Seafood Restaurants in Etobicoke

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Inside the bustling St. Lawrence Market, Domenic’s Fish Market sprawls beneath a giant sign, its rows of fresh mussels, shrimp, and halibut tantalizing all who’ve frequented the spot since 1967. From behind clean, well-lit counters, the well-dressed staff offers up a wealth of items plucked from the sea, including live lobsters, Arctic char, whitefish, and their signature vodka-smoked salmon. They also arm customers with recipes and cooking advice, such as tips for serving a perfectly cooked filet of fish or perfectly balanced 6-foot tower of lobster.

93 Front St E
Toronto,
ON
CA

Executive Chef Chaz Bulera and his team fashion dinner and lunch menus out of selectively sizzled meats, fish, and pasta. Lunch fare, such as a pulled-pork sandwich ($8) and a buffalo-chicken wrap with its coif of blue cheese ($9) effortlessly shame standard sandwich-shop selections. The dinner menu kick-starts appetite engines with sesame-seared ahi tuna ($9) and subtly seasoned calamari ($7) before revving them lightly with a portobello-pesto sandwich ($8) or heavily with a bacon-wrapped filet mignon ($21).

971 E River Rd
Grand Island,
NY
US

Red Mill Inn’s rustic, two-story exterior engenders idyllic visions of a bygone era. Black clapboard shutters pop against the old farmhouse's bright red walls, which were built in 1858, and a giant wooden water mill nestles beside carefully trimmed hedges. Inside, dark wood floors and paneling surround wood tables, a roaring brick fireplace, and antique light fixtures. But this bucolic atmosphere belies a hectic kitchen staff who bustle to conjure flames beneath tender cuts of prime rib and filet mignon. Famous for their char-grilled steaks, fresh seafood, and Sunday brunch specials, Red Mill Inn also specializes in down-home country classics such as pan-fried calf's liver and Yankee pot roast. After dinner, house-made desserts arrive courtesy of an onsite pastry chef, whose creations shock sweet teeth more than a retainer lined with Pop Rocks.

8326 Main Street
Williamsville,
NY
US

Back in business after a fire in 2009, the Boston Hotel boasts a menu of USDA Choice steaks and prime rib, as well as sea scallops and lobster. The restaurant’s many fresh fish offerings get added attention on Fridays with specials that include a fresh haddock fish fry and linguini with fresh clam sauce. A selection of draft beers helps wash down entrees or enliven open-bar parties. Lunch hours are 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

5555 Genesee St
Lancaster,
NY
US

Casa Mendoza's chefs plate a multiterrestrial menu of succulent steaks, fresh seafood, and packed pasta plates. Warm up palates with an order of the marinated-and-battered calamari, which gracefully swan dives into homemade Cajun mayonnaise ($9.95). A redolent cape of fresh garlic, herbs, and chimichuri sauce swathes the 10-ounce new york strip loin ($27.95), which busies forks and knives and instills jealousy in spoons. A heaping surf 'n' turf platter combines a fillet of beef tenderloin with sumptious broiled rock-lobster tail ($44.95), and the homemade gnocchi doubles as plush pillows for fresh lobster meat and rests under a hand-crocheted blanket of Dungeness-crab cream sauce ($21.95).

2161 Lake Shore Blvd W
Etobicoke,
ON
CA

At Kingsway Fish & Chips, clients net fresh fish and homemade desserts prepared by four generations of family members from an eclectic menu. Fresh Alaskan halibut, hand-filleted in-house and bathed in a light English-style batter, joins forces with freshly chipped Ontario potatoes to fulfill a family recipe ($11.39; $10.39 with haddock). Six ounces of grilled rainbow trout lounges alongside a bed of rice or fries ($14.49), and seafood chowder and lobster bisque ($4.49–$5.49) keep stomachs as warm as Moby Dick's sauna. For dessert, butter tarts ($2.49) and old-fashioned rice pudding ($3.99) sweeten palates, and domestic and imported beer and wine keep diners hydrated between bites and comparisons of squid-calling technique. Large parties gather amid colourful booths, high-backed chairs, and walls sconces in the restaurant’s recently renovated, 110-seat space.

3060 Bloor St W
Etobicoke,
ON
CA