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The Best Oysters in Toronto

The best oysters bring a little taste of the sea to this lakeside town. Slurp on salt-water molluscs from either Canadian coasts or even from abroad. These oyster saloons are sourcing, shucking and serving these slimy raw delicacies by the platter, on towers or one by one. 

Here’s where to find the best oysters in Toronto.


Oyster Boy
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Oyster Boy

Get your Beausoleils and Malpeques shucked or unshucked from this West Queen West seafood staple. Oysters are sourced directly from Canadian growers with selections that change daily.

Rodney's Oyster House
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Rodney's Oyster House

Expect anywhere from nine to 26 varieties of Canadian oysters and European flat oysters, too at this King West destination. The company has been around since 1987 and even has its own beds in P.E.I.


Diana's Oyster Bar
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Diana's Oyster Bar

The Scarborough seafood supplier took the oyster scene by storm when it finally opened its restaurant in the same parking lot as its store. It remains a favourite for Malpeques, Fanny Bays, Acadian Golds and Kusshis.

Pearl Diver
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Pearl Diver

The shucking legacy of this homey raw bar near Adelaide and Jarvis lives on with daily Diver’s Dozens and seafood towers. Drown in 100 oysters for $100 on Thursdays.


Honest Weight
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Honest Weight

The Junction’s fishmonger-meets-restaurant with New England shack vibes lets you pick oysters right out of the case, depending on what they have available.


The Chase Toronto
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The Chase Toronto

It’s all about platters of Canadian oysters at this high-end seafood restaurant on Temperance Street. Dine on shucked treats with mignonette and horse radish on the top floor of an historic building.

Nome Izakaya
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Nome Izakaya

The only izakaya in Toronto known for buck-a-shuck deals has two locations. Whichever Nome you head to—the one at Shops at Don Mills or Yonge and Sheppard—Tuesdays and Wednesday are the days to go.


Island Oysters
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Island Oysters

This oyster pop up turned-takeout-window opened in Bloorcourt during the pandemic and has been giving us an excuse to treat ourselves with platters of oysters ever since.

Bar Neon
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Bar Neon

This Bloordale dining room serves Mapleque and PEI oysters by six or by dozen. Every order comes with the obligatory lemon, mignonette and horseradish on the side.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns at Bar Neon.


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