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Big Daddy'S Crab Shack And Oyster Bar

#262 of 6,588 Restaurants in Toronto
#288 of 7,096 Places to Eat in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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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 - 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: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 43
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Toronto version of New Orleans cuisine

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
robert3360
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Ontario, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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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Hamilton, Canada
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

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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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Great reception at the bar from Dave and the ladies. Booked from the Uk based on feedback and not disappointed. Food very very tasty, have the oysters... Dave will ply you with lovely cocktails. Laid back, fun and informal. . Thanks guys see you next time.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It is with disappointment that I write this review, as the menu at Big Daddy's looked really good. The restaurant itself, while having an interesting decor to celebrate it's creole menu, lacked atmosphere as it was completely empty. Whilst this may have put many off, we stayed based on a recommendation from a friend. The food was good, but not... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Booked the downstairs room with Carlos, who was absolutely phenomenal helping arrange our get-together. We ordered from a prix-fixe menu that was wonderful in variety and choices and they even went out of their way to include vegetarian and gluten free options for our guests. The service was fantastic and the food was absolutely amazing! The only thing that was... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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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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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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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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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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

  • Price Range: $
  • 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?