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Oyster Boy

#142 of 6,754 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Queen Street and West Queen West
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872 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G3, Canada
+1 416-534-3432
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15:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We've been to Oyster Boy a number of times, and have always enjoyed it. The oysters are fresh and expertly shucked, the fries are excellent, and they have a good beer selection. Did not review previously, as others seemed to have covered those points, but two things happened on our last visit that were interesting. First, mainly out of curiosity,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Frequently I eat at Oyster Boy and have never been disappointed. The oysters are always fresh, many kinds to choose from and great freshly grated horseradish to accompany them. The ceviche, clams, fish and chips ... can't go wrong. Everything on the menu is well prepared and tasty! The service is always helpful, friendly and attentive - a rarity these... More 

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Thank ellen s
Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Had a late evening dinner at Oyster Boy and loved the food and the laid back ambiance. The oysters were really good, accompanied by a great white wine and the fish tacos were really tasty as well. They close the kitchen at 11 pm sharp - that is, you can't order any more food at 11.01 :-) Would go back... More 

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Thank Rene3h
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I had an unpleasant experience getting served at Oyster Boy. We made reservations and a couple and a group of 3 were seated before us. I made a reservation for 7. We showed up 5 past. There were no tables available yet but a group was about to pay and leave so we waited at the front. A few minutes... More 

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Thank Cooper L
Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This was my favorite restaurant for many years. The oysters are still great (2 dozen) but the rest of the food has gone downhill. Too much chef turnover. Crab cakes were all potato, little crab, chowder had little fish. My wife had oven baked crab and spinach dip. Was like one of those sour cream and frozen spinach and powdered... More 

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Thank JP2516
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We were visiting Toronto and family members suggested Oyster Boy. Wow. We had an amazing meal and fabulous service. We will definitely go there again. Everything was so good. Baked oysters, variety oyster plate, platter to share, fish tacos. It's a smaller place but it is a happening place to be.

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Thank Sharon K
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Had fabulous oysters, and the best ceviche ever. Very good service, nice people, gods recommendations. I can recommend this place to everyone - even if you like oysters or not.

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Thank Thomastur
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Amazing place. Best oysters eaten last few years. Very nice cevice. Great service. Fair prices. Nice interior. Can be crowded at rushhour.

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Thank DeVinck
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Amazing place. Best oysters eaten last few years. Very nice cevice. Great service. Fair prices. Nice interior. Can be crowded at rushhour.

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Thank Ingrid C
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

They know their stuff and we have had some of the best oysters and other great things from the menu.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 872 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-534-3432

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Queen Street and West Queen West
Known as the Art & Design District, West Queen West is one of the most energetic and dynamic of Toronto's neighborhoods. Along with its great modernist museums, clubs, and restaurants, it's home to some of the funkiest specialty shops, ranging from clothing to stationary to collectables, and caters to niche and vintage shoppers of all kinds. That makes it a mecca for creatives, including hobbyists designers, writers, and painters. With ink on their hands and fabric pelts in their bags, visitors to Queen Street traverse the avant-garde blend of historic architecture and ultra-contemporary fare. Home to some of Toronto's chicest hotels and most modish java fixes, busy with street cars, and always suffused with live music drifting onto packed patios at bars and clubs by nightfall, the vibrancy of West Queen West is undeniable.
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