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1008 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K1
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Open now 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • $11 To $25,

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Cuisine type

  • Brunch,

Atmosphere

  • Trendy,
  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Events,
  • Restaurant,
  • Bar,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Meet the owner

Joey Skeir and his wife Cherie Stinson don’t order meals when they go out. Instead, the two native Nova Scotians and coastal foodies make eating with one another a communal event.

That’s what their Leslieville restaurant is all about, sharing and a mutual love for all things that feel like home, turned up a notch.

Being from the east coast, they wanted to go with a nautical theme for their restaurant that was “not in your face,” says Cherie, who is a professional interior designer. In fact, you may have seen her on Restaurant Makeover.

The décor is quirky coastal with a slice of city; a wall of fish taxidermy painted black is a perfect example of that. The theme also shows in the restaurant’s signature drink, a bright pink rum punch with huge ice cubes served to guests in vintage bowls with individual ladles and quaint tea cups (they’ve been collecting these dishes for months before opening their restaurant in June 2013).

“The punch is very potent and delicious,” Cherie says. It’s a good take on a social drink, especially enjoyable at social hour every Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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chloed357910
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Fabulous oysters and really superb service.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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the service was aweful and the waiter was so disrespectful and rushed. The food was average and the prices through the roof. Skin and bones. Goods and provisions. Aft. The thirsty duck. Brooklyn tavern. All have it in spades over this place.

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April 5, 2019

We love East Side Social! I had been there many times before for business but this dinner was a family celebration. Service was excellent as always and we were able to sample a few new things on the menu, all of which were stellar. Definitely a neighbourhood favourite. We will be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 29, 2019

I can't believe I haven't tried this spot sooner. The food was delicious, it has a nice atomosphere, the wine is reasonably priced and our service was attentive and entertaining (ask for Marty...he'll take care of you).

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 21, 2019

Top shelf friendly service and we really appreciated the unique stylish and laid back ambiance. Highly recommend if you like seafood.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 17, 2019

Service was outstanding.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 16, 2019

Pur server was incredibly entertaining and friendly. Food was excellent!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 16, 2019

Shucked oysters shouldn’t take 40 mins to arrive to the table. Food was great! Atmosphere was also great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

March 13, 2019

Yummy oysters and really fabulous service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 13, 2019

Loved it. Our waiter was a character. The place is adorable. The food was delicious.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 7, 2019

Beautiful sand cozy! Tasty food, great price point, and friendly service 👍

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

March 6, 2019

You can’t go wrong with this place.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 6, 2019

Always great food and Marty is the extra cherry on top.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 5, 2019

I absolutely love everything about your restaurant. From the moment I walk in, until I leave. Your cocktails are great and perfectly made. And Marty the server is the best. He makes every visit amazing. And THE FOOD ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 23, 2019

Make sure Marty is your server. He is so so much fun

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 20, 2019

4 of us business meeting shared Buck a shuck oysters Octopus Fish tacos Ahi tuna poke Scallops Steak Fried chicken Mussels By far the octopus scallops and oysters were the favourites. Great atomosphere not loud. Great for business meeting. Many people on dates. Place was packed on a Tuesday

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 20, 2019

Great location and great staff. Our selections were a bit “over-sold” for what the final product was. The food was good. Nothing memorable, I will return and try other dishes.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

February 19, 2019

Warm atmosphere with a really good vibe and food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2019

We come every valentines, but I need to come more often. Marty entertaining you alone is worth it

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2019

Simply the best. The room the food and most of all Marty.... probably Toronto’s best waiter.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 14, 2019

BUCK-A-SHUCK TUESDAY IS THE BEST THING EVER. THE FOOD, ATMOSPHERE, SERVICE HERE IS AMAZING. DEFINITELY CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 5, 2019

Love it and Marty Mondays rock!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 3, 2019

Delicious & fantastic as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 28, 2019

Awesome atmosphere, drinks, food, and service. This was our second time at Eastside Social and we will definitely be returning!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 26, 2019

The food is always great! We love our server Rose, she’s the best! :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 19, 2019

Fantastic waiter who really loves his job. Amazing food. Casual nice atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 12, 2019

Love this place. Marty is a wonderful server with a fun personality. Food is well presented, fresh and very tasty.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 9, 2019

Great night. Marty is a fab server! We will be back! Hi

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 6, 2019

We really enjoyed the grilled octopus and mushroom fries and the staff was very friendly and helpful!! Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 7, 2019

The grilled octopus at Eastside Social is amazing.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 5, 2019

Great service and value.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2019

Everything was excellent. My husband would have liked a bit more salt on his rack of lamb. We brought one chocolate mousse home which I enjoyed tonight. Marty was the best.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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