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Oyster Boy

) #174 of 6,954 Restaurants in Toronto ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, , Gluten Free Options
872 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G3, Canada
+1 416-534-3432
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (126 reviews)
“ceviche” (11 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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872 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G3, Canada
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1 - 10 of 162 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We were a little taken aback when we entered the restaurant, but we had been warned that the restaurant was famous for its oysters and not for its ambiance. The restaurant, oyster bar, and most of the tables are small; but the customers are all...More

Thank Brotherdickdca1981
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly staff. Delicious food. Generous servings. And right beside the park too. Next time we are in Toronto we will certainly be back.

Thank David C
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Make sure you book ahead because tables are hard to come by for all the right reasons. Oyster Boy is a super cozy restaurant with a bunch of small tables and a great atmosphere. The food is absolutely amazing! They had a large selection of...More

Thank Roombanut
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Let me start by saying that, as someone who is very familiar with the service industry, I get that every service can't be perfect. That being said, I visited Oyster Boy on June 8th and will likely not go back because of the guest experience....More

Thank Jordan R
Adam C, Owner at Oyster Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

I am so sorry that you had this experience at Oyster Boy. My name is Adam Colquhoun I am the founder/owner/operator. I thoroughly investigated your complaint. I have come to the conclusion that all of your concerns are totally valid. You walked into a perfect...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

The oyster selection was great, including Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia etc. The waitress was very helpful with the non-salty oyster selection, which was important to us because we don't like the saltier kind of Canadian oysters. Sturgeon ceviche was magnificent and the...More

Thank Саша М
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We had an excellent experience here. The staff was very knowledgeable and their descriptions of the various oysters tasted exactly as described. Their variety was exceptional. The place isn't tiny, but is small, so we had to wait for about an hour to get in.

Thank PiwkoYYZ
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Oyster Boy certainly doesn't need another rave review, but I thought I'd contribute one from someone who does NOT eat oysters. It's my daughter who's the oyster-lover (I think I got her started at The Oyster Bar in Grand Central), but I'm happy to tag...More

Thank TrawnaMan
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I've been craving good oysters for a few weeks. I have heard Toronto has a pretty good oyster scene and decided to try it. We went to Oyster Boy. Parking was easy as there is a parking lot close by. The restaurant isn't big but...More

Thank Jay_trip69
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Dont eat anywhere before you eat here. Reservations a must. We lucked out with sitting at the oyster bar. Oysters fresh. Great condiments. Lobster mac n' cheese - rich creamy full of lobster chunks. I had the boullibaise - fresh seafood, clams mussels,shrimpy. Just Yummo

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Don't get dressed up for this place, it's not worth it, but you might want to put on a tie and wear your best socks for the oysters, lol. A great selection and very tasty. We never really tackled the menu, except the fries, but...More

Thank Gregory K
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Known as the Art & Design District, West Queen West is
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neighborhoods. Along with its great modernist museums,
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Response from MrESP2013 | Reviewed this property |
Cold oysters are their speciality - having between 8-12 varieties - an excellent choice - you should definitely visit
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
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Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 872 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-534-3432
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