If you ask me, the world can be divided into two types of people: those who love oysters, and those who have yet to try them. Because let's be honest, they do look kind of weird. But I promise you, they are delicious. As you may have guessed, I am one of those people who is head over heels for oysters. I simply can't avoid ordering them any time I have the option. So if you're having a serious oyster craving, where should you turn? I've compiled a list of some Montreal spots that are sure to provide you with a great oyster experience. Check it out!
Angry Lobster 1181 De La Montagne
Queue de Cheval has recently hatched this new hotspot that is sure to be your new favourite restaurant! If you like delicious aged steaks, tasty wine, sashimi, lobster, and ALL of the oysters, this is your place. Angry Lobster is swanky without being intimidating and has an awesome vibe. Great for a dinner or some casual drinks. Oh, there’s also a rooftop cigar lounge.
Maestro SVP 3615 St-Laurent
I just recently paid a visit to this seafood goldmine and it was definitely worth it. For only $85, you and a friend can share the Maestro Platter, which includes clams, snow crab, mussels, shrimp, and more. Honestly, it's seafood paradise. They even serve desert oysters with a Grand Marnier sauce, and oyster shooters!
Oyster Shack 1242 Bishop
Oyster Shack is a place where you will enjoy the freshest oysters, and a wonderful experience. Their mountains of seafood will be more than enough for you and a friend. If you’re just looking for a snack, their selection of oysters will satisfy you without a doubt. People are raving about their chowder so you may want to try that out as well! The service is wonderful and the wine selection is a great bonus.
Lucille’s Oyster Dive 5626 Monkland
Lucille’s is committed to serving Montreal the best and freshest oysters from both East and West Coasts. The oyster selection changes daily, but their beloved classics, like the Fish 'n Chips or the Lobster Rolls, remain the same. Not only can you swing in for some fresh seafood, but they can also cater your next party!
Joe Beef 2491 Notre-Dame W
I am pretty sure you have all heard of Montreal's darling Joe Beef. If not, it's time you check it out. They are known for their legendary steak and seafood. Nestled in Little Burgundy, you can be sure to expect some outstanding flavours and a friendly staff.
Icehouse 51 Roy E
With summer just around the corner, Ice House has to be near the top of your list. This restaurant is small, but full of character, and in the summer you have full patio access. Order chicken, ribs, mouthwatering tacos, and, of course, oysters! They’ve also got delicious margaritas, so there you go.
La Boite Aux Huitres 7070 Henri Julien
Oyster lovers, get ready for a jaw-dropping experience. This place carries over 40 different types of oysters under one roof! They bring in this impressive selection from places such as: P.E.I, Nova Scotia, Virginia, Washington, Cape Cod, British Columbia, and Europe. Pretty impressive, eh? Join them every Tuesday for $1 oysters.
Le Filet 219 Mount-Royal W
Le Filet has a decadent seafood selection. The service here is way above par, their wine list is extensive, and their food presentation is a thing of beauty. Honestly, I have nothing negative to say about this one. Try the Scampi Risotto if you get the chance.
Notkins 1101 Bleury
This swanky Montreal oyster bar is a perfect fusion between classy and chill. I’d be comfortable going dressed up or straight from work. Pull up a chair at the bar, grab a cocktail, and treat yourself to some deliciously fresh oysters! They also have a delicious selection of crab, shrimp, and scallops.
Poissonnerie La Mer 1840 René-Lévesque E
This place makes you feel like you've walked right onto the coast. It is a massive fresh fish market with a restaurant attached. They have a huge selection of whole fish, shellfish (including oysters), and fillets if you feel up to cooking your own feast. If not, the restaurant's incredible menu full of the freshest seafood has got you covered.