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Oyster Boy

872 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G3, Canada
+1 416-534-3432
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“oysters” (122 reviews)
“ceviche” (10 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian
$$ - $$$
872 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G3, Canada
Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had an excellent experience here. The staff was very knowledgeable and their descriptions of the various oysters tasted exactly as described. Their variety was exceptional. The place isn't tiny, but is small, so we had to wait for about an hour to get in.

Thank PiwkoYYZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oyster Boy certainly doesn't need another rave review, but I thought I'd contribute one from someone who does NOT eat oysters. It's my daughter who's the oyster-lover (I think I got her started at The Oyster Bar in Grand Central), but I'm happy to tag...More

Thank TrawnaMan
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I've been craving good oysters for a few weeks. I have heard Toronto has a pretty good oyster scene and decided to try it. We went to Oyster Boy. Parking was easy as there is a parking lot close by. The restaurant isn't big but...More

Thank Jay_trip69
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Dont eat anywhere before you eat here. Reservations a must. We lucked out with sitting at the oyster bar. Oysters fresh. Great condiments. Lobster mac n' cheese - rich creamy full of lobster chunks. I had the boullibaise - fresh seafood, clams mussels,shrimpy. Just Yummo

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Don't get dressed up for this place, it's not worth it, but you might want to put on a tie and wear your best socks for the oysters, lol. A great selection and very tasty. We never really tackled the menu, except the fries, but...More

Thank Gregory K
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Oysters were perfect, the service to, the lobster was a little over cooked. Last time I had the crab that was really good, thats why the lobster was a little disappointment, never the less next time I will alert them at order lobster not to...More

Thank RvR60
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Visited Oyster Boy upon recommendation of a friend and found it to be excellent. Service was superb from the moment you enter and the oysters are exceptional. We also had a very nice lobster with all the spaces that were varied and wonderful. You really...More

Thank aphillips61
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My husband & I had dinner here in June of 2016. Best oysters ever. Great staff, comfy setting, and fun vibes. Prices were great as well. Would recommend anyone who loves oysters to visit this place. Had the ceviche and fries too - delish! Wish...More

Thank Emmsw42
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Oyster boys is a very unassuming little place on queen street west. They offer an abundance of seafood options as well as choices of fresh oysters and pairings. We've had the oysters on several occasions and they were fresh clean and succulent. We've also utilized...More

Thank Fecklar
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Fresh delicious oysters, lobster mac and cheese sooo good. Husband had Arctic char and it was the best fish he had. Small spot,very busy so reservations needed.

Thank susan-jamie
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
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Have you Fish that is not deep fried? And what kind of fish.
21 October 2015|
Response from 2014SBF |
Where do I find the answer .
Do they have cold oysters on the half shell?
10 March 2015|
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Canadian
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
15:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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