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Shelter Restaurant

€€ - €€€, , American
601 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-3353
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (161 reviews)
“salmon” (174 reviews)
“yam fries” (38 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 yesterday via mobile

Went here for the first time and loved it! The beef burgers were full of flavour and filling. One person from our group had a chicken and shared it was very good and the chicken was juicy. They are family friendly and have high chairs...More

Thank JR02014
Reviewed yesterday

Food was good, but little on the pricey side. However it is becoming the norm for most things in Tofino to be overpriced. Nice place, staff was attentive and professional, but the $19.00 for a glass of wine tarnished the entire experience. Left feeling taken...More

Thank VanIsleTravlr
Reviewed yesterday

Nice place for diner or lunch. Not a huge menu but locally sourced food. This place has a big terrace with gas heater so you can eat out in the evening, without freezing.

Thank habs_68_08
Reviewed 3 days ago

Whilst staying in Tofino we lunched here one day and then came back for dinner the next evening. Great food and service.

Thank Marian H
Reviewed 3 days ago

All the hype is true. This is THE Tofino Hot Restaurant (along with another one I won't name which is a few blocks further down the street on the way out of town). We dined there twice. Dinner at the bar the first time in...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Had lunch at The Shelter late on a rainy afternoon...good reception, food and service. Melissa, our server, was friendly and helpful....we both had soup, excellent flavor and temperature, and shared the fish and chips as our entree. Beautiful presentation on two platters, and the Ling...More

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had the oysters which were yummy. Salmon and risotto was very over seasoned. Others had beef shoulder which melted in your mouth. The menu mentioned cheese and mash with the dish. The cheese was over the meat and through the mash and they did not...More

Thank LG12363
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a good chicken burger and fries here. Bun wasn’t that good (too dog and soggy) but overall quite good food and a nice, relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Deanadamedge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Curious yet trusting. This place snuck up and surprised just about everything I expected. Great service great ambiance great price. Only place to impress your love. Rainforest by the sea

Thank Rye R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a terrific restaurant that we found for a late lunch after a bear watching expedition. It was a lovely day so we sat on the patio but the interior has a very nice ambience for when the weather is not so nice. I...More

Thank Chukrok
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18 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.
29 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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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  >  Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: +1 250-725-3353
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