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The Gem

Posted by Staff / Listed on April 27, 2010 / review policy

The GemThe Gem has been serving the Davenport and Ossington area for 25 years. This quaint restaurant is filled with quirky knick knacks and collectables - not to mention some of the city's best nachos. Their secret weapon is the chef's signature creamy dill sauce, which is a welcome alternative to sour cream. The homemade veggie bean dip is velvety, delicious, and adds a hint of sweet to the otherwise salty platter. ($7.95 small and $9.95 large)

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adalahh / August 18, 2010 at 10:07 am
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"Gem" my ass. place sucked like shit
Alana / May 11, 2011 at 07:00 pm
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The GEM makes the best Nachos in all of toronto... the bean dip is fantastic!!
Michael Ford / July 16, 2011 at 08:29 am
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I really like the Gem, I have celebrated birthdays there (small groups only) and even used it to entertain clients. I highly suggest the burito! Thanks for always being thee Gem!!!
Fiona / December 13, 2011 at 01:37 pm
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The atmosphere is great and fun. However the food is terrible. There is no love or thought put into the food so if you are looking for a place to eat then avoid eating there.
KatyP / February 12, 2012 at 07:33 pm
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The service is shiiiiiiiiiit!!!!!! but i love the food and music and its a nice little hide away. forgivabable.
Andrew / October 22, 2012 at 12:51 pm
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The service is a little on the slow side but the food portions are huge, the prices are right, and the ambiance is kitsch perfection.
Jean Francois Pierre / October 24, 2012 at 04:28 pm
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This place looks interesting, I'm gonna check it out.
Eliza / March 14, 2013 at 07:49 pm
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The gem is definately a gem... hidden in the ossington/davenport area but I was lucky enough to have found it :)
~great patio in the summer, little tables, vines going up the wall, flowers=nice atmosphere.
~nice atmosphere in winter too! interesting decor, nice music, cozy feeling.
~only 3 beers on tap at a time, who cares? love it. Love the Raspberry Wheat!
~food is ok...but wouldn't go here specifically to eat. The nachos are good though.

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