The 10 Best Seafood Restaurants in Toronto
Hoof Raw Bar
On Dundas Street you’ll find Hoof Raw Bar, a restaurant serving oysters, either 18 or 34, cured and raw fish, and smoked mussels. They offer a nice array of wines and fresh cocktails, like the tequila Maria, made with guajillo tequila with cilantro, lime, tomato, and orange. They don’t take reservations, so the only way to experience it is to come in yourself.
Rock Lobster, what used to be a pop-up shop, has now moved on to be an incredibly successful seafood joint, even opening a second location. Classics like lobster mac & cheese and lobster rolls, as well as their twist on surf & turf, steak tartare and poached lobster, can be found here. With great cocktails and food, Rock Lobster is a good spot to catch up with friends and enjoy seafood classics.
Large portions and private dining rooms are what you’ll find at Fishermans Wharf in the heart of Toronto. Their famous seafood platter features lobster, Alaskan king crab legs, jumbo scallops, shrimp scampi, baked oysters, steamed mussels and breaded shrimp. Fishermans embraces a relaxed and romantic environment with outstanding dishes for you or a large group to share.
Oyster Boy is the perfect laidback location to feast on delicious oysters in a comfortable setting. Owner Adam Colquhoun won the Ontario Oyster Shucking Championship title and the nickname, “oyster boy,” and opened the place in 2001. Ever since it’s been a favorite by many locals to suck down the shucked seafood.
Starfish Oyster Bed
At Starfish Oyster Bed you’ll dine on oysters shucked by world Oyster Opening Champion, Patrick McMurray. A relaxed and intimate ambiance, Starfish Oyster Bed is a great place for a date for two, or a casual dinner with friends.
Concerned with sustainability and quality, Catch restaurant is all about serving up environmentally responsible food. Some dishes include halibut, trout, and littleneck clams, and an impressive wine list to pair with the wide array of seafood.
Red Fish offers incredibly friendly service and unique seafood dishes, like the Arctic Char, served with apple and horseradish gnocchi and bacon, and the rainbow trout served with asparagus and pickled rhubarb.
Buster’s Sea Cove
With both a market and a food truck, Buster’s Sea Cove is serving up fish and chips, crab cakes, fried calamari, and seafood orzo. If you’re looking for a quick bite of something delicious in Toronto, Buster’s is the place to go.
Joso’s is serving fresh seafood large enough for an entire table, as well as seafood with an Italian twist in their spaghetti and risotto dishes. Their dishes are typically large enough to serve two to four people, so come with friends and an appetite.
Zee Grill Seafood
Zee Grill Seafood Restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients from local Toronto markets and offers one of the best oyster bars in the area. Their raw bar, mussels, and striped bass are some of the mostly highly sought items on the menu.