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Big Daddy'S Crab Shack And Oyster Bar

212 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H1K5, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
(416) 599-5200
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Ranked #212 of 6,844 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Hilliard
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Been to this restaurant many times. From fresh oysters and drinks on the patio in the summer to warm seafood platter for dinner to a wonderful. Goat cheese salad to the most delicious seafood fondue (which I highly recommend). The caesar is a great option for a drink. Lobster grilled cheese is quite yummy as well and I topped it... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We had our Holiday Season Party booked at this restaurant on Dec 7, 2014. this was our choice because previously we dined in this restaurant. it was a great experience, since beginning of booking to the actual date. manager - Carlos, made it possible for us to come there as early as 11 am. (they usually open at 11:30) but... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Very pleasant server..Kept coming around asking us how our meal was or if we needed another drink.Nice atmosphere. Very cozy..New Orleans style atmosphere...lovely! Prix fix meal deal is quite reasonable and tasty! We really enjoyed this restauraunt and the location was great! Our server made sure we had plenty of time to enjoy our dinner before heading off to the... More 

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London, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Atmosphere galore in this basement gem! I ordered from the prix-fix menu - great deal at $29. Wonderful clam chowder for starter and Creole fish and chips were excellent with crispy coating, best breaded fish in a long time. Accompanying fries so-so and slaw was not worth eating but was too full by then to care. My daughter had the... More 

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Fonthill, On
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We enjoyed a geat meal - a variety of oysters on the half shell, served clean and ice-chilled, just how they are supposed to be, seafood chowder, seafood pasta and pecan tart for dessert. Service was great, nice ambiance. I would come again!

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Stouffville
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

One of my favourite restaurants and was looking forward to lunch all week. Daughter's much loved crab cakes were prepared in new manner with lot of sauce on them. She didn't finish them. My clam chowder looked gray but was delicious. We split the grilled cheese lobster. While the sandwich was hot and the cheese was tasty, we discussed that... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

After a visit to Ripley's one Sunday afternoon we stumbled onto this great Bourbon Street style gem in the heart of Toronto We were 2 couples with a craving for Oysters on our way to Rodney's which happened to be closed that particular afternoon With a.little Google search we found a great outdoor patio on King West at Big Daddys... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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117 reviews 117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Great location for a pre-theatre dinner. Waiter immediately asked about our theatre time, giving us assurance that he understood our timeline. Atmosphere good. Reminiscent of several places we have dined at in New Orleans. Menu reasonable. We both ordered from the three-course fixed price menu. Good choices for appetizers, entree and desert. The results were average, not outstanding, and were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Food sub par. Drinks sub par. Atmosphere sub par. Would not recommend to anybody. Service was fine but waitress clearly had too many tables.

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Additional Information about Big Daddy'S Crab Shack And Oyster Bar

Address: 212 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H1K5, Canada
Phone Number: (416) 599-5200
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
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
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood

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