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Big Daddy'S Crab Shack And Oyster Bar

212 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
(416) 599-5200
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Ranked #220 of 6,800 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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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The appetizers and gumbo were delectable, the service super attentive, however, the mixed grilled seafood platter we both had was less than stellar. The shrimp & lobster were over-cooked, and the scallop was "past its date". Unfortunately, we both ate them, despite the overly fishy taste. Let's just say it made for a rather uncomfortable night. It's seafood, sometimes you're... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Got there around 3 in the afternoon as they were transitioning to their Dinner Menu. Great ambiance with a southern touch of charm. Our waiter had great attention to detail and a particular welcoming personality. Location of the restaurant is foot steps away from Roy Thompson, Prince of Wales Theatre and Royal Alexandra Theatre. Enjoyed the very comfortable seating themed... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A couple of girlfriends and I went to Big Daddy's on a Saturday night. I made a reservation online on Friday for 7pm but they called afterward to tell me that they could only book us in at 6:30 or 8:15. We decided that we would eat at 6:30. I was the first to arrive and was seated toward the... More 

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

Address: 212 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, 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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