The New Captain’s Boil Location on Queen Street West

The New Captain’s Boil Location on Queen Street West

A complimentary meal was provided and I chose to write a review. As always, all opinions are my own.

I had the pleasure of attending a variety of media events in 2016 (whoa, I just realized this is my first post of 2017). By far, the food events have been the most memorable. Even if it isn’t a food event, you’ll almost always catch me at the food table or chasing after servers holding appetizer plates. I have waited so, so, so long to try The Captain’s Boil, and I finally got to try it a few weeks ago.

They opened their first location in North York a little over a year ago, and they’ve already expanded to almost a dozen locations in the GTA alone. I’m a huge seafood fiend, so I was extremely excited to try it out for the first time.

Captain's Boil Queen Street West Toronto

Captain's Boil Queen Street West Toronto

The way The Captain’s Boil’s menu works is that you choose your catch, flavour, and spiciness, and you order it by the pound. Be sure to get everything in the Captain’s Boil sauce – it’s a mix of all three of their sauces, and it’s delicious! Also be sure to order yam fries and dip them in the Captain’s Boil sauce – you’ll thank me later.

We didn’t try the full crab, but we got the king crab legs. They were so soft that it was easier to cut through them with scissors than with a seafood cracker.

Captain's Boil Queen Street West Toronto

I’m usually more of a lobster or crab type of gal, but the shrimp was just spectacular. I probably ate shrimp for the majority of the meal.

Captain's Boil Queen Street West Toronto

We also got the mussels, which were amazing. By the time I reached for a second one, it was all gone – that’s how good they were. We ordered another pound of these afterwards and I’m pretty sure I was able to eat a second one, but I was so full by then that I couldn’t eat anymore.

Captain's Boil Queen Street West Toronto

We also got deep fried shrimp, which was my second fave of the night, but I was so stuffed that I could only eat one or two of them.

Captain's Boil Queen Street West Toronto

The coolest thing about eating here is that there are no plates or utensils! You eat using only your hands, and you eat off the table. A little weird, but cool. I was unfortunately recovering from food poisoning at the time, so I didn’t get to fully enjoy all the food :(.

Captain's Boil Queen Street West Toronto

They have a sink right in the middle of the dining area, so you can easily rinse off without having to go all the way to the bathrooms downstairs.

Captain's Boil Queen Street West Toronto

I’m so glad I finally got to try Captain’s Boil, and I’ll definitely be back sometime soon so I can fully enjoy the experience. It gets a little messy, but that’s what the bibs and gloves are for! It’s absolutely worth checking out – I mean, there’s a reason why they’ve expanded so quickly in just a year. For more information, visit The Captain Boil’s website. Be sure to follow my foodie Instagram as well! Cheers and happy new year!

Jessica Lam

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  • That food looks so delicious! 🙂

    • It was! You should def try it if you’re ever in the Toronto area! 😊

  • Looks so good! Definitely expect to get messy there lol!

    • Haha, that’s what the bib and gloves are for!

  • pennyanddash

    Everything looks so delicious!

  • I’ve heard amazing things about that place, I’ll definitely have to check it out. One of my friend went and he described it pretty much in the same way you did – it made it sound like such a fun experience!

  • Jasmin N

    That looks like a wonderful place! My husband would love that! 🙂

    ~ Jasmin N

  • cindyadores

    I’ve been wanting to try Captain’s Boil for a while now! These photos got me drooling. 😍


    • Haha you absolutely need to try it! Thanks Cindy 🙂

  • Omg seriously drooling after this. Looks amazing!

    Enclothed Cognition

    • It was so amazing! You should definitely try it someday haha, they’re expanding to the U.S. this year!

  • Aimee Leptick

    I’m not one for seafood but my husband LOVES lobster! I’m going to have to take him there the next time we’re in town! That place looks amazing!

    • Haha your husband will love this place, and you might end up liking it as well! My boyfriend’s not a huge seafood person either but he really liked it!

  • Have not tried Captain’s Boil yet because of a bad experience with boil food from another restaurant 🙁 … BOO. One day I shall! Hahahah

    • Omg you’ll definitely change your mind once you visit Captain’s Boil haha

  • Imani A. O’Blige

    Captains boil sounds really delicious! I love you can customize your dishes to your liking 🌸

    • Haha it really is! You should definitely check it out someday if you visit Canada (or the U.S., when they open locations there this year!)