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Rodney's Oyster House

#11 of 6,761 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

We had no reservation and being Monday night it was quite empty and we got seated right away. I had 4 different oysters and they were amazing, so fresh and yummy! The main courses as far as fresh fish goes were good but not very big, so good thing we had an appetiser first. Overall it might be considered a... More 

1 Thank trixilla
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

Recently visited for a birthday gathering (table of 10) on a Saturday. Made reservations and did not have to wait for a table. The restaurant was pretty full, but not packed like some other downtown restaurants. I ordered a variety of oysters and mussels, both were very fresh and delicious. I have been to Rodneys once before this time with... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

We stopped here after dinner to grab a drink and a dozen oysters. I didn't have the cooked food so not sure how good that is. As you would expect, they have a good selection of fresh oysters shucked right in front of you. They've been around for a long time and still remain one of the best places for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Only after our late night visit do I understand the difference between buck-a-shuck and truly divine oysters. We asked for 18 east coast large - back came a platter with ones as large as my palm! Truly amazing and fresh! Sat at the bar - great atmosphere and a lot of fun. Made Oyster Boy seem reserved and stale. Will... More 

Thank MrESP2013
Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

The wine I chose was not available, went to second choice, not available! Sold out of the dish I wanted. Secnd choice no longer on the menu, but still there. Very disappointed. Not much choice in oysters.

Thank SUNRISE109
Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

What a great seafood experience once again. Try mixed seafood combo and especially the large selection of oysters. Reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Thank arnold s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

Great selection of delicious oysters - fresh and tasty. Waitstaff and bartenders were friendly and helpful and had plenty of info about the oysters and everything else on the menu. Glad someone at our hotel recommended Rodney's while we were in town on business.

Thank LouieBiz-com
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

The food was so so but the place was kinda kewl. I'm pretty sure we won't be back though. Like I said before it was just so so.

Thank vicki b
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

First visit; certainly not my last. Visited with 8 friends to celebrate birthdays. We ordered copious amounts of oysters, some food and several rounds of beer. The oysters were exceptionally fresh and delicious - the condiments were perfect and everything was presented by knowledgeable staff. I will certainly visit again! Loved the atmosphere.

Thank T R
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

Good selection of oysters. Largest East Coast oysters I have ever tasted to date - "Choppers". Not cheap but well worth the money.

Thank Ottawa_Buddha

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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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