Where to Find Toronto's Tallest Seafood Towers

By Suresh Doss  |  November 25, 2013

Stacks of shrimp, piles of oysters, and rows of lobster tails. A double-decker seafood tower is an impressive way to kick-off a celebratory meal. Here, we've rounded up five places that satisfy your craving for crustaceans and bivalves. 

  • Starfish Oyster Bed & Grill

    Oyster shucking champion Patrick McMurray of Starfish Oyster Bed & Grill has paved the way for our city's crustacean obsession. While the restaurant is known for its daily selection of raw oysters, the customisable seafood towers are worth seeking out. Since tower options are not listed on the menu, McMurray  will put together a mix of whatever you want, including oysters, clams, razor clams, scallops, sea urchin, lobster, shrimp,crab, and sashimi. Specify your likes and dislikes, and he'll create a bespoke tower. 

    100 Adelaide St E,; 416-366-7827

  • 360 CN Tower

    Want to enjoy that seafood platter with an incredible view? High atop the CN Tower, 360 Restaurant features a variety of seafood platters. The sampler platter is a great appetizer to share before a meal, with crab claws, oysters, scallops, shrimp and smoked Quebec trout. On the high end, the massive Ultimate Seafood Platter ups the ante with a three tiered extravaganza loaded with lobster, PEI mussels and Atlantic salmon. 

    301 Front St W,; 416-362-5411

  • La Societe

    A recreation of the classic Parisian bistro, Yorkville's La Societe has a stocked seafood bar with a variety of platter options. The 'petit tray' is a great appetizer, oysters and prawns arrived with some spicy tuna tartare and ceviche. If you're feeling adventurous, the 'grant tower' is one of the best in the city and comes with a pound of King crab legs. 

    131 Bloor St W,; 416-551-9929

  • Drake One Fifty

    Newly opened Drake One Fifty in the Financial District features two seafood platters. Both pair nicely with Drake's cocktail or sparkling wine menu. The Drake 150 Platter is a two tiered tower that arrives loaded with lobster, crab legs, clams, mussels, shrimp and calamari. Bonus: The tower comes with a selection of addictive house-made hot sauces. 

    150 York St, Toronto,; 416-363-6150

  • Rock Lobster Food Co.

    Although Rock Lobster's popularity was built on its popular lobster rolls, the secret winner at the Queen West restaurant comes in tower form. The Boss tower features plenty of shrimp, clusters of snow crab, and Nova Scotia lobster. Wash it down with the house's signature cocktail, the Rock Lobster Caesar, a modified Bloody Mary that comes with a lobster tail in the glass.

    538 Queen St. W.; 416-203-6623