In Canada’s largest city, where everyone walks fast, talks fast and even eats fast, the local pub is a welcome refuge from the daily grind. Granite Brewery is that small slice of sanity in North Toronto.
A family friendly British-style pub, Granite Brewery has been packing them in since 1991 when veteran pub master Ron Keefe first opened its doors for business. Not only is it family friendly, it’s family operated. Ron’s son Sam (pictured above) is the marketing manager, while Sam’s sister and brother are the brewers.
To explain why Granite Brewery is so popular, Sam sums it up in two words: great beer. Proud of the fact that they’ve been making craft beers long before they became trendy, Sam points out that with 14 beers on tap and 25 beer recipes regularly brewed, the neighbourhood brew pub has attracted a loyal following of customers for over two decades. Pretty impressive given that the immediate area boats a half dozen other English themed pubs.Read the story of Granite Brewery & Restaurant
Big Brewers Breakfast
Two eggs any style with peameal bacon, sausages, two pancakes, white or brown toast and home fries.
Three Egg Omelet
Choose three fillings: chicken, smoked salmon, ham, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, black olives, green peppers, red peppers, feta, cheddar, jack or Swiss cheese. Served with home fries and toast.
Additional fillings for omelets, 1.50 for meat, feta, Swiss or goat cheese. 1 for vegetables, cheddar and jack cheese. $3 extra for egg white omelet.
Chorizo sausage with bell peppers, onions, diced potatoes and mixed cheese, topped with a fried egg.
Smoked Salmon Sandwich
Smoked salmon with cream cheese, red onions, tomatoes and capers on rye bread served with spinach salad.
Sautéed chicken, peppers, onions, scrambled eggs, cheddar, salsa and guacamole rolled in a whole wheat tortilla and served with home fries.
Two eggs any style served with white or brown toast and home fries. 10 With  bacon,  sausage or  peameal bacon. 12. Add a 6 oz steak for 7; or a 6oz salmon fillet. 8
Substitute rye toast to any of the above for .50
Two poached eggs on a toasted English muffin with choice of peameal, spinach or smoked salmon topped with hollandaise sauce. Served with home fries.
Cinnamon French Toast
With fruit salad, syrup and whipped cream, served with home fries. 11 With  bacon,  sausage or  peameal bacon. 13
Three buttermilk pancakes with fruit salad, syrup and home fries. With  bacon,  sausage or  peameal bacon. 13
Basket of Sweet Potato Fries
Served with chipotle mayo.
Lightly battered, served with a tarragon dipping sauce.
Chicken Nachos Supreme
Nacho chips piled high and covered with grilled chicken, diced tomatoes, jalapenos, green onions and mixed cheese. Served with salsa and sour cream. 17 Nachos with our house made spicy chili. 16
Pulled Pork Poutine
Hand cut fries with pulled pork, bacon, caramelized onions and mixed cheese covered in our Peculiar gravy.
Breaded chicken strips served with plum sauce. 11 With fries, soup or veggie sticks. 14
Grilled Chicken Quesadillas
Grilled chicken, diced tomatoes, green onion, jack and cheddar cheese in a flour tortilla. Served with salsa and sour cream.
Bell peppers, zucchini, red onions, spinach, jack and cheddar cheese in a flour tortilla. Served with salsa and sour cream.
Big crispy roaster wings tossed in our famous Granite Stout BBQ sauce. Also available in jerk sauce, honey garlic, medium, hot or suicide sauce. 1 lb 13. With fries 15. 2lbs 19. With fries 21**
Granite Sampler Platter
A great appetizer to share! Choose any 4 items: crab cakes, wings, fingers, chicken quesadillas, veggie quesadillas or calamari. Served with sweet potato fries.
Wings and a Pitcher
2 lbs. of wings and a pitcher of Granite ale.
Please ask your server.
French Onion Soup
Mixed Herb Chicken and Portobello Salad
Crisp mixed greens topped with an herb marinated chicken breast, Portobello mushrooms, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, carrots and goat cheese with balsamic dressing on the side.
Blackened Salmon Salad
Fresh spinach and romaine with tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, mandarin oranges, roasted pecans, cheddar cheese and mango salsa, topped with a blackened Atlantic salmon fillet. Served with poppy seed dressing on the side.
Feta cheese, kalamata olives, cucumber, tomatoes and red onion served on romaine lettuce with our own vinaigrette dressing.
Fresh baby spinach with boiled egg, mango, walnuts, mushrooms, tomato, red onion, carrot and Swiss cheese, served with your choice of dressing.
Crisp romaine lettuce tossed in a creamy garlic dressing with croutons and parmesan cheese.
Mixed greens with tomatoes, cucumber, carrots and red onion served with your choice of dressing on the side.
Our Salad Dressings
Italian, house vinaigrette, balsamic vinaigrette, fat free raspberry vinaigrette, Asian sesame vinaigrette, ranch, poppyseed, blue cheese and French.
All of the pastas below are served with garlic bread.
Subtract $2.00 to make pasta vegetarian (excluding Drunken Mac and Cheese)
Drunken Macaroni and Cheese
Macaroni noodles in a blend of our Ringwood Ale, cheese, bacon and jalapenos.
Chicken and Shrimp Linguine
Chicken, black tiger shrimp, mushrooms, onions and spinach tossed in a pesto cream sauce, topped with asiago cheese and served with garlic bread.
Tomato Basil Linguine
Grilled bell peppers, zucchini, red onions and spinach tossed in a basil marinara sauce, topped with goat cheese and served with garlic bread.
Entrees above are served with sautéed vegetables and your choice of sour cream mashed potatoes, baked potato, fresh cut fries or basmati rice
Fire Grilled 8 oz Striploin Steak
Topped with a caramelized onion and Portobello mushroom gravy and crispy onion rings, served with sautéed vegetables and your choice of fries, baked potato, mashed potatoes or basmati rice.
Pecan Crusted Salmon Fillet
Topped with a Creole shrimp sauce and served with sautéed vegetables and your choice of fries, baked potato, mashed potatoes or basmati rice.
Served with sautéed vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes and Peculiar gravy
Chicken Souvlaki Dinner
Marinated charbroiled chicken skewers on a bed of basmati rice, served with Greek salad, grilled pita bread and tzatziki.
Beer Battered Fish and Chips
Haddock in the Granites own Ringwood ale batter, deep fried until golden, served with tartar sauce and fresh cut fries.
Butter Chicken Curry
Indian style butter chicken curry served on basmati rice, topped with toasted almonds with grilled naan bread.
Tender chunks of lamb and fresh vegetables in a special blend of spices, served over basmati rice, garnished with fresh tomatoes and green onions and served with grilled naan bread.
In-House Smoked Granite Ribs
Only the best baby back ribs are smoked to perfection in-house and served with our award winning stout drunken BBQ sauce.
Wing and Rib Combo
A half rack of baby back ribs and six chicken wings with your choice of sauce, served with fresh cut fries.
All burgers, sandwiches and wraps are served with your choice of home made soup, veggie sticks, fresh cut fries, garden or Caesar salad. Substitute either French onion soup, Greek salad or spinach salad for 1.50, sweet potato fries or onion rings for 2.00
We use 100% pure canola oil with 0 trans fat.
BBQ Granite Burger
Made with fresh Angus ground beef, seasoned with Granites own steak spices for outstanding flavour and brushed with our stout BBQ sauce on a Kaiser bun.
Chipotle Lamb Burger
House made lamb burger, chipotle mayo, sautéed onions, bacon and melted jack cheese.
Stout Drunken Burger
Angus ground burger brushed with our famous stout drunken BBQ sauce and topped with sautéed mushrooms, jack cheese and BBQ peameal bacon.
Grilled vegetarian burger with guacamole, Portobello mushrooms, sautéed onions and melted Swiss cheese.
Jack cheese, cheddar cheese, sautéed mushrooms, sautéed onions, jalapenos, guacamole, four onion rings.
All burgers are served with your choice of hand cut fries, house made soup or veggie sticks (carrot and celery). Substitutions: 1.50 for garden or Caesar salad; 2.25 for Greek salad, spinach salad or French onion soup; 2.50 for sweet potato fries or onion rings; 3.50 for poutine.
Bacon, peameal bacon, Swiss, feta, goat or blue cheese
The Granite Club
Grilled chicken breast, smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomatoes on three slices of white or brown Texas toast.
Grilled Salmon Pita
Marinated salmon with diced tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions and avocado aioli in a warm pita.
Chipotle Chicken and Swiss Melt
Grilled chicken, bacon, chipotle mayo, sautéed onions, lettuce, tomatoes and melted Swiss cheese on a ciabatta bun.
Chicken Souvlaki Pita
Charbroiled marinated chicken breast, diced tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions in a grilled pita served with tzatziki and Greek salad.
Peculiar Marinated Steak Sandwich
6 oz. grilled striploin steak marinated in our Peculiar ale, topped with sautéed onions, bell peppers and melted Swiss cheese on a ciabatta bun.
Souvlaki Chicken Wrap
Charbroiled marinated chicken breast with diced tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, feta cheese and tzatziki wrapped in a flour tortilla.
Grilled chicken breast, Stout BBQ sauce, peameal bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, smoked red pepper mayo, cheddar and jack cheese in a grilled flour tortilla.
Wild Raspberry Cheesecake
Brownie Caramel Cheesecake
Vanilla, Chocolate Ice Cream
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We've been to the Granite Brewery a number of times as the food is always fantastic with generous portions. In addition to the delicious food, they have a good selection of their own brews. We especially enjoyed their Ringwood, a delightful blonde. There are different atmospheres for different tastes, but at the Granite Brewery they have several to choose from. Two excellent patios, a bar, and a family restaurant area, all designed for comfort. The rear patio looks particularly amazing, but as it was raining, we'll just have to wait until next time to try it out. It should also be noted that the Granite Brewery has free parking with easy access. The Granite Brewery gets our highest recommendation and we will be back soon.
I go to Granite often and always receive a warm welcome and the best service. The servers are well trained and attentive. As for the food the drink aspect, they do pub food very well, I wouldn't expect fine dining from them. The beer is brewed on-site and is made in a traditional English style. This means the beer is not carbonated and is served only slightly chilled. I always love going to granite, The patio is amazing in the summer and the fire is toasty in the winter.
The service was slow and I didn't receive my RARE steak until more than an hour and a half when everyone in my party had all but finished. I politely asked for the entire time for a glass of water and no-one had the time-finally the manger explained that they cannot give everyone water as they don't have enough glasses. (The restaurant was at one-third capacity) However she did give me a glass of water and took the inedible soup off the tab as they would not make another one-as they said it was not freshly made-it's already prepared and packaged. I wasn't surprised as the vegetables are all frozen or canned. The washroom had not been cleaned and there was a mess in one of the stalls. The waitress laughed when I told her and shrugged. Funnily enough, the Restaurant Decor is rather nice and the location is ideal. I was impressed that they offered free underground parking for their patrons however given the other factors I will not return.
The only brewpub in the area, it’s a worthy spot for those looking to indulge in local craft beers. Whether you’re after a light-bodied lager, a rich stout or a strong, floral IPA, you’ll find something here to quench your thirst. If you like what you taste, their store offers growler fills, bombers and six-packs to take-home.View this Smart List
Is there any food that doesn’t go well with beer? The folks at Granite don’t think so, and it shows, with plenty of brews, including more than 10 made on-site. After you order your nachos, quesadillas, steaks, pizza or pasta, make sure you ask your server to recommend a beer you haven’t tried before. If you like what you drink during your meal, visit their beer store afterwards and take a jug or keg home with you.View this Smart List
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