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“Good food, quite expensive”

The Schooner Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 52 Restaurants in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $37
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian, Soups
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Legendary Seafood & Steakhouse Locally owned, proudly destroying appetites since 1949. Casual dining, Fine dining, Oyster bar, Cocktails lounge and Tap house. Unrivalled ocean and mountain views. Great patio, centrally located.
Banchory
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good food, quite expensive”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Certainly worth trying Schooner whilst in Tofino, but it's not cheap. Food and service were very good though (after the initial mix up over our reservation) and it's in a good central location. Worth making a reservation as it does get very busy (well certainly in July).

  • Visited July 2013
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing fish dishes”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Although they were just recovering from a wedding party they got us seated and served very quickly. Nice ambiance and novel to have a boat in the middle of the restaurant. Large portions - couldn't manage pud!

Visited August 2013
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Montreal
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268 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Solid food but very pricey”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Likes: All of the dishes were well prepared and very tasty. My wife's steak was one of the most flavorful and tender I've experienced. Service was attentive and professional.
Dislikes: over the top prices. If you are going to spend that much on a family style dining expereince, you'd be better off in a place with extraordinary atmosphere in addition to great food and service.

Visited August 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent restaraunt”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Great restaraunt, a little pricey but everything in Tofino is costly. The Oysters are the best Oysters I have ever had.

Visited August 2013
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Sacramento, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“good eats”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

very good food and service...very peasantly surprised..was our first time in and we will be back next year

Visited August 2013
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