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The Fish Store and Oyster Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, Canadian
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a must stop while in Tofino, this place was tucked away... but really easy to find {follow the fish} we quite enjoyed the selections of smoked fish they had to offer.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lynn M
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Unless your pallets is limited to vegan, options are limited. What a nasty surprise - the profile needs to reflect that this restaurant specializes in vegan. The current classification is misleading.

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank 258paul
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We had a great dinner with a view of the water, seals, a heron and the lovely surroundings. Since we were willing to sit outside, we were seated early, and with the heaters were quite comfortable.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank SusanMelvin
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

No more seafood chowder. Fish store leaving but they still sell some seafood in back. Restaurant is now vegan.

Date of visit: April 2018
11  Thank Michelle P
Reviewed November 2, 2017

The Fish Store has great cold smoked salmon and shrimp. Fresh everything.. Get apps there overtime I am in Tofino..

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank T40love
Reviewed August 6, 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!

Date of visit: August 2017
9  Thank Joan M
Reviewed July 26, 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

Date of visit: July 2017
3  Thank dawnvOR
Reviewed July 10, 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

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank alexandrazzia
Reviewed July 3, 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

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank lattahouse
Reviewed June 30, 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!

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank TonyP872
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Heather S
August 4, 2017|
Response from Joan M | Reviewed this property |
Nothing - they have closed down. Stupid owners gave up from what I heard.
November 24, 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
August 9, 2016|
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Response from 411pf | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think so...everything was wonderfully fresh there.
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