Fresh Off The Boat
Last Tuesday, my friend Rachel and I met up for dinner after work. We wanted to grab seafood and try out a restaurant neither of us had been to. Rachel is the ultimate go-to girl when it comes to selecting restaurants in Toronto and she suggested we try Fresh Off The Boat.
Rachel picked up a soft shell crab sandwich and I went with the lobster roll. Both came with fries and delicious broccoli slaw. The lobster roll bread was rich and buttery and complemented the lobster perfectly. As the daughter of an East Coaster, I'm always searching for some good lobster. While it's hard to find a comparison to freshly caught lobster enjoyed oceanside, I definitely still enjoyed this lobster roll. The prices in Fresh Off The Boat are also really reasonable and great for recent grads like myself.
The other thing I loved about Fresh Off The Boat was the coastal and sea-inspired decor throughout. There were exposed lightbulbs hanging from the roof with the type of ropes that you'd find on a boat.
On the walls, there were a bunch of framed photos of people working out on the sea and of people with different types of seafood. My favourite wall decoration was the little metal crab that hung behind our booth.
On our way out, I noticed the seafood chowder and anchor sign. I'm always drawn to anchors and this one reminded me of my little anchor tattoo. This sign also made me realize that I'll need to come back to Fresh Off The Boat to try out their seafood chowder.
I couldn't leave without snapping a picture of the front of the shop. Unfortunately the fences along the sidewalk prevented me from getting the whole sign in, but hopefully you can still appreciate the cute and crabby entrance.
There are several really good seafood joints in the city. Aside from Fresh Off The Boat, I also really enjoyed Captain's Boil, where my friends and I picked up crawfish, oysters, seafood rice and cajun fries. I plan to return to both places soon to try out some different menu items.
Have you ever tried Fresh Off The Boat? Do you have another favourite seafood joint in Toronto? Let me know in the comments below! I'm always looking for new food spots in the city.
Until next time,