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“Excellent nautical fare”

Rodney's Oyster House
Ranked #19 of 9,076 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$70
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown West
Description: 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.
Reviewed 16 August 2014

The best place in Toronto for a massive assortment of fresh oysters. Our server, Kelly was so informative and set us up with a sampler plate with a wide variety of oysters from the Atlantic as well as the Pacific. The Atlantic ones were a bit tastier. Our daughters all tried them and loved them. The fresh whole lobster, presented live at the table before being cooked, was the tastiest I have ever eaten and the market price for it was extremely fair. We enjoyed that they had unique beverages to offer instead of the usual Coca-cola and Pepsi brands as well as some very unique beers and wines. The lime pie was a heavenly dessert and none of the chowders will disappoint. The only thing to beware of would be the washrooms. Both male and female ones are plastered with campy photos of extremely large-breasted women who are topless and appear to be circa the 1970s.... Very strange and potentially upsetting for families with children. An incredible experience with very knowledgeable staff. Make a reservation though or else it seems to take forever to setup a table for you.

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Thank DrDougND
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

This is a very cool place.... enter....sit on the bar and enjoy the friendly atmosphere , the funny waiters and the excellent seafood....
Suggestions:
- Garlic Shrimps (very good)
- "seacuterie" : house made salmon patè with smoked oysters, caviar and chips
-a selection of fresh oysters (the waiters prepare them in front of you....).
- draft beer is a must!
The price is not cheap (about 60 $ for person for 2 entrees beer/glass of wine and a shared course of oysters... ) but is OK since you are eating fish and you are in the city center of Toronto...
Nothing better for seafood in Toronto so far.....

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Thank FeliceDark
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

best bet for seafood lovers in Toronto, Very cool restaurant with interesting decor and live fish tanks at the entrance. Menu is limited but great selection of seafood at reasonable prices. Highly recommend the nice fundy scallops and boiled lobster with skinny fries. Our server was very knowledgeable of the food and booze menu, and kept us entertained the entire evening. Will be back in the future

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Thank laura v
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

I went with my friends and family. We didn't made a reservation and had to wait over 1 hour, but it was worth while to be patient. I believe you can expect of attentive staff and one of the best seafood in Toronto.

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Thank massage727
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

What makes Rodney's so good?

The variety of seafood and excellent service. It's also been there forever. All of the servers are friendly and provide excellent advice. They have a variety of seafood items, including ones you won't find elsewhere like periwinkles. The selection of oysters (and clams) is enormous and if you don't know which ones to order, the server will help you put together a plate depending on what you like and what's fresh. They serve the oyster plates with a variety of condiments including fresh horseradish, Tabasco, and a selection of 5 home made hot sauces ranging from mild to hot. Try the white boy soul sauce!

I have also had their soups which are delicious (Manhattan chowder is tomato based, my favorite). If you are really looking to treat yourself they have some really big crabs that are kept live in tanks at the front of the restaurant. I have seen tables order them and they serve them really nicely...

P.S. If you have a chance to use the Men's washroom, pay attention to the art..lol

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Thank MattSharf
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