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The Boil Bar

Boil Bar serves up Louisiana-style boiled seafood along with a variety of seafood-inspired dishes. This Yonge St. location is a bit narrow but modern, sleek, and comfortable.

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The most popular items on the menu are the boil dishes. Here's how it works: select a type of seafood, choose a sauce, dial the spicyness up and down as you wish, and sit back and enjoy the messiness.

I really liked the King Crab Leg (35.95/lb), served with the Leviathan Sauce. Even given my atrocious seafood handling skills, the crab legs were surprisingly easy to break apart and had ample flesh.

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Those who like smaller things should go for the Cuba Shrimp ($12.95/lb), which I paired with the Kraken Sauce, their signature garlicky house sauce. Easy to peel, these little fellas are sure-fire crowd pleasers.

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The Sake Boil is a lighter-coloured, garlic-based, sake-infused sauce. Get it with either the BC Clams or New Zealand Mussels ($13.95/lb).

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I thought the Deep Fried Broccoli ($3.95) might come coated in tempura flakes, but I was pleasantly surprised to see it perfectly fried sans batter.

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From the soup menu, The Lobster Bistro ($5.95) is their rendition of lobster bisque. Eat it with some garlic bread and a choir of angels might just sing in heaven.

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The British Columbia Clam Soup ($3.95) is a clear clam soup, infused with a slight touch of booze and a bit of ginger. It's a must-order during the colder winter months.

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Oyster fans should not miss out on the Baked Oyster ($2.95). Full of cheesy goodness, it's a fantastically gooey time.

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Purists, though, can opt for the Raw Oysters ($1.95 each). With a light squeeze of lemon on top, it is perfect for those who prefer their oysters unadulterated.

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My favourite dish? It has to be the Scotia Halifax Baked Lobster ($29.95 each). Its buttery-smooth lobster meat gets coated with baked cheese. More please!

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Also from the oven the Cheese Baked Shrimp Rice ($5.95) is your cheesy seafood option if you're on a budget.

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During lunch service you can get one of their sizzling plates. I try the Sizzling Beef ($8.95) which comes with a side of mixed seafood boil bag (2 shrimps, 3 sausages, 2 mussels, and sweet corn).

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To drink, be sure to sample one of the restaurant's pricey seafood cocktails ($15.99). Their mojito comes with a seasoned soft shell crab perched beautifully on top.

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Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo. When not writing for blogTO he can usually be found tweeting here or delaying mealtimes indefinitely by posting pictures here . Photos by Hector Vasquez.


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