we got a both in our desired area but not until I “fought” for it...it was very busy at this time as well..... which is why I booked resos.
Jacks has always been our place to go, but this instatnce was very
Disappointing.
Thank you

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TT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Pleasant and accommodating staff and servers
Good and reasonably priced meals
Lively atmosphere and definitely family/kid friendly
Have been on this location few times and have always had satisfactory visits. This time was extra fun as there was an entertainer who came by couple times to our table and did card tricks. It was very entertaining and he was great with kids.

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FB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nice place but incredibly noisy... My brother and it are hearing impaired and could not wait to leave. The music combined with the acoustics was over the top.

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m
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Delicious cocktail! Service was very swift . Friendly . Food was really good . Our cutlery was forgotten twice . Aside from that , service was terrific & we were given extra napkins without having to ask .

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 1Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Made a reservation for 6:15, but didn’t get a table until 6:40.

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IB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was great for being with you’re friends and the food was amazing!

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ZM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Menu changed and prices went up a lot. I find it no longer reasonable. Burgers were great don't like their new style burger.
We were at a round table and a few spots table was slanted so dinnerware couldn't sit properly (square table with flaps made to be round)

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you Julie to be our server

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OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Our second visit to this location in the last month. It was a family meal with our 7 y.o. She loves drawing on the table and the food. We enjoyed the garlic bread, New York steak frites and the Cobb wrap. We had a lot of laughs and a good time. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. I would suggest that reservations be made especially on Saturday nights.

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S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Dinner was ok. Don’t think we would go back again. Service was meh. Brought a brownie for my daughters bday but didn’t ask anyone else if they wanted anything. Overall food was ok. Not great just ok.

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S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server Beth was over the top amazing. She went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. She was there when we had questions and offered suggestions when asked. She was such a pleasure to have serving us.
Our food was delicious. More than enough for the value.

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T
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service from Brooke. Food came out fast and was delicious. Our group had the Sesame Chicken bowl - always a great dish. Also the Chicken Parmesan and Steak Classic.

We start with the Cheese Pan bread and sometimes the Guacamole and chips. Yum.

This Jack Astor’s always has lots of atmosphere and and a good buzz. Staff enjoy their jobs here.
Restaurant filled up by 6pm. Love that we can make a reservation on One Table to avoid a wait on arrival.

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