Best restaurants for lobster rolls in Toronto

Whether you like you lobster rolls cold or warm, classic style or topped with extra goodies, Toronto has plenty of mouthwatering versions of the New England favourite. Mixed with mayo, and usually celery, lobster rolls have become a favourite among seafood loving Toronto foodies. Here are the best lobster rolls in Toronto. [Photo credit: courtesy of Little Fin, now closed]

Rodney's Oyster House

1
469 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K4

Rodney’s Oyster House features the best in seafood and the lobster roll is no exception. Using a buttered roll as a base, they pile on the freshly boiled lobster, which is then dressed in brown butter aioli topped with a strip of bacon. It comes with a side of onion rings and salad.

Smoked & Cracked Ltd

2
516 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S 2M2

Smoked & Cracked is on top of the lobster roll game. They have two styles of lobster rolls on the menu, one served cold and one served hot! Both rolls are made with market lobsters and mixed with mayo and lemon. The lobster rolls are market price.

Buster's Sea Cove

3
93 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C3

You’ll have to find out where Buster’s Sea Cove’s truck is parked in order to get your hands on its famous lobster rolls. Made with creamy mayo and celery, the roll comes with a bag of Miss Vickie’s chips as an authentic accompaniment.

Fresh Off The Boat

4
404 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2A6

Whether it’s at the Queen West restaurant or the summer festivals they frequent, Fresh Off the Boat’s lobster roll is infamous throughout Toronto. Fresh Off the Boat’s lobster roll is inspired by the original classic, served on a bread roll, with freshly made lobster mixed with mayo and other spices. It is served with a side of fresh cut fries and broccoli house slaw.

John & Sons

5
56 Temperance St, Toronto, ON M5H 3V5

The lobster is overflowing in the lobster roll at John & Son’s Oyster House. Served on a slightly toasted bun, the lobster comes mixed with their special lemon and herb dressing, with a side of fries or salad.

lbs. Restaurant

6
100 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5C 2W1

This new kid on the block has a lobster roll so popular it’s served in two sizes. Found on the lunch menu, only the freshest of lobster is used alongside parsley, mayo and a drizzle of lemon. It is served with both fries and house salad.

The Chase Fish & Oyster

7
10 Temperance St, Toronto, ON M5H 1Y4

The lobster roll at The Chase Fish & Oyster is quite hearty. The lobster is mixed with celery and dill mayo, and served in a milk bun topped with iceberg lettuce. The rolls are accompanied by crisp wedges and house made slaw.

Lobster Monster Restaurant & Bar

8
3249 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N 2L5

Located in midtown, Lobster Monster is the perfect addition to this list. Promising tank-to-table lobster, the roll comes on a croissant instead of a regular bun! Served hot or cold, the lobster is mixed with mayo, celery, cilantro, peppers and capers.

Museum Tavern

9
201-208 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 3B4

The Museum Tavern serves a mammoth of a lobster roll for lunch. A quarter pound of Yarmouth lobster is mixed with lemon, mayo and chives, and is served on a top cut bun. The lobster roll is best paired with their fresh-cut fries.

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