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“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Shelter Restaurant

Shelter Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 52 Restaurants in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $24
Cuisines: Brew Pub, Canadian, American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Burgundy
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6 reviews
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“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

So, I don't know about others but at the end of trail hiking in drippy rain and driving along winding Tofino/Uceluelet roads, I wanted a place which was dark, with a faint background buzz of human voices and crackling sound of burning wood... I asked, and the Almighty delivered. And then the most correct sized, the metallic tasting oysters ever! With oysters, there is a stringent criteria: too fat and you are chewing them (I think I should stop) and too small, you never tasted them. And thank God, they didn't give me horseradish etc with it, rather on a bed of sea-salt and lemon juice... just perfect.
Entree was 'cortes island mussel & side stripe shrimp spaghetti', and it was beyond yum. I literally was scrapping the bottom of the plate.
The waitress was attentive and genuinely wished to please.
The best restaurants are where that make an effort to get you the right food and then leave you be. I almost always dine alone on my trips, and enjoying such good fare and staring away into the fire, this oddly detached but cozy ambiance was more than welcome.
Highly recommend.

  • Visited May 2013
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Gananoque, Canada
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“Fabulous Restaurant in Tofino, B.C.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

Very cosy restaurant with amazing food and the most attentive staff. Had a wonderful FEAST menu and would highly recommend to all!

Visited May 2013
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“Decent Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

The food is not bad here but also could use some improvement. I had the seafood bowl and it was good but lacking on seafood., Lots of Tomato base.
Service was great and prices are what you would expect for this type of restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
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Vancouver, BC
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6 restaurant reviews
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“Location, atmosphere and food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Expensive but worth it. Within walking distance of mosts hotels. Great service, very tasty local food and the view over the harbour to Meares Island which we watched in the sunset was spectacular.

Visited May 2013
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Cold Lake, Canada
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“Local Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

Went for supper and was a great experience! The local atmosphere and food was excellent! Couldn't have asked for better food!

Visited May 2013
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