Mary Browns Toronto

Mary Brown's Toronto

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Mary Brown's offers takeout and delivery and has a patio for outdoor dining. Debit or credit is preferred, and masks and social distancing are mandatory. There are markers on the floor for lineups.

Mary Brown's is a Canadian fried chicken chain born in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1969.

They have over 170 locations in Canada, but only a few in Toronto, most located in less central areas than this one.

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The chain has taken over the Cafe Frappe space, once a community hub. Mary Browns Toronto

They've paid homage to the neighbourhood with a Greek neon sign inside, and fortunately have retained the spot's spacious patio.

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Whole, fresh, local Grade A chicken is cut and breaded by hand at all stores.

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Feasts start at nine pieces for $32.99, served with a large portion of "Taters," medium salad and medium gravy. More on the Taters in a bit, but we start with the chicken, getting a mix of their spicy and regular options. 

It's juicy and definitely tastes similar to fried chicken at other chains, but the breading is a little less thick and crunchy, so if you're looking for a lighter coating you'll be happy here. The dusting of dry spicy seasoning definitely has a decent kick to it.

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Back to the Taters: they're a Mary Brown's signature, cut and prepared by hand using Canadian potatoes and cooked in small batches. They're basically fluffy potato wedges, definitely more substantial than your usual fries.

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Don't miss their Tater Poutine either, which starts at $6.29 for a small order. You can also add their "Chicken Pop-Ins" or pulled chicken on top.

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The gravy is super thick, great for dipping fried chicken or Taters into.

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Super creamy, slightly peppery coleslaw is also made in-house.

Mary Browns Toronto

Onion rings start at $3.49 for another side, and while I'd say they're close to being really good, the batter doesn't adhere perfectly to the onion. I'd personally probably stick with the Taters.

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Mary Brown's is known for their chicken sandwiches, the classic being the Big Mary ($10.49 as part of a combo with Taters and a drink), a whole chicken breast with mayo and lettuce on a sesame seed bun topped with a pickle.

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The Spicy Mary (same price) dusts their chicken breast with the same spicy seasoning as you can get on the spicy bone-in chicken, adding spicy mayo and pickles.

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The Buffalo Mary ($10.99 for a combo) douses the same chicken breast in a ton of mildly spicy sauce - maybe almost too much. It's tasty, but makes for a bit of a soggy mess.

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Pop-Ins start at $10.49 for a regular combo, and come in both regular and sticky sweet Thai sauce varieties.

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For dessert, there's apple pie heavily dusted with cinnamon sugar, and also brownies and cheesecake.

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Photos by

Fareen Karim


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