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The Best Seafood Restaurants in Toronto

The best seafood restaurants in Toronto are for platters of oysters, snow crab legs, and fish galore. There's a coastal meal for every mood: keep it simple with a humble po'boy, or splurge on a Goliath-sized pile of lobsters, when you’re feeling extra fancy.

Here are the best seafood restaurants in Toronto.


Rodney's Oyster House
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Rodney's Oyster House

King West's dimly lit oyster house has been a certified shucking destination for over 30 years. The legacy of Rodney "The Oysterman" Clark lives on through its menu, populated with the full gamut of seafood, from molluscs to Arctic Char.

Oyster Boy
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Oyster Boy

Just a stone's throw from Trinity Bellwoods Park is this homey oyster spot that sources its mollusks from sustainable providers from the Canadian coasts. Aside from St. Simon and Colville Bay oysters, they also have a full menu of fried and fresh eats.


Honest Weight
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Honest Weight

This fishmonger in the Junction is both a retail fish counter and a spot with delectable seafare for immediate consumption. Razor clams, grilled octopus with giardiniera, potato salad with smoked herring, and tuna belly are just a few of the dishes that are ready to go.

Fishman Lobster Clubhouse
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Fishman Lobster Clubhouse

The green onion-sprinkled lobster mountains and heaps of Cantonese-style King Crab from this Scarborough revelation are world famous. Leave your inhibitions (and budget) at the door and go into this experience ready to embrace your gluttonous side.


The Chase Toronto
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The Chase Toronto

Couple one of the best rooftop patios in the city with a seafood menu and you have a winner for your Tuesday half-price oyster splurges. Chase Fish & Oyster has been replaced by Planta downstairs, but head to the top floor of this Temperance Street building where Chase is still operating with a refined seafood M.O.


Pearl Diver
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Pearl Diver

King East’s neighbourhood spot for seafare-centric pub fare. Comfort eats including a Pearly Chowder, 1.5 lb lobsters with drawn butter, whole sea bream, and crab leg clusters. Pair Beausoleil oysters with beer or their Pearl Diver Caesar.

Buster's Sea Cove
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Buster's Sea Cove

This St. Lawrence Market’s stall is a mainstay at Toronto’s historic market. Founder Tom Antonarakis launched the business in 1992 and it’s been neverending weekend lineups since then for their famous New England clam chowder, po’boys, and fried fish served with sides or in sandwiches.


Diana's Oyster Bar
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Diana's Oyster Bar

The legacy of Diana's traces back to 1985, when the Scarborough shop first opened as a retail and wholesale company. Since then they’ve expanded with a flagship restaurant and a second location in Markham, where you’ll find their classic buck-a-shuck deals on varieties like Malpeque and Fanny Bay. 

Stamp's Lane
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Stamp's Lane

Roncy’s restaurant for maritime eats has a menu of carbed-up seafood. Fish and chips, beer-battered haddock and shrimp sandwiches, and mini salt cod fish cakes are a few options. Chowder fries with haddock, mussels and clams are another favourite.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Oyster Boy, Chase Toronto


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