Best seafood restaurants in Toronto

From oysters to lobster to fish and chips, Toronto has a lot to offer when it comes to seafood. Whether you’re in the mood for an upscale dinner or a quick casual lunch, you can always count on quality from the restaurants found below. Here are the best seafood restaurants in Toronto. [Photo credit: iStock]

The Chase Fish & Oyster

1
10 Temperance St, Toronto, ON M5H 1Y4

When the crew at The Chase Fish & Oyster creates their seasonal menu they take inspiration from the Maritimes. The menu is packed with fresh seafood and is designed for sharing. The seafood theme makes its way into the décor, which can be described as beach house chic.

Rodney's Oyster House

2
469 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K4

Rodney’s Oyster House has become a sort of institution in Toronto. First open in 1987, Rodney’s is home to some of the best oysters in the city as well as scallops, lobster and king crab. You can find them in the King West neighbourhood.

Joso's

3
202 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 1J2

Just walking into Joso’s you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the Croatian coast of Dalmatia. Original owner, Joso Spralja, immigrated to Canada in the ‘60s and quickly opened the doors to Joso’s within a few years, and it has been busy ever since. Taking inspiration from seafood dishes from around the world, the menu is a cornucopia of the finest seafood in Toronto.

Buster's Sea Cove

4
93 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C3

With one location in St. Lawrence Market and one on wheels, there’s really no excuse to not check out Buster’s Sea Cove. Fan favourites include Boston Blue fish and chips, steamed mussels, 100 per cent crab cakes and fried calamari. In the summer you can catch the food truck at many of the city’s biggest festivals.

Fresh Off The Boat

5
404 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2A6

Just because Fresh Off the Boat is casual doesn’t mean it doesn’t deliver on service and quality. The urban Asian sandwich shop is serving up some of the best seafood in the city, including its incredible lobster roll. Other must-try menu items include soft shell crab, The FOB (an Asian po' boy banh mi) and the seafood chowder.

Fishman Lobster Clubhouse Restaurant Inc

6
680 Silver Star Blvd, Toronto, ON M1V 5N1

Fishman Lobster Clubhouse has become a go-to place for seafood lovers and food bloggers - the sky-high lobster and king crab mountains have hit Instagram-famous levels of popularity

Honest Weight

7
2766A Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Y3

Honest Weight might be a small eatery, but there’s nothing small about the flavour offered on the international-inspired menu. With dishes inspired by regions from New England to Japan, the menu is packed with delicious seafood items that change with the seasons. Try the famous Okonomiyaki – a savoury seafood pancake.

Pearl Diver

8
100 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1K9

Pearl Diver, a rebirth of Starfish Oyster House, is serving up one of the most extensive selections of oysters in the city. The menu always has options from both coasts and some European varieties. Diners can also expect seafood favourites like fish and chips, and surf and turf.

lbs. Restaurant

9
100 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5C 2W1

Lbs. is the latest seafood spot to open to rave reviews earlier this year. From lobster to oysters to black cod, this resto keeps every seafood lover’s mouth drooling.

Oyster Boy

10
872 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G3

Oyster Boy has its oysters shipped in daily. Because it offers only the freshest oysters from coast to coast, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most popular oyster bars in town. You can also attend two hour workshops about shucking, preparing and presenting oysters. You’ll be an expert in no time!

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