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The Best Seafood Restaurants in Toronto

The best seafood restaurants in Toronto are a testament to the eclectic wonders of marine protein and its myriad unique flavours and textures, whether poached, roasted, boiled, raw, or butchered or shucked right before your eyes. Humble fish and shellfish are transformed into indulgent masterpieces at these oyster bars, lobster houses, crab shacks and elegant eateries.

Here are the best seafood restaurants in Toronto.


Rodney's Oyster House
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Rodney's Oyster House

Rodney's is the go-to spot for seafood along King West. Here you'll find huge oysters served 'til late. With a large capacity and long hours, they shuck oysters to order from a variety of nine to 26 different types available daily.

Buster's Sea Cove
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Buster's Sea Cove

Buster's is a seafood standby in the St. Lawrence Market that serves a mix of accessible and comforting dishes like coconut shrimp, fish and chips and crab cakes. The calamari is also a hit with market visitors.


The Chase Fish & Oyster
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The Chase Fish & Oyster

The lower level of the Chase in the Financial District has an inspiring and relaxing atmosphere that goes well with their exciting menu highlighting sophisticated small plates and sumptous entrees that bring fish and octopus to new levels.

Oyster Boy
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Oyster Boy

Oyster Boy has been shucking the sweetest, saltiest, briniest, best sourced oysters to order for years near Trinity Bellwoods. If you've never had one of these gems before, this is the place to try it. Otherwise, kick back with a beer and fish and chips, pasta, or one of their many other seafood options.


Fishman Lobster Clubhouse
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Fishman Lobster Clubhouse

This Scarborough destination has classic lobster and crab tanks and serves gigantic portions of Chinese food heaped in beautifully constructed towers. A huge dining room and a veriety of dishes that were flopping around just moments ago make this place a true seafood palace.


Diana's Seafood Oyster Bar
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Diana's Seafood Oyster Bar

This seafood emporium from the same people behind Toronto's best fish store serves classics like paella and chowder along with lobster club sandwiches. There's typically a selection of a dozen or more fresh oysters on offer.

Honest Weight
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Honest Weight

Since opening in the Junction this place has become a seafood lover's dream. Their fish shop stocks a panoply of fresh fish and shellfish, and they serve dishes such as chowder and specialties made from what's on offer in their case each day.


Hopgood's Foodliner
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Hopgood's Foodliner

This Roncesvalles joint with dim lighting and a sweet private room in the back does seafood in a huge number of ways with an often varying and slightly improvisational menu of creations like lobster rolls, pan-seared scallops and tuna crude.

Pearl Diver
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Pearl Diver

Pearl Diver serves upscale small plates like grilled sardines and impressive mains like a pound-and-a-half whole lobster or grilled whole sea bream. They also do brunch complete with luxurious lobster and cured salmon gravlax eggs benny, and panko crusted BC oysters on a benny or in an omelette.

Lead photo by

Joshua Chong

The Best Seafood Restaurants in Toronto


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