When in Toronto: The Captain’s Boil (Boil-in-a-Bag Cajun/Asian Seafood)

When in Toronto: The Captain's Boil (Boil-in-a-Bag Cajun/Asian Seafood)

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.

When in Toronto: The Captain's Boil (Boil-in-a-Bag Cajun/Asian Seafood)
King Crab leg, mussels, shrimps, and Cajun rice
When in Toronto: The Captain's Boil Seafood Restaurant Craving

Seafood Choices

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.

When in Toronto: The Captain's Boil (Boil-in-a-Bag Cajun/Asian Seafood) Shrimps

When in Toronto: The Captain's Boil (Boil-in-a-Bag Cajun/Asian Seafood) Mussels

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!

When in Toronto: The Captain's Boil (Boil-in-a-Bag Cajun/Asian Seafood)
King Crab leg

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!

Sauce Flavors

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.

When in Toronto: The Captain's Boil (Boil-in-a-Bag Cajun/Asian Seafood)

Heat Level

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.

Getting Messy

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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8 Replies to “When in Toronto: The Captain’s Boil (Boil-in-a-Bag Cajun/Asian Seafood)”

  1. Looks good! I love seafood.
    I’ve only been to Toronto on a stopover. I’m from Edmonton and our tickets to Peru were cheaper than a ticket to Toronto. It doesn’t seem right.

    1. businesstravelerswife says: Reply

      Hey, thanks for reading! 🙂 It’s hard to find this kind of seafood dining in Toronto, not sure in Edmonton though.
      I agree, the prices of local flights in Canada are crazy!

  2. I have lived in Toronto for a year and craving for cheap seafood all the time. I have never know such place exits. I need to frequent the Capital Boil for decent seafood tomorrow on my way to Spadina. Thanks for the information.

    1. businesstravelerswife says: Reply

      Glad to share this information!! It took us a long time before we learned about this too and I’m so glad we did. Have fun tomorrow! The line is usually long but it’s worth it. Oh, and it’s called The Captain’s Boil! 🙂

      1. Thanks! Just checked there is one on Yonge Street close to where I am going tomorrow. I will bring a bunch of takeout home and have it with white wine haha.

        1. businesstravelerswife says: Reply

          Sounds like a great idea!! 🙂 We also tried a takeout before but we missed out the white wine. Haha

  3. I live just outside of Toronto. I will have to check this place out for sure!

    1. businesstravelerswife says: Reply

      Awesome!! I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did! 🙂

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