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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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“salmon” (176 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 2 days ago

A new #1 in Tofino. We visited twice on a recent trip. Great atmosphere. Busy with locals and tourists. Superb menu, food and service. Would highly recommend.

Thank doug r
Reviewed 3 days ago

They saw me just for a second hesitating to enter their patio and immediately they knew the reason> I was invited with my dog on their patio! My dog had his own space and fresh water! Wow, not a common case in most places around...More

Thank Vladimir K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has a nice vibe and great service staff. We had oysters for an app and they were fabulous. I had the beef burger which they claim is house made but was thin, dry and not too much fun to eat. My wife had...More

Thank Greigk
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of those places you have to stop and grab a bite at. Loved the Burger and my girlfriend loved her Seafood Pasta! The service is great and our server Allie was really friendly and explained dishes even though it was a really...More

Thank Jay P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food and service was excellent! Great choices for those who want to maintain their gills or avoid them. We had a group of 15 and the menu was pleasing for all between the ages of 4-75. Strongly recommend reservations when possible and parking can...More

Thank pissy25
Reviewed 5 days ago

Good value, fun atmosphere and great food. Our server was Alex --all the way from Hubbard's ( she was pleased that I knew where that was--Nova Scotia, South Shore--just past the Head of St Margret's Bay). She came to Tofino for the surfing. Now that...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 6 days ago

taste was amazing...menu was varied and not overpriced. service great , lovely enviroment , although busy plenty of room

Thank pennyjeda64
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this restaurant a number of times as we usual travel to Tofino once a year during storm season. The food has always been incredible and we love the rugged west coast feel of the place. We have tried a number of different...More

Thank maggie c
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, two friends and I went to Shelter restaurant during our stay in Tofino a few weeks ago. We greatly enjoyed the service and the atmosphere. I would have had a much better experience, however, if there had been more vegetarian options on the...More

Thank hiker017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning glassed in patio with a gentle rain overlooking the harbour - great brioche soup and salad 🥗 The perfect midday meal

Thank j0eycalgary
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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, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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