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Rodney's Oyster House

#11 of 6,792 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown West
Canadian, Soups, Seafood
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469 King St W | Basement, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1K4, Canada
+1 416-363-8105
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11:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Palm Beach, Florida
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Loved the place. I've been there several times and always enjoyed it. The prices are above the average but... oysters are always fresh and the best quality you can buy for money. Would come back for sure.

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1 Thank Constantine M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

My daughter took me to Rodney's for my 75th birthday. They had a private function in 1/2 the restaurant so we had to sit at the bar while many of the reserved tables were empty the whole hour & a half we were there. We were seated directly in front of the oyster shucker. He asked if we would like... More 

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Thank Garry V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

The food was very nice and the oysters were great. We also had mussels which were very good. We went at lunchtime and it was bit quiet. It's probably best to go in the evening.

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1 Thank DKWReview
Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

Awesome fish soup and great sandwiches! Good prices for downtown Toronto! Would definetly go again on my next visit to try their fish plates!! A place for students wanting a delicious full meal !!

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1 Thank Pamger1
Milano
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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 

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Toronto, Canada
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

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Windsor, Canada
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551 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Soups, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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