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PRICE RANGE
AU$6 - AU$37
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Brew Pub, Canadian, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Kitchen renovation. Early season but busy. Limited menu, slow service, food not hot. This venue is going to have to up its game if it is to remain a preferred venue in Tofino

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined at Shelter and had a delightful experience! Our server, Sarah, was wonderful, providing excellent service that made our evening special. The atmosphere was cozy, and the food was delicious. Highly recommend for a memorable meal in Tofino!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had one of the best meals ever, and we were treated like royalty. Our server, Sam was the best! The food was absolutely delicious and perfectly cooked. The menu was creative. We would love to go back.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shelter was amazing as always. The waterfront location was great for watching a sea lion fishing by the dock. Sarah was an excellent and welcoming server. Looking forward to next time. The crispy Brussels sprouts are a must have.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks Bryanne for taking such good care of us. Dinner was awesome (kudos to the kitchen as well!) and we will look forward to our next visit. Thank you also for recommending the fresh oysters - yummy!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was amazing. Sarah gave us the best service! Food was wonderful and the view was spectacular. We could see sea lions and otters while eating. Highly recommend

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Exception service and food always! April and Justine in particular are wonderful, friendly and attentive! The food is always on point; get the Brussels (they are a MUST)! Ambiance is the best and the entire team at Shelter are excellent.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 8 March 2024

We were here during the off season and had a wonderful experience. Staff were very attentive and gave us an amazing table just in front of a beautiful fireplace and looking out on the water. Combine that with excellent food: highly recommend the tuna stack...(tuna was like butter), and the seafood red curry (very generous salmon, clams and mussels). Music was 80’s groove and not too loud and they were happy to let us linger. The vibe is warm, cozy, beautiful.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 8 March 2024 via mobile

A fabulous sea food restaurant right by where the fishing boats dock. We asked for oysters and was told they were ready from 3pm ! This was when the fishing boat landed. So fresh ! Great service in a stylish beautifully located restaurant and good...value too with a dozen oysters for $36.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 March 2024

Great service! Even better food. Lots of entertainment from watching people park their boats in the wind ! Would Recommend for sure

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 February 2024

The restaurant location and ambiance are wonderful. The cocktails are fantastic. The food is no bueno, the service is rushed. We ordered a starter and received it before we even had a sip of our cocktails. A gigantic almost embarrassing plate of fries with a...tiny tough grease laden and flavourless steak buried below. I will come back here when in Tofino for drinks but will skip the food which lacked flavour, refinement and visual appeal. A Beautiful fireplace can only be enjoyed by a couple of armchairs. We would have loved to cosy up to this area but were seated in an open space which reminded me of a dance floor. Its too bad - this place has so much going for it but it doesn't deliver a memorable meal.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch today for our first trip back in 2 years Place was packed but luckily we got a window seat as people had just finished The view is stunning Staff where very friendly and made us feel comfortable The food We had...the one piece of fish and chips which was a large portion and really very good This is in my opinion the best place for the view alone throw in great food fantastic service and well it’s a no brainer in my opinion Will return soonMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Kiyo Oye, Marketing at Shelter Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2024

Thanks for dropping by Shelter. Really glad you enjoyed the view and felt comfortable with us. It's awesome to hear you liked the fish and chips too. We're all about that combo of good food and service with a view. Can’t wait to see you...More

Reviewed 26 February 2024 via mobile

The dishes were too large and the menu was disappointing. All the chocolate desserts were salted. It is a restaurant for the young with a large bar. I tip 15% and restaurants that start tipping at 18% annoy me

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 February 2024 via mobile

It was our first time at Shelter since the fire. The new location is awesome, the offerings were great and Naomi was exceptional.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

Such a fantastic lunch. Naomi was fantastic with great recommendations!! And the ancho chocolate torte was the real cherry on top! ❤️

Date of visit: February 2024
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Tony K
18 March 2022|
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We were there near the end if January. It was required there at that time. Not sure about now. Perhaps just give them a quick call to find out. They are most friendly and helpful.
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Suzie S
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I actually took photos of the menu from our first visit there, back in December of 2016. So the menu won't be the same, but this will give you an idea of what they offer. Lingcod burger, 12.5 Beef burger, 11.5 Chicken... More
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SHELTER RESTAURANT, Tofino - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Shelter Restaurant

Yes, Shelter Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Shelter Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Shelter Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5