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Buster's Sea Cove

#205 of 6,779 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
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93 Front St East | M5E 1C3, Toronto, Ontario ON M5E 1C3, Canada
+1 416-369-9048
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 19:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth stopping by. The ambience is good. Their flavorful and creamy clam chowder hits the spot on a cold day! I had a mixed feeling about their famous lobster roll though. The bun was excellent (buttery and crispy), but their lobster meat could have been better. They use a frozen lobster meat which is fine if they had a... More 

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Thank echoi17
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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82 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do you ever want a rainbow trout sandwich? Get this one. It comes with a side of coleslaw. Good eats.

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Thank Ramblinmanandwoman
Kissimmee, Florida
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The seafood was fresh, well seasoned, right portions. The service was fast and good. Good food, not a bargain, not expensive. Right price for wonderful lunch

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Thank Luisa E
victoria
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let those long lines scare you! It's well worth the wait and the wait isn't really that long. They know how to move a line and get the orders out! A seafood lovers delight!

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Thank javagal
Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Ordered the Grilled Atlantic Salmon with mixed salad and it was really good. A really good sized piece of salmon, and plenty of salad. Hit the spot, and the salmon was grilled perfectly.

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Thank andrewps87
Toronto
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979 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We stopped here for lunch and chose the clam chowder. A large bowl is certainly a meal. While sitting at the counter we watched so many amazing dishes being prepared. The salmon on salad looked phenomenal, as did the octopus. Actually, everything we saw looked amazing!

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Thank MaraFromToronto
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6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Service is not bad,but the food is just horrible.I ordered the seafood orzo and the crab cakes.Crab cakes cost me $13.5,which is 100% made of flour and tastes like i would never eat crab cakes again.Seafood orzo tasted a little better,but there is not much seafood inside.I am really disappointed,i dont recommend this place and would never come again.

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Dongying, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Dropped by for lunch on the recommendation from a friend that this was the best fish and chips in Toronto. Meh.... it was just your average fish and chip serving. Nothing exciting about the haddock....not large portions and slightly greasy feel to the batter. $11.95 for haddock & chips, $13.95 for halibut. Other offerings on the grilled menu may have... More 

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Thank TheonlyJillibean
London, UK
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Buster's Cove does great seafood. I've tried several items on the menu and its all good but the shrimp po boy in particular is amazing. Really tasty food, friendly staff, and good ordering system as it does get quite busy. Very generous portions, all at a great price with the lovely atmosphere of St Lawrence Market.

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Thank nal0112
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

My teenage son and I were very pleased with our meals. I was in search of something delicious to eat, and I found it. Also, the service is quick, and organized. Seating is tight, and not at all abundant. Yet, it's still worth a visit, or two, if you love seafood like I do.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast food, Canadian, Soups, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Front St East | M5E 1C3, Toronto, Ontario ON M5E 1C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-369-9048

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

Staying in Downtown

Neighbourhood Profile
Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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