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Oyster Boy

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872 Queen St. W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416-534-3432
Today
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome food in a relaxed atmosphere

Oyster Boy is a small, quaint restaurant on Queen West. A little out of the downtown bustle, this spot is easy to miss with its narrow store face, however, the atmosphere inside is bustling but not rushed. Have been here several times and never let down. Tried a variety of dishes and all have been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Oyster Boy is a small, quaint restaurant on Queen West. A little out of the downtown bustle, this spot is easy to miss with its narrow store face, however, the atmosphere inside is bustling but not rushed. Have been here several times and never let down. Tried a variety of dishes and all have been excellent, there is something for... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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36 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you love oysters, this is the place to go. Its small, but the oysters are fresh with a good variety that changes regularly. The staff are knowledgable and friendly. Its very small, so reservations are a must. Good assortment of wines and beers as well. As a bonus, its beside Trinity Bellwoods Park, which is a nice place for... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I have eaten at the large majority of the oyster bars in toronto and this place is by far my favorite. Never had a bad experience. They even supplied the oysters at my wedding..

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went on a Saturday night. The restaurant is in a residential neighbourhood and the restaurant is the first floor of what used to be a house. The place was packed (always a good sign) and ended up at the bar. Took oysters and fish & chips. Oysters were good but fish & chips was under-cooked in places. Good coleslaw. Staff... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

I have lived in the Queen West neighborhood for 12 years, and Oyster Boy has been my #1 go to in the city, let alone the neighborhood the entire time. The food quality is consistently amazing, fresh, great menu selection, NA east/west oyster selection to size. To top it off, the staff has been there for years and have the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I love this place! The food is great and the staff just make it that much better!! We always go as a family to this place when we are craving some seafood/oysters. I recommend making reservations beforehand.

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Don't mistake the informal atmosphere and decor for lack of sophistication about oysters...they know how to shuck and serve only the freshest oysters. Great little dipping sauces and a good selection of local and imported beers and wines. The location allows for strolling west on Queen to poke in some non-chain boutiques and interesting bars, such as the Drake and... More 

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toronto
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Scrumptious oysters over the years! Special thanks to Tyler for his recommendations & great service over the years. Adam & crew, keep them coming!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We go there fairly often. I definitely recommend it. As of the last time we were there, there are no outside seating.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is the best joint in Toronto for oysters. These folks do oysters, oysters and more oysters. If you eat oysters at another restaurant in town - they probably bought them from Oyster Boy. They supply most of the restaurants in Toronto. They're spot on queen west is perfectly simple. Friendly, well informed servers take care of you with pride... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 872 Queen St. W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416-534-3432

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 41
  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?