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Shelter Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Brew Pub, Canadian, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene

Location and contact

$4 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Brew Pub, Canadian, American, Seafood
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, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews burger tuna stack mussels yam fries salad chowder seafood lamb wild salmon bread surf bowl great atmosphere great patio great lunch visiting tofino fireplace lingcod
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We travelled to Tofino for three nights and selected what we thought to be some of the best restaurants to eat in after reviewing many online comments. Overall our restaurant selections proved to be good but pleased to say that Shelter Restaurant was our favourite....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank JEason_Ontario
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food is super good here. The staff is great. It's got a good ambiance. Will return time and time again. Plus will tell ppl about it

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank TJ C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped in for a quick meal with our kids at the end of a busy day. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming - the fire an added bonus - our food was very tasty - the mussels and steak were very nice but their...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank FuelCleanEatGreen
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice heated patio beautiful view of the ocean and a very delicious burger and fries! The tuna stack was excellent too.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Jodi O
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I ate here last night, as Shelter was close to our rental apartment and had good reviews. The meal we looked forward to fell short, I'm afraid. His Thai mussels were OK, served with a small side of chips, but no bread...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank outoftowners_7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I chose this restaurant for dinner based on the positive reviews on TripAdvisor. In order to avoid the dinner rush we arrived early (5pm) to find the parking lot filled and street parking minimal. Not giving up, we waited for a parking...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank DDutch01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This came recommended to me and it didn’t disappoint. The atmosphere is very cozy, the staff are relaxed and the food was awesome. I had the highly recommended chicken burger with truffle fries and it was awesome. Can see how it is the place the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 18LauraC18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was there for lunch today and had the chowder alongside a stout. The chowder was not traditional (ie not cream-based) but was very good. The Tofino Brewery Kelp Stout was delicious. My only small disappointment was the serving size on the chowder, which I...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Alan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my dad went here for dinner and couldn't be more happy. All the good reviews are here for a reason. Highly recommend it

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Miquel Àngel c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, atmosphere & service but food and beer were average. Rice bowl was good and the chowder was not. Skip the chowder. Starting with sourdough was a good idea.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Suzie S
March 7, 2018|
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Response from J0an123 | Reviewed this property |
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
July 18, 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.
December 29, 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
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