Fresh Off The Boat
Fresh Off The Boat
404 Queen Street W
Toronto, ON M5V 2A7
Small seafood joint on Queen near Spadina. The place is rather small but cozy and I really like the whole ambiance of the place. They are pretty popular for their seafood sandwiches like their lobster roll and a soft shell crab sandwich. An entire soft shell crab fried up and served in a bun. You'll find it hard pressed to find this anywhere else and seems to be a popular item of theirs. That being said, I have never had it myself, but will definitely give it a shot someday (sooner rather than later). The other items are rather creative and definitely worth coming to try out.
I've had the Lobster Roll, Fu-Schnicken, and the Frisco Fries. The lobster roll is exactly how it should be. Nice chunks of cool lobster served up in a warm buttered Boston roll. The lobster chunks are fairly large and the buttery roll is the perfect vessel to contain said chunks. The lobster roll is one of my girlfriend's favorites as she will literally come here just to have a lobster roll and that's it. The sandwich as a whole tastes great.
One of the more unique items is the Fu-Schnicken. It is a sandwich composed of thinly sliced Korean beef, tiger shrimp, and kimchi. The combination tasted more appetizing than it sounds. I'm not normally a fan of kim-chi but I thought the spice and crunch added so much to the sandwich as a whole. The aioli used was so damn good.
The Frisco fries is sort of like their version of a seafood poutine. Rather, it is their seasoned fries, garlic aioli, and mounds of snow crab. The snow crab aren't large chunks or strips or anything, but are present with each bite. The parsley and dill really make the dish great, along with that aioli again.
Parking can be found out front, but in case it's packed, make your way behind the place where you can find Green P in an outdoor lot and an underground lot. The food comes out quickly so don't be alarmed by any wait. Definitely one of the better spots to come if you are seriously craving a quick meal or lobster rolls.
P.S. - They also have a food stand in Front St Foods that serves up their favorites.
Ambience: B | Service: A- | Price: B+ | Food: A