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“Absolutely the Best Burger, ever!”

The Schooner Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 57 Restaurants in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Legendary Seafood & Steakhouse Locally owned, proudly destroying appetites since 1949. Casual dining, Fine dining, Oyster bar, Cocktails lounge and Tap house. Unrivalled ocean and mountain views. Great patio, centrally located.
Reviewed 24 March 2012

We've been eating at the Schooner Restaurant for well over 3 decades. Have had breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner many times here. It is always great.

Loved it years ago when they developed the Upstairs portion of their restaurant. Had possibly the best rack of lamb ever when we went a few years ago.

So it was with great anticipation that we stopped in the Schooner for lunch this week. while on Spring Break. Currently only the Upstairs portion is open but that suited us fine as it is one of the best views in town.

They had a variety of oysters on special and our son loves oysters. He had the fried and Nami Nori ones and said they were absolutely outstanding.

I was totally craving a burger and noticed there is now one on the menu; didn't recall there being one before. Sounded good but honestly when it arrived and I bit into it I was absolutely gob smacked at how awesome it was. This is, was and may forever be the best burger I have had anywhere, at any time. The patty was a mix of pork, bison and beef. The toppings included bacon and a cheese. It was breathtaking. I loved it. Came with salt and pepper onion rings. I would go back to Tofino only to have this burger again.

We have always loved eating at the Schooner, it's part of visiting the West Coast for us. We look forward to our next meal there!

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Reviewed 23 March 2012

Good food and good service. The seafood is fresh from the docks.

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Reviewed 20 March 2012

From 5-7pm they serve fish tacos 1 for $5 or 2 for $9. Well worth it, super fresh red snapper in the tacos and they were quite filling for an appy!

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Reviewed 18 March 2012

Schooner has added a new item to their already great menu - a seriously great beef burger stacked with amazing goodies and served on a bakery bun. If you're craving the best burger ever, you have to try this and an of the other great things on the west-coast inspired menu. Great place to eat and get to know locals in Tofino.

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1  Thank wave_writer
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

I have travelled extensively and The Schooner is truly a great place - great atmosphere, great service and even greater food - the Halibut Bawden Bay lived up to all recommendations. Amazing to find such a world class establishment in this small but special resort... Well done all at Schooner...

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