What are the best seafood restaurants in Toronto?

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Ilona Kauremszky

Seafood and fresh are synonymous so call it a no brainer that our waterfront city has pooled together a few iconic ones.

For years the celebrity crowd and high browed patrons of the arts and business tycoons have made their way to Joso’s, a favorite Mediterranean restaurant.

The city’s landmark seafood haven that debuted in the swinging sixties turned the local dining scene upside down as Joso introduced finicky meat and potato types to the world of calamari, clams buzara and grilled octopus. 

Things haven’t been the same since. Fresh smoked Ontario rainbow trout prepared the Mediterranean way (lots of capers and olives, olive oil and lemon) is delightful. 

Oyster king Rodney Clark, a Maritime transplant whose lived in T.O. for years, is a fixture at Rodney’s Oyster House.

A true oyster connoisseur and arguably the city’s preeminent oyster purveyor be sure to head to his Maritime inspired setting on King Street West and prepare to slurp back some tasty albeit slimy protein-rich ones. The heaping oyster menu -- many of them are culled from Rodney’s own oyster beds back in P.E.I. -- will truly astound. Think meaty malpeque oysters that you can literally taste the salt of the sea.

If oyster’s not your cup of tea there’s a good seafood selection of fish and chips, clam chowder and other mains.

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