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10 restaurants with oysters to devour by the dozen

Friday , August 14th , 2015

With more than 100 species of the briny bivalve mollusks sourced from bodies of water around the globe, there’s a world of oysters for shellfish lovers to indulge in on the much-anticipated food holiday!

Moreover, there are a number of ways to serve and enjoy oysters, including smoked, baked, fried, steamed, roasted or, for traditionalists, raw on the half shell with a sprinkle of salt and a spritz of lemon. 

Whatever your preference, the following list of first-rate restaurants is your best bet for finding the freshest oysters in the area and slurping up a satisfying taste of the sea!


Seafood lovers can’t get enough of this Aurora-based bistro’s chilled seafood platter and panko-crusted fried oysters served in a mushroom and brandy…


It doesn’t get any fresher than Diana’s Seafood Delight — a reputable seafood wholesaler that has raised the standard with its oyster bar and seafood…


You can count on the raw bar at chef-owned Zee Grill, one of the city’s finest seafood restaurants since 1981, to have only the best market-fresh oysters…


Touted for bringing East Coast flavours to the shores of Lake Ontario, this Toronto restaurant has buck-a-shuck oysters from 3 to 6 p.m., Mondays to Saturdays.


Enjoy Malpeque oysters on the half shell, or try them baked with spicy crabmeat and cheese at Brampton’s favourite surf and turf restaurant, specializing…


This oyster house shucks to order from a selection of nine to 26 varieties available seasonally, sourced from the restaurant’s own P.E.I. oyster beds…


A near institution for more than 40 years, The Lobster Trap owes its longevity to regular shipments of fresh seafood that is traditionally prepared and…


Try the sautéed oysters with ginger and green onions at this seafood lover’s delight, located in the heart of Toronto’s Chinatown.


This popular Toronto oyster house specializes in magnificent mollusks at reasonable prices so that all their juicy secrets can be shared with the masses…


Located in Toronto’s hip Distillery District, this oyster house flies in fresh oysters from around the world daily, including Malpeques, Kumamotos and…

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