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“The place to go in Tofino”
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, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“The place to go in Tofino”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

This seems to be the place to go in Tofino. Had a great upstairs table with a great view of the water. Food good and I would recommend the salmon.

  • Visited May 2013
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Toronto
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284 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

My wife and I ate there last night. Food was excellent. Homemade pasta with shrimp, and mussels was superb. Also good calamari. Chocolate Moose desert was very good too. It is crowded and noisy, but the food and service make up for it.

Visited May 2013
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Manama, Bahrain
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, great surroundings, all good”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

We were greeted and brought to a table near the fireplace with friendly efficiency. My husband had the burger, I had the salmon surf bowl, which was unlike anything I'd ever tasted - delicious! Each mouthful was different - great flavours. The salmon was incredibly fresh. Seems the burger was excellent too. Local blonde beer was pretty good, as was the Shelter Mule cocktail. All in all, a great experience in a really buzzing yet chilled atmosphere. Loved it!

Visited May 2013
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, but food was overlooked”
Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

The cabin like atmosphere of Shelter is charming and the service was good, but we expected better food. I enjoyed my chicken teriyaki bowl but my wife's panko chicken sandwich was severely overcooked. You could tell by how dark the batter had become that it was overcooked, yet they chose to serve it anyway.

Visited May 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Great Service Food, and Especially Atmosphere.”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had a great time enjoying drinks & dinner at Shelter after a fantastic day of hiking and beachwalking nearby. The prices are a LITTLE high for what you get, but that being said, our server was awesome, the food was tasty and we especially enjoyed the darkened, chill, cabin-like atmosphere of the restaurant, complete with candles and roaring fire. Very west coast, very Tofino, and just the thing to cap off a great day. Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
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