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Rodney's Oyster House

#19 of 6,844 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown West
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469 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1K4, Canada
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars

Went there for an oyster event. Great food, beer, music, atmosphere, organization, and overall experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went there for an oyster event. Great food, beer, music, atmosphere, organization, and overall experience.

Thank the_darkness123
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we walked in we had a warm greeting. Our waitress was awesome, good suggestions and very knowledgable. The food was delicious with good prices and serving sizes. We would absolutely recommend this place to others!

Thank Kristina C
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Rodney's because a member of my party grew up going there and assured me that it had the best oysters in Toronto and I would not be disappointed. Upon entering, it is very casual and has an east coast feel. Our waiter brought over very disappointing bread which was cold slices of multigrain. The oysters were fresh... More 

Thank Sparkles331
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended this restaurant by the bartender at our hotel. Hands down the best oysters I've eaten.....and I've eaten a lot!! Also the Tuna tartare is to die for!! Great staff, great food, cant fault them.

1 Thank alea r
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun restaurant with a casual appearance and excellent service. Selection of oysters is second to none. Not only that but the waitress was knowledgeable, helpful and fun. The main courses had a wide variety of choice. We shared the snapper between two people and really it was enough for three. Not sure how we fit it in but the shared... More 

Thank OttawaCurler
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

That was the best eating experience this side of the Atlantic. Food was amazing service we great. Having never eaten oysters the waiter talked us through the whole experience. Absolutely fantastic, a must for any visitors to Toronto.

Thank Les H
Niagara Falls, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Returned to Rodney's last evening, this time with clients looking for an 'experience' and Rodney's didn't disappoint!! Oysters were fresh and awesome as usual, well presented, couple with great service and some excellent feature wines the evening was memorable for all the right reasons. Scallop ceviche was nicely presented and flavours were well balanced. Been to Rodney's probably ten times... More 

Thank S F
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The oysters are great. Everything else is just horrible. The hostess was very very rude. I asked for a booth and she put my friends to the bar. She said that all the booths were with reservations but I was there for an hour and all the booth were still empty..don't u know what flipping tables is??? Why are u... More 

Thank Krissy G
RodneysOysterHouse, Manager at Rodney's Oyster House, responded to this review

Krissy, Very sorry to hear things were unsatisfying. It's difficult to find solutions to a problem when they are presented on line, rather than to us directly, but I hope you see our response and follow up with us. Could you contact us with a little more information? When did you join us, what time of night, and how many... More 

Toronto, Canada
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93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

best seafood in toronto hands down - unfortunately in toronto good = expensive, but it is the best seafood, especially the raw shellfish i really like the grapefruit soda !

Thank mike k
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

First time here, I've heard so much about this place over the years I just had to try it. I was not disappointed at all. From the apps to the main course which of course was Oysters... The freshest most flavourful seafood I've had in a long time. We told our server Woody it was our first time here. He... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 469 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1K4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighborhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: 416-363-8105

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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