Rodney’s Oyster House (Gastown) – Raw and Fried Oysters

During our winter vacation, we decided to do something that we haven’t done since we were wee little kids… have a lunch date down in Gastown. We generally don’t come down here that often because it seems like such a touristy spot.

However, we were in the mood for oysters and thought Rodney’s would be a good choice (see our last visit here).

It’s not that busy here during lunch time. The interior is split into 2 floors (like their Yaletown location) and they have tongue-in-cheek decorations on the wall.

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We started out with the Manhatten Chowder ($7.50) which was quite think and chunky. If you’re more in the mood for oysters, their slapjack chowder is pretty darn good too.

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For our raw oysters, we picked an assortment of West Coast and East Coast oysters: Sawmill Bay ($2.85) which are from Read Island, BC and are on the smaller size, Okeover Inlet ($2.75) from the Sunshine Coast of BC which I particularly enjoyed for the firmer texture, and the Village Bay ($3.50) from New Brunswick which had a smoother shell and light flavour.

As for the accompaniments, it’s served with lemon wedges and freshly grated horseradish. Rodney’s also has a large selection of sauces that you can add to enhance the flavour of the oysters (my favourite is the shallot mignonette).

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We also wanted to try their Pan-Fried Oysters ($11.95) and weren’t disappointed with how they turned out… nice thin and crispy coating with plump and juicy meat.

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If you’re looking for oysters, it’s difficult to go wrong with Rodney’s.

52 Powell Street
Vancouver, BC

www.rohvan.com

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Posted on March 18, 2015, in Restaurant Review, Seafood and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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