Rodney’s Oyster House is always a hit with locals for delicious seafood. Monday to Saturday from 3pm to 6pm, they have their low tide specials, which is equivalent to happy hour. They have oysters specials at $1.50 per piece and some other seafood items as well. Such as their mussels, clams, prawns, etc.
I had an extra hour of parking, so FoodPunk, KoreanGirl and Mandu headed to Rodneys to catch their low tide menu. It is always busy around the low tide specials, so it’s good to make reservations or go early.
The restaurant has 2 levels, so if you are at the top, you can watch everyone below. The best experience is at the bar where you can watch the oysters shuckers at work, it’s fun to watch, plus sometimes they give you some free oysters to sample.
Unfortunately, this time we were seated upstairs, so the experience was a lot different that being on the first floor.
Bread (complementary) is quite huge. If you do order the garlic prawns or mussels, save this bread to dip into the sauce.
Fanny Bay Oysters ($1.50) were the special for that day. The other oysters like kushi oysters aren’t part of the low tide price, so you do need to pay more for the other oysters. The oysters varied in size, some were quite large, some were a bit smaller. The shuckers shucking ability is really good since there was no sand or shell debris in the oyster!
The oysters some with a bunch of sauce that vary from sour to spicy. My personal favorite sauce to use is the Shallot Vinaigrette and tabasco sauce.
Overall, Rodney’s is great for seafood during their low tide special. Service is a bit slow, but if you have the patience, you will be alright.
Words of Wisdom:
- Meter Parking on Street
- Low Tide Oysters between 3pm and 6pm
- Pan fried oysters + mussels are popular
- Always check your bill because waiters may make mistakes
- Go early and sit at the counter
We rate Rodney’s Oyster House:
Visit their website: http://www.rodneysoysterhouse.com/
1228 Hamilton St