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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place had exactly the right vibe and atmosphere going for it! Cosy, busy, warm, modern and chilled all at the same time. We came early around 5.45 so had no issues getting a table but by the time we left the place was fully and had a few groups waiting for a spot. We had the chicken wings and... More 

Thank Thecookstravel
Kamloops, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a really good dinner. Restaurant was pretty busy but we got lucky and were seated quickly. Food was also quick and tasty.

Thank jhumphreybc
North Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here for an early dinner after a day of beach-combing in the rain. We sat in the under-cover patio area and loved listening to the rain fall on the roof, knowing we were now dry! The food was yummy and fresh. I had the Tofino Surf Bowl with chicken and it was a huge amount of food -... More 

Thank kayakcari
Abbotsford BC
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126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had dined at Shelter the last time we were in Tofino a couple of years ago and quite enjoyed it, so we thought a return visit was in order. Sadly we were disappointed in our lunch. My partner ordered the Salmon Burger and found that the contents of the burger didn't marry very well and didn't really go together,... More 

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Sewickley, PA
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Hard to say something that hasn't been said. The food is above average, as is the atmosphere. The place is always packed for dinner, so reservations are a must. Parking in the lot is limited, but there is plenty on the street nearby.The reception area is tiny. It's hard to find a place to stand, and often hard to get... More 

Thank lawmom611
Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Asked barrista at Tuff Beans where to get Tofino's best burger. Didn't know she's been a vegan for the last two years. She suggested Shelter or the Schooner. Ate twice already at the Schooner so we tried Shelter. Seated quickly, great selection of local beers, served quickly in iced mugs. Burger was very good. Nice toppings all included and very... More 

Thank Redwing780
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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76 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the food here and the atmosphere on the covered/somewhat indoor patio. It was chilly outside so if you weren't under the heater is wasn't the most comfortable. For the most part the atmosphere out there is great! Nice to be able to sit outside and not worry about the cold in rain! (Especially in Tofino). Food was great... More 

Thank Andrew O
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On my solo trip to Tofino before Christmas I took a recommendation to visit Shelter for a meal and am glad I did. The food was delicious and hearty and it was the perfect place to rest from my day and enjoy watching the storm outside.

Thank Laura B
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to eat in Tofino. Fireplaces a nice touch..inside a nd outside. We had the Cod sandwich, oysters, salmon salad. All were great. Service also excellent

Thank RdLsTrvld
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Shelter is our "Go To" lunch and dinner restaurant as the food is outstanding (love the burgers and the huge Brioche buns) prices are reasonable (actually cheap for Tofino). The owners are friendly and the atmosphere is amazing. My daughter loves that she can play Candy Crush in the bathrooms on the providing wall mounted screens...nice touch!

Thank Jocelyn S

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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$25
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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?