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The Best Lobster Roll in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 8, 2016

lobster roll torontoThe best lobster roll in Toronto is at the luxe end of the fast food scale and is usually more affordable than a lobster dinner. Some might argue that the simple sandwich needs nothing more than chilled lobster dressed with just the slight hint of mayo. Toronto kitchens are quite respectful, with only a few adding flourishes (perhaps a strip of bacon) and most let the sweet and succulent crustacean shine.

Here are the best lobster rolls in Toronto.

Rodney's

Rodney's

The lobster roll from this Toronto institution features premium seafood plucked from the tanks on site. Built on a buttered bun, this sandwich overflows with claw meat that's lightly dressed in brown butter aioli and comes finished with a crispy strip of bacon. Sides like onion rings and a salad are included. More »

Diana's Oyster Bar

Diana's Oyster Bar

Lightly dressed with mayo, celery, shallots and herbs, the lobster roll at Diana's comes stuffed with delicately poached Maritime lobster as well as with Boston lettuce, tomato and slaw. The Scarborough seafood specialist only offers the sandwiches at lunch and fills you up by including your choice of fries, salad or chowder on the side. More »

Beach Fish House

Beach Fish House

This fishmonger in The Beach(es) is home to one of the most wallet-friendly lobster rolls on this list, if not in the city. Sans sides, or bells and whistles, this lobster roll starts with a toasted split top bun, comes slathered with mayo and is simply topped with chunks of lobster meat. More »

John & Sons Oyster Bar

John & Sons Oyster Bar

The East coast-style lobster roll from this Bay Street oyster bar features a lemon herb mayo dressed lobster salad piled onto a toasty bun with assorted butter greens and is accompanied by fries and salad. More »

Lbs.

Lbs.

A butter-saturated, New England-style bun comes loaded with lobster meat (no fillers) barely dressed in tarragon mayo at this Yonge Street restaurant. For dine-in, these sandwiches are stuffed with four-ounces of meat. From the take out window, the sandwiches are slightly smaller (three-ounces) and much cheaper. More »

Buster's Sea Cove

Buster's Sea Cove

With multiple locations and a roaming food truck, Buster's regularly features lobster rolls dressed with creamy mayo and studded with celery and chives. At the St. Lawrence Market, the seafood lover’s sammie comes with salad or fries a pickle spear and slaw, or a bag of Miss Vickies if you order one from the food truck. More »

Little Fin

Little Fin

This fast casual eatery from the same group behind the Chase Fish & Oyster builds its classic crustacean sandwich on a seeded hot dog bun. The filling comprises lobster meat dressed in a creamy Dijon sauce with dill, chives, celery and macerated cucumber. More »

E11even

E11even

High lobster-rollers take note, this luxe sandwich comes stuffed with a chilled lobster filling dressed in Dijon mayo and topped with cornichons and old bay seasoning. It’s served in a warm, top-cut toasted bun with fresh cut fries and coleslaw on the side. More »

Fresh off the Boat

Fresh off the Boat

The Maine-style lobster rolls always impress from this eatery on Queen West. Big, chunky morsels of barely dressed lobster meat can barely be contained by a toasted split-top bun. Fresh cut fries, a pickle spear and a creamy broccoli slaw studded with sunflower seeds and raisins complete the meal. More »

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