The Fish House
The Fish House
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The Fish House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thefishhouse.ca/
  • Phone: 9059481982
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM;


    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Special seating for large groups 15 and up. Choose from our regular menu or we can customize a menu just for you. Corporate functions welcome! Private banquet room for 25 to 100. Choose from a variety of preset banquet menus, buffet menus or cocktail menus or from a customized menu.
  • Private Party Contact: Sharon O'Hearn 9059481982x228

Getting there

  • Cross Street: John Street/Esna Park
  • Public Transit: Public transportation stops at our doorstep.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 300 free parking spaces available
A word from The Fish House
"The Largest Selection of Fresh Fish in Toronto"
Nobody offers you more fresh fish and seafood than The Fish House. And nobody gives you more ways to enjoy fresh fish and seafood, flown in from around the world and prepared just the way you like it-broiled, grilled, pan-fried, poached, cedar-planked, lemon-peppered or blackened.
And now introducing a unique selection of delicious Crusted Fresh Fish Specialties, which change frequently and feature our chef’s latest creations.
You may also enjoy The Fish House’s generous complement of non-fish selections, specialty wines and craft beers, as well our customary friendly service-a few more reasons why The Fish House has been a Toronto landmark for thirty years.
And take advantage of our Early Bird Specials (4 PM to 6 PM) featuring fixed price meals including choice of appetizer or dessert or our Happy Hour appetizer specials (4 PM to 6 PM) or our discount for Senior (10% on regularly priced menu items).
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The Fish House reviews from OpenTable diners
  • going down
    Numnumnum
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This used to be a very good seafood restaurant. it now serves taco and burgers as well. Food was good but ambience and decor was lacking.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Freindly Restaurant
    Kazn
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Waitress which served us was very freindly especially for my kids! It was very appreciated and we would like again this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dec 2013
    Lynda
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Mother was quite taken with the prime rib. The vegetarian pasta was fine but uninspired. That said the Greek salad was excellent. The rest of us had fish and no complaints .... Creme brûlée was a nice treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Chris
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Food and service was very good. We have eaten here many times. Never had a bad meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot for corporate functions
    Lois
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Enjoyable for lunch or dinner with varied menu. Good service and daily specials
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very yummy
    justme
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    I thoroughly enjoyed my meal but two of the five people I was with had complaints and had to send back their food. The server was very apologetic and the food came back (but not quickly) hot and cooked throughout.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just delicious
    Bill
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    Went for the first time as fell in love with the place. Service is top notch. Shafik really knows how to take care of people. And the food....wow! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice if you seafood
    Linda
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Great selection of fish and seafood at reasonable prices. Roomy and comfortable for large groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love The Boulliabasse
    Luvtheboullibasse
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    Great food. The service ws excellent. Very friendly staff. Definitely will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood gem
    Techy
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    The Fish House is a great little spot for healthy business lunches. This is a common place for one of my customers and I enjoy it every time. Excellent place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gift card problems
    Joef
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    I had a gift card given to me for my birthday from my son. I had problems redeeming the $ 80 gift card and was forced to pay the entire bill. My son mentioned that he had to wait fr 30 minutes while the staff (including management) tried to load the card with the $80. This was an unpleasant dining experience and resulted in an argument with the server and management.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak & Lobster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Good sized 2 lb lobster with steak -- delicious. Great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everyone was full and very satisfie
    JessandSam
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Introduced our son and girlfriend to The Fish House - they called and said it was their new favorite spot. Our server was very attentive and took great care of us. Fish House has never disappointed after all these years!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    eater
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    The staff are very friendly and helpful. the food is fantastic. Our friends keep asking to come back when we plan our dinners out. prices are very good for the excellent food. I love fish but only when I am out. Cannot get the same great taste and cook as with the fish house. Always a good experience. Never had a bad meal either lunch or dinner. We will be back. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    This restaurant has achieved the right balance between background music and the ability for its diners to carry on conversations without having to shout. The madademia crusted tilapia was delicous. Our table was able to take advantage of the early bird specials which were varied and nicely priced. Our waiter was very efficient and helpful but did not hover or rush us in any way. I would return to this restaurant 'in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was outstanding but felt
    appollo
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    Food was outstanding but felt that the price for two glasses of wine was a little high. Charged for open bottle but only drank 2 glasses.($14.00). Other than that all was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shropy1
    shropy1
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    The restaurant needs updating old repaired seats in booths etc. The specials were all variations of tilapia nothing else. We had the thanksgiving dinner and my wife and me had stomach problems when we got home. Is the restaurant under new management because our favorite waiter was not there (an Austrailian chap).
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    20131012
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    The food and service are both good. I would recommend this to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a joy
    Editor
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    I have been a fan of The Fish House since they were located on Sheppard in North York and I lived nearby. They moved north and I moved into the heart of Toronto and I don't mind the trip up the Don Valley and 404 at all. I have been there three or four times in the last year and each time the food, staff, and restaurant itself has been terrific. They are helpful with menu suggestions and the chefs are willing to alter a menu item to suit a customer's particular request. Always a joy and I'm always ready to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great selection and taste
    Isracanman
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Just like the title says this place has great selection of dishes (not only fish so your kids can enjoy themselves as well). And everything I've tried so far was good. The menu also changes depending on the season so you can try different things every time you go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    bailey3
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    We took friends of ours there for her birthday dinner as I know she enjoys fish. We had the early bird dinner that included an appetizer. Three of us had the coconut shrimp and the birthday girl had the spicy shrimp. Two had the salmon dinner and two of us had the asiago pasta with shrimp, salmon and crab meat. We all had dessert and coffee. Everything was delicious. The service was excellent as usual. We always come back here if we want a great dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The special menu received
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    The special menu received by email brought me there. Food was good and reasonable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service plus
    157food
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    Four of us recently had dinner at the Fish House... its one of our favourite places for a bit of an occasion. It did not disappoint, the food was excellent, as always, and the server was outstanding. Very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good, reception was lousy
    Alex
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    i booked a table under my name with 3 parties to attend; each of the party arrived separately and was lead to a different table each time and it was not until all the parties sat down and discovered each was mis led. in addition, the reception was less then thrilling, a bit cold IMO given this is a service and ,,,, no eye contact, no smile, no welcome, and very distracted doing something else instead of focusing the customers right in front of them. I was disappointed and felt embarrassed. having said that, the food was satisfactory, kudoo to the staff at kitchen, at least they were doing their jobs. the waiter(s) were excellent and explaining in details the different dishes and the night's special.
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  • good food
    michelle
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    went here for a birthday. They had a special on for 18.99 for soup, salad, main and dessert. very good value. Service was okay. I like the decor. will be back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An age old tradition
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    It never loses the great food, ambience or service over the years! The staff are terrific!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Specials
    Brumby
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    This is our favourite go to restaurant for sea food. They also have regular specials that we get from subscribing to their emails. Our visit on this occasion was because of their 4-course meal for $18.99. The portions were the right size and the mains were a selection of popular items off the menu. It was the first time we tried the chowder and it will definitely be something we will consider on future visits.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointment
    2Foodies
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    food was below par, fish was not that fresh, service was fair, decor was awful.
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  • Back again
    traditionaldining
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Dining at the Fish House for me is a 30 year tradition of supurb meals
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good seafood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Almost like a tavern, people chating, not noisy, no loud music. Great selection of seafood/fish to choose from and lots of ways to cook it. I reserved through Open Table with a special request for a quiet table and they honored my request.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighbourhood Surprise
    Catahoula
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    This restaurant used to be located at DVP and Sheppard Avenue. It is now located at Woodbine Avenue south of the 404. The food is still consistently good and very affordable. If you love fresh seafood at a reasonable price, this is the restaurant for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always relaxed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    I go to the Fish house for many occasions and the last one was a business lunch. Food is good and ambience can be business, casual or romantic - whatever you like.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent night
    Polly
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    We had a excellent evening. Great choice of wine, food was very good and our waiter for the evening was excellent. He had a wonderful personality and he does the Fish House proud. All in all a very memorable as we had guests from abroad.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise
    Freakycatlady
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    I am not a seafood lover so when my husband and friends decided on the FISH House I was hesitant but agreed. To my surprise it was fantastic. I had Lobster Ravioli from a seafood specials menu and it was awesome. We had crab cakes as a starter and they were so good I was willing to try the lobster, thank goodness I did. Our server was very attentive but not overwhelming. She was very good at helping me make informed choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The staff working at the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    The staff working at the restaurant were very friendly and welcoming. The servers always asked if we needed anything. The menu looked like it had a variety of foods. The only thing was that the dish we ordered was paired with rice which was slightly unconventional for a seafood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK not great
    DD29VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Hadn't been here for a couple of years. Food was OK, but nothing special.. Arctic Char was overcooked, not what you'd expect from a restaurant that specializes in fish. Waiter definitely gave the impression that he'd rather be somewhere else and that we were preventing him from getting there. Wouldn't rush back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual, Friendly, Fresh Fish!
    borderlinefoodie
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    There's nothing remarkable about either the exterior or the interior of The Fish House. Remarkable is what happens in the kitchen. They simply serve fresh fish, but always perfectly prepared. Each month's menu carries a list of (usually) about twelve different kinds of fresh fish. Any of these can be prepared to your liking in one of eight ways, with two sizes available. More adventurous? There's an assortment of crusted fish specialties, and some shellfish dishes -- including fresh oysters. Dinners come with 2 sides and I always love the steamed baby spinach and sweet potato mash. From start (decent salad at reasonable price) to finish (very good coffee), everything always tastes great. Nothing fancy or chichi, just great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have eaten at the Fish
    ab1940
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    We have eaten at the Fish House many times and have even held a private function in thier party room. On every occasion we have found the staff friendly and very accomodating to special requests. The largest part of their menu is devoted to fish and seafood; they also offer meat, chicken and pizza dishes for those who wish that type of meal. The food is always prepared well and very tasty. Because we do not imbibe, I am unable to comment on their wine and alcohol beverages, although we have noticed that their bar is usually very well attended. The prices are reasonable and there is often specials being offered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good. Location
    CruiseLady
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    The food was good. Location is great when you live in Markham or Thornhill. Service was quick. Great for before mo;vieor theatre dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So so
    NewbeVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    Food was okay. The appetizer mussels were good but the main entree of salmon was over cooked.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic