Bring your appetite to these Montreal oyster bars

Love them or hate them, there’s no denying that oysters inspire a cult following for those who appreciate these unique molluscs. Oysters can be eaten in a plethora of ways: raw, boiled, stewed and steamed; and their taste can shift dramatically depending on where and when they’re caught. There are a similarly wide variety of oyster bars in Montreal, for just about every budget and taste.

Garde Manger

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408 rue Saint-François-Xavier, Montréal, QC H2Y 2S9

The waiting list for this Chuck Hughes restaurant is undeniably long, but according to food connoisseurs in the city, it’s definitely worth the wait. Among a long list of mouth-watering meal choices and seafood options, are drool-worthy oysters. Served with lemon, Tabasco sauce, seaweed, and tangy vinaigrette, any oyster lover will be beyond impressed with this platter. If you can manage to score reservations at this Old Port restaurant, you won’t be disappointed.

Liverpool House

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2501, rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H3J 1N6

The Montreal Gazette’s food critic, Lesley Chesterman, called this restaurant “one of the city’s top spots for seafood and oysters.” If you’ve tried the oysters at their sister restaurant, Joe Beef, and loved them, then you will definitely love these. These fresh oysters can be ordered with some of the best wines in the world, making this Notre-Dame restaurant the perfect place to enjoy a fabulous dinner.

La Champagnerie

3
343 rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1H3

Crustaceans are always on the menu at this Old Port bar and nightclub. They’re known for their plump, fresh oysters, ceviche, tartars and other delicious dishes. Every Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., you can enjoy the restaurant’s Raw Bar, where you’ll taste some of the most delicious oysters the city has to offer.

Maestro Svp

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3615, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V5

Chilled, baked, raw, served with vodka, tossed in a salad, or even in a shot glass, there is an oyster for you at this St. Laurent oyster bar. There is more than one way to enjoy this delectable crustacean and this place pretty much has them all. Our suggestion? Try them all! Oysters are one of those things that just taste so different and so utterly amazing in a variety of ways.

Restaurant Barroco

5
312, rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 2A3

The menu at this supper-club in the Old City serves up a variety of market-fresh foods, including oysters. On the menu, you’ll find French delicacies like fresh, chilled oysters, artisanal charcuteries, imported cheeses, and even octopus carpaccio. When it comes to raw foods and mouth-watering tartars, this quaint Saint-Paul restaurant delivers.

Pastaga

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6389, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2S 3C3

With a large focus on local ingredients and specialities, this Little Italy restaurant is known for a few things: Chef Martin Juneau’s French-inspired cuisine, natural wines, and market fresh oysters! The chilled Maritime oysters paired with a natural wine are just the beginning of a meal you won’t soon forget.

Le Filet

7
219, av Mont-Royal O, Montréal, QC H2T 2T2

With a large focus on local ingredients and specialities, this Little Italy restaurant is known for a few things: Chef Martin Juneau’s French-inspired cuisine, natural wines, and market fresh oysters! The chilled Maritime oysters paired with a natural wine are just the beginning of a meal you won’t soon forget.

Le Majestique

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4105, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y7

Known for seafood, oysters, and delicious cocktail concoctions, this upbeat St. Laurent spot must be added to everyone’s list of must-try restaurants in the city. Served chilled, with both mild and spicy sauces on the side, the oysters are a seafood lover’s dream. Plus, the fun and exciting atmosphere will turn your dinner into an amazing night out.

Lucille's Oyster Dive

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5669 av de Monkland, Montréal, QC H4A 1E5

If the name doesn’t give it away, this is definitely one of the city’s top spots for indulging in a seafood dish. Whether you’re trying oysters for the first time or consider yourself a connoisseur, you won’t be disappointed in the Lucille raw bar oyster! Mixed raw oysters, tartar, fish tacos, lobster rolls, and grilled angus beef complete the surf n’ turf menu at this amazing restaurant.

La Boîte aux Huitres

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7070 av Henri-Julien, Montréal, QC H2S 3S3

This oyster bar has a variety of different types of oysters available, including Pacific, Atlantic, salty, sweet, and wild varieties. From different tastes to different preparation methods, this restaurant – whose name literally translates into Oyster Box – is a staple in the city when it comes to fresh and delicious oysters and other seafood delicacies.

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