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Buster’s Sea Cove – Food Truck Profile

The new Buster's Sea Cove truck has an all-seafood menu.

Some trucks around Southern Ontario, like El Gastro, often feature a fish option but Buster’s Sea Cove is the first with an all-seafood menu. That’s an obvious and appropriate distinction for a truck owned and operated by the same people who run the Buster’s Sea Cove booth at St. Lawrence Market.

  • Buster’s Sea Cove
  • Hometown: Toronto
  • The Buster's Sea Cove menu including their popular lobster roll.

    The Buster's Sea Cove menu including their popular lobster roll.

    Most-Talked-About, Signature Dish: No question that it’s their lobster roll. Twelve Thirteen dollars (they bumped the price up a dollar in their first month of operation) seems a lot for lunch off of a food truck but this sandwich features a truly impressive serving of large chunks of Nova Scotia lobster that are only lightly-dressed in a Maine-style dressing and then wedged into a top-slice bun. The order also includes a side of potato chips and a remarkably good pickle so go hungry or find someone to split it with.

  • Both the fish and shrimp tacos from Buster's Sea Cove are deep-fried goodness.

    Both the fish and shrimp tacos from Buster's Sea Cove are deep-fried goodness.

    Try If You Get the Chance: The two tacos–white-flesh basa fish and shrimp–offer fresh vegetable crunch and a very crisp batter on the seafood.

  • Lunch Location and Hours: Queen and Jarvis from 11 AM to 3 PM.
  • Time to Place Order: 3 minutes
  • Time to Get Food After Placing Order: 4 minutes
  • Established: April 2012
  • The Added Touches: It seems like a small thing but that shelf out front is a convenient spot for condiments (not to mention platform for shooting photos) and I’d love to see more Toronto trucks add them to their designs. A large plurality of the trucks we ate from in San Francisco had them.
  • Social Media:@bustersseacove (note the two “s”s if you’re typing it out) and Facebook.

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2 Comments

  1. Gav says:

    I have to admit, as a big fan of Buster’s in the St Lawrence Market I was a little disappointed by the tiny piece of fish that shows up in the fish tacos. There were three bites of condiment and one mouthful of fish. While what was there was tasty, it was not up to their normally generous standards.

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