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Rodney's Oyster House

#11 of 6,785 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown West
Canadian, Soups, Seafood
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469 King St W | Basement, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1K4, Canada
+1 416-363-8105
11:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Windsor, Canada
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped in for dinner last night after reading some reviews. The food we enjoyed was absolutely impeccable!! Eating raw oysters was something new for us, but we are so happy that we tried them. I would definitely indulge in raw oysters again, although next time I will be eating more of them. I'm not sure if we arrived at shift... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had weekday dinner with friends.Everything here is just amazing.Yes it is pricey but that accounts for the ambience ,fresh seafood with amazing oysters and a full baked fish we had.The mixed drinks were great.The Irish sounding waiter ( born in the west indies ) was super efficient and funny ! I have eaten in the best seafood places in PEI... More 

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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the place offers a variety of fresh and great oysters with other amazing seafood. I especially liked the seafood chowder.

Thank Tina L
Clinton, New York
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered half a dozen assorted oysters. They had a plate of different sauces to add as well for the oysters. Very, very tasty. I also had the oyster po'boy and fish and chips. Wish I had ate more when I was here. Service was very attentive and Rodney even came by. Reserve in advance.

Thank aly0000
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant for a casual group dinner. The restaurant set aside a table area for us by the bar to have some drinks and appetizers (including an assortment of delicious oysters) before sitting for dinner in a private room. The service was incredible. They were able to accommodate us in every way. The food was above average.... More 

Thank Andrew L
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The oysters were delicious, don't get me wrong. Particularly their selection of east coast and fresh clams. What ruined things for us was the smell of the whole restaurant. There was a sour smell. It may have come from dirty cleaning clothes or something similar. Both my husband noticed immediately. I can't imagine others have not noticed.

Thank Laura P
New York City, New York
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

i have been to many oyster bars around the world and Rodney's is right up there. the staff were friendly and helpful, and the selection of oysters and their freshness was superb. although i like my oysters natural, the selection of sauces was also excellent.

1 Thank Gaitcho
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Great location, amazing oysters and best service we've had in years. If you like oysters and are looking for a place in TO, go here. Thanks for a great night.

1 Thank Kelli O
Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Group of four decided to pop in after drinks. We were treated like gold! Turns out we weren't as hungry as we thought - each of us only had chowder. But it was some of the best chowder EVER! And manager spent loads of time chatting with us. Service was exceptional. Now we definitely have to try to get into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

What an amazing spot! The oysters were out of this world and Matt is worth the visit!! He educated us about oysters and took the time to really make our experience so special. I highly recommend Rodney's Oysters and to sit at the bar and talk to Matt!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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
Rodney Clark has been offering oysters to the masses in Toronto for over 30 years. 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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