Jack Astor's - Ancaster

4.1
90 reviews
CAN$30 and under
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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.
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Simplyliketoeat
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Classic burger for me, curry thaï bowl and bowtie pasta for my friends. Enjoyed my burger. No complaints from my friends. Will, our server was very pleasant.

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Great
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Cheddar beer soup was tasty however the chicken blt sandwich was a rip off. It contained about 1/4 of a breast and tasted microwaved. My husband said his chicken Parmesan was the worst he ever tasted. Extremely overpriced for what you get. Service was friendly but slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was just a little disappointed with the manager who very abruptly asked us to wait outside while the hostess dealt with people asking for a table for two. We were standing well enough back of the customers and there was no sign , nor anyone at the door to tell us to wait. As those two were dismissed with no reservation then the hostess told us we could come in. So maybe they should have someone monitoring the door as people come in

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good waiter. Good booth

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BruceM
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great night at Jack Astor’s, our waitress Mel was great!

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vipScottO
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I felt like the staff seemed more interested in firing through and clearing the space then paying attention to food quality. Be cautious.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful time catching up!

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TamiB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad experience here. It is my go to for everything!

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StephanieA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Very dissapointing, ordered the cauliflower bites , they were so salty the entire table returned theirs and the pieces were HUGE very difficult to share, my meal was good , but someone had the fish and chip the batter was way overcooked, it was not the usual standard

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Ashok
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We have been to Jack Astor’s many times and are always very satisfied with our meals and the service.
The servers always very pleasant , courteous and helpful. If at anytime the food happens to not warm enough for us the take it back to the kitchen and bring it back piping hot. It is one of the if not the best roadhouse around here.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service very slow had to get attention of another server to say we were ready to order
Ou server never asked about the birthday
She had to be told
No one sang

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Court
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I came in for my boyfriends birthday and this is his favorite restaurant we love the chicken wings we came and were told they didn't have any wings no chicken only red meat , we walked out very disappointed

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JimS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and company

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CaitlinS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Meal was not good, and waitress had charged us double for my husbands meal. And when we asked for a refund they told us they did not have the card in the building that night, told us we could have a $50 gift card however we dont live in Ancaster and the food was not great. We told them we dont eat there often so they gave us $25 cash which was nice but manager was not super nice once we said we didnt want the giftcard.

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been here in a while , food and service was in point . I’ll go back soon

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Michael
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and great food!

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margaretm
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Table was available upon arrival
Service staff was awesome! attentive yet not hovering, friendly and genuine. Food arrived in a timely manner and was warm.
One of our group is dairy sensitive and although we were informed there was no dairy in the curry she still suffered stomach cramps later in the evening..

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Barbara
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Despite good portions, the quality of food was mediocre. Fries were hard and overcooked. Fish was tasteless. Burger was good. Good service. Pub-like ambiance. Pricey. Two regular coffees for $8. Won't return.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I reserved for 8 and we ended up with 12 and a high chair and the staff was so friendly and accommodating.

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TamiB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend and I catch up every few months and we always go to Jack Astors Ancaster. There is always good food and service. Never disappointed

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DonM
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated spouse's B-day with her adult daughter and I. We thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, service, food and evening. Santa & Mrs. Clause dropped in unexpectedly for an additional treat.

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StephanieR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining at Jack Astor’s! It is our sons “go to” place for his birthday going on 8 years now! Thank you for an incredible experience every time we visit.

Stephanie R

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Krystal
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was on point with all our needs. Kept our drinks full and was really great

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STEPHENY
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

VERY ENJOYABLE. MAKING A RESERVATION WAS VERY EASY.

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LindaB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner @ Jack Astor's however we felt the menu was overpriced compared to other roadhouses.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience4

When we arrived fir reservation hostess told us it would be half hour wait. When I told her of reservation she said the kitchen was behind on orders and was still half hour wait. 15 minutes later they sat us at a table (one of 3) that were empty when we arrived. They told others 45 minute wait so they left. Yet 3 tables by us remained empty for most of our stay. I thought it was good business to make customers happy and have a full restaurant of paying customers. Not try to chase them off even when they have a restaurant.
They made my friends drink wrong. She ordered a daquiri and got coloured ice. They replaced it with a slightly better attempt at a drink.

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TrevorC
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, great appetizers and a great atmosphere with excellent service.

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StephanieR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Jack Astor’s as usual! Pat our waiter was outstanding and we will always ask for a table in his area from now on.

Stephanie Roung

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SandraS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience1

My son ordered a chocolate milk but the server didn't hear him because of how loud the restaurant was. It was eventually brought (after we asked for it again) but to the wrong table. I overheard the server on the other side of our wall/partition trying to give it to a different table.

The table behind us had a young boy (3) who was constantly yelling over our shared bench seats, making faces behind my husband and leaning over the wall/partition to "talk" at the family seated there, which was beside us, not the child, so he had to lean across my seat.

Our server told us repeatedly that the number of tables he was assigned had increased and so he was not able to give us the kind of service we deserved...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience. Food was ordered properly and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service:)

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Anniversary
Server was great!!

AM
AngelaM
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our waitress was unorganized with menu questions, ordering and never came back to check on drinks. When I asked another waiter, he never relayed the message so we got our drinks near the end of our meal. Fries were cold and not much sauce on the chicken wings. The Sesame Chicken bowl was nice a little plain which is good if you are wanting something lower in fat which was nice.

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Patricia
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was only fair because our server was not very attentive. We had a party of 8 and she only checked on us once the entire 90 minutes that we were there. My 10 year old had to go and find ketchup at the server station

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers day

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Vanessa
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were at Jacks for Father's Day, the service was great and the food was good as well. My only complaint would be that the music was too loud for my father to hear anything. Apart from that it was a great time, the staff were great with the kids and with our special dietary needs. We would not hesitate to come back in future.

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RonS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience3

The food at this particular Jack Astor's is always fresh, hot and very good

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RogerP
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Jack's has always been a favourite of ours - good roadhouse style restaurant and food. Found the food disappointing this time.

CB
CarmB
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at a Jack Asters. We chose this location because my mother-in-law has Celiac and can't have gluten. The reviews recommended this location for their gluten free items. There were 7 in our party and almost everyone ordered something different. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The food was well prepared and was served in a very reasonable time period. We were there for Mother's Day and all 3 mothers enjoyed it and talked about it through dineer the next day. Will definitely visit again.

DM
DonnaMZ
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Natalie was a sweet and attentive waitress.
We enjoyed out meal.

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Jack Astor's - Ancaster does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Jack Astor's - Ancaster is rated 4.1 stars by 90 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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