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Rodney's Oyster House

) #9 of 7,001 Restaurants in Toronto ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, , Soups
469 King St W | Basement, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1K4, Canada
+1 416-363-8105
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (377 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (21 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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469 King St W | Basement, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1K4, Canada
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Reviews (624)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Three of us went for dinner as the recommendation of others. I had never been. The menu has a wide variety of seafood, lots of choices of oysters, something is sure to please every diner in your party. We asked and were seated on the...More

Thank Art-Fashion-Travel
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our first visit based on recommendations. We were a party of four and sat outdoors since the weather was beautiful that afternoon. Service was friendly and helpful. Our waiter helped us select a mix of East and West Coast oysters the first round....More

Thank Mags Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to this restaurant. We were in town prior to a conference and read about Rodney's on Trip Advisor. Service was great and the meal was fabulous. We had a selection of oysters for appetizers, a cup of chowder and the...More

Thank dswood
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Rodney's so many times over the past 15 years that I was shocked that I have never left a review . My bad because this ESTABLISHMENT of Toronto has never disappointed .....understand that this is coming from someone who HATES Oysters...More

Thank Elisa08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is only one place to be at this legendary place...the marble bar. There are only about 15 seats and they are gone before 5 and a long wait to get one. But once there they shuck the oysters if front of you and you...More

Thank aaqq2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The oyster selection was fabulous, and if you like oysters Rodneys is an institution. Certainly not pretentious, friendly and helpful staff and service. Since the oysters they get are always fresh and from a wide variety of geographical locations listing the 6 types of the...More

1  Thank midnite16
RodneysOysterHouse, Manager at Rodney's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Midnite; Thanks for your review. I thought we should address the 'cocktail' concern - we have been disappointing cocktail drinkers for 31 years now. Good, cold beer, great wine, one bourbon and one whiskey (and one tequila) are all we offer. And a nice Caesar,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good if you like oysters. They have more kinds of oyster offered than any other seafood restarurant that i've been to. Avg 40$/person.

Thank Vivian C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sixth or seventh visit there in five years. Still going strong, nice interior with a feeling of club or very large pub, attentive and friendly service, all menu is good, but my focus always is on chowders and oysters, trust them and order a...More

Thank witaka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had never tried Oysters before and the waiter was so incredibly kind about explaining where all their oysters come from and letting me and my husband try a couple varieties suggested just for us. In addition to the oysters, we also shared a Hake...More

1  Thank Aimee M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a selection of oysters from different areas followed by shoft shell crab and everything was delicious and fresh. The wine tends to be expensive, like everywhere else in Toronto but we got a bottle of local Pinot Gris for 50 CAD that was...More

1  Thank Ms_R33480
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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andy p
Is there a Surf and Turf, read about it but don't see it on your menu ?
24 February 2017|
Response from RodneysOysterHouse | Property representative |
Andy; We don't have a standard Surf and Turf dish on our menu. We will put one on our 'White Plate Specials' from time to time, but in general, if that's your hankering, bring a friend, and order a lobster (1.5-2lbs) and a... More
Its my birthday Jan 29 and I am staying at the Thompson hotel. How far are you from there? Do you offer Charred oysters like the way they do them in New Orleans? Are there any gluten free options? I have a party of 6. One will be the owner of the Playa Cabana Restaurant chain.. David Sidhu. What time do you close on Sunday night? What time for last booking? NOTE: I could not log onto your website because a window popped up instructing me to download a newer version of flash. It infected my computer. I now have to go to APPLE. ED 416-450-6673
5 January 2017|
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Response from RodneysOysterHouse | Property representative |
First, happy pending birthday. We're about a 5 minute stumble from the Thompson - very close, and I'm sure they'll take good care of you. We don't typically broil oysters (we do something like that with live scallops, but... More
Hugh I
Is it accessible?
29 October 2016|
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Response from RodneysOysterHouse | Property representative |
We are located in a 120 year old former box factory basement, and we have 9 steps leading down into the restaurant. Once downstairs with us everything is on the same level (washrooms, etc), and there is plenty of room to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 469 King St W | Basement, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1K4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-363-8105
  • E-mail
Rodney Clark has been offering oysters to the masses in Toronto for over 30 years. Our selection changes daily, but we carry on average 12-18 different varieties from around the world. We also strive to offer the finest in fresh seafood, sourced from sustainable fisheries - as we work primarily with fresh product, you'll have to come down and see what's coming through our doors this week.
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