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Rodney's Oyster House

$$ - $$$Seafood, , Soups
469 King St W | Basement, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1K4, Canada
+1 416-363-8105
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (454 reviews)
“chowder” (28 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
469 King St W | Basement, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1K4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for lunch and we had Sri Lankan curry. It had a lot of shrimp and very spicy which we loved! Oysters were wonderful with a few different kinds of sauce. We enjoyed them choosing sauce and different kind of oysters.

Thank Arisa Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three friends and I had lunch today at Rodney's. We were all anticipating a good meal. My 3 friends ordered tacos and cod cakes and said they were good choices. I unfortunately ordered the Cobb Salad. I was so disappointed - my experience with Cobb...More

1  Thank Susan R
RodneysOysterHouse, Owner at Rodney's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I hear you Susan and have to agree on most of your salad points. I do love a good Cobb salad and I think our lunch version can be improved on. It sounds like it was a total miss for you. So I will speak...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well the hostess did not actually use those words, but she really did not want our business. It was a Monday night around 8:30 which is just after several other close locations end their $1 shuck special. So Rodney's is not the only place in...More

1  Thank giffenk
RodneysOysterHouse, Owner at Rodney's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Oh no! We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed. Not our intent. Sometimes if a bunch of people walk in for the bar at once, we have to wait a few minutes before bringing more guests in. Optically it doesn't make sense, but...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible selection of oysters! We sat at the bar and found our server to be exceedingly friendly as well as knowledgeable about the variety of oysters on offer.

Thank Lorne_Alexandra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So happy to have come across this restaurant while visiting Toronto. The food was superb! We started with the mussels then had the fried calamari and lobster roll. As amazing as the food was our server (Ryan) was probably the best part of our visit!...More

Thank tak974
Reviewed 9 April 2018

There were 7 of us for dinner at Oyster RO. House on Saturday night. All but one loves oysters so we must have had 4 dozen, trying various kinds (east coast, west coast)including Oysters Rockefeller. We ordered 2 Lobsters as well and 2 types of...More

Thank clere b
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Looking for good seafood in Toronto, I came to this place through TA. Big disappointment, though the scallops were not bad, the rest was way ordinary for what the place pretends to sell. I believe the expensiveness of things depends more on the value of...More

1  Thank jadof
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We visited during a busy period later in the evening. Despite the press of newly arrived customers service was fast and courteous. Food and drinks were quickly ordered with dinner portions arriving when ready vice in any set order. Our choices included soups, calamari, and...More

Thank DaveCHarper
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Fresh seafood in a fun setting. Try a variety of oysters. Our server was very knowledgeable and helped us order a variety and then explained each one. Crab was fresh and delicious. Service was great

Thank Terry R
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Friends had recommended Rodney's as their favorite spot for oysters. I CERTAINLY AGREE after our visit. We arrived just when they were opening and were greeted warmly by the staff. We told them that it was our first time and they went through the menu...More

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Questions & Answers
27 April 2018|
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Response from DaveCHarper | Reviewed this property |
we saw whole fish on another table. can’t say if it was trout.
Mark E
29 December 2017|
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Response from kimmurray2016 | Reviewed this property |
Certainly suggested but small parties not usually a problem
Judith W
8 October 2017|
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Response from RodneysOysterHouse | Property representative |
When we have them in (which is most days) they are available lunch and dinner. We steam them, and serve them with a drawn butter broth for dipping.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$70
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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
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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.
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