Restaurants in Tacoma

Best Restaurants

Over The Moon Cafe 709 Opera Alley, Tacoma Fine Dining • $$$
709 Opera Alley, Tacoma

“Really wonderful place for a date night. The staff was incredibly friendly, the food was amazing, and the ambiance of the restaurant was great. Would definitely come here again. I had the over the moon lasagna and my wife had the scallops. Both were excellent!”

4.8 Superb286 Reviews
Amor Wine and Tapas 705 Pacific Ave, Tacoma Tapas/Small Plates • $$$
705 Pacific Ave, Tacoma

“Great tapas. Loved the anchovies, hard to find around here. Hoped to see a Spanish Vermouth somewhere. Paella was out of stock, looking forward to having that next time. Glad you’re here!!! Loved the food, atmosphere and prices. Michelle was great and had good recommendations.”

4.6 Superb211 Reviews
Marzano Italian Restaurant 516 Garfield St S, Tacoma Italian • $$
516 Garfield St S, Tacoma

“We went in without a reservation and although they were busy, we were greeted and welcomed. Staff sat us and served us exceptional customer service. we were checked on, informed of specials and tables cleared after every serving in a timely fashion. There is a large parking space just beside the property. Everything from the appetizer and starters to the dessert was delicious. We enjoyed the warm, cozy atmosphere both inside and outside of the restaurant. we left this establishment feeling full but not heavy. I understand why it would be super busy on such a rainy day. Definitely would return through a storm.”

4.7 Superb290 Reviews
Duke's Seafood 3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma Seafood • $$
3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma

“There are a number of good choices for fish and other seafood on the Tacoma waterfront, and Duke's may be the best, if you are looking for good water views, an informal atmosphere and friendly, well-informed service. It's a bit pricey, but no more than its competition, and the quality of the food is consistently high. And there is a range of prices. The cod is first-rate -- it doesn't have to be salmon or halibut. Note that there are very limited options for vegetarians and vegans. Also note that these folks do a very nice business, even on Mondays. The good news is that, unlike some of their competition, they take reservations for small parties. Reservations are strongly recommended.”

4.6 Superb562 Reviews
Cuerno Bravo Steakhouse 616 St Helens Ave, Tacoma Steak House • $$$$
616 St Helens Ave, Tacoma

“The steak was amazing! Great service and environment. We had a great time. Definitely pricey but if you come there for entrees other than steak it can be more affordable!”

4.7 Superb214 Reviews
Wooden City Tacoma 714 Pacific Ave, Tacoma Tapas/Small Plates • $$
714 Pacific Ave, Tacoma

“Vegetarian options: The tapioca pudding was vegan and DELICIOUS!Kid-friendliness: Tut took both of my grandsons, and they LOVED it! We shared about 4 small plates 1st, and WOW! Then all 5 of us shared our main courses, and they melted with every bite... literally!”

4.6 Superb108 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

TibbittsFernHill 8237 Park Ave. S, Tacoma American • $$
8237 Park Ave. S, Tacoma

“I cannot say enough or what would even amount to the equivalency of what Tibbitts deserves. First the setting. It can and will be whatever you need it to be. Intimate, family, fun. There is so much about the owner and others who have visited on the walls. Old kitchen accessories, pictures and a couple of posters that show their dedication to a certain series Im sure we all binge watched. A very creative space that gives you an insight on the roots attached to Tibbitts, you can smile and nod at the picture of Shawns mom hanging high so she can see her sons dream in action. You can read about Shawns amazing story online on how his dream came true. What an inspiration of love and dedication. I encourage you all to go read it. So when you see the way this man greets his guests you will know a bit of his heart. He definitely enjoys what he does. Art from a local school is beautiful and an added sweet touch. It's like getting an inside peek into someone's life and before you meet them you just admire the living example that they are, living their best life.Second the Crew. With the few staff members they have, they pull it off. Very professional but personable, everyone was a blessing to encounter. My hat goes off to the crew. It makes for a nice at home feel with the limited seating. I see why reservations are required and why Tibbitts is only open on the weekends. Which brings us to the food. The menu is small but it packs a punch with variety and flavor. The stainless steel mugs keep your coffee hot the ENTIRE time. Good portions. Phenomenal flavor. Again, the kitchen crew is legit!!! Everything perfect to the point of heavenly blissfulness. I can say with all that is magical here you will want to come back. P.S. Don't forget to water the plants Shawn. ;)~Sarah from t-townParking: Parking was not an issue. I drive a large truck and I was able to park in the back of the lot no problem. There were plenty of open parking spaces.”

4.8 Superb111 Reviews
BAR BISTRO 1718 99th St E, Tacoma New American • $$
1718 99th St E, Tacoma

“Love this spot. Great food and great menu. Service was outstanding. A little small, but you won't feel like it's crowded. The service and owner are top notch. Now if they would just put some grilled octopus on the menu...?”

4.5 Superb99 Reviews
Cactus Restaurant Proctor 2506 N Proctor St, Tacoma Mexican • $$
2506 N Proctor St, Tacoma

“Cactus was an amazing surprise! I come from Texas where the TexMex is abundant and I didn’t expect to find some familiar flavors up here in Washington! The spicy mango michelada was refreshing and the birria tacos and fajitas were great! Whenever I come back to visit, I’ll be sure to stop by Cactus!”

4.6 Superb143 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

Da Tiki Hut 4427 6th Ave suite 101, Tacoma Hawaiian • $$
4427 6th Ave suite 101, Tacoma

“We get take out here a couple times a month and it’s a go to for us. Always great food and service. Although I love the cookies, I only wish they were consistent… sometimes big, sometimes small, sometimes soft, sometimes super crispy. Regardless, a favorite spot of ours!”

4.7 Superb94 Reviews
El Gaucho Tacoma 2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma Steak House • $$$$
2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma

“My wife and I enjoyed a delightful evening at El Gaucho Tacoma as we celebrated our 39th anniversary. Shelly provided impeccable service and the food was marvelous! We particularly liked the special recognition on the personalized menu and card on the table. Thank you for making our visit a wonderful experience.”

4.6 Superb129 Reviews
Gino’s at the Point 6912 Soundview Dr NE, Tacoma Italian • $$$
6912 Soundview Dr NE, Tacoma

“Very short staffed due to a family emergency. We waited one hour for our first cocktail. I felt sorry for them. The food was very good but it took so long for everything. The waitress kept apologizing but once she told us there was a family emergency then we knew what was causing all of the delays.  My only complaint about the food is at the menu said the item came with rice, but instead it came with a large amount of pasta, and I am gluten intolerant, and they don't serve gluten-free pasta. Otherwise, I would not have ordered it. The salmon was excellent.”

4.3 Superb182 Reviews

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Asado

Asado 2810 6th Ave, Tacoma Argentine • $$$
2810 6th Ave, Tacoma

“Favorite steakhouse in WA, have been dining here for about 15 years. The ambient lighting, intimate seating, and sumptuous food make Asado an ideal choice for date night (try the lomo).”

4.5 Superb169 Reviews
Sumo Japanese Restaurant (All-You-Can-Eat) 2919 S 38th St Suite B, Tacoma Japanese • $$
2919 S 38th St Suite B, Tacoma

“Good food - especially for all-you-can eat - and an atmosphere that feels authentically Japanese and excellent robot servers. Love it & planning to come back with friends/ family!”

4.4 Superb429 Reviews
The Fish Peddler Restaurant 1199 Dock St, Tacoma Seafood • $$
1199 Dock St, Tacoma

“LITERALLY ME AND MY FIANCÉS NEW FAVORITE PLACE! Justin is our favorite ! He’s the bar manager and he explained the menu, paid attention to our wants and completely came thru . will definitely recommend this place to everyone that i know . if you’re looking for great food, and exceptional service, this is the place !!!!!”

4.5 Superb141 Reviews

24 Hour Restaurants

Primo Grill Restaurant 2701 6th Ave, Tacoma Italian • $$$
2701 6th Ave, Tacoma

“It's one of the best pork chops around, especially when you add a side of creamy polenta. I have been here several time is the last few months on different occasions and they haven't disappointed. Several items on the menu that will leave you wanting more. A must try ?”

4.4 Superb239 Reviews
Waffle Stop 2710 N Proctor St, Tacoma Breakfast • $$
2710 N Proctor St, Tacoma

“Been here twice for breakfast now and will absolutely go back! Very good food and I just LOVE the atmosphere -- everything is decorated so perfectly!I would say only go here if you love waffles or are craving them. Most of the menu is waffle-related and I haven't tried the whole menu of course but the non-waffle food items that I did taste were a bit mediocre but everything waffle-related is amazing!!”

4.5 Superb110 Reviews
Cooks Tavern 3201 N 26th St, Tacoma American • $$
3201 N 26th St, Tacoma

“Finally got to try this place. Had breakfast and the food was delicious! Nashville hot chicken with a bacon waffle and bourbon syrup. Every bit as good as it sounds! Good service, nice ambience. Saw lots more that looked amazing on the menu. Will definitely be back.”

4.5 Superb105 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

Citron European Bistro 10716 A St S, Tacoma French • $$
10716 A St S, Tacoma

“Excellent sauerkraut and potatoe salad with bratwurst appetizer, which was also good with a large salad. The chicken cordon Bleu slightly dry, but still very good. The vegetable medley with it was good. The red fruit dessert was was unusual , liquid and very good, wirh taste of cherries and berries.”

4.7 Superb52 Reviews
Indo Asian Street Eatery 110 N Tacoma Ave suite a, Tacoma Asian • $$
110 N Tacoma Ave suite a, Tacoma

“My husband and I were visiting my brother and his wife for their wedding and decided to check the area for a good Asian spot. We were visiting from STL and our favorite STL Asian restaurant was also called Indo. We had to try. Of course this is not a chain, so we were curious how well the two compared.All I can say is wow.This place is ?? ‼️The flavors, ambiance, service, quality -- this will be a staple when we go back to visit for sure.Our recommendations would be the Vermicelli Noodle Bowl and Pork Belly Yakitori.Vegetarian options: Tofu, saladDietary restrictions: Gluten free and dairy free”

4.5 Superb91 Reviews
DND Soul Cuisine 308 E 26th St, Tacoma Soul Food • $$
308 E 26th St, Tacoma

“I always enjoy their Catfish the most but also the Red Beans and Rice and Mac n cheese, even though the owner is mean to me(childhood friend)... Lol! Good stuff, come check them out.”

4.5 Superb84 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

Matador Tacoma 721 Pacific Ave, Tacoma Mexican • $$
721 Pacific Ave, Tacoma

“I have to start this review about our server, Shelby, who went wayyyy above and beyond. I have food allergies and she was back and forth to the kitchen a million times helping me find something safe to eat.She comped part of our meal because of the kitchen.Service was fast, and over the top wonderful.The food was just OK. My husband said his tacos were good, but mine was meh. Something was intolerably hot, and the proportions of ingredients in the taco salad were wierd. I took a few bites, took it home and tossed it. The nachos were OK. Really overcooked and the toppings came on the side. We wouldn't go again, because it's pricey and the food wasn't that great, but the service was exceptional. Thank you Shelby!”

4.4 Superb136 Reviews
THEKOI Japanese Cuisine 1552 Commerce St #100, Tacoma Japanese • $$
1552 Commerce St #100, Tacoma

“I was able to make a dinner reservation on the day of. I ordered some nigiri and rolls (one deep fried and one fresh salmon roll). Rolls were okay, but was not worth 20 dollars each. On the other hand, sashimi and nigiri were very fresh and delicious. I highly recommend amaebi and salmon nigiri. Parking was not difficult. I just parked by the Y and walked a block or two down.”

4.4 Superb123 Reviews

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Sushido

Sushido 1620 S Mildred St, Tacoma Sushi • $$
1620 S Mildred St, Tacoma

“This is the best sushi I have ever had! The fish is amazing and so so fresh! The staff is friendly and have amazing service. This is the first time bringing the kids (8 and 5). They loved it!Parking: Parking is right out front and there are lots of spots for parking.”

4.5 Superb75 Reviews

Cheap Eats

Gather Juice Co. 2612 6th Ave, Tacoma Juice • $$
2612 6th Ave, Tacoma

“I’ll preface this review by saying I am cranky today and was a first time visitor.The experience at Gather today did help alleviate some of my cranky. Gather had the exact product I was seeking, and ready to leave in less than a minute after ordering, which was just a moment in time as well. All in all, I was in the building less than a couple of minutes and felt some cranky leave my body as I recognized the great service, product and vibe I just observed. Will definitely return.”

4.6 Superb51 Reviews
E9 Brewing Co. & Taproom 2506 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma Brewery • $$
2506 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma

“Myself and a friend have been debating who has the best pizza in Tacoma. I've been here a few times, but just now feel compelled to make a review. This is it. This is the best pizza in town. From the crazy specials every week that make your mouth water to the regular menu which is not only unique, but delicious. The crust is as perfect as I've found anywhere in the region. Thin, but holds up to even the meatiest pizza on their menu. Perfectly charred. Perfectly crisp.I love it here. I'm going to make a point of coming here more now.”

4.5 Superb64 Reviews

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En Rama

En Rama 1102 A St #220, Tacoma Cocktail Bar • $$
1102 A St #220, Tacoma

“Went to En Rama for the first time this week and loved it. Very small & cozy setting, the staff was all extremely friendly, and the pasta I had was AMAZING. The wine pour was a tad light and the old fashioned my date had seemed light as well, but very good anyway. Will definitely be back!”

4.4 Superb93 Reviews
Dragon's Crawfish 750 S 38th St, Tacoma Seafood • $$
750 S 38th St, Tacoma

“Celebrating Lunar New Year and Mardi Gras at the same time with a Cajun seafood boil. $55 for a 2-person meal seems like a great deal for us. The house garlic butter sauce is amazing. Crawfish, snowcrab, clams, & prawns. Ref potatoes, corn & sausage too. Yummo!!”

4.8 Superb31 Reviews
Le Sel Bistro 229 St Helens Ave, Tacoma French • $$
229 St Helens Ave, Tacoma

“This place is wonderful— especially on the patio. It’s enclosed and there are blankets on every chair. We both started with espressos and then got a 4 cup French press to share. I got the French onion soup and my friend got salmon Benedict. I would definitely come again and make sure you make a reservation.”

4.4 Superb92 Reviews
Odd Otter Brewing Company 716 Pacific Ave, Tacoma Pubs • $$
716 Pacific Ave, Tacoma

“I'm a big fan of otters so when I was driving by this place while visiting Tacoma it was a no brainer! Delicious ciders as a non-beer fan, and everyone was so friendly! We took advantage of their board games and hung out for a while. Quite a fun souvenir too as I bought a shot glass!!”

4.5 Superb60 Reviews
Manuscript 203 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma Cocktail Bar • $$
203 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma

“If you're wondering where to go for a cool brunch, look no further. We went to Manuscript for Sunday brunch, and I am still thinking about it on Thursday! The staff was quick and polite, and the food was excellent. The place has a cool vibe, the type of place you want to catch up with an old friend over a beverage and some crispy pork belly.....which is amazing because every table looked like they were having a beverage and amazing breakfast!We had a breakfast sandwich, the pork belly hash, and a GIANT Lemon grab Baby (which is just like a Dutch baby only with lemon curd and huckleberry jam). There wasn't a scrap of food left over. Everything was so amazingly tasty that we all left fully and happy.We will definitely be back to try more of their menu. It is a great place to go in Tacoma!”

4.6 Superb42 Reviews
The Table 2715 6th Ave, Tacoma New American • $$$
2715 6th Ave, Tacoma

“Food was enjoyable especially the salmon and the scallops. The dessert was also excellent! However, service was slow. Took ~30 mins to get my salmon entree. Would go back again though!”

4.5 Superb55 Reviews
Chili Thai Downtown Tacoma 1129 Broadway, Tacoma Thai • $$
1129 Broadway, Tacoma

“I had the beef salad, 4 star. 4 star was good and spicy, at my edge. Delicious. My table weenies were at 2 star and they enjoyed theirs- they suggested the place to me. Service was kind and helpful, decor is pretty standard, clean and tidy. Glad I went!”

4.4 Superb80 Reviews
Slahal Restaurant 1806 E 29th St, Tacoma Fine Dining • $$$
1806 E 29th St, Tacoma

“We had an amazing time. Our waiter was so friendly and prompt (I wish I remembered his name. ) We came in a Thursday night which was perfect to avoid the crowds. I was able to make a reservation and sit by the window. The bread was excellent it comes with salted butter and served warm. My sister said her long island was the best she's ever had. Our steaks were cooked well done as requested and still juicy and flavorful. Everything is essentially Ala carte although you do get a little bit of garlic potatoes as a garnish with your steak and a choice of soup or salad. We will definitely come again. Oh and my waiter made me a cappuccino himself and added flavor since I like a little sweetness to mine and I appreciated that very much.Parking: This steakhouse is located on the 11th floor of the EQC hotel so you have to park in their garage and go up to the hotel. Then you will go up again to the top floor and the entire floor is the restaurant. If you go on a weekend parking might be a little more inconvenient.Kid-friendliness: If you have well behaved children they can absolutely come. If you don't, please don't bring them and ruin other people's dinners. Especially at these prices you're paying for the experience as well as the food.”

4.3 Superb138 Reviews
7 Seas Brewery and Taproom 2101 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma Brewery • $$
2101 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma

“Good food (sandwiches), good beer (wide selection) and cool atmosphere (industrial).Parking is all on street and limited (we had to park block away and up a steep hill) but it was worth the descent and climb back to car. Truly a Tacoma kind of place! Look forward to going again when back in Tacoma!”

4.4 Superb69 Reviews
Peaks & Pints Tacoma Craft Beer Bar, Bottle Shop & Restaurant 3816 N 26th St Suite B, Tacoma Beer Bar • $$
3816 N 26th St Suite B, Tacoma

“Although as the Proctor District goes this place is fairly new, it looks like it's been built for 100 years. It fits right in the Proctor District.The wait staff was very attentive and courteous. The food was quick and delicious. There are plenty of drink options and even drinks to go. It's a beer and wine place, although I prefer the cider. There was plenty of seating for us at lunch on a Saturday. Parking sometimes can be a bear but that's what it is in the area. I walked a block and a half wasn't too bad. I'll definitely be going back. Great place to bring friends from out of town.”

4.4 Superb63 Reviews
Viva Tacoma 2620 N Proctor St, Tacoma Vegan • $$
2620 N Proctor St, Tacoma

“I can eat here and have absolutely no concerns! The food is always very good and the desserts of course LOLVegetarian options: For someone with Celiac disease, like myself, having a restaurant like Viva's is a life changer as far as being able to eat out without fear of gluten contamination. I just wish there was one closer to us in PuyallupDietary restrictions: Gluten FreeVegan”

4.3 Superb96 Reviews
The Old Spaghetti Factory 1250 Pacific Ave #101, Tacoma Italian • $$
1250 Pacific Ave #101, Tacoma

“Classic experience for an old spaghetti factory. I had the chicken Marsala and I'd probably get something different next time. The sauce was on the verge of breaking but the flavor was right. The meal comes with a salad or soup and bread offering.Mom had the chicken Parm with brown butter mizithra. She enjoyed her meal as well.”

4.2 Good197 Reviews
1022 South J 1022 S J St, Tacoma Cocktail Bar • $$
1022 S J St, Tacoma

“We shared the fried chicken and waffles (the lemon was a knockout surprise), the cheesy tots (which were a flavor bomb), and the biscuits and gravy (I never like that dish cuz it's kinda boring, but these were anything but). We truly couldn't choose a favorite. Sooo good. Seriously. We were only upset that we got full and couldn't eat more. Bravo! Great vibe too!”

4.9 Superb18 Reviews
LA ILUSION AL CARBON 5013s S 56th St, Tacoma Mexican • $$
5013s S 56th St, Tacoma

“The food is delicious! Not only that it's filling like they give you enough to actually feel like you've eaten. A nice setting clean environment. I recommend to anyone who loves Mexican food!Parking: There is plenty of parking sometimes it gets kind of hard to find it especially around rush hours”

4.4 Superb48 Reviews
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 1921 S 72nd St, Tacoma Italian • $$
1921 S 72nd St, Tacoma

“Everyone was chill. Always love the food. Except idk what was up with the zuppa toscana but it wasn't the normal stuff unless I got the wrong soup. But it was still good.”

4.2 Good149 Reviews
Tonala Mexican Restaurant 3702 S Fife St, Tacoma Mexican • $$
3702 S Fife St, Tacoma

“My best friend's wife recommended this restaurant to me. I was totally surprised by the size and selection of the menu. I decided to order the Burrito Tonala. It should've been called Burrito Grande. Half of it went home with me.The other three guests ordered Tilapia, enchiladas, and steak fajitas. .No complaints. The service was quick and accurate. I'll be back.Parking: Parking is not an issue.”

4.3 Superb66 Reviews
Bob's BBQ pit 911 S 11th St, Tacoma Barbecue • $$
911 S 11th St, Tacoma

“This place is a trip. A time and location warp. This place would look the same in a southern TX town in the 1960s. They prioritize great BBQ and service, nothing else. I spoke with the owner and his mom for awhile, they preside over the oldest BBQ joint in the state. We ordered half the menu, all of it was awesome. I will be back.”

4.3 Superb65 Reviews
Anthony's At Point Defiance 5910 N Waterfront Dr, Tacoma Seafood • $$
5910 N Waterfront Dr, Tacoma

“Food is absolutely delicious Great place to go on a date night however the portions are really small I think they should add more to the smoked salmon fettuccine You should only have to pay $15 for that plate”

4.2 Good128 Reviews
Old Town Wine Skins 2208 N 30th St Suite #101, Tacoma Wine Bar • $$$
2208 N 30th St Suite #101, Tacoma

“First time here. Loved the food, wine and chatting with the owner. We managed to get a last minute reservation on a Saturday and so grateful we got to try it out. We arrived really hungry and ordered quite a few items on the menu. We started with the warmed cheese, then on to the flat bread pizza and French onion soup. Everything was delicious. Can't wait to go back!”

4.6 Superb23 Reviews
The Fuzion Cafe 6820 6th Ave, Tacoma Asian • $$
6820 6th Ave, Tacoma

“The food was amazing. We had a party of 10 for a birthday and they put us in the room with the fireplace which is awesome. It was nice and private and we felt like we could all talk without overpowering other guests around us. However, the room was really cold, the fireplace was not on and there was no music to set a mood. Maybe if we had been in the main dining area that atmosphere might've felt a little bit more warm and cozy.That was the first time any of us has been there. We all agreed that we would go back and try again, because the food was so delicious!”

4.4 Superb37 Reviews
Dirty Oscar's Annex 2309 6th Ave, Tacoma American • $$
2309 6th Ave, Tacoma

“SUCH A FUN ATMOSPHERE AND GREAT DRINKS! Our bartender/server was so helpful and so energetic! As a group of bartenders, we really loved his energy and banter. Wish we would have gotten his name, but if he sees this, thanks for making my rare brunch so fun!”

4.2 Good97 Reviews
Dito Tayo 10518 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma Filipino • $$
10518 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma

“Family owned restaurant. Masarap boneless Bangus and monggo. It gets busy of the delicious food they cook. They broadcasting Superbowl NFL for the dine -in customer. Highly recommend authentic restaurant.”

5 Superb12 Reviews
Meconi's Tacoma Pub 709 Pacific Ave, Tacoma Pubs • $$
709 Pacific Ave, Tacoma

“I have never been Meconis before last weekend but I’ll be back. I went in with a large group on a busy weekend, which is enough to peeve any server. But our server Maya was AMAZING. She was so attentive, personable and genuine. She made our night!”

4.3 Superb50 Reviews
McDuff's Cafe 1400 N Highlands Pkwy, Tacoma Cafe • $$
1400 N Highlands Pkwy, Tacoma

“McDuff’s has a cozy atmosphere, great coffee, and friendly baristas. The milk in my latte was steamed perfectly and the latte art was a really nice touch. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.”

4.9 Superb13 Reviews
Art House Cafe 111 N Tacoma Ave, Tacoma American • $$
111 N Tacoma Ave, Tacoma

“We came here for brunch on my mother's birthday, and it was FAB-U-LOUS!Parking was a pain, admittedly, but that's a stadium district problem.As for Art House itself? Divine. We were seated quickly, served quickly, and satisfied quickly with friendly and informative servers with expedient and careful service.The atmosphere was fun and lively! With great window seating on a sunny downtown day.And the food? Oh my God it was wonderful! A touch pricier but worth twice it's cost in flavor, easily.I look forward to returning again in the future and trying more of their expansive, delicious menu in the future. And next time, I'll take the Link instead ?”

4.2 Good86 Reviews
Harbor Lights 2761 Ruston Way, Tacoma Seafood • $$
2761 Ruston Way, Tacoma

“Nice down to Earth feel on the water. Casual with a touch of class. I personally like this place and half for over 45 years.Our server Craig was a disappointment. Luckily the atmosphere was not. We only saw him three times never checked up on us and we were there for two hours.”

4.1 Good421 Reviews
Boom Boom Room Tacoma 3016 6th Ave, Tacoma Cocktail Bar • $$
3016 6th Ave, Tacoma

“The food was much better than I expected for a dark seedie Vegas bar. The salad instead of fries was an amazing choice! The fact that it's not in Vegas makes the atmosphere a great time. Service was exceptional!”

4.2 Good81 Reviews
The Loose Wheel Bar & Grill - Tacoma 6108 6th Ave, Tacoma Bar & Grill • $$
6108 6th Ave, Tacoma

“Great service Everytime, (Disclaimer) slow service lately 3-11-2024, food is giant portions, at a great price. Best place to be on a game day. Our choice of places to stop is here. Quality is on par alsoWheelchair accessibility: ADA”

4.2 Good79 Reviews
Sig Brewing Company 2534 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma Brewery • $$
2534 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma

“Group from the office gathered here and we had a great time! Lots of creative and tasty beer choices as well as scrumptious food options. Definitely will be back!!”

4.2 Good79 Reviews
Gari of Sushi 1209 S 38th St, Tacoma Japanese • $$
1209 S 38th St, Tacoma

“There are not a lot of sushi restaurants in Tacoma, and of those I know of, they tend to think they're in Seattle and it's okay to charge $20 a roll, or competing with gas stations to make you nervous, this place is the exception. It's affordable, not pretentious, cute interior with pretty solid sushi, (I stick with the veggie options but my friends have all enjoyed the fish, so second hand account on the actual sushi)If you live in the area and want sushi, I definitely recommend it, for whatever that's worth :)P.S. I'm grading this a bit on a curve due to the other options I've had, but it's a review so definitely biased in some way or another.”

4.3 Superb44 Reviews
Lobster Shop 4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma Seafood • $$$
4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma

“Fantastic food, attentive staff, leisurely paced meal with the Tacoma waterfront view! It was a bit loud when busy so those with hearing aides might want to choose less busy hours of the day.”

4.1 Good318 Reviews
McMenamins The Old Hangout 565 Broadway, Tacoma Tiki Bar • $$
565 Broadway, Tacoma

“Tiki bar was less than inviting. Staff seemed nonchalant about cleaning tables and serving clients as well, perhaps it was a bad day all around, will try again and see if the mood improves and maybe the service ”

4.1 Good299 Reviews
Narrows Brewing Company 9007 S 19th St, Tacoma Brewery • $$
9007 S 19th St, Tacoma

“What a fabulous discovery!I enjoyed some tasty locally brewed beer and a generous charcuterie tray that could easily feed 4 on a Friday night before closing. I'll plan to return for their bingo event or trivia night, soon!”

4.2 Good73 Reviews
Legendary Doughnuts 2602 6th Ave, Tacoma Donuts • $$
2602 6th Ave, Tacoma

“The doughnuts were fantastic! There was a mix up with the doughnuts, and one was missing from the box - went back and they were so nice. They apologized and made it right. Definitely will be back!”

4.2 Good65 Reviews
Sushi Tama Restaurant 3919 6th Ave, Tacoma Japanese • $$
3919 6th Ave, Tacoma

“Absolutely some of the best sushi I’ve ever had. We had to order more rolls even though we were getting full because it was so good. Great flavor, and kind, helpful staff. I will be back for sure.”

4.3 Superb32 Reviews
Wild Orchid Tacoma 3023 6th Ave, Tacoma Thai • $$
3023 6th Ave, Tacoma

“Had dinner at the Wild Orchid before taking in a concert at Jazzbones. We arrived early on a Friday and were the first ones seated that evening. The host/server was very welcoming and took our order promptly. As you can see from the pictures, the presentation of the food was above our expectations. The food was delicious and we enjoyed the coconuts prawns while our entrees were being prepared. The food was very flavorful and the portions were on par. For us, the best part in this dining out economy was the price. We felt that the experience was well worth what we paid.”

4.3 Superb32 Reviews
Mandolin Sushi & Japanese steak house 3923 S 12th St, Tacoma Sushi • $$
3923 S 12th St, Tacoma

“Customer service is always exceptional! We are treated like family when we go there everytime whether we dine in or out. Family friendly, date night one of our favorites! Happy hour great prices for soooo much fresh food we always get sushi. Everyone should try this place atleast once.”

4.1 Good141 Reviews
Boathouse 19 9001 S 19th St, Tacoma American • $$
9001 S 19th St, Tacoma

“This is a great after-work location that has a relaxed feel. Food is good and staff are friendly.If it is a nice night, try to get patio seating, (it does get busy) The views of the Narrows Bridges and partial sunset are very awesome.”

4.1 Good124 Reviews
PDQ Grocery & Deli 5318 128th St E, Tacoma Deli • $$
5318 128th St E, Tacoma

“One of the cheapest places for gas in the area. Add Fred Meyer fuel points, now we're talking big savings on fuel. The place is always busy. I guess the word gets out. Add to that, a good size convenience store and deli. And if that wasn't enough for you, a drive through smoke shop. I don't smoke any more, but I'm told it's one of the cheapest places for tobacco.”

4.6 Superb11 Reviews
Kamlai Thai Cuisine 8425 S Hosmer St Suite D, Tacoma Laotian • $$
8425 S Hosmer St Suite D, Tacoma

“We ate here a couple days ago and the food was absolutely delicious. I would give it 5 stars if we were able to deviate from what we selected on the menu. They would not let us change out one of the sides, even if we paid a little more. If you want great Thai food this is the place to go.”

4.1 Good59 Reviews
Fujiya Japanese Restaurant 1130 Broadway Ste. 1, Tacoma Japanese • $$
1130 Broadway Ste. 1, Tacoma

“I’ve traveled all over the world, have been to japan multiple times, and this is still the best quality sushi I’ve ever had. I wish I could rate this place higher.”

4.1 Good50 Reviews
Diversions Cafe N 15th St, Tacoma Cafe • $$
N 15th St, Tacoma

“I love it here. It gets really busy September through mid May but it has a great atmosphere. Nothing quite like a college café. The baristas are really good at remembering regular's orders and everyone is so friendly. Definitely my go to café in Tacoma. Huge variety of options for coffee, and they're always very consistent.”

5 Superb5 Reviews
WildFin American Grill 5115 Grand Loop, Tacoma American • $$
5115 Grand Loop, Tacoma

“My friends and I went here for the first time yesterday around 7:30ish and I want to say it’s the very first restaurant ever I am satisfied with! From the service to the food and atmosphere ! Service was very nice and attentive. Appetizers were delicious we got smoke salmon deep dish, chowder soup and calamari and no disappointment! Food came in decent time and best steak I had outside my house and dessert was so yummy too as their lemonade! Hope to experience the same my next time coming here! It was very enjoyable dinner with a beautiful view. Lastly, I wanna addressed that prices for all their menu aren’t even bad either ! If u see this review u have to go there ;)”

4 Good354 Reviews
McMenamins Elks Temple 565 Broadway, Tacoma Brewpubs • $$
565 Broadway, Tacoma

“Cool place to hang out and enjoy yourself. If your game and had a few drinks, you can totally play hide and seek as there are several floors and hidden rooms. Just don't play on the 6th floor as that's the hotel and would be messed up.Tuck yourself away in the vault and avoid a larger crowd or go ham and mingle with everyone everywhere else!Drinks are always good no matter the bar you go to and be prepared as there's probably something going on at the venue there, so fork over the cover and have a good time!”

4 Good345 Reviews
McMenamins Spanish Bar 565 Broadway, Tacoma Bar & Grill • $$
565 Broadway, Tacoma

“We like the ever-changing craft beverage menu and the variety of food items. I've had the Jamaican Rice Bowl twice recently - once with prawns and once with chicken. It was very flavorful both times. My only complaint and it's tiny, is we ordered coffee at the end of the meal and it was lukewarm at best. On a busy Saturday night, I didn't want to bother the server who I'm sure would have replaced it if I'd asked.”

4 Good253 Reviews
Moctezuma's Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar 4102 S 56th St, Tacoma Mexican • $$
4102 S 56th St, Tacoma

“This is a sexy Mexican restaurant. The interior design is beautiful and thoughtfully planned. The carnitas and beef tacos were delicious. Tasty Margaritas and cold beer. There is a outdoor seating area and I cant wait till the weather warms up to sit outside and dine. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for authentic Mexican food.”

4 Good127 Reviews
El Toro Mexican Restaurant & Cantina 13719 Pacific Ave S, Tacoma Mexican • $$
13719 Pacific Ave S, Tacoma

“I don't know if anyone would consider it authentic Mexican food, but it certainly is what I expect when I go out to eat Mexican food. We have been dining there a lot lately, and have had consistently good food and good service. The portions are very large. My wife and I often split the Trio Fajitas, and we get plenty of food and we both really enjoy it. They always keep us going with chips and salsa. The salsa is not that great, but that would be my only complaint.We recently ate at Cactus in Proctor, and felt like our food and service is so much better and much cheaper at El Toro. The portions are much larger and the food is much closer to what I expect when eating at a Mexican restaurant. The experience at Cactus certainly made us appreciate El Toro much more.Well done, El Toro! We look forward to dining there again soon!Vegetarian options: Not sure how many options there are for vegetarians, but my son gets their Cheese Enchiladas and rice and beans and loves it. Huge portion.”

4 Good106 Reviews
E9 Firehouse & Gastropub 611 N Pine St, Tacoma American • $$
611 N Pine St, Tacoma

“The atmosphere, food and service all a fantastic experience. Our server was attentive, efficient and polite. The food was delicious! Highly recommend the beignets:) My only negative and reason for one less star, their house made lemonade tasted as if zero sugar was added and was extremely puckering.”

4 Good92 Reviews
Gateway To India 2603 6th Ave, Tacoma Indian • $$
2603 6th Ave, Tacoma

“They had a very decent Indian Buffet and I haven't found one of those since COVID started. I was heading to Peru for a few weeks and wanted to get something amazing before I left and it fit the bill.”

4 Good89 Reviews
Millhouse 2515 N Proctor St, Tacoma Pizza • $$
2515 N Proctor St, Tacoma

“Probably best pizza ? in Tacoma. Delicate crust and thoughtful high quality toppings make this our time tested favorite.Vegetarian options: It’s pizza so you can mix and match and enjoy.Parking: Street parking. Should be able to find a spot but be ready to walk a block.Kid-friendliness: Casual atmosphere, kiddos (non screaming) would fit right in.”

4 Good83 Reviews
The Forum 815 Pacific Ave A, Tacoma Bar & Grill • $$
815 Pacific Ave A, Tacoma

“Friday late night-- definitely the place to be if you like to be in the Miyake of everything. It was packed. The service was still excellent and as to be expected given how busy they were. Some of the best food I've had. Unique and distinct flavor combinations make everything Pop! ? Everything was fresh too. Service with a smile.”

4 Good81 Reviews
Opal Lounge 5226 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma Barbeque • $$
5226 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma

“One of my Top 5 places to eat in Tacoma. Really good BBQ food, CenTex-style (with sauces on the side for those who want them). I've had over half the menu and loved everything, but the Opal Burger with egg is my fav. Solid taplist, incredible whisky selection. Kitchen is scrupulously clean, there is outdoor seating at the front and in the back, for when the weather suits. The owners are great folks and work weekdays if you want to meet them - which I recommend!”

4 Good51 Reviews
Dystopian State Brewing Co. & Event Venue 611 S Baker St, Tacoma Brewery • $$
611 S Baker St, Tacoma

“My husband and I got married here Jan 2024 and I have nothing but great things to say about the space, beer and staff. Be prepared if you decide to get married here, you are responsible for the entire set up and clean up. With that being said, there is SO much flexibility in how you want to decorate the space. In addition, the staff are very kind and excellent in the communication process making everything smooth and easy. We had a very intimate small ceremony, about 15 people, then a larger reception with about 80 people. The brewery size was perfect for the amount of people we had. We had a catering company come in to set up food which was plenty of space as well. Later in the night, we played our own music through the brewery’s speakers which we were impressed by the sound system. There is also a mic available so people could share speeches. If we could do anything differently, we would have a company come in and take things down after us because at the end of the night, we were toasted. Highly recommend getting married here if you are looking for a chill, cozy and beer filled wedding!”

4 Good25 Reviews
Casa Moreno Restaurant 3802 S Cedar St #5621, Tacoma Mexican • $$
3802 S Cedar St #5621, Tacoma

“This food is out of this world!!!I am SO grateful I stumbled upon it on my trip!!!Wowzers.I’ve eaten Mexican food all of my life, all over the world, and honestly this is absolutely some of the very best!!!Muchas gracias, Casa Moreno!!!Another amazing thing was that our food was ready in 5 min…which was so helpful since I’m traveling with my horse and need to be speedy!!!!I’ll definitely remember this place on our way back North!I didn’t give any stars on atmosphere since I didn’t eat there. I will say that it looks different now than in the pictures. I really liked the colors and decor in the photos…maybe they are in a remodel phase?”

4.2 Good5 Reviews
Tacoma Mall Food Services Inc 4502 S Steele St, Tacoma Pizza • $$
4502 S Steele St, Tacoma

“A good local mall to visit some of the stores for gift giving. I enjoyed drinking my Starbucks coffee while my grandson played in the playground area. Clean environment, people in general seemed happy being there while walking. Most people smiled at you as a "Hello"!”

3.9 Good12 Reviews

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Jamba 4502 S Steele St #381, Tacoma Juice • $$
4502 S Steele St #381, Tacoma

“Love the Mega Mango Plant-based smoothie. It’s my favorite and a great meal substitute. Also really appreciate that you can customize your smoothie. Tonight we got Mango a Go Go smoothies and substituted the sherbert for pineapple juice. Shout out to Solace who gave us great customer service!”

3.9 Good23 Reviews
Sip + Spoon 4502 S Steele St, Tacoma Bubble Tea • $$
4502 S Steele St, Tacoma

“I absolutely love Sip + Spoon but I go for the Poke bowls! They are amazingly delicious, always so Fresh and I love that they are completely customizable. I highly recommend their Ahi tuna and the shrimp.Dietary restrictions: I have an intolerance to salicylic acid but they do a great job keeping the ingredients separate so I don't worry about eating here. They also have MANY choices that are sal-negligable!”

3.9 Good28 Reviews
Indochine On Pearl 4612 N Pearl St, Tacoma Thai • $$
4612 N Pearl St, Tacoma

“Food is always hot and delicious. We've tried some different things from time to time, and often come back to our regular favorites. Everything has been great.”

3.9 Good33 Reviews
Port of Call Restaurant 1425 E 27th St, Tacoma American • $$
1425 E 27th St, Tacoma

“My boyfriend and I ate here twice while staying at the La Quinta about a week ago and the server/bartender was awesome. The food was good and she made a really strong Lemon Drop! The bartender also made us drinks to go so we could take them back to our room, which I thought was pretty cool. Would definitely stay and eat here again!”

3.7 Good3 Reviews
Puyalapabs Cafe 2920 E R St, Tacoma Cafe • $$
2920 E R St, Tacoma

“Cons: The line formation was confusing to get in. Some people were paying at the front, in line or just lingering to get seated. Didn’t help that the hostess were there but they were closed.The food was mediocre. Ordered the Asian cuisine $50 for 2. The hot mustard for the bbq pork was spicy and cleared my sinus, Mongolian beef was super tender and the rest of the items were meh. It’s open 24/7 so would be a good place to dine at in the middle of the nightThe place was clean and the service was great. Olivia was our server and she did an excellent job. She was on top of water/coke refills, was friendly/attentive but not overly in your space. 5 star for her 3 for everything else.”

3.9 Good75 Reviews
Pomodoro Italian Restaurant & Bar 3819 N 26th St, Tacoma Italian • $$
3819 N 26th St, Tacoma

“This is my favorite place to come when I'm in Tacoma (so far). It's such a cute place for lunch with the atmosphere and even better for dinner. We had the calamari and the caprese for appetizers (the calamari was a tad overcooked but honestly it's hit or miss with calamari and so easy to accidentally overcook) it was still good and the caprese is *chefs kiss*. We split the Tricolor Tortellini and had a salad that I didn't get a picture of, and this has been one of the best things I've eaten since I moved to Washington. The garlic cream sauce is amazing, and the artichoke hearts with the tomato is just like the cherry on top. I order this every time I'm here and would even get a second order to go because it's so good. 10/10 would eat so much here because it's all been amazing, and I'm already planning what I'm going to have next time we come! They have the ability to seat large groups (both times going have seen a group of 10 people/family here) buy would likely need to call ahead, I've never had to call for a reservation but we also haven't gone during very peak times.Vegetarian options: Caprese, fried ravioli, various salads and tri color ratingWheelchair accessibility: Both entrances do not have steps”

3.9 Good79 Reviews
Chuck E. Cheese 4911 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Tacoma Pizza • $$
4911 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Tacoma

“This location continues to be the gold standard in customer service. The location is clean the food is good and the staff are exceptional. Every Chuck E Cheese new hire should have to train at this location.Parking: Ample onsite parkingKid-friendliness: Better than the Chuck E Cheese I remember as a kid.”

3.9 Good91 Reviews
McMenamins Pub at Elks Temple 565 Broadway, Tacoma Pubs • $$
565 Broadway, Tacoma

“I hosted a bridal luncheon for my daughter here and they seated the thirteen of us in an area where we didn't disturb other people. Our server did a great job and everyone enjoyed their food.”

3.9 Good157 Reviews
Harvest Buffet 3121 S 38th St, Tacoma Buffet • $$
3121 S 38th St, Tacoma

“We went late afternoon on a Thursday which was ideal as there was no wait and the buffet was our oasis! It's usually packed on the weekends, but you still get a seat rather quickly. The outside area is not a good indicator of the niceness on the inside, so keep an open mind when attempting to go there. Inside you'll find an incredibly spacious dining area and a buffet with all the classic Oriental main attractions of Kung Pao chicken, Teriyaki Chicken, stir-fried rice, noodles, soups, sushi, the full-on self-create grill, and a full-on dessert bar, saldad bar, assortment of steamsed buns, as well as drinks and hot beverages. There's something for everyone and the service is amazing. Glad I tried it twice over!”

3.9 Good202 Reviews
Cafe Bistro 4502 S Steele St, Tacoma Cafe • $$
4502 S Steele St, Tacoma

“I got a free swag bag of pasta related stuff because I ordered a pasta dish. They gave me a good amount of after dinner mints. The service was very good. I've dined at this bistro for years and it's very good. I recommend their creme brulee for dessert and their kalamata olive aioli dip with fries it's addictive! I usally get the chicken and herb goat cheese sandwich. Very good by the way but, I got this gnocchi dish and because it was pasta month I got a free swag bag sponsored by Barilla since I ordered a pasta dish. If you are hungry while shopping at Nordstrom's it's a great place to check out.”

3.7 Good12 Reviews
Papa Murphy's | Take 'N' Bake Pizza 8225 Pacific Ave, Tacoma Pizza • $$
8225 Pacific Ave, Tacoma

“It's a shame that they're card only. But, it's understandable with the area they in.Vegetarian options: N/ADietary restrictions: N/AParking: It works for the building.”

3.8 Good31 Reviews
The Office Bar & Grill On Pacific Avenue 813 Pacific Ave, Tacoma Bar & Grill • $$
813 Pacific Ave, Tacoma

“Came in here with some co-workers when we were here for a conference. The atmosphere was amazing and we had a wonderful time just hanging out and enjoying the place.”

3.8 Good44 Reviews
Cassidy's Pub & Outdoor Mini-Golf 9621 Portland Ave E, Tacoma Pubs • $$
9621 Portland Ave E, Tacoma

“I went here for the first time with my brother-in-law and sister. He has grown up here and been there many times.I read a lot of really bad reviews which kind of made me laugh!Our server Lisa, was really busy Manning the pull tab section and serving. She was extremely friendly and efficient We had our drinks, 3 martinis ordered and delivered within about 7 to 10 minutes.The food also came out quickly and was delicious. Their burgers are so tasty!I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the place if you're looking for a good dive bar with great burgers and cocktails! I will definitely be returning.”

3.8 Good46 Reviews
Sammy's Pizza 1308 N I St, Tacoma Pizza • $$
1308 N I St, Tacoma

“My family stopped into Sammy's on a whim while on a walk around North Slope. First of all, the restaurant was incredibly clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We ordered a medium pizza (half garlic chicken/half chicken bacon ranch), a small meat lover's pizza, and a house salad with a chipotle ranch dressing. All of the food was excellent, the ingredients fresh, and served within a timely manner. Our family highly recommends this place and we'll definitely be back very soon!!”

3.8 Good63 Reviews
The Man BBQ Food Truck 5717 S Tyler St, Tacoma Barbeque • $$
5717 S Tyler St, Tacoma

“Went there today for the first time, based almost entirely upon previous reviews. I ended up with the Cuban sandwich. Sandwich came with option of fries, salad or something else that I cannot recall. I had the fries and they were excellent; very crispy and fresh. My sandwich came on a pretzel bun, which is always a plus. I removed a single star because the food took almost 30 minutes to come out. That's way too long for a place like this, but the waitress was very apologetic and stated it was not common. I'll definitely give it another go or two and update as appropriate.”

3.2 Average6 Reviews
Cliff House Restaurant 6300 Marine View Dr, Tacoma Seafood • $$$
6300 Marine View Dr, Tacoma

“Spectacular harbor view, professional staff, great meal and lovely wines. Our server made us dessert cocktails of his own recipe and they were amazing. Such a treat!”

3.8 Good75 Reviews
La Perla del Mar VIP 6812 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Tacoma Mexican • $$
6812 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Tacoma

“service is always great and the food is amazing! The atmosphere is always great we always have a good time when we visit! Talia is always friendly and very attentive to anything we ”

3.8 Good78 Reviews
La Perla Del Mar 3850 Pacific Ave, Tacoma Mexican • $$
3850 Pacific Ave, Tacoma

“A friend recommended La Perla Del Mar so we decided to stop when we were nearby. It’s a very casual place. We received menus in Spanish at first but the waitress quickly replaced them with menus in English. We didn’t ask for them, so maybe she saw us struggling. The food was delicious and the portions were large. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. The music was great too. This is a great place to go when you’re not looking for anything fancy but you want authentic Mexican seafood and friendly service. We’ll be back!Parking: We got a parking spot right next to the building but there is more parking available behind the building too.”

3.7 Good30 Reviews

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