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The Swiss Restaurant & Pub

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Seafood, Hamburgers, Family Fare, Eclectic
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1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
253-572-2821
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Description: The Swiss Pub & Restaurant is housed in an historical 1913 building in the...
The Swiss Pub & Restaurant is housed in an historical 1913 building in the mist of downtown museums, retail shops and the University of Washington, Tacoma Branch. Come and see Dale Chihuly's collection of Venetian glass that sits atop our bar while enjoying lunch and dinner every day.
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great pub

Great beer selection. Fun games, pool, shuffle board, ski ball, etc. Friendly staff. It is very large, so they can pack in a crowd, but a fun place to go.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We enjoyed a beer and some brauts. They were well cooked great flavor. Potato salad was fabulous! The service was great, staff was friendly. Neat atmospheres, it's an old firehouse. Good vibe, will return. No live band playing but it is a large place that would be cool to catch a band at.

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United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great beer selection. Fun games, pool, shuffle board, ski ball, etc. Friendly staff. It is very large, so they can pack in a crowd, but a fun place to go.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Good Food, Great Happy Hour 4-6. Great Location. Josh, the owners son, made a special effort to great. After eating do not miss the stroll down the steps to the Glass Bridge.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Found online. Food and happy hour specials on a Sunday. Burgers were large and delicious! Free parking to boot. Thanks to the city of Tacoma.

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Cincinnati Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Excellent Food and very friendly service. This was a business lunch so didn't take advantage of the various selections of beers. I really liked the atmosphere and character of this restaurant.

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Tacoma, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What a find . . . Good pub grub, & located at the top of the UWT steps downtown, 2 blocks uphill from the main drag on Pacific Ave. This is the evening centre of UWT & downtown most weekends, including regular bands & special events,

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I enjoyed that I could get in out of the cold and have reasonably priced food and drink in a great atmosphere, It was warm and inviting there. I have gone and will go back to try several delicious sounding dishes.

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Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The entire staff and management were so friendly. We sat at the bar after going to the Museum of Glass. Talked with Jack about the Chihuly glass they have on loan there. Everyone was great, along with the food. Hightly recommend it.

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west yorkshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Handy for our hotel, only a few minuites walk which was essential after our long flight and little in the way of food. A restaurant and pub which sometimes has live bands which we unfortunately missed, the food was good, nothing special but OK, staff were helpful and friendly. Suited our requirements for the night as we required something quick.

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Lecanto, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Unfortunately visited on night of Katy perry concert so were not serving regular menu. Hummus was okay but little choice for gluten free. Friendly people and eye popping collection of dale chiluily glassware which will probably fund their retirement.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 253-572-2821

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 13
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Hamburgers, Family Fare, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

Description

The Swiss Pub & Restaurant is housed in an historical 1913 building in the mist of downtown museums, retail shops and the University of Washington, Tacoma Branch. Come and see Dale Chihuly's collection of Venetian glass that sits atop our bar while enjoying lunch and dinner every day.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?