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Oyster Boy

872 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G3, Canada
+1 416-534-3432
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (140 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (6 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
872 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G3, Canada
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

The place is usually packed and I can tell it's for a reason. Call in advance in order to make sure you get a spot. I'm going to give a very brief review since the ONLY part I didn't like was service. Rude, hard to...More

Thank Iana V
Reviewed 8 September 2017

My friends have eaten here for years and I was with them this last weekend. What a trip. The waitress was very friendly, told us where the oysters were from, explained the dips and was generally very friendly. The diners were friendly too! The oysters,...More

Thank Fran701
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We reserved a table but was late. The staff were very nice to serve us water while we wait for another table. Service is excellent throughout the meal. The oysters we had are very fresh and juicy. All three sauces go very well with the...More

Thank pearlee125
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We normally eat at Rodney's, but we wanted oysters and found this place that was walking distance from Liberty Village. We thought we should make reservations since it was a Saturday night, so I called around 5:30pm and the women who answered said she didn't...More

Thank venisonking
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

As a seafood lover with a taste for quality and variety - this resturant most certainly deserve the 5 stars...service combined with a menu and taste to please most 😊

Thank Danny R
Reviewed 16 August 2017

On a whim my wife and I decided to see if we could snag a walk in table on a Saturday night. Being later eaters, we were able to get a couple of seats at the bar. We've lived in the neighbourhood for five years...More

Thank argyllsock
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We were a little taken aback when we entered the restaurant, but we had been warned that the restaurant was famous for its oysters and not for its ambiance. The restaurant, oyster bar, and most of the tables are small; but the customers are all...More

1  Thank Brotherdickdca1981
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Very friendly staff. Delicious food. Generous servings. And right beside the park too. Next time we are in Toronto we will certainly be back.

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Make sure you book ahead because tables are hard to come by for all the right reasons. Oyster Boy is a super cozy restaurant with a bunch of small tables and a great atmosphere. The food is absolutely amazing! They had a large selection of...More

Thank Roombanut
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Let me start by saying that, as someone who is very familiar with the service industry, I get that every service can't be perfect. That being said, I visited Oyster Boy on June 8th and will likely not go back because of the guest experience....More

Thank Jordan R
Adam C, Owner at Oyster Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

I am so sorry that you had this experience at Oyster Boy. My name is Adam Colquhoun I am the founder/owner/operator. I thoroughly investigated your complaint. I have come to the conclusion that all of your concerns are totally valid. You walked into a perfect...More

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Response from MrESP2013 | Reviewed this property |
Cold oysters are their speciality - having between 8-12 varieties - an excellent choice - you should definitely visit
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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