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Big Daddy'S Crab Shack And Oyster Bar

#279 of 6,694 Restaurants in Toronto
#308 of 7,218 Places to Eat in Toronto
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212 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H1K5, Canada
(416) 599-5200
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 43
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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
Nice lunch or dinner spot, theatre district

Good oysters, wonderful jambalaya. The place has great atmosphere and good people-watching outdoor seating.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Ontario, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Good oysters, wonderful jambalaya. The place has great atmosphere and good people-watching outdoor seating.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Love the chef's choice oysters, great mussels and cheese fondue. Ordered the duck randomly, and it was pretty good too!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Crab Cake heaven over here. Just ordered the shrimps and crab cakes and I can't stop eating. Please someone take me away from Big Daddy's.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The restaurant is large and noisy...with a very good and extensive menu. It is very close to the Theater District on King Street West in Toronto

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My wife and I went there for drinks and an appetizer. She had the crab cakes, but didn't really like them. However, I finished them off. They were ok. I had the chef's choice on oysters (24.00) and they were good. We both had one drink each, and we both enjoyed our drinks. The total without tip was approximately 52.00... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Good selection of wine and food. We went for the three course meal deal at $30 per person.The food was up quickly and it was fresh and hot. Only a short walk from the subway system. Best way to see this area.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Me and my wife went before a show and it was a great experience, I think there food is reasonably priced, and a great meal for the price, I had the fried chicken and it was one of the best I have had, the service was great, our server was very helpful and knowledgable, I would go back on a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Our party of four ordered the steak (very good), the fish of day (good), the ribs (good) and the fish and chips (fair). The issue with the fish and chips was that there was about four times the batter to the fish. The batter was a bit heavy and seemed to be overcooked - I've had much better fish &... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Right in the theatre district, we went to Big Daddy's right after seeing Kinky Boots. We started off with a salad - one Caesar and one Spring or house salad. The Caesar was rather tasteless and but the House was okay. This was followed by Crab Cakes and a Seafood "fondue" which arrived in a ceramic dish surrounded by slices... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My wife and I walked the King Street restaurant row area sampling cocktails and appetizers. When we were ready for dinner we ate at Big Daddy's Crab Shack for fish and very fresh oysters - outstanding sea food for inland Toronto, Ontario. We shared very fresh oysters and a melange of freshly prepared fish in broth. Dinner, drinks, dessert, tip... 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 West
  • Neighborhood: Downtown West
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown West
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