Oyster shacks of Toronto

No doubt about it: Toronto’s premiere oyster shacks will shuck all your assumptions about land-locked seafood restos and transport seafood lovers to a full-oncoastal bliss. Sourcing plump, sweet oysters from east and west, these local spots celebrate the ocean’s most sumptuous snacks with unique menus and killer drinks to match.

Oyster Boy

872 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G3

If its name didn’t get it across, yes, this longstanding Queen West spot is all about the craved crustacean. Let the friendly and knowledgeable staff be your guide through Oyster Boy’s impressive selection of mollusks and seafood. Connoisseurs and first-timers, prepare to be impressed.

Rodney's Oyster House

469 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K4

Rodney’s Oyster House is a casual seafood shack on King West, with a lively, harbour atmosphere and some seriously fresh, expertly shucked oysters. Check out Rodney’s for some of the finest, seasonally sourced oysters, seafood and other special catches. And for those seeking some late-night victuals, Rodney’s serves up the fresh-shucked snacks until 1 am on the weekends.

Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill

17 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Pure Spirits Oyster House in the Distillery District has an impressive oyster bar with fresh selections from North America and abroad available every day. Malpeques, Kumamotos and Fanny Bays are all in attendance at this oyster party, and the impressive industrial-chic space of the resto-bar is not all that hard on the eyes either. Pure Spirits has an expansive menu of swank modern fare alongside mussels, chowder and lobster to satisfy all your seafood needs.

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