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Oyster Boy

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872 Queen St. W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416-534-3432
Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 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

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Fish House in Canada

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Alba901
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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  • Late Night
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

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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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Always great service and a wonderful meal. There is always a great selection of oysters and some good sides.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I went to Oyster Boy to celebrate my Fiancee's birthday. The fish tacos and seafood fettuccine were delightful to the palate. We encountered some concerns with the service and at a later date I spoke to the manager/owner. He was genuinely concerned and rectified my concerns. My now lovely wife and I continue visiting Oyster Boy for the atmosphere. We... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is my Go-To seafood restaurants. Their oysters are fresh and the servers are always happy to explain the different types and how each tastes. I still remember the fresh soft shell crab sandwich I had there for lunch many moons ago. I've never heard or seen - living breathing soft shell crabs before that day.

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Monterey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A great little spot to get your seafood fix! This is my go to spot for oysters out in the T dot. They offer a great daily selection of oysters with knowledgeable, friendly servers to give you the low down on just how far the little suckers have traveled before getting to the table. There's always a buzz around this... 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?