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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%
  • Poor1%
  • 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 1 week ago via mobile

The oysters are good. Many people order oysters, so waiting time is a bit long. Main dishes are also good. Outside scenery is nice. Bar style interior renovation. Recommended for oyster in Tofino. 3.5/5.0

Thank Jim&Iris
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant to eat the BC oysters. Fresh and well prepared an served with a smile and plenty of information.

Thank MarctripPutte
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried to get in for lunch but they were closed, so we planned an early dinner a few days later. We were surprised to find they had 6 different types of oysters. We ordered two of each and loved all of them. The way...More

Thank Mary Ann C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading reviews decided to try out this restaurant and not disappointed. We shared a prawn starter which was a little small for 2 as there were only 3 prawns, but they were delicious. Main course I had the mushroom risotto which was the best...More

Thank supersal4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited in late May, and enjoyed our meal. I had octopus as a starter then the Turbot and my wife the Salmon, and finished it off with a Rhubarb tart. Food very good, as was service, and would have rated higher...More

Thank needdm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere- looks like a dive bar but is actually quite charming and romantic on the inside! Patio has heaters + blankets, plus a nice view around sunset.

Thank BananaYoga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really liked this place. Good fresh oysters with a knowledgable shucker. Happy hour was especially good value. Good for watching wildlife too. I’d happily hunker down there in winter as well. Top stuff!

Thank tannerjc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As soon as I saw Ice House Oyster Bar advertised while planning our trip to Tofino I decided that we would dine there. The restaurant sits out over the water and is actually adjacent to/part of the ice house. A magical place and great for...More

Thank OntarioAmelia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed our dinner, which was a “fish pot”, for two.....crab, mussels, clams, halibut and salmon. Very good and recommend this dish. The restaurant has a casual vibe to it...eating outside with a blanket is fun and casual. Inside by the window, watching the harbour, is...More

Thank TomasoVernon_B_C_
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my partners family for dinner. It was a busy Friday night (we had a reservation) and we were taken care of quickly. Tried the Kentucky heat cocktail, a creative blend of bourbon, jalapeño and strawberry (along with other ingredients) very tasty. Also...More

Thank Kate B
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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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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
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.
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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