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The Fish Store and Oyster Bar

368 Main St, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-2264
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh oysters” (20 reviews)
“chowder” (33 reviews)
“seafood” (39 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
368 Main St, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 218 reviews

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Loser owners didn't even try to keep this restaurant open during peak season. Lost the one and only chef that made that place what it was! Jerks!!!! Steer clear of their store if you know what's good for you!

4  Thank Joan M
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We were so happy to happen across this little restaurant on our first night in town. The smoked fish was absolutely delicious. And so was the seafood chowder! My husband and our friends enjoyed the oysters very much. (they're not my thing) It was so...More

2  Thank dawnvOR
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This is a local fish store with few tables and a chef for tourists to enjoy local fish. We enjoyed the chowder and baked oysters.. but too bad were not able to enjoy fresh oysters - that's the reason I have to take away one...More

1  Thank SS_and_AD
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We found this little Gem ,thats off the beaten path. We had such an amazing lunch, that we went back for dinner, we saw another couple that was there for lunch and came back for dinner as well. It is small,so it really is like...More

1  Thank lattahouse
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Wow. Fresh yes. And tasty yes yes yes. Great service. Amazing fresh seafood. We even bought salmon and shrimp to cook at home. Fresh oysters, cooked oysters, salmon tartar, shrimp cocktail to DIE FOR, and firecracker shrimp. Amazing. All good. Worth a stop for sure!

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We love to get under the skin of a place and having read the reviews we had to give this a try on our fourth and final evening. We knew we were coming to a limited seafood menu. Marcie cleared the recently vacated table for...More

1  Thank GOM52
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The service was fantastic and the food was exceptional. We ate there twice and both times the experience was top notch. The seafood chowder was a favorite, so was the smoked fish plate.

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

It's a shop plus restaurant with mostly barstools, excellent dishes, but rather small and premium. No kids menue

Thank travelandmore300
Reviewed 9 June 2017

The owners operate a fish processing plant - so the seafood couldn't be any fresher.. I had the salmon tartare which was perfectly seasoned, and the clam chowder which was not gooey like most chowders. They also have fish store with a great variety of...More

Thank ukeeharb0ur
Reviewed 7 June 2017

TripAdvisor mentions that this place would be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Actually only the restaurant part is, there's also a little shop that is open 7 days a week. We bought some ready to eat fish there to try out this place. It was...More

Thank NL_Koen
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Heather S
5 August 2017|
Response from Joan M | Reviewed this property |
Nothing - they have closed down. Stupid owners gave up from what I heard.
25 November 2016|
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Response from Graeme W | Property representative |
Hi, we currently have flash frozen scallops from Japan, They are amazing and I stand by their quality 100%. We also carry local line caught halibut which unfortunately at this time of the year will be most likely flash... More
Cyndi W
10 August 2016|
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Response from P F | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think so...everything was wonderfully fresh there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 368 Main St, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: +1 250-725-2264
  • E-mail
Come in to buy the freshest local seafood to take home and cook or sit back, relax and allow us to do the cooking for you.
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