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Great Places To Eat In Tacoma

The city of Tacoma has all kinds of great places to eat. We created a list of our top 20 restaurants in Tacoma. These eateries include everything needed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Asado
Tacoma’s only Argentinian-style steakhouse is Asado Cucina Argentina. This is the area’s only Argentine-themed steakhouse and serves up delicious steak and other fine-dining options.

Lobster Shop
Lobster Shop is a great place to bring your special someone. This is a waterfront restaurant with views to the left and right. The restaurant is welcoming and the food is top-tier.

Pacific Grill
Pacific Grill draws from a global influence to create a diverse menu.

Shakabrah Java
Shakabrah Java has the fix for all your breakfast and lunch needs. Shakabrah makes great egg dishes and pancakes. They also serve burgers and hot sandwiches.

Stanley & Seaforts
Stanley & Seaforts is a steak, chop, and fish house located in Tacoma with panoramic views overlooking downtown and Commencement Bay harbor.

WildFin American Grill
Located on the beautiful Tacoma waterfront and boasts some exquisite seafood cuisine. This is also a fine place for family dinners or business lunches.

Montamara
This small neighborhood lunch spot is set beautifully in Historic Old Town Tacoma. Montamara was the name of a festival celebrating food, friends, and family held in the 253 over 100 years ago. The brunch spot is decorated with largely salvaged material and is a great place for family outings and business meetings.

Southern Kitchen
On the hunt for choice soul food? Look no further than Southern Kitchen to satisfy your down-home needs. These guys are located in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma and have all the local atmosphere that some parts of the Waterfront area no longer permeate. They’re best known for southern fried chicken, catfish, cornbread stuffing, fried okra, macaroni & cheese, peach cobbler, and bread pudding to name a few. Everything is made from scratch here and you’ll never leave with an even remotely empty stomach. This place was even featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri!

Cooks Tavern
This is a nice affordable bar and eatery located in the Proctor neighborhood of North Tacoma. Their doors open promptly at 8 am for breakfast, and lunch, dinner, and cocktails are served seven days a week. There’s a good chance you’ll never be disappointed at this spot. They also provide a menu celebrating the food of the Americas with a healthy shot of recognizable comfort foods.  Guests can find everything from a Cuban Mariscado, to a Québécois Poutine, to a slow braised Chilean Carne Machada.

Dirty Oscars Annex
This place is perfect for a night out with friends or family, Dirty Oscars is the place with a funny name and delicious food. Affordable dishes and creative cocktails are the name of the game at this place. Their menu offers new American dishes such as chicken and waffles and delicious sliders. The atmosphere of this place is way chill and we often find ourselves here on a relaxing evening.

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Best Restaurants In Tacoma

Often overlooked by the many passer-byers along the I-5 freeway, Tacoma, Washington surprisingly has some of the best food and cooks people can find. The under the rader, city is  filled with tons of art, foods, and culture that many people don’t ever get a glimpse at. As the city gets busier and more and more people move out of Seattle, there’s one place undoubtedly that a few people will head to and that is Tacoma. Listed below are some of the best restaurants to visit while in Tacoma.

 

Red Wagon Burgers –

This mouth-watering burger joint is made for the burger lovers. The flavorful and messy, but incredibly filling burger with a side of french fries is an absolute hit for a hungry tummy. Don’t miss out on any of the flavor that may find itself dripping down your forearms!

 

Europa Bistro –

This place is for the Italian lovers. Mix some homemade skills with some old-school Italian recipes and this is the restaurant that you get. There is tons of flavor in each meal and in the high-quality dishes, don’t forget to grab some wine to make your dinner and experience that much better!

Donnalson’s –

Another mouth-watering restaurant with the old-school recipe book. This fun and soulful restaurant offers live jazz and blues music every single night! This smooth and cool feeling restaurant will have you kicking back and enjoying the fun experience. You might find that you enjoy the fun little neighborhood as well.

 

Cooks Tavern –

The restaurant with the ever rotating menu. Cooks Tavern seems to have a dish and recipe from every corner of the world! Its mouth watering dishes will be perfect for everyone. The restaurant offers dishes from Cuba and Argentina. Their recipes are sure to make their statement.

 

Montamara Kitchen –

Enough of the dinners, how about the go-to breakfast spots in Tacoma? Montamara Kitchen has one of the best breakfast spots in the Old Town Tacoma area. It does such an outstanding job of provided the most flavorful breakfast it isn’t fun. Offering roasted potatoes with bacon sandwiches, but don’t forget to grab a cinnamon roll and coffee on your way out!

 

The Lobster Shop –

Thanks to the beautiful mother nature settings we’re blessed with here in the Northwest, the Puget Sound can be seen all around this lobster shop. Another fantastic place to eat, the weekend brunch buffet will have you coming back for seconds. Be sure to wash down your food with their bubbling champagne mimosas!

 

Indo Street Eatery –

The owner of the Indo Street Eatery restaurant was born and raised in Thailand. With that being said, he brought all that he learned from helping his family run a market food stall to Tacoma. The incredibly delicious and flavorful food is about as authentic as it gets. It really feels as if the food came right from Bangkok and surrounding areas.

 

MSM Deli –

A super popular and happening lunch spot, the MSM Deli is the go-to place for fantastic deli sandwiches. With the smell of fresh meats, baked breads and more, this busy deli always manages to stay busy. Be sure to check this place out!

 

Dirty Oscar’s Annex –

One of the go-to restaurants that can do everything. They offer mouth-watering tacos, burgers, sandwiches and more, this had Guy Fieri shaking in his boots. When appearing on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, it received the food credit that it deserved.

 

The Table –

A higher end dining experience, without the pretentious shenanigans. With super friendly, caring and knowledgeable staff, you’ll find that the food is just as good. Flavorful and fresh. I might add that most of the ingredients are local as well. The Table is definitely a good date setting as well. You might even find that the entertainment isn’t in the food or your date, but find the entertainment comes from all the passerbyers.

 

The Red Hot –

Could be the most strange and mouth-watering restaurants in all of Tacoma. With recipes involving peanut butter, bacon, nacho cheese and pickles, you’re going to try a hot dog that you’ve never had before. The madman that put together ingredients and toppings that no one else would have, is probably sitting back and laughing at how much people enjoy the food.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

Our products have intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of these products. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.