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Big Daddy'S Crab Shack And Oyster Bar

#238 of 6,984 Restaurants in Toronto
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Downtown Toronto
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212 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H1K5, Canada
(416) 599-5200
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Today
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Doing business

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  • 103
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  • 40
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  • 9
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great Monday deal!

I immensely enjoy their Monday Mussels and Pint deal, and have come here about 3 times for this now. Also came here with another couple for a double date and we had a great time then as well. I like any place that shows me an atmosphere of another place or culture and Big Daddy's does this well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Jordan L
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Doing business
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Mississauga, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

At first when you enter the restaurant it was like I entered another world. I was simply amazed by the interior setup. I would definitely highly recommend this restaurant to anybody in downtown Toronto. Everything from start to finish was outstanding and I look forward to going back soon!!!!

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Kitchener, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My husband and I have been to Big Daddy's in the past - about three times and the food and service was always splendid. Last night we decided to have dinner there again as we were off to see a show later in downtown Toronto. We haven't been for about three years and the restaurant has changed. It looks tired... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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74 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We went here before a show at Roy Thomson Hall, having had several good meals, and especially fresh oysters, at the now-closed Oakville restaurant. We sat in the bar, as the dining room was full. I think the sheer volume of Saturday evening local and tourist traffic in this area of Toronto guarantees a certain level of patronage. Our door... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I wasn't expecting anything from this downstairs restaurant but wow was I impressed. Loved the cocktails to start. The Rum Runner was delicious. Has the lobster grilled cheese and got to taste the seafood pasta. Both were complete hits!! Will definitely return. The service was friendly and fast and our server was knowledgeable. Two thumbs up for sure.

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Sudbury Ontario
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We had an OK experience here. The service and food were nothing special and the prices were average. I don't think that we will return.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I absolutely love Big Daddy's! The atmosphere is so cozy, and the service is always excellent. This has become one of my favorite places to grab dinner while in Toronto. They have some of the best mussels (and I am an East Coaster) and the rest of their food is good as well, with good sized portions. We always leave... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I immensely enjoy their Monday Mussels and Pint deal, and have come here about 3 times for this now. Also came here with another couple for a double date and we had a great time then as well. I like any place that shows me an atmosphere of another place or culture and Big Daddy's does this well, with their... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Yes. It is a good, bustling place. Nice oysters, good appetizers. Cute wait staff, clientele. Plenty of choices in beverages, including some nice wines. I will visit again without reservation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Fun restaurant. Had dinner here before going to a show. The fish was superbly cooked. The corn bread is fantastic! Attentive staff. Good choice for a relaxed atmosphere!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great food at a price below what might be expected. Fresh fish and seafood well worth the cost. We will return::))

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 212 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H1K5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: (416) 599-5200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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