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Apr 11, 2008 11:33 AM

Eating clams (mussels) in or around downtown

Where's a good and not so ridiculously expensive place to get me-self some mussels? Preferably somewhere close to Yonge and Bloor, but I wouldn't mind a subway ride or a ride < 10 min.

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  1. Do you mean clams or mussels? They are very different bivalves. :)

    If mussels, then beerbistro does a good job with them.

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    1. re: TorontoJo

      errr, I thought clams included mussels, as well as oysters, etc.

      But I mean mussels.

      1. re: sepandee

        Molluscs commonly used as food include the clam, mussel, oyster, winkle, and scallop.

    2. Only problem is are the muscles imported frozen from new zealand? Ew. gross, better off hitting oyster boy for fresh New brunswick oysters

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      1. re: Bobby Wham

        That should not be a problem, as the New Zealand mussel is larger than the Atlantic and has a green shell rather than black. If you ask the server you should be able to find out the origin.
        P.E.I. mussels are less expensive than N.Z., fresher by far, so it's a no brainer for the restaurant.

        1. re: jayt90

          Starfish has great mussels, and even better frites to accompany them.

      2. cafe Brussels used to have fantastic mussels. Is it still around?

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        1. re: chappy44

          Nope, they closed a number of years ago. Globe Bistro is now in it's spot.