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Rodney's Oyster House

€€ - €€€Seafood, , Soups
469 King St W | Basement, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1K4, Canada
+1 416-363-8105
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (439 reviews)
“chowder” (25 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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469 King St W | Basement, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1K4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the place. The scallops were the best i have ever had. Perfectly cooked and flavourful. The presentation was excellent and the service was attentive without being intrusive. Server was knowledgable about wine matches also. (I am a wine geek and i was impressed...More

Thank Dene48
Reviewed yesterday

This is a cool seafood place the has a wide variety of oysters and seafood dishes. We sampled a variety of oysters selected by the oyster guy and shared a few meals. Everything seemed very fresh served by attentive engaged staff. It is pretty much...More

Thank P C
Reviewed yesterday

Went there for lunch a while back, the oysters were good but a little pricy, my friend had the chowder and I two orders of oysters, a couple beers. We were invited back to try a evening stint.

Thank bobchamp2014
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rodney’s Oyster House has survived multiple decades and still delivers on the quality and east coast coast like charm that it was founded on. The staff are always a little edgey, yet welcoming and intending to delight their customers. Rodney’s just nails it with hospitality...More

Thank LoveLakeoftheWoods
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner there on Thursday night in January. Great recommendations from the staff on oysters and good selection. Sauces were tasty, too. We could talk as it was not crowded and when I asked for the music to be lowered, they did it...More

Thank fiskat
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rodney’s is a Toronto institution. This is simply the best place for oysters in Toronto. Rodney’s sourced and distributed oysters for restaurants in Toronto going back years. These guys know how to pick em, how to shuck em and how to serve them with a...More

Thank TravelAshler
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rodney’s is always a great bet. Good size portions. Good quality and service. We booked for after an afternoon play at Young Theatre and were not disappointed. The only thing was with the restaurant half empty before the dinner crowd, we were given a table...More

Thank Jayne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh off the plane my wife and I hit Rodney's for our first cold beer and Oyster snack. We walked down there from the Sheraton. It was a nice walk and the restaurant fairly easy to find, the entrance is very nondescript. We were welcomed...More

Thank Grantman66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We don't eat oysters but were told Rodney's has lots to offer other than oysters! The New England chowder was a delicious start. My husband had the scallops and loved them. I was disappointed as they were out of both calamari AND mussels. The clams...More

Thank Ruth I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rodney Clark is a legend in Canada's oyster scene. Originally from Prince Edward Island, he virtually created the Malpeque brand. Quite the character, and proud of cold-water Canadian oysters, he once told my New Orleans client that "Your Southern oyster is like your southern women....More

Thank Bill S
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Mark E
28 December 2017|
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Response from kimmurray2016 | Reviewed this property |
Certainly suggested but small parties not usually a problem
Judith W
7 October 2017|
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Response from RodneysOysterHouse | Property representative |
When we have them in (which is most days) they are available lunch and dinner. We steam them, and serve them with a drawn butter broth for dipping.
andy p
23 February 2017|
Response from RodneysOysterHouse | Property representative |
Andy; We don't have a standard Surf and Turf dish on our menu. We will put one on our 'White Plate Specials' from time to time, but in general, if that's your hankering, bring a friend, and order a lobster (1.5-2lbs) and a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$72
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 469 King St W | Basement, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1K4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-363-8105
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Rodney Clark has been offering oysters to the masses in Toronto since 1987. Our selection changes daily, but we carry on average 12-18 different varieties from around the world. We also strive to offer the finest in fresh seafood, sourced from sustainable fisheries - as we work primarily with fresh product, you'll have to come down and see what's coming through our doors this week.
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