We don’t know about you but when we think of true Canadian summer fixtures in food, we look beyond our see-food diets and think seafood diets!
This week, we’ll be filling your feeds with some of the most al-lure-ing seafood dishes our country’s restaurants have to offer. Caught in our tasty net yet?
Here are 10 top seafood restaurant picks across Canada to get you started.
Ches’s Famous Fish & Chips (St. John’s, NL)
Started as a small shop run by husband and wife Ches and Betty Barbour, Ches’ Famous Fish & Chips has grown in size and menu while providing that “Welcome Home” feeling since 1951.
Enjoy their signature Fish & Chips with 1, 2 or 3 fish pieces. You can also indulge in other seafood delights like Shrimp & Chips, Scallops & Chips or an entire Seafood Platter!
9 Freshwater Road, St. John’s, NL, A1C 2N1.
Lobster on the Wharf (Charlottetown, PE)
“The Place for Lobster” for nearly 40 years, Lobster on the Wharf not only provides amazing seafood in-house, they also have irresistible takeout options and a seafood market for the true lobster lover.
Start with a fresh app like their Lobster & Crab Dip Duo, Lobster Poutine or the Seafood Chowder. For your main, takeout options include a Lobster Dinner, Bacon Wrapped Scallop Fettucine, Crab Cakes, Haddock Tacos, Lobster Mac & Cheese and more. Children’s meals are also available.
2 Prince Street, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 4P5
Phil’s Seafood (Halifax, NS)
Serving fish with more concentration on the freshness and flavour than the batter, Phil’s Seafood is an affordable, family-friendly experience available to Nova Scotians for takeout.
Order their Fresh Phil’s Haddock with chips or salad, plus an app like their Local Steamed Muscles, Haddock Tips, Scallops and Breaded Shrimp.
Five- and Seven-Piece Family Packs with Fries are also available.
6285 Quinpool Road, Halifax, NS, B3L 1A4.
Ossie’s Lunch (St. George, NB)
A New Brunswick legend, Ossie’s Lunch has been serving the best of the Bay of Fundy’s seafood since 1957. The complementary pies, rolls, soups and chowders are also homemade, for that extra tasty comfort.
Enjoy locally sourced options like fresh Haddock, Lobster Rolls, Scallops and Clams then treat yourself to a cool ice cream.
3034 Rte 760, Saint George, NB, E5C 1R6.
Maestro S.V.P (Montreal, QC)
Open since 1992, Maestro S.V.P is known for their seafood platters, both hot and cold, plus mussels, squid, crab, shrimp and fresh fish.
Available now for takeout are amazing mains including Pan-Fried Chile Sea Bass, Lobster Thermidor, Royal Crab, Argentinian Shrimp, Louisiana Seafood and more.
Serving a big group? The Large Seafood Platter contains lobster, snow crab, salmon tartare, large tiger shrimp, raw clams, scallop ceviche, cold mussels, Beau Soleil oysters and all the sauces. MMMM!
3615, Boulevard St-Laurent, Montreal, QC, H2X 1V5. @maestrosvp
Rodney’s Oyster House (Toronto, ON)
Toronto’s go-to for the best seasonal seafood, day or night, Rodney’s also offers flavourful options to enjoy at home, especially including their famous freshly shucked (or unshucked) oysters.
Takeout mains available are their Tuna Tartare, Wild Sockeye Salad Mac, Oyster Po’Boy, Shrimp Cocktail and more. Ask about the Smokers Platter containing both Hot Smoked and Sugar Cured Salmon!
Full meal kits are also available on a pre-order basis.
469 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1K4. @rodneysoysterhouse
Captain’s Table (Winnipeg, MB)
Found in Winnipeg’s St. James neighbourhood, Captain’s Table has something for everyone ready for takeout.
Want a little bit of everything? Order the Captain’s Combo Plate, featuring cod, haddock, shrimp, breaded shrimp, fries, seafood sauce and coleslaw.
For extra seafood flavour, add a Seafood Chowder for your appetizer!
1823 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 0G4.
Tsui King Lau Restaurant (Saskatoon, SK)
Seafood meets authentic Chinese cuisine at Tsui King Lau, just off Saskatoon’s 22 Street West.
Start your meal with Deep Fried Shimp Rolls, Shrimp, Crab Rangoon, Shrimp Dumplings or Squids.
Then, try to pick just one of their many seafood mains including Pickerel Fish Fillets, Pan Fried Lobster Tails with Longkou Vermicelli (or Ginger & Green Onion), Szechuan Fish in Hot & Spicy Soup, Pan Fried Halibut with Tofu & BBQ Pork Belly, and more.
Dinner packs for up to 10 people and large group catering options are also available.
208 Avenue H N, Saskatoon, SK, S7L 6B6.
Pelican Pier (Calgary, AB)
Offering restaurant-made, fresh and frozen menu selections, it’s easy to see why Pelican Pier is a Calgary seafood staple.
Taste their ready-to-eat Candied or Maple Candy Salmon or bring home ready-to-cook options like Bacon-Wrapped Scallops, Cod Crusted w/ Potato & Cheddar and Crab & Scallop Stuffed Sole.
Pollock, Cod, Salmon, Haddock and Halibut Meal Kits are also available.
#10 – 4404 14 Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2K 1J5. @pelicanpieryyc
Fishhook Restaurant (Victoria, BC)
Located in the Fort Common area, Fishhook offers sustainable, locally sourced OceanWise seafood cooked with Indo-French flair.
Treat yourselves to main dishes like their Vin’daloo’d Seafood Hot Pot with spice-roasted sockeye and cod, mussels and smoked squid.
There’s also a “Daily Khatch” (pictured) with your choice of tikka-seared tuna, tandoori wild salmon, Humboldt squid or tandoori rock cod served with basmati rice and their daily masala.
805 Fort Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1H6.