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“Good food, great service and nice ambiance”
Review of Shelter Restaurant

Shelter Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 53 Restaurants in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Oakville, Canada
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good food, great service and nice ambiance”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

It was a dark and stormy night.........perfect for the welcoming fireplace and friendly smile that greeted us. The food was very reasonable and generous. The music seemed to be for a younger crowd but the staff were very gracious. Definitely one of our more enjoyable evenings.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Sandford R
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Delta, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

My husband and I were at the Wikaninnish to celebrate my birthday. We were dis-appointed in their restaurant....way too pricey and food not so good, but luckily we found the Shelter restaurant the next night, and had a wonderful dinner sitting at the lovely fire place. The menu was excellent and prices good, so we will definately recommend it to our friends. We ended up eating there the following night again........

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Jill S
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Ontario Canada
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great meal”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

We had an excellent dinner at the Shelter. an extensive menu, attentive service, and everything delicious!

Visited October 2012
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Saanichton, Canada
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Amazing Mussels”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Friends recommended this restaurant and it is just great. Warm and cozy with a lovely fireplace after a cold winter day out on the beaches. We had the mussels with a nice glass of wine and it was just perfect. High recommend The Shelter Restaurant.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank jwarden
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great spot”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

This was our first visit to Shelter Restaurant and we will return next time we are in Tofino. The service was quick and courteous. The decor is modern West Coast and on a cool, rainy day there was a lovely fire which added a cozy atmosphere. The menu choices are creative and focus on local seafood. My dining companion had the ling cod burger with a cup of chowder and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. I chose the Shelter salad with wild salmon. The salad was fresh and crisp, the dressing very tasty and the salmon cooked perfectly. Would love to return during the summer as the outdoor seating was scenic and plentiful - would be a great spot on a sunny day. Highly recommend Shelter.

  • Visited October 2012
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