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Big Daddy'S Crab Shack And Oyster Bar

#207 of 6,942 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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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Good for:
Doing business

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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
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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54 helpful votes 54 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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Started with delicious app of popcorn shrimp, followed by seared rainbow trout done to perfection and peanutbutter cupcake for dessert. All for $29.. Divine

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St. Catharines, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Six of us visited this place about 8 pm on a Sunday evening. There were only three other tables occupied in the restaurant. This review concerns only my experience, and not that of the others at the table. I ordered a vodka and 7up with a twist of lime. I was delivered a vodka and sprite with lemon. It may... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We love eating here. The food is always good, the wait staff is always friendly, the ambience is fun and we love the blues music. Even though, we had not made a reservation in advance, when I called in to see if there was a table for us, the hostess said it would be alright. Turns out, it was Mardi... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

In terms of food, I would give this restaurant a good rating but not very good. We had the crab cakes first, which themselves were good but I didn't like the bell pepper sauce on it. My friend however did like the sauce, so it's just a matter of personal preference. We shared the 2lb lobster meal, which was good.... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We dropped in here after a matinee looking for a drink and snack. I had a plate of Oysters and my wife had the Sea Scallops. We sat at the bar and so we saw the oysters being shucked. The shucker brought over a tray of house made sauces - my favorite was the 2nd hottest one. The ginger sauce... More 

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We visited this spot at the recomendation of my Sister and Brother In Law who ahd visited before. The prix fix menu was great! My salmon was cooked perfectly and seasoned well. The array of appetizers; oysters, calamari, mussels, jalapeno corn bread was all very good. IT was my son's birthday and they brough out his cupcake and ice cream... More 

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?