King Crab Oyster Bar & Grill
King Crab Oyster Bar & Grill

King Crab Oyster Bar & Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kingcraboysterbar.com/
  • Phone: (519) 744-1050
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner ONLY:
    Monday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Friday:5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 5 pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, International
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering services are available, please contact Brian at brian@kingstreettrio.com or at 519-744-1050

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of Victoria and River
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from King Crab Oyster Bar & Grill
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF SERVICE! RECEIVE EMPLOYEE PRICING MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY NIGHTS IN NOVEMBER! THAT'S 40% OFF ALL FOOD! (not valid with any other offer)

Southern Ontario's Premiere Seafood Restaurant.

At King Crab Oyster Bar & Grill we make all of our food from the freshest ingredients. Whether it's our fantastic seafood, Ontario AAA Steaks or our in house prepared desserts, our food is the freshest available and is prepared by our excellent team of chefs lead by Chef Karl. Our open concept kitchen allows you to see our food prepared and is an excellent opportunity to see a working kitchen. A small, intimate dining room allows you to enjoy the smells and sizzle of the Open Kitchen. Great value & excellent service, proudly serving you since 2004.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
King Crab Oyster Bar & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (52)special occasion (51)neighborhood gem (40)romantic (34)good for groups (19)notable wine list (13)great for outdoor dining (11)late-night find (7)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Really great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I have been to King Crab once before. I have enjoyed both visits. Great food, quiet and comfortable. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Dinner For a Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I loved the atmosphere of this place! It is very intimate as there are only a few tables. The lighting is dim and there is a candle on every table! Great for date nights! The service was excellent- not intrusive at all! The grilled oysters were amazing! Definitely try to key-lime pie for dessert as all desserts are made in house!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The ocean came to Kitchiner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Truly a seafood experience. Food was well prepare, seasoned to perfection. The staff was attentive without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girlfriend Liked it
    EmperorBuzzkill
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Was good but expensive, alot like King Street Trio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great new find!!
    LuvOpenTable
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    King Crab exceeded all expectations. Great food, service and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful
    Cuiscene
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Knowledgeable attentive service, helpful and genuinely caring. Food is beautifully presented, cooked to perfection. Lots of non-seafood choices. Willingly accommodate menu changes to satisfy cravings! Good portions, not over-priced. From a casual dinner to special occasions, one of our favourites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not for kids; small and cozy!
    mrjoe
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    It was a good experience. It was a small place but pretty clean. I didn't get to see the restrooms so I don't know how clean they are. Waitress was kind and soft spoken. My only peeve was the fact that our table became really dirty after the mussels and she never bothered to clean it. It was bright red sauce that got on my shirt when I accidentally rested my hands on the table. She clearly saw the mess but never bothered to clean it up. She saw me trying to clean it and walked on. To me that was unclassy but I let it go bcuz everything else made up for the one minor detail. They were all very friendly and eager to please. Manager was also a very helpful to his staff. That's rare to see. He filled in when staff was busy. Food was great!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The ambiance is very nice and so was the service. Unfortunately we were dissapointed wiht the food. :-(
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet Dinner
    Neilson91
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Great spot for a quiet dinner with GREAT seafood! Super helpful and polite waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    monster71
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I have passed by this place for years and I am disappointed I never tried it earlier. I have never had such amazing, tasty, well-presented, hot, fulfilling dinner that I can remember. I have worked and been around fine dining my whole life and I must say that this venue is by far the best place to eat in the tri-cities. I was more than pleased and I am excited to go again and try something else on the menu. The staff were professional and efficient. Best Anniversary to date! Thank You!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just another
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great dining experience. These guys are consistent! Had the Jambalaya this time, my partner had the Chicken Supreme and both meals we terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • spaceball
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Appetizer portions and flavour were exceptional. Steak and salmon were excellent though the lobster would never pass as great (overcooked and no "salty" taste as lobster cooked in salt water should be). Ambiance was more family oriented than romantic though service was excellent and we would certainly consider going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I liked the old menu better.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Salmon & pecan pie were disappointing - server recommend
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was fantastic
    Mutzco
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Very pleasant great food was a great surprise we will definately revisit. Highly recommend to anyone who appreciates good dining
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Toots
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Loved the sundried tomato in oil dip with the yummy warm bread. Caesar salad was good. Crusted salmon with spiced peach chutney was delicious. Fresh vegetables were cooked perfectly. However my husband found his stuffed chicken breast very salty and could not eat it ( sadly no one came by through the meal to ask how things were so he left hungry....)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 5senses
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have NEVER had anything but a great meal at King Crab! It is our go to restaurant. The food is always fresh, the menu varied with artistic presentation. The service is top notch and the atmosphere is cozy with nice background music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Although the ambience could certainly be more charming, it was amazing to find such a great seafood restaurant in downtown Kitchener. I just moved from Halifax, where fresh seafood is everywhere. But the lobster here was cooked to perfection, the jambalaya had a great kick (although the mussels were quite small), and the trout was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    JFreeman
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Amazing food ! Great service, very quick and attentive. I would recommend making a reservation as it fills up fast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Celebration Spot
    luckydiner
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is where I enjoy coming for special celebrations, for the food is amazing and I enjoy the ambiance of being able to chat with friends without being drowned out by noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Daniivm
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Such a lovely place. Amazing food, amazing service. They have great drinks. A little pricey but worth the money in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Freddie
    hungrygirl
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    As always, the dinner was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive without being a bother. My companion and I were interested in having a relaxed, easy meal, and that is exactly what we had. The Monk Fish was a new experience, and it was cooked to perfection. My companion was very pleased with her trout.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Once again we had a great dining experience at King Crab. The service was great but the highlight, as always, was the food. Our meals were delicious. we'll be back, for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • King Crab Oyster Bar and Grill
    Mel17
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food and service was excellent! New favorite restaurant😊
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food!
    seafoodfan
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    There were 4 of us dining one evening. Our server was very pleasant and helpful. There was lots to choose from on the menu - even if you didn't want seafood. Our meals were very good and the presentation was excellent. They were very busy that evening and our meals took a wee bit longer than expected - but they were well worth the wait!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We picked this spot because it is close to home and comes with an excellent reputation. We were not disappointed. Decent wine list, excellent food and fabulous service. The service made the night. Efficient, yet not hovering. Allowed us to eat and chat in peace. We don't get out a great deal but when we do, we want it to be a worth while experience. BEST Key lime pie I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • woderful taste
    Newdinedee
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I had rainbow trout, and my wife had coconut shrimp. Both tasted exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoy King Crab!
    lovethisplace
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have been to King Crab a few times and always look forward to the evening out. The staff is exceptionally friendly and well trained on the menu items. The food is never disappointing. Always impressed with the quality and selection on the menu. Food is always prepared for the eye and taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasant time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Been here several times, each visit is consistent. The experience from start-finish is always terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet this is not.
    annandal
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Recently we went to this restaurant for our anniversary supper. We booked reservations in advance but when arrived were given "the next available" table. The food was flavourful, my husband especially enjoyed his shrimp alfredo. I had the seafood gumbo, though the flavour was good the presentation of the dish lacked appeal. If looking for a quiet dinner option this restaurant is not it. Having to speak over other people is not enjoyable. Surprisingly the kitchen had no noticeable "noise". The dining room itself carried the voices of all patrons. The wait staff were all polite and helpful, suggesting meal options and filling water glasses as needed. Even the hostess was clearing dishes as needed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thumbs up
    poiuy111
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The seafood was very enjoyable. The value is pricey, but considering the short supply of some seafoods, it can be understandable. Good place to go for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome
    etienne4477
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The decor was a little outdated, other then that the food and service was exceptional and would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and service
    grouponreturnagain
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I loved everything except that my steak was too well done and I didn't have the heart to tell them. My partners was cooked to perfection and I would have had to wait for mine to be corrected. Both were to be med pink. Sorry hate sending food back as it's awkward.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    jenn
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was not very good. Very over priced for what you got. I called in to ask a question and the person wad rude and abrupt. We went there for our one year anniversary and was very disappointed. Our waitress was very kind.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant in town
    Foodyfood
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Me And my husband went there for our anniversery and it was the best food I've had in a long time. Good ambiance loud but very nice place. Servers very nice and very atentative to each table. Food was deliciousness and was a reasonable waiting time. Love the open concept kitchen I like to see how my food is being cooked. Fresh food and the steak was amazingly cook. Husband had the steak and lobster he loved it also. Will defiantly be back. Love this place. Make sure you make a reservation it was really busy on the weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salty
    Sinjin648
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was the second time eating here. I was so excited about the monkfish and prosciutto but was overwhelmed with salt! The kids food was okay but after 4 glasses of water I went home ill. I was so excited but ended up disappointed
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely patio
    greatmeal
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    If the weather is good, choose the patio. Very quiet and privacy, not too many table, very enjoyable. Our meals our outstanding. We'll definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantabulous!!!
    lanideana
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great food. Exceptional service. Lovely ambiance. My daughter and I enjoyed every moment and every mouthful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Very good food with a very nice, cozy environment.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First timers...
    Marc
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This was our (my wife and I) first time at King Crab Oyster Bar & Grill. We ordered oysters on the half shell, a salad and we each had the Jambalya. The salad and Jambalya were excellent; perfectly spicy, lots of seafood and andouille sausage, good portion size. I was less impressed with the oysters...perhaps this is not oyster season. The greeter was friendly and flexible. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu, the beer selection and made the recommendation that we try the Jambalya. Also very attentive. We'll go back...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected surprise
    Trish
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I saw this restaurant on Groupon or WagJag, I think. I didn't buy the special coupon, but it's a good way to find out about restaurants you may not otherwise know about. We were so pleasantly surprised by the delicious food and interesting menu; it has a very attractive open kitchen. The wait staff is attentive without being overbearing. Will definitely go back when in the area, and have already recommended it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet