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Square Boy

Posted by Guest Contributor / Reviewed on October 19, 2011 / review policy

Square Boy Greek TorontoSquare Boy has been a fixture on the Danforth since the 1960's and is home to Toronto's first square hamburger (sorry Wendy's). Walking into this place is something of a timewarp epitomized by the old school service, classic pac man machine and the pictures on the menu faded beyond recognition. Very little has changed over the years.

This Greektown favourite might offer burgers and fries (a combo of a burger, fries and pop is only $5!) but regulars know to head straight for their souvlaki, rated by this site as one of the best in Toronto.

Square Boy TorontoMy favourite is the chicken soulvaki on a pita. Tender juicy chucks of finely marinated chicken souvlaki smothered in a rich tzatziki sauce topped with fresh chunks of tomato and onion which is then drizzled with their secret homemade lemon olive oil sauce wrapped in a warm gooey pita ($4.50.)

I also like that Square Boy gives its customers the option of swapping a pita for a warm buttery garlic loaf which is equally delicious. The souvlaki on a pita can also be made into a combo which includes a batch of greasy yet satisfying side of fries and a pop for $5.95.

Square Boy TorontoMy friend favours the pork souvlaki dinner which comes with large chunks of grilled pork souvlaki marinated in a variety of spices such as black pepper and oregano. The pork retains that char grilled taste you expect from souvlaki while managing to also be juicy and tender. It's made right to order so that when it's placed on your plate, the souvlaki is often still sizzling from being taken straight off the grill.

The souvlaki is topped with their special lemon olive oil sauce giving it an extra special kick that compliments the spices. It's served with a side of extra garlicky tzatziki and a heaping portion of fresh Greek salad (lettuce, tomatoes, onions, feta & olives covered in their tangy irresistible dressing) and crispy French fries. For $8-$9, this meal is a serious steal.

Square Boy TorontoI also recommend their half chicken dinner ($6.25). It's absolutely massive and comes with a juicy and tender half rotisserie chicken with skin soft and flavourful without being too salty or fatty. It can be served with a side of BBQ sauce (upon request) as well as a choice of fries or Greek salad.

Writing by Tania Grafstein-Ho


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