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Rock Lobster Food Co

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
Canadian, Seafood
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110 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Z4, Canada
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17:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Just like the caption says Rock Lobster is an informal bistro with a nice sunny patio that serves real Nova Scotia lobster in a buttered roll $20 and Mac and cheese and lobster as well. Lots of other interesting seafood items on the menu as well. Located 538 queen west Toronto.

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toronto
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Had been there before and enjoyed it but the food is not as good anymore, did not like menu selection. Server was off borderline rude but disinterested and inattentive.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

As a maritime rescue, I am fussy about my lobster. This stuff was the mushy canned type but out here the good stuff is hard to get. My kid however loved his fried chicken on a waffle.

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Thank HungryBri
Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Very cool spot in the Ossington neighbourhood. The lobster rolls are great and you HAVE to try the famous Rock Lobster Cesar.. Sooo goood!

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Thank Roozbeh R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

My husband and I ended up here for a late night snack. He was very excited to try the lobster rolls as he loved eating lobster while traveling to Halifax. This was our first time at this restaurant, and I am uncertain if I would return. The bread had so much butter on it that it was actually difficult to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

We tried this as a different option. The pork belly was crispy and super sweet but was paired perfectly with brussel sprouts - the bitterness of them made the dish complete (I'm not normally a fan of brussel sprouts). We tried the crab and shrimp jerk - it was tasty, the shrimp over cooked, the crab small and fussy but... More 

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Thank Elizabeth M
toronto
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

The food is mediocre and not worth it. The service is poor. The server we had was somewhat bullying and not very attentive.

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Thank outboundToronto
London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Very nice restaurant in a hip neighbourhood. Ordered lobster poutine and tried other dishes from my friends' plates. Everything was so delicious! Also the price was reasonable for the quality and flavour. The ambiance inside and customer service was amazing too.

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Thank Linh T
St. Catharines, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Given the number of wonderful restaurants in TO Rock Lobster falls flat of impressive. The food was bland and cold. The service was friendly. Spend your money elsewhere.

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Thank NickandSilvia2014
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Everytime my husband and I are craving seafood this is our go-to place. Their seafood tower comes full of delectable, firm, fresh shrimp, oysters, crab and lobster - and all for a very reasonable price. If you're looking to get some quality seafood in this city - this is the place to go.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Z4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
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