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The Schooner Restaurant - The West Coast's Premier Seafood and Chop House

331 Campbell St, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
250 725 3444
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Ranked #14 of 42 Restaurants in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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London
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134 reviews 134 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We came here for dinner, 2 adults and a two yr old. The food was wonderful and they were very attentive to our child. They spoke kindly to him and generally were kiddy friendly. Our child is well behaved and eats most things, so we didn't try their patience, but we never felt like we shouldn't have brought him. The... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The waitress was initially somewhat patronising ; the wine was quite expensive , the food was very good. I would visit again if we returned to Trofino.

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Round Rock, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were not expecting this kind of excellent food in a small fishing village like Tofino!! The Bawden Bay Halibut was as good as any halibut I've had. Prepared perfectly with a wonderful vegetable side. Great, friendly service.

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

been here before when on holiday. food is lovely and the service outstanding. such a quaint place inside.

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Kelowna, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A former work colleague who had moved to Tofino some years ago recommended this restaurant to my wife and I. As other have indicated The Schooner has ambience from the second your through the door. First class service from our Australian waitress. A good variety on the menu. Our meals were different so that we could taste what each had... More

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Reading UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Actually voted the best by just the four of us who ate in 3 different Tofino restaurants in September. The place has a great ambiance- music & staff help create a wonderfully relaxed & cool vibe. The menu has sufficient variety to be very tempting although the signature dish is still excellent after all these years. Other fish dishes we... More

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Bucks
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10 reviews 10 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Arrived in Tofino around lunchtime and started looking for somewhere to eat. Never having been to this area before we had no recommendations but liked what we saw as we drove past. We were not disappointed. The food and decking area were lovely. We enjoyed our visit so much that we went back for our first evening meal. We could... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Arriving in Tofino we were attracted by the great patio which is surrounded by glass which protects you from the wind. My husband started with the seafood chowder but had to share with the entire table once we all got a taste. It was chock full of seafood and delicious. We both had the fish and chips intrigued by the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Enjoyed the ambiance very much! As well the food was just great. but the calamari was the best! Will return next time!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner at Schooner. We both love seafood and our choices were wonderfully prepared. My husband was into the cioppino and the Windy Bay version was wonderfully prepared here, flavourful and light, the seafood perfectly cooked.The service was attentive and very friendly. Really loved it!

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