Lobster Monster

4.1
100 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
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Fresh Canadian Maritime Lobster is our specialty. We believe in having fun, having fresh, having really good food!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Comfort Food, Canadian
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Sunday: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(416) 488-8755
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Private Party Facilities
Casual, friendly dining atmosphere, serving fresh Altantic Lobster Dinners and other traditional comfort food choices. Celebrations, families & business gatherings all welcome for our private dining room.
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Private Party Contact
Private Dining Coordinator: (416) 488-8755
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Cross Street
between Cranbrook and Bowood
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P Parking - Public Parking
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
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4.1based on all time ratings
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Food
4.4
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.7
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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The service was good, the waiter just probably checked on us a bit too much. He gave good suggestions for ideas to try.

The food was heavily flavoured on some appetizers but nothing to overly complain about.

I would go again anytime I crave some lobster. Seems like a family owned business so I like to support those places.

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OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a wonderful time at Lobster Monster!

There were so many interesting items on the menu. The owner helped us making the choices and it was perfect and balanced.

We shared the lobster poutine and the lobster grilled cheese. Both really delicious.

The atmosphere was casual and un pretentious.

We need to go again! We want to try more items!

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SL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Wine way over priced. Anything with lobster had a very weird, odd taste (except the bisque). Mussels were good.

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o
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the cozy and warm ambiance, very clean. Food delicious. Owner/service warm and friendly. Creative menu. Definitely will be returning.

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L
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food great and service fabulous. Relaxed atmosphere

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

good service and food ok

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m
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

This felt like a family run restaurant which is quite rare nowadays and you could sense the commitment to their customers and to their business. I ordered various items for two people with the bill coming to about $120 before tip. The medium sized fresh lobster was $60. I timed my dinner with the availability I saw online but when I entered the restaurant, it was unclear why certain times blocked off as unavailable since there were empty tables. I believe other patrons did the same because 5 tables came in at the same time. This caused a backlog in the kitchen so some tables waited longer than normal for their food. I would definitely go back again to support a local family business.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, nice ambiance and an incredible food!

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PD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Very expensive with not enough seafood options. Rene Cesar salad dressing on a salad for $15.00?

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JL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great spot, amazing service.

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LB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely place. Casual, excellent food with a fun theme. Very nice folks. Very accommodating. Was a fun night for my family. The lobsta' was excellent, the bisque was fantastic.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant was cozy and nicely decorated. The food tasted great. Excellent service!!!

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Very cute restaurant, nice owners. Had the lobster bisque and Mac n cheese, needed some pizzazz to the food. Also had the monster burger which was good.

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p
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Their unusual dishes were the best. I did not appreciate it when they turned the TV away from my view without saying anything.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

One of the worst meals we've had in a long time. The Large lobster was overcooked, likely frozen to begin with, and tasteless. Serving caesar salad with the lobster made no sense to me. We went there because of the ratings, has it changed ownership??? The ratings in no way reflected our experience. On a Friday evening, when we arrived, there were only 2 other tables with diners. They shut the music off as we stood up to leave at 7:45pm, there were no other diners.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious, service excellent. Staff really made you feel that they were happy you were eating at their restaurant and they surprised us with a delightful ice cream birthday dessert
A really nice evening - will definitely go back

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DC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, location and staff are amazing. Food portion size are huge but affordable

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LC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service. Very much a neighborhood feel when you are there
making it very comfortable. had a very nice dinner with my wife.

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DM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Food was subpar. Was charged $41 for a small lobster that didnt even look a lb. Plus $12 on top for soup and mash. Lobster Bisque was just ok. Garlic bread is just dinner bun with garlic and butter. $53 meal for something you can get anywhere else for $20. Fish & chips was not good.
Good for casual dining or lunch if price was better. Good atmosphere for a date. Clean environment.

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MM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Extensive lobster menu. Good food. A few non seafood choices.

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s
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere, food and service. Highly recommended.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

If you’re in the mood for lobster or crab this is a casual and cozy atmosphere that’s great for a couple’s night out or a family dinner. Food was delicious - notably the steamed whole lobster, snow crab legs, and lobster bisque. Staff were extremely friendly and gave us complimentary bruschetta while we were waiting for lobsters to cook and hadn’t ordered any appetizers.
Would definitely go back !

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s
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Lobster tacos and bisque delicious. Whole lobsters very expensive as everything additional is an add in. Overall expensive for what you get.

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W
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

The owners are friendly, warm individuals. That was a great start to the experience! It went downhill from then on. We were 4, & 3 of the meals arrived at the same time. There was a problem with the 4th order, which had to go back, & did not arrive until the other 3 diners were almost finished their meals. We did not think that the the quality of the food was up to the standards that were expected. For what you pay, the bottom line was that the experience was disappointing.

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great. Staff was friendly. Food was delicious.

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TJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was very good. A bit pricey but the food tasted great. My son loved his lobster tails. There were only 2 servers, not sure if that's all they had for the restaurant but they could have maybe used one more. Other than that the restaurant is beautiful, service was good and food was great.

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U
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

It was a nce experience.

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s
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The steamed lobster was terrific. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating. It was raining when we left and the host gave us an umbrella to walk to the car. Great place, great lobster.

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MA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Such great experience for a first time visit. Great food.. awesome service. We'll for sure come back and recommend.

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RY
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I was very excited to try this place. However, whereas the food was tasty and a great value for the money the service was lacking. There were little things that were missed which seemed insignificant but speaks towards customer service. The owner spoke to everyone else in the restaurant at the time (there were probably 3 other diners) and offered them all complimentary tea/coffee/dessert and we were not even offered water. And I had indicated it was a special occasion on my reservation but that was not acknowledged. As a result of this service I will not be returning to this establishment.

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f
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

we went as a party of 3 for dinner on a Saturday night. The place was about half full at 8 pm. We were seated immediately and the servers/owners were friendly. We ordered a few appetizers and two entrees for sharing. The lobster bisque was creamy and not salty. It's flavourful and delicious. We ordered a small caesar salad and a large lobster salad. Nothing special about the salads and not much lobster meat on the salad. We all liked the beets in the lobster salad which was sweet and refreshing. The lobster spring rolls were surprisingly light and not greasy. The fried calamari was a bit greasy though. The 10 oz filet mignon was ok. The seafood pasta was the most disappointing. We knew that the lobster tails (we added one extra tail) were frozen but it was tasteless. The scallops were a bit salty and the tiger shrimps were just ok. The pasta was a bit overcooked and not al dente. The sauce was creamy and tasty though. Probably the fresh lobster meals would be better options to order, but we didn't try it. I would return just for the appetizers since I really like the bisque! We paid $200 with taxes and tips (no drinks).

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The boiled lobster tasted really fresh and good.

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OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Found the restaurant originally on Trip Advisor and booked reservations through Open Table. If lobster is your favourite dish this is the place to go. probably the best lobster restaurant west of Halifax.

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OT
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great service! Yummy lobster!

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OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Better than lobster trap and the owners were really friendly

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V
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Loved the Greek salad, calmari and lobster tacos! Good everyday casual dining option Uptown.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food was definitely fresh, and the service was friendly and helpful. The lobsters were as ordered, and were split for those who ordered whole lobster. My seafood linguine was terrific, even though this is a non-Italian spot - the serving could have been enough for two, the pasta was fresh and al dente, and all the seafood was ultra fresh.

A couple of criticisms: the fried calamari serving was kind of small, and the sauce for my mussels appetizer was extremely salty. I would have preferred a garlic white wine or even beer sauce.

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t
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was one of the best meals ever!!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

The lobster poutine hot dog is awesome. Half price lobster Wednesdays aren't really worth it because you don't get a side and you have to order an app and a drink for each lobster ordered.

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AS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Too expensive, but still tasty. I would say that it is more rational to spend the same amount of money on dining in upper-scale downtown restaurants.

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