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The Best Lobster Dinners in Toronto

The Best Lobster Dinners in Toronto

The Best Lobster Dinners in Toronto

Looking for the best lobster dinner in Toronto, but don't know where to start? We've complied a multitude of Toronto restaurants doling out some of the city's best lobster.

There are many reasons why living in Toronto is unparalleled to other cities, but being nowhere near an ocean is not one of them. Thankfully, it hasn't deterred the many seafood restaurants in the city from procuring fresh and sustainably caught products onto their menus.

Lobster is a versatile crustacean to cook -- from butter poached to boiled and even deep fried, the options go on. If you want a traditional east coast-style dinner from one of Toronto's seafood institutions, Rodney's Oyster House will pull your lobster straight from the tank, weigh it on the spot and cook it to tender perfection alongside crispy potato wedges.

Looking for something a little more unique? The Fishman Lobster Clubhouse's lobster tower is a gargantuan mile-high stack of deep-fried lobster and crispy garlic bits that is just as much a show as it is a meal.

Whole Atlantic lobster is always a highlight on a menu, usually accompanied by rich clarified butter, lemon and -- if you're lucky -- a fashionable plastic bib to ensure you can pick out every last morsel from those shells.

If you're saving this delicacy for a special night out, there are plenty of options in the city to indulge -- here are some of our favourites when it comes to Toronto's best lobster dinners.

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1

469 King St W

Rodney's Oyster House

Rodney's Oyster House

Opening its doors in 1987, Rodney's is a well-known staple for fresh seafood in the city. Their live lobster ranges from 1 1/2 lbs upwards at the daily market price. It's boiled, cracked and served with smooth clarified butter, lemon and potato wedges. For a truly traditional lobster dinner, it's a must.

2

864 College St

Chiado

Chiado

Progressive Portuguese cuisine and fresh local produce keep people coming back to Chiado, located west of Little Italy on College. Their Nova Scotia lobster is served atop saffron risotto, melding creaminess and decadent flavors in every bite. 

3

47 Baldwin St

Wah Sing Seafood Restaurant

Wah Sing Seafood Restaurant

Known for its 2-for-1 lobster special for $45.95, Wah Sing doesn't hold back on quantity, serving up traditional Chinese dishes in the heart of Baldwin Village. Order it whole on the 2-for-1 special or as a sharing plate sauteéd with ginger and green onions at seasonal prices. 

4

100 Adelaide St E

Pearl Diver

Pearl Diver

In the heart of the Entertainment District, Pearl Diver offers a seasonal menu and homey vibes with a 1 1/2 lb lobster always on the menu. Thursday's they offer 100 oysters for $100 -- bring a group and get your fix!   

5

4020 Finch Ave E

Fishman Lobster Clubhouse

Fishman Lobster Clubhouse

Fishman Lobster Clubhouse has become a Scarbrough staple, attracting celebrity chefs and media coverage for their impressive Chinese seafood towers of heaping proportions. Bring the whole family, indulge those cravings and don't look back. 

6

227 Ossington Ave

La Banane

La Banane

This eccentric French-inspired spot -- with a wide selection of fresh and raw seafood -- has become quite the celebrity hotspot in the city. As the masses flock through the bright yellow door to try the eurobass en croute or the crab back gratin, we've got our eyes on the juicy red lobster. Served chilled with hot monte, in generous chunks on homemade cavatelli or broiled halved as lobster Thermidor.

7

514 Eglinton Ave W

House of Chan

House of Chan

This amalgamation of both Cantonese-style banquet dining and American seafood and steakhouse offerings results in a unique, lively and bustling institution located in Englinton West. House of Chan serves up fresh east coast lobster steamed, boiled, Cantonese-style or Chinese style with ginger and scallions. Lobsters range anywhere from 2 lbs to 5 lbs.

8

The Shore Club

The Shore Club


The Shore Club

With locations in Ottawa and Toronto,The Shore Club brings a lively ambiance and vibrant menu, highlighting memorable seafood options to Toronto's Financial District. Enjoy their lobster bisque, seafood tower or 1/2 lb tail on its own or along with a 7 oz filet mignon. 

9

93 Ossington Ave

Boehmer

Boehmer

Böehmer has become a classic neighbourhood destination on the trendy Ossington strip. Go on Tuesday's when they host a $25 lobster boil and half-price bottles of wine. Need I say more?

10

165 York St

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - York Street

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - York Street

With multiple convenient locations and unmissable drink specials, The Keg is always a consistent option for a dinner out. Next time you order your favourite cut of steak, consider adding 1 or 2 lobster tails to perfectly pair off your garlic mash and glass of J. Lohr.

11

12 Brant St

Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse

Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse

Jacob's reputation precedes itself as one of the top steakhouses in the city with seafood options that rival the high-quality steaks. Enjoy half a lobster chilled with warm butter and lemon on its own, accompanying a steak or on a towering seafood platter.

12

10 Temperance St Fl 1

The Chase Fish & Oyster

The Chase Fish & Oyster

Escape to The Chase Fish and Oyster with their beach-house inspired vibes, an impressive Bay Platter ($155) as well as whole lobsters ranging from 1 to 3 lbs at market price. Order on its own, or request a family-style sharing menu.

13

17 Tank House Lane

Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill

Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill

A Distillery District favourite among seafood lovers, Pure Spirits offers plenty of creative options alongside their half jumbo steamed Canadian lobster tail accompanied by mac and cheese, truffles and baby carrots. 

14

60 Harbour St

Harbour 60

Harbour 60

Elevated fine dining in a historic setting, Harbour 60 offers patrons every indulgence in their eclectic space. Offering an impressive raw bar, seafood pasta, whole or broiled Caribbean lobster tail. 

15

2105 Lawrence Ave E

Diana's Oyster Bar and Grill

Diana's Oyster Bar and Grill

With two locations in both Scarborough and Markham, Diana's Oyster Bar has been feeding hungry seafood lovers in the GTA since 2010. Enjoy their surf and turf, seafood platter, steamed whole lobster and don't forget to keep an eye out for daily lobster specials.   

16

Casa Loma

BlueBlood Steakhouse

BlueBlood Steakhouse

Nestled inside Toronto's Casa Loma, BlueBlood Steakhouse offers a refined dining experience serving lobster in every possible variation; chilled atop a seafood tower, broiled whole, as a mac and cheese or as an accoutrement to BlueBlood's steaks. Enjoying an evening dining in a castle within the old stone walls is reason enough to visit!

The Best Lobster Dinners in Toronto

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The Best Lobster Dinners in Toronto

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Looking for the best lobster dinner in Toronto, but don't know where to start? We've complied a multitude of Toronto restaurants doling out some of the city's best lobster.

There are many reasons why living in Toronto is unparalleled to other cities, but being nowhere near an ocean is not one of them. Thankfully, it hasn't deterred the many seafood restaurants in the city from procuring fresh and sustainably caught products onto their menus.

Lobster is a versatile crustacean to cook -- from butter poached to boiled and even deep fried, the options go on. If you want a traditional east coast-style dinner from one of Toronto's seafood institutions, Rodney's Oyster House will pull your lobster straight from the tank, weigh it on the spot and cook it to tender perfection alongside crispy potato wedges.

Looking for something a little more unique? The Fishman Lobster Clubhouse's lobster tower is a gargantuan mile-high stack of deep-fried lobster and crispy garlic bits that is just as much a show as it is a meal.

Whole Atlantic lobster is always a highlight on a menu, usually accompanied by rich clarified butter, lemon and -- if you're lucky -- a fashionable plastic bib to ensure you can pick out every last morsel from those shells.

If you're saving this delicacy for a special night out, there are plenty of options in the city to indulge -- here are some of our favourites when it comes to Toronto's best lobster dinners.

1

469 King St W

Rodney's Oyster House

Rodney's Oyster House

Opening its doors in 1987, Rodney's is a well-known staple for fresh seafood in the city. Their live lobster ranges from 1 1/2 lbs upwards at the daily market price. It's boiled, cracked and served with smooth clarified butter, lemon and potato wedges. For a truly traditional lobster dinner, it's a must.

2

864 College St

Chiado

Chiado

Progressive Portuguese cuisine and fresh local produce keep people coming back to Chiado, located west of Little Italy on College. Their Nova Scotia lobster is served atop saffron risotto, melding creaminess and decadent flavors in every bite. 

3

47 Baldwin St

Wah Sing Seafood Restaurant

Wah Sing Seafood Restaurant

Known for its 2-for-1 lobster special for $45.95, Wah Sing doesn't hold back on quantity, serving up traditional Chinese dishes in the heart of Baldwin Village. Order it whole on the 2-for-1 special or as a sharing plate sauteéd with ginger and green onions at seasonal prices. 

4

100 Adelaide St E

Pearl Diver

Pearl Diver

In the heart of the Entertainment District, Pearl Diver offers a seasonal menu and homey vibes with a 1 1/2 lb lobster always on the menu. Thursday's they offer 100 oysters for $100 -- bring a group and get your fix!   

5

4020 Finch Ave E

Fishman Lobster Clubhouse

Fishman Lobster Clubhouse

Fishman Lobster Clubhouse has become a Scarbrough staple, attracting celebrity chefs and media coverage for their impressive Chinese seafood towers of heaping proportions. Bring the whole family, indulge those cravings and don't look back. 

6

227 Ossington Ave

La Banane

La Banane

This eccentric French-inspired spot -- with a wide selection of fresh and raw seafood -- has become quite the celebrity hotspot in the city. As the masses flock through the bright yellow door to try the eurobass en croute or the crab back gratin, we've got our eyes on the juicy red lobster. Served chilled with hot monte, in generous chunks on homemade cavatelli or broiled halved as lobster Thermidor.

7

514 Eglinton Ave W

House of Chan

House of Chan

This amalgamation of both Cantonese-style banquet dining and American seafood and steakhouse offerings results in a unique, lively and bustling institution located in Englinton West. House of Chan serves up fresh east coast lobster steamed, boiled, Cantonese-style or Chinese style with ginger and scallions. Lobsters range anywhere from 2 lbs to 5 lbs.

8

The Shore Club

The Shore Club


The Shore Club

With locations in Ottawa and Toronto,The Shore Club brings a lively ambiance and vibrant menu, highlighting memorable seafood options to Toronto's Financial District. Enjoy their lobster bisque, seafood tower or 1/2 lb tail on its own or along with a 7 oz filet mignon. 

9

93 Ossington Ave

Boehmer

Boehmer

Böehmer has become a classic neighbourhood destination on the trendy Ossington strip. Go on Tuesday's when they host a $25 lobster boil and half-price bottles of wine. Need I say more?

10

165 York St

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - York Street

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - York Street

With multiple convenient locations and unmissable drink specials, The Keg is always a consistent option for a dinner out. Next time you order your favourite cut of steak, consider adding 1 or 2 lobster tails to perfectly pair off your garlic mash and glass of J. Lohr.

11

12 Brant St

Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse

Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse

Jacob's reputation precedes itself as one of the top steakhouses in the city with seafood options that rival the high-quality steaks. Enjoy half a lobster chilled with warm butter and lemon on its own, accompanying a steak or on a towering seafood platter.

12

10 Temperance St Fl 1

The Chase Fish & Oyster

The Chase Fish & Oyster

Escape to The Chase Fish and Oyster with their beach-house inspired vibes, an impressive Bay Platter ($155) as well as whole lobsters ranging from 1 to 3 lbs at market price. Order on its own, or request a family-style sharing menu.

13

17 Tank House Lane

Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill

Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill

A Distillery District favourite among seafood lovers, Pure Spirits offers plenty of creative options alongside their half jumbo steamed Canadian lobster tail accompanied by mac and cheese, truffles and baby carrots. 

14

60 Harbour St

Harbour 60

Harbour 60

Elevated fine dining in a historic setting, Harbour 60 offers patrons every indulgence in their eclectic space. Offering an impressive raw bar, seafood pasta, whole or broiled Caribbean lobster tail. 

15

2105 Lawrence Ave E

Diana's Oyster Bar and Grill

Diana's Oyster Bar and Grill

With two locations in both Scarborough and Markham, Diana's Oyster Bar has been feeding hungry seafood lovers in the GTA since 2010. Enjoy their surf and turf, seafood platter, steamed whole lobster and don't forget to keep an eye out for daily lobster specials.   

16

Casa Loma

BlueBlood Steakhouse

BlueBlood Steakhouse

Nestled inside Toronto's Casa Loma, BlueBlood Steakhouse offers a refined dining experience serving lobster in every possible variation; chilled atop a seafood tower, broiled whole, as a mac and cheese or as an accoutrement to BlueBlood's steaks. Enjoying an evening dining in a castle within the old stone walls is reason enough to visit!