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Shelter Restaurant

$$ - $$$, , American
601 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-3353
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tuna stack” (32 reviews)
“burger” (170 reviews)
“mussels” (115 reviews)
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Brew Pub, Canadian, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
601 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Have been going to Shelter for years and the food and service are consistently good. That’s why we keep going back! A nice variety on the menu. And we are fussy foodies!

Thank fletain
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I got there actually last year at the end of 2016 with my family. Shelter got cosy environment which was like a family’s living room. Haha! Lots of options down there!! Sea food is my recommendation!!!

Thank Yu Z
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch but nothing was over the top amazing, fries were cold, but the flavors were excellent. The place was packed, and everything looked good that others had and came fast. I would try supper here. The view from the deck was fantastic!

Thank Ironjet
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Delicious locally sourced or ethically raised food with super service. Choice of 3 dining settings caters to diverse needs. Reasonable prices.

Thank 238barbr
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by the staff at one of the resorts as a local favourite, we loved it. We decided to sit at the bar as seating happened to be at a premium and we didn't have a reservation. We were so...More

Thank Rhonda M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pulled into Tofino late Friday weren't sure were to eat saw the Shelter restaurant decided to try it .Food was fabulous I had the chicken burger it was one of the best I've tried .My wife has a lot if allergies the servers were great...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great dinner here with a large group, and everyone was happy with their meals. Mussels to start with delicious as one would hope for in Tofino.

Thank Patty D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On recommendation of our friendly surfing instructor, we had an early dinner on a Saturday night at Shelter. Everything was a slam dunk. Originally I thought the menu was a bit small and lacking but the items we ordered were outstandingly prepared. First of all,...More

Thank Tanya S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here pretty much every time I visited Tofino so far. The menu isn't large, but everything I've tried so far is delicious! The staff is always friendly and welcoming and I love the heated patio area. Prices are fair!

Thank 615tinkerbell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Tin Wis, and decided to try here to eat. Totally recommend it. Good food, good beer and a very fair price. Hopefully will go back at some stage.

Thank jude8655
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Questions & Answers
19 July 2017|
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Response from alanvh | Reviewed this property |
Yep, by phone. Booked two different meals on Canada Day weekend by phone from UK and they had both reservations when we arrived.
30 December 2016|
Response from VickieandDewey | Reviewed this property |
Hi Hilary, I think you sent this to me by mistake. I'm not Molly. Best regards, Dewey
7 December 2016|
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Response from Les S | Reviewed this property |
Our lunch at the restaurant was most pleasant in every respect so we had no need to meet with the chef. I believe the language and general tone of the traveller's outburst should be ample evidence of what the problem was.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$26
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: +1 250-725-3353
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