Jack Astor's - Pickering

4.4
166 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian

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Casual
Fun
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 166 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.0
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4.0
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

No craft beer and the item I wanted on the online menu was different than the one in the restaurant.

SD
StephanieD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to the Jack Astors team for accommodating my party and I! We had a great time and will definitely be back!

DB
DonnaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Waiter was great. A different person brought our food and couldn't find us. We tried to signal to her. Bruschetta was cold and bread dry or toasted to much. Prices are higher but it appeared servings smaller. Asiago chicken not hot.
Atmosphere -back lot under rigged up covering, table tippy...overall not good. I know this is covid days but if I'm going to a mid pay these prices for this, I'll stay home.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Waitressing staff were great but food was atrocious. DO NOT get the chicken pad Thai. Tastes like cardboard. Couldn’t even finish it.

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Local
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Time out after long lockdown- Always a great place staff always on par. Let’s stay safe and be kind.

PC
PatC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went for lunch with girlfriends and enjoyed getting out and the weather cooperated. FUN

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to be on the patio again like regular human beings!

SH
ScottH
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is always good at this place. Had to ask the hostess to turn the music down as it is sometimes cranked too loud for people to have a normal conversation. And also they need to pay attention to the type of music playing with the age of the guests that are there. Was mostly seniors at the time I was in.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was my friend birthday. The waitress was very nice and she even brought brownie for my friend .

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. Our server was kind, efficient and wonderful!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good. Patio was a bit busy because of the World Cup, but otherwise we had a good time and enjoyed our food.

JS
JennyS
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our hostess was great, cheerful and attentive. As far as the ambiance….it was quite plain. It would have been nice to perhaps see some flowers, good music …

AP
AndrewP
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great time here, the staff is friendly and the food is great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keg never disappoints. First time at this location and it was positive. Waitress was super friendly and accommodating, location was spacious, and food was great as always.

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janetw
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Immensely enjoyed the dinner last evening at Jack's, celebrating my friend's Birthday. Three of us. Food was great and our server was really fantastic, Kristie A. I eat here once a week; my go-to place because it is across the street. But, I could choose other places; however, find Jack's a very consistent choice. Wings are really delicious and I love their chicken fingers that come with an offering of several tasty sauces. Try the sweet potatoes fries and my girlfriend and I always ordered their Asiago Chicken pasta and added bacon and mushrooms. Then, this past summer they offered a 'Jack'd Up version of the pasta with bacon and mushrooms, interesting. Take advantage of their half-price wines on Mondays and Tuesdays. If you are not comfortable going out? order a take-away and support Pickering and, more importantly, the staff who are struggling through all of this. Local, Local, Local. Enjoy. Also, my girlfriend received a free dessert because it was her Birthday. Also, join their Inspired Rewards program plus several times a year you can get an additional bonus if you are buying gift cards/e-cards. Wow, sounds like I work there BUT I do not.

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AlanL
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife enjoy our dinner lastnight, especially a great service from our hostess, Kayla B, she's very friendly with extremely great service and great smile. We never disappointed on the food and drinks from Jack Astor's. Thank you for making our dinner enjoyable. Thank you Jack Astor's and Kayla B.

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DavidS
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great patio. Friendly and attentive service.

LW
LindaW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not recommended for special drinks. We ordered a classic strawberry and a frozen strawberry margarita. Both were awful. Hardly any strawberry. Very bitter. And both were served in a low ball glass and not a classic tall glass or margarita glass.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Our assigned server was amazing. Just this one waiter that was rude and my friends agree with me. I wanted to order a desert and our server wasn’t on sight so since he was there, I asked him. I forgot how he responded and didn’t hear him too well as he was wearing a mask and the place was a bit loud but what I clearly remember is that I don’t like how he responded as he walked away and ended up not even calling our assigned server to take my order.
Then my friends asked to turn the heater on from the same waiter and he responded with “I don’t know how to do that”.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wasn’t up to the expectations

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rmk12
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience3

Hello

I have made a reservation for 4 people. We were shown a table under a tent in the parking lot. Even though there was amble seating in the regular patio or inside.

Very good service however, using our cell phones to view the menu wasn’t easy. Depending on the screen size it was difficult to view everything before choosing.

I selected the pad Thai with chicken. It was tasteless. Everyone else ordered a rice bowl and all they could do was rave about their food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Cold food wings, no flavour as specified, no extra plates.

MM
vipMelissaM
Montreal
49 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent service! The food was too. I suggest you add more plant based protein to the harvest salad, like edamame or feta cheese.

MO
MandyO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have an amazing patio! Well, as long as you’re not the ones next to the car parking lot. Music could have been a bit lower.. but it was still great!

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Gigi
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Everything was great. We love Jack Astor's, mainly for ambience, and despite my rating the servers are fantastic. This trip was dissatisfactory because while using the app to book a table I requested a shaded table. We did not get that, and the management made no effort to rectify the situation after we complained. And then people were subsequently seated at a full sun table and the staff brought over an umbrella. They could have done that for us, if not right away then at some point. We are very good, loyal customers and rarely complain, even though they often do not stock our favourite wine (which is on their menu), and the rest of the wine list isn't very good. They didn't have it this time either. Jack Astor's is an easy suburban choice, just wish the management at the Pickering location cared a little more about their customers.

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RichardG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My friend and I sat out under a tent that was setup under the COVID guidelines, Becky our server was excellent. She was prompt and completed our order with no issues. It was nice to enjoy a meal outside. My food was just the right temperature and tasted great. No complaints on my end for a first visit to this Jack Astors. I will go back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and the staff were fantastic in this restrictive times. Their precautions were well set up and didn’t take away from our evening

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a great time and would definitely go back!

SA
SaieshaA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation and was told
My table would not be ready by the time they closed

WM
WayneM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place, service was amazing and food was quick, tasty, and accurate. We were seated right by the bar, the music was loud but we didn't seem to mind, if you're with a family with small kids or sensitive hearing maybe request a spot in the main dining room away from the bar. We went on a Friday night around 7:00pm and glad we made a reservation because it eas busy. Shout out to our waitress, she did an amazing job!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They gave me undercooked chicken and was able to give me a replacement dinner and did not charge me. Although our server was inattentive and failed to provide us with cutlery, water, and didn’t offer dessert. Overall an alright experience.

CC
ChristinaC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Over all good experience
But it was hard to get a server
We had no cutlery for awhile
The calamari were little crispy things that looked like and tasted like it was leftover batter in the fry vat. Our main was good. Having said that I do like going there the servers are great, and food is consistent.

PS
PaoloS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to go for dinner with family. Their bowl dishes are very good. Cauliflower appetizer is the best around

SM
SamM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

This was the worst experience I've had at Jack's, the food was terrible and worst yet we found s plastic tie in one of the salads. Additionally, the food quality has declined and the rice in the honey sesame chicken was soggy and tasteless. I will not be dining at Jack Astors in future. I'd rather cook at and eat a more enjoyable meal at home.

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DavidS
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Family dinner. Busy and noisy but expected. Food good and service was efficient and hospitable.

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Thumper64
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We tried some of the new bowls and salads on the menu.

I used to love the Sesame Chicken bowl on the old menu.
So decided to try the new Sesame bowl with sweet chili Thai sauce on the new menu.
Chicken or shrimp has to be added as an add on now.

The chicken is no longer breaded like the old bowl
I found it had too much sauce and was quite spicy hot. I will not have it again. No where near as good as the old option.
I hope they bring back their old Sesame Chicken bowl eventually.

My friend ordered the Buddha salad bowl.
It said it came with goat cheese , greens , strawberries , mango, apple , watermelon, different seeds etc.
It did not say it comes with cilantro. It was one of the reasons she selected it. She detests cilantro. Many other items on the menu stated they contained cilantro. So when it was not noted on menu it was assumed it was not included in salad.
My friend was disappointed with this salad as well. First because cilantro was in it.
There were maybe 5 tiny specks of goat cheese. Strawberries were barely slivers , very scarce. Same with mango and other fruit.
She expected larger pieces of fruit , or at least quartered strawberries.

JB
JB808
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was very attentive. Chicken Nachos were average at best. Very pricey for a pitcher of beer, nachos and a pound and half of wings

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Rondi
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I usually really like Jack Astor's and go quite often however this time around I was not pleased with the food. I got the chicken pad thai and it was extremely dry and flavourless. We also had to wait quite some time for the waitress to come back with the bill. we actually had to go find her. All in all not my best experience.

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Thumper64
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emily was an awesome server. Took especially good care of us. Great meal.

CT
vipClassicTaste
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to use my open table cheque but they didn’t honour it. Manager told me they moved out of open table and signed with Dine Time. ☹️

But still had a great time at the restaurant.

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Jack Astor's - Pickering is rated 4.4 stars by 166 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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