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Ice House Oyster Bar

81 West Stree, Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2ZO, Canada
+1 250-725-4239
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cajun crab” (20 reviews)
“calamari” (61 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
81 West Stree, Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2ZO, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had mixed feelings about this place when I walked in. The noise was overbearing and tables so close together the waiter had to maneuver to get to our table. The food was so so. I had a tomato salad first and there were some...More

Thank CaptainMo1
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were there for supper and enjoyed drinks and a meal each. The fish and chips were crispy and the vinegar based slaw was very good. You have to try the calamari - outstanding!!

Thank Sandi M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I just love this place. The food is fantastic. Very tasty. Good selection of wines and liquors. The views are just stunning. The vibe superb! I was there on my own but I quickly make some friends. There are tables but also there is a...More

Thank Myriam P
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great place to enjoy some fish and sea food in Tofino. A fun atmosphere with a lot of energy but not too crowded. Food was great especially the platters. We all enjoyed. Just go!

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful views, a good menu, good service, food was ok and a vibrant atmosphere - obviously popular with the locals as well as the tourists. No-one was able to sit outside as it was too chilly but the atmosphere inside was great.

Thank YeeHaa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for our 30 anniversary and had wonderful service thanks to Marie and all the staff. Very knowledgeable shucker and best oysters we've ever had. I had the halibut and it was like no other dish I've had....would love to duplicate that dish....More

Thank DTmauiCalgary
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must eat restaurant. The location on a pier and the food are amazing. We had delicious oysters, pan salmond and poached halibut. This restaurant is noted for their fresh fish and gourmet chef. Reservations are a must. They have patio seating and...More

Thank MichaelL86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I ate here today for dinner. The waitress (blonde curly hair), was extremely knowledgable regarding the menu and area, and answered all of our questions with ease. The oysters were an exceptional variety showcasing the west coast. We also had the Cajun...More

Thank Guenther52
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have never really had raw or cooked fresh oysters before and we loved them. Try the Tsunami Oysters and order more then just one each like us. You will not be disappointed. We also sat along the ocean and watched the...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment the Lottie sat us at a table then moved us to the bar, we where in heaven. Roman and Emile where behind the bar and assisted us in getting a drink then helped us choose dinner. They were bang on with what...More

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Questions & Answers
Lissett T
1 December 2016|
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Response from Alan B | Property representative |
Lissett, We are pleased to provide gift certificates . Please give us a call to make arrangements. Yours truly, Alan Beesley Ice House Oyster Bar Ltd.
Joan C
7 February 2015|
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Response from Alan B | Property representative |
Joan, Sorry. We were closed for February and opened in March. Next year we shall be open for Valentine's. We hope you are able to join us. Yours truly, Alan Beesley Ice House Oyster Bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 West Stree, Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2ZO, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: +1 250-725-4239
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The Ice House is located on the historic Tofino Fish Company pier. This is an operating ice house supplying local fishermen with ice. Tofino Fish Company is a registered and operating Fish Buying Station and buys fish used at the Ice House from local fishermen.

Dock to Dish, literally!

The Ice House dining room is the former cold storage room for fish. We have added windows, a kitchen, great people and wonderful food to make this an exceptionally special and authentic west coast experience.

We look forward to hosting you!

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