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Rodney's Oyster House

469 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1K4, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-363-8105
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Ranked #34 of 6,620 restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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Leawood, Kansas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a well known spot in Toronto, basically casual oyster house. The servers are extremely entertaining. Lots of different sauces to use with your oysters. Also had the scallops which were pretty good. Cool place, a little loud but it was a Saturday night.

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The best place in Toronto for a massive assortment of fresh oysters. Our server, Kelly was so informative and set us up with a sampler plate with a wide variety of oysters from the Atlantic as well as the Pacific. The Atlantic ones were a bit tastier. Our daughters all tried them and loved them. The fresh whole lobster, presented... More

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Naples, Italy
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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This is a very cool place.... enter....sit on the bar and enjoy the friendly atmosphere , the funny waiters and the excellent seafood.... Suggestions: - Garlic Shrimps (very good) - "seacuterie" : house made salmon patè with smoked oysters, caviar and chips -a selection of fresh oysters (the waiters prepare them in front of you....). - draft beer is a... More

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Calgary, Canada
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114 reviews 114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

best bet for seafood lovers in Toronto, Very cool restaurant with interesting decor and live fish tanks at the entrance. Menu is limited but great selection of seafood at reasonable prices. Highly recommend the nice fundy scallops and boiled lobster with skinny fries. Our server was very knowledgeable of the food and booze menu, and kept us entertained the entire... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I went with my friends and family. We didn't made a reservation and had to wait over 1 hour, but it was worth while to be patient. I believe you can expect of attentive staff and one of the best seafood in Toronto.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

What makes Rodney's so good? The variety of seafood and excellent service. It's also been there forever. All of the servers are friendly and provide excellent advice. They have a variety of seafood items, including ones you won't find elsewhere like periwinkles. The selection of oysters (and clams) is enormous and if you don't know which ones to order, the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stopped in here one evening for dinner and I must say it was one of the best seafood restaurants I've ever eaten in. We ordered the smoker's platter to start, absolutely delectable! For mans we had the garlic shrimp and steamed mussels, which were excellent and cooked to perfection. My wife had the chocolate mousse which she tells me... More

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Markham
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I used to come here a lot but the last time was 2 years ago. The standard of service and food quality are still one of the best! We went there on a Sat night. We arrived before 7pm and was seated at the bar. When we left, the line up was long! So do arrive early as they usually... More

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UK
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I dined solo at Rodney's as my partner wasn't a fan of seafood. It was during the afternoon so was quite quiet. I had a seat at the bar and was served by a really helpful server who answered my questions and made recommendations as I was an oyster novice. I had a small selection of oysters that were carefully... More

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London, ON
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Wednesday night dinner, sat at the bar with a friend. Our server and shucker told us his name was Rodney, but not THE Rodney. Had the smoked platter, oysters and prawns. Everything was fantastic. The service was also a highlight; Rodney answered dozens of our questions and explained about oysters from buying to shucking to eating. Was a great decision... More

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