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Sea Shanty Restaurant

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300 Main St, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-8811
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sea Shanty was the first restaurant we went to upon our arrival in Tofino. GOOD CHOICE. The location is filled with local color, the seating outside with heat lamps pretty as well as warm, the view pleasant, the server attentive and fun, and the food fresh and yummy. The dishes are well seasoned, nicely presented and filling. The fish tacos... More 

Thank JMS23
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fortunately we discovered this place the first day of our stay and we went back for lunch several times, always wonderfully fresh and tasty seafood

Thank HJ E
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157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here one evening in October. From the start the service was welcoming & efficient. Cozy dining room. Lovely views of the harbour and the shuttles going back & forth- including an intrepid kayaker! Wine by the glass was very good as were the local beers. Tried the cooked oysters - the leek & Pernod were delicious as... More 

Thank ice_rider
Perth, Australia
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

By the time I send this, it will be closed for the season. It is very good with a great view. Brian the waiter was excellent. We had seafood linguine and it was full of sea food. Highly recommend

Thank susan c
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

4 of us had lunch at the Sea Shanty today. One had the fish tacos and a bowl of chowder pronouncing both delicious. One ordered the stuffed mushrooms and chowder, again delicious. Our third had the very large bowl of Malaysian style fish soup: he was very happy. I asked if I could substitute salad for fries in a fish... More 

Thank Lanons S
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had dinner here twice when staying in Tofino. The first night September 1st. It was very busy had to wait 30mins. Offered blankets while sitting. We enjoyed the meal, the salmon was great. Our last night in Tofino September 5th. We arrived too early for dinner before 5 00 we got a table so had tea and coffee at... More 

Thank Wellshot
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is a well priced local food eatery. Service is friendly and quick. Restaurant offers stunning views. Fish and chips excellent quality.

Thank Lorraine A
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Even on an overcast day, the outlook over the Tofino harbour from this restaurant could not be better. And the food matched the view. Easy to find - - just head for the waterfront!

Thank Edna333
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

They have great baked Oysters and the wine was also food. The staff is very friendly and the view is amazing. You can watch the boats and the sea planes

Thank Nancy B
Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The risotto was very tasty, service was great, waitress was very attentive. During the day it would be a great view out to the ocean.

Thank MrsCowden

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$22
Canadian, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Main St, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: +1 250-725-8811
The Owners Lewis & Cathy George would like to welcome you to the Shanty. We are very excited to offer a wide variety of seafood options. The best view in Tofino combined with great food and service promises you an unforgettable experience. Located on 300 Main Street Downtown Tofino on the waterfront.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?