Land lubbers, don’t fret that Toronto isn’t seaside. There’s still plenty of amazing seafood options for those who are a fan of raw oysters, bites of steamed buttery lobster, and grilled fish. These are the best seafood restaurants in Toronto.
Rodney’s Oyster House is the prime seafood restaurant here in Toronto, with a following that ranges from locals to tourists who’ve gotten wind of Rodney’s legacy. Don’t leave without trying their oysters. They vary by where they were sourced, size, and other quantifiers, but according to their menu, for a mixed plate on the half shell you can expect to pay $3 per oyster. They also sell whole fish like Branzino at market price, crab cakes, smoked salmon, clams, and even pan-fried oysters.
2. Pink Sky
This new and elevated seafood bar beckons guests in with contemporary decor, fresh seafood, and buttery dishes like truffle lobster mac and cheese or lobster rolls. Come for High Tide at Pink Sky which is from 5-7pm where you can sip on martini flights or wine paired with oyster trios, shrimp cocktail trios, or crab cakes all at a discounted price point.
A gorgeous minimalist design invites you into Prime Seafood Palace, a Japanese-inspired restaurant that serves meat and seafood dishes. One of their most popular dishes is the Sea Urchin Tuna Toast for fans of Uni, the Sicilian Crudo, and for a bigger splurge, why not try their caviar?
4. Sea Salt Seafood Cafe
You may not picture seafood and coffee together, but the owners behind Sea Salt Seafood Cafe had a different idea. Head here for delicious Southern style seafood boils, shrimp and lobster rolls, and mocha, lattes, and mocktails.
5. Pearl Diver
A classic pub spot that serves delicious hot and battered seafood like calamari. They’ve also got chilled lobster slides, chunky bowls of clam chowder and–from their raw bar–chilled lobsters, crab legs, and seafood towers stacked tall and to be accompanied with a cold beer.
6. Fisherman Lobster’s Club House
A Cantonese restaurant known in the city for its piles of green-onion sprinkled, batter lobster mountains for the entire table, which is reflected in the price point. The family-style tables are surrounded by glittering glass with the lobsters encased which can be exciting or macabre depending on your perspective. Make sure to grab a reservation before heading over as this is a really popular spot.
7. Meet Sushi & Boil
An amazing seafood boil spot that also serves delicious rolls and sashimi. For those who are just there for the good old spicy, buttery, garlicky mess, tuck into delicious crab legs, lobster, scallops, juicy shrimps and mussels for a great and affordable price.
8. Locals Only
This snack bar in Kingwest deserves a highlight for their late night hours and their awesome Buck a Shuck deal everyday from 5-7pm where they serve super affordable oysters along half priced prosecco and wine.