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Shelter Restaurant

$$ - $$$, , American
601 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-3353
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (209 reviews)
“tuna stack” (30 reviews)
“mussels” (117 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

Great sea food, steak and good service...reservations recommended as its a busy and popular restaurant located on the approach to Tofino!

Thank Bob N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

During a rainy afternoon we've had a great lunch at Shelter. Dishes are generous and very tasty, atmosphere is outstanding, probably would only need to improve staff availability.

Thank luna8901
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had Wild Salmon Risotto and Surf Bowl. Both were really good with fresh tasting ingredients. Server recommended great tasting BC Pinot which went really well with food. It was a long 45min wait despite being a Monday night. Great dinner option in Tofino!

Thank TravelingTurtle9
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everything was great, the food, the service, the decor - my husband had the burger and I had fish tacos. Both were delicious!

Thank jsshtravels
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our whole experience, from the service to the food was exceptional. The line was long and we were happy to have made a reservation! We had a nice round booth and thought we had the best seats in the house.

Thank Rosemary M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Halibut was out of this world along with delicious accompanied veggies/beans. Will definitely return. Family from Ontario absolutely loved it💙💚💜

Thank Irene W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent food with good service and decent prices. Went with a group of 7 guys, and we all left full and satisfied.

1  Thank pannekoekconstru2017
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent restaurant with patio and inside seating. Seafood and steaks. I had the daily special, it was fantastic

1  Thank Physioshell2014
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On recommendations from friends we had dinner at Shelter tonight. Warm ambiance , stellar service and food . The halibut with black rice and salmon with side stripe shrimp and risotto were impeccably cooked and inventive dishes . The kale romaine Caesar which we split...More

1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had not been to this restaurant before and were pleasantly surprised with the excellent food. If we were to go again, we would ask for a table on the uncovered side of the patio as it was a hot evening in Tofino.

Thank 684lianew
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Questions & Answers
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
USD 4 - USD 27
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, 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  >  Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: +1 250-725-3353
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