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Rodney's Oyster House

#12 of 6,754 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown West
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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469 King St W | Basement, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1K4, Canada
+1 416-363-8105
11:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Group of four decided to pop in after drinks. We were treated like gold! Turns out we weren't as hungry as we thought - each of us only had chowder. But it was some of the best chowder EVER! And manager spent loads of time chatting with us. Service was exceptional. Now we definitely have to try to get into... More 

Thank Luvgoodtrips
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing spot! The oysters were out of this world and Matt is worth the visit!! He educated us about oysters and took the time to really make our experience so special. I highly recommend Rodney's Oysters and to sit at the bar and talk to Matt!!

Thank Royal_Travellers
Elora, Canada
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247 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So we had four of us and we're unsure if a Friday, after work biz meeting would work, because it's popular and could have been noisy....We landed an awesome table, server was fantastic, didn't pester us, knowing full well we were having a biz meeting. Oysters, so fresh, great bottle of wine.....WOW, great job guys !!! We'll be back

Thank Brawnetml
Toronto, Canada
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240 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the Sri Lankan shrimp curry with my wife at this place. It was very unique for me trying that curry with shrimp. My wife loved the oysters she had. We recieved great service since the moment we walked in. I would highly recommend this place for lunch.

Thank Shahid B
Toronto Ontario Canada
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rodney was in the house on Thursday! Oysters! Gigantic Shrimp! A great bottle of Pino Grigio! Freshest oysters on the planet! When you leave the restaurant Rodney tells you to take a loaf of bread. Break off little pieces on your way home so you can find your way back!!

Thank John G
Mississauga, Canada
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant but what makes it an amazing experience is talking with your server about the many different types and flavours of oysters to find the right one for your palette. When eating seafood, particularly fresh oysters you want to know that your quality and freshness is part of the taste....you will not be disappointed. The decor... More 

Thank Nicola B
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pure indulgence. Oysters. Terrific especially the sand points. Then the piece de resistance. 51/2 pound king crab. Pure indulgence. Not a cheap date but wow!

Thank Cdnskier
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for the Fresh King Crab dinner. My comments: You must remember that this is a very expensive dinner not the usual $20 - $35 entree. So here goes my thoughts for $700.00 Fresh King Crab dinner for two. We were seated at a passageway end table did't feel very special . Service was good and friendly. You pay... More 

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an absolutely delicious dinner last night.....my husband and I on a couple day get away. We are not very experienced with oyster bars but wanted to try it. We had the most amazing and helpful waitress.....a dark haired angel of a waitress! The oysters were her suggestion and delicious! Our lobster sandwich platter was also delicious, another suggestion... More 

Thank Edwina B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I walked in without a reservation late on Saturday night. We were able to sit at the bar. Atmosphere was great with everyone having a good, lively time. The service was great! David, Kelly, and Matt were attentive, friendly, and spent time telling us where the oysters were from, what flavor profiles each had, and what sauces were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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
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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