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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (64 reviews)
“cajun crab” (22 reviews)
“fish” (42 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
81 West Street, Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2ZO, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In our short visit to Tofino we ate here two nights because we enjoyed it so much. The oyster selection was out of this world, fresh and shucked right in front of you if you sit at the bar. The crab was great as well....More

Thank Pete021475
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend going to this restaurant. The setting is gorgeous, the room is all wooden and the oysters are iced & shucked behind the bar so you know they are so fresh. We watched the sun go down while we ate our dinner. The food...More

Thank Savannah M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Creative, unique, complex flavours made with local fare. The chef here is fantastic. We were so impressed the first night we ate here that we came back the next night for more. The mushroom toast with local chantrelles and celeriac puree was exquisite. The place...More

Thank N240YWclaired
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We stumbled upon this place by chance and glad we did. Many different choices of oysters and great wines to go with them made for a very relaxing evening out. The service and other food was very good as well. They were super busy when...More

Thank Wayne P
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Perfect spot for a romantic dinner, the restaurant is above the ocean and at the beginning of the evening you have a beautiful light from the sunset. The food is very fresh and tastes amazing. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Anaïs B
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a great restaurant if you desire a great view. The staff are friendly and service was good. We had the Cajun seafood boil. We were disappointed with the lack of fish. Just a few particles of Salmon. We had the bad luck of...More

Thank CWH22
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

My wife's 65th birthday dinner - we had a table by the window (too late for the sunset though) and food was first rate. Halibut entrees in particular were superb. Interesting chat with server about different expectations of service speed. Several times he apologised (they...More

Thank John E
Reviewed September 20, 2018

The Ice House is a great place to have a few drinks and a nice meal. Be sure to make a reservation early (we didn't) and ask for a window table. We didn't get a window table, but the four of us had a great...More

Thank John Q
Reviewed September 13, 2018 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 September 13, 2018

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
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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 alanbZ2737AX | 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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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