An institution in downtown Tofino, the Schooner's main-floor dining room is comfortable and casually upscale. The seafood dishes change frequently, but ask for the signature halibut fillet stuffed with Brie, crab, toasted pine nuts, and shrimp in an apple-peppercorn brandy sauce. The steaming bowl of island clams, mussels, salmon, halibut, and sidestripe prawns is another winner. The Schooner also dishes up hearty breakfasts and lunchtime sandwiches, burgers, and pastas.
The summer patio is a plus, and the evenings-only Schooner Upstairs has exceptional views of Meares Island.