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Shelter Restaurant

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601 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-3353
11:00 - 00:00
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food is great and fast. Server could have used an attitude check. Was a great meal after a long hike.

Thank Melanie B
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very popular restaurant with hard working service staff. Good selection of local eats. Excellent ambience.

Thank Sussextourists
North Saanich
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lunch was great. One of us had a house smoked salmon sandwich with a salad, the other a bowl of ginger carrot soup. Both were very tasty along with a Tofino Brewing IPA. Service was friendly and efficient. We had a nice spot in a closed in patio area with heaters that kept us cozy and warm.

Thank W4126UMpeterd
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was great. Fair selection of drinks. At night, its very cozy, and has a romantic atmosphere, you don't notice how family friendly it is as well. Real fireplace and wood decor makes you feel extremely warm and at home.

Thank Rebecca W
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a day of hiking and visiting the beach near Tofino we stopped for dinner at the Shelter Restaurant. The chilly day was forgotten as we ordered dinner and were warmed by the fire. My grandson and I had the big, juicy burgers and fries. They were well cooked and delicious! My daughter had grilled salmon with potatoes and a... More 

Thank Talori
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family of 4 visited and the location, atmosphere and service were all great. The idea behind local ingredients and sustainability are all fantastic concepts, but the chef's execution was not great:( We had the surf bowl, chicken wings, warm salad, fettuccini, curry bowl and oysters and non of it was fantastic. Maybe in need of new chef and recipes -... More 

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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with awesome staff, not a huge menu but everything our table ordered was delicious! Would definitely recommend to friends and family! Fantastic espresso as well :)

Thank AKinny
Langley, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a cold rainy night this was definitely a Shelter. The food was great as was the service. Tom I think. We came back again for lunch and had another great experience

Thank TunasBride
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an early dinner after a whale watching trip. Really liked the set up, and the food did not disappoint - recommended by our hotel and friends. The Tuna Stack starter was great, as were the mussels and fries. Apple pie and the chocolate mousse were delicious.

Thank Pete1970Sing
Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a cold beer and appetisers and found the service to be very good, food was very good and also value for money. Didnt eat a full meal but looking forward to the next visit and hopefully get to sample of the menu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Brew Pub, Canadian, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: +1 250-725-3353

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?