If you’re in Toronto and you’re craving for a delicious, messy kind of seafood dining experience, then you need to try The Captain’s Boil! There are several seafood restaurants in Toronto but this one is our favorite. Their boil-in-a-bag Cajun/Asian seafood is unique. Its flavorful sauce, reasonable price (for seafood) and large amount of fresh seafood keep us coming back to this restaurant. ♥ I love the “create-your-own boiled seafood” concept of The Captain’s Boil. You can choose the type of seafood, flavor of sauce and heat level.
The Captain’s Boil has a great selection of shrimps, mussels, clams, crawfish, lobster, Snow Crab legs and King crab leg which can be ordered by the pound. We usually order 1 or 2 pounds of mussels and 1 or 2 pounds of shrimps, depending on our appetite.
The King crab leg is a must! It might be pricey at $37/lb but you need to try it at least once. There is only 1 piece of king crab leg per pound but it is HUGE. There is a big difference between the King Crab leg and the snow crab leg. Aside from its size, it tastes better too. Sweeter. There is nothing more satisfying than dipping that huge King Crab leg meat into the special sauce and slurping it in 1-2 bites!
They also have chicken slices ($10.95/lb) for companions who are not big fans of seafood or if you just want some variation. Although this is non-seafood, it was surprisingly delicious. The meat is very tender and moist. It also goes well with their sauce.
Pair your seafood boil with their delicious Cajun Seafood Fried Rice. It’s a little spicy but it tastes amazing! Imagine the fried rice being cooked with the special Captain’s Boil sauce. Yum!
You can choose among 4 flavors for the sauce. They have Cajun, Lemon Pepper, Garlic Sauce, and Captain’s Boil. We always choose Captain’s Boil. It is the perfect, rich blend of all 3 flavors. This sauce has a deep red-orange color. It has lots of chopped garlic (which I really like) and its flavor is unique, sweet and spicy.
You have to be conservative in choosing the heat level. The Captain’s Boil takes their spice seriously! We always get the mild but I always order a soda to soothe the heat. Admittedly, I am weak when it comes to spicy food but Mr. C absolutely loved it! They have Non Spicy, Mild, Medium and Fire.
The dining style in The Captain’s Boil creates a fun experience. The seafood is served in plastic bags with the sauce and you will eat with your hands. They provide disposable gloves, plastic bib and rolls of napkin to minimize the mess but still expect some splatter as you slurp that delicious sauce and seafood!
Seafood will always be my favorite! I could eat bowls of crabs, shrimps, mussels and lobsters endlessly. It is this huge appetite for seafood that made me search for a good seafood restaurant in Toronto. We have tried several seafood restaurants including those that are highly advertised but nothing beats The Captain’s Boil!
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