Tacoma sits on the Puget Sound about 30 miles southwest of Seattle and is home to an assortment of excellent restaurants. Tacomaís reputation has been improving in the last several years due to the cityís revitalization of the downtown area. Many of Tacomaís best restaurants have stunning views of Mount Rainier and the Puget Sound, creating a little extra romance during an already great evening. C.I. Shenanigans is directly on the waterfront and during the warmer months (usually just August) patrons can enjoy their meals on the restaurantís patio. Varsity Grill isnít quite as classy, but is widely regarded as Tacomaís best sports bar and restaurant. Varsity is full of flat-screen TVs and has a huge projector screen for big games. For a classic dining experience, there might not be a better restaurant in Tacoma than Pacific Grill. Anything that diners desire can be found in this beautiful city on the edge of the Sound.
Asado brings the thrill of the grill to Tacoma, combining the flavors of Argentina with the fresh ingredients of the Northwest to create a unique steakhouse experience. Asado serves all natural pork, chicken and beef grilled over imported mesquite wood. Asado also offers several fresh seafood options, as well as daily specials and options for those who don't want meat.
3017 Ruston Way, Tacoma WA 98402
Since 1983, C.I. Shennanigans Seafood & Steakhouse has been a Tacoma favorite for its waterfront views, grilled steaks and fresh Northwest seafood. Look for dishes like coconut prawns, cedar plank salmon and garlic "Vesuvio" filet--filet mignon stuffed with roasted garlic, caramelized shallot demi-glace, mashed potatoes, and seasonal vegetables.
1502 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma WA 98402
American, Steak, Seafood.
From the creators of the award-winning Beach house at Purdy comes Pacific Grill. Located on the ground floor of the historic Waddell Building, the Pacific Grill features 17-foot high exposed beam ceilings, glowing sea life art forms and intimate lighting. Look for Hawaiian ahi, Weathervane scallops, grilled king salmon and what the New York Times called "the best onion rings in America."
Stanley & Seafort's
115 East 34th, Tacoma WA 98404
Stanley & Seafortís is a Tacoma landmark with panoramic views overlooking downtown and Commencement Bay harbor. Fresh fish, of course, but also a wide range of grilled steaks and chops like the filet mignon with smoked mushrooms, mashed potatoes with truffle oil, brandy-mustard sauce and applewood smoked sirloin with mustard garlic aioli, and fries.
1114 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
A classic sports bar and restaurant, the Varsity Grill serves up good times, karaoke and menu with pub favorites like burgers, fish and chips and St. Louis style ribs.