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The Swiss Restaurant & Pub

1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
253-572-2821
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Ranked #78 of 668 Restaurants in Tacoma
Price range: $5 - $13
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Seafood, Eclectic, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night
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.
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English first
Tacoma, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Larkspur, California, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Live music and affordable, good food make this an appealing spot. It's got some fun retro decorations on the walls and it's a cool room--a high ceiling with lots of interesting pop art and posters on the walls.

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Swiss is an easy walk from the downtown Tacoma museums. Food is better than average bar food, especially the brats. Service was outstanding; ambiance interesting. Lunch time mid-week it was not busy. Would like to return and sample other dishes.

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Halstead
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16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I've been working in Tacoma for two months. I didn't know anyone here when I arrived from England and my workmates commute each day from Seattle.. Fortunately, I wandered into The Swiss my second weekend here. Every single member of staff I met there was extremely pleasant, fun and welcoming. As a woman on my own, it was really good... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Swiss is a Tacoma favorite conveniently located across the street from the extension campus of the University of Washington. The restaurant/bar offers pool, sports tv channels, great burgers, a variety of nicely portioned appetizers and a menu of music events ranging from blues to rock. Check website for calendar and happy hours that feature free pool. Kid friendly until... More 

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Pulaski, Tennessee
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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Visited based on tapadvisor.com recommendation. Excellent selection of beers. African Amber and Snowcap are great. I had the pan fried oysters and highly recommend them. The décor is authentic and there is Chihully glass on display (but not at eye level). I would like o know how old the bar is but it looks authentic. Will go again, soon.

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Additional Information about The Swiss Restaurant & Pub

Address: 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
Phone Number: 253-572-2821
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 13
Cuisine: Hamburgers, Seafood, Eclectic, Family Fare

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