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Ice House Oyster Bar

81 West Street, Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2ZO, Canada
+1 250-725-4239
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
81 West Street, Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2ZO, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Never tried oysters and still haven’t but the view from the patio was a highlight. We had just arrived in town and needed a refresh spot and this was the perfect spot! Maybe will try them next time!

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Between 4 and 7 p.m., this restaurant has a fish and chip special. We wanted something plain so this presented itself as the perfect opportunity. It was not cheap $20.00 for two pieces and they were not large. They batter was undercooked making the batter...More

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was my favourite restaurant in Tofino. Don’t be put off by the outside look: its great inside or on the outside dining area. The staff were attentive and friendly. The food was really good – great oysters, mussels and a beet salad for starters...More

Thank Max H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here the last night we spent in Tofino. We ate inside the restaurant as it was lightly raining, and we found the ambience wonderful. The indoor part of the restaurant is not very large but we found it to be just the...More

Thank Arch68
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was probably my favorite place on our recent visit to Tofino. I love oysters and they had an excellent selection. Seafood was well prepared and service was very good. Dining on the water presented great viewsHighly recommended.

1  Thank Wanderdude1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic fresh seafood! My partner and I ordered started with their first tier seafood platter (photo attached) and it came with oysters, shrimp, halibut ceviche, clams, and half a crab. We then ordered a dozen oysters and they were absolutely delicious and fresh. We sat...More

1  Thank KristyC981
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After having a bad experience at Schooner restaurant and making a reservation at their bar for this restaurant my boyfriend and I headed over there. We walked in and instantly I saw cozy blankets to my left and asked if we could sit outside where...More

1  Thank taylorhiggins3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This looks like an unlikely place from the outside (I thought it was boarded up!) but could not have been better. The oysters were a treat and so was the service. We were found a seat on the terrace despite not booking and given blankets...More

2  Thank Martin B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate as 2 families of 7 and had a wonderful evening in this beautiful restaurant looking out over Tofino’s waters. We sat at the tall table in the main restaurant which was perfect for views facing out to see or looking at the bar...More

1  Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner and enjoyed the sunset on the patio. Oysters were among the best we had in Canada, especially the Umami Tsunami one - definitely worth a try! Steak and Halibut were great as well. Small but good selection of open wines and...More

1  Thank cvn1983
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Questions & Answers
April 8, 2018|
Response from Ice H | Property representative |
Hello Nels7, There is no formal dress code for the Ice House. Dress comfortably, enjoy great food, and relax. We look forward to hosting you! Alan
April 8, 2018|
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Response from Susanto L | Reviewed this property |
I have been there a few times and it is like most of Tofino super casual but really anything goes. Hope this helps
Lissett T
December 1, 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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$6 - US$27
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 West Street, 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
  • E-mail
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! Alan
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