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The Swiss Restaurant & Pub

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Seafood, Hamburgers, Pub, Family Fare, Eclectic
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1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
253-572-2821
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Today
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: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, 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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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    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 local pub

I stopped for lunch and had the "Nooner", the soup, salad, roll combo. I choose the chili and was I glad I did. It is a sausage and beer chili made with Manny's Pale ale. It wasn't too spicy and had the best flavor of any chili I have had in a long time. They have 30 beers on tap... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
56Special
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North Lakewood
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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North Lakewood
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86 reviews 86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I stopped for lunch and had the "Nooner", the soup, salad, roll combo. I choose the chili and was I glad I did. It is a sausage and beer chili made with Manny's Pale ale. It wasn't too spicy and had the best flavor of any chili I have had in a long time. They have 30 beers on tap... More 

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Olympia, Washington
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

To give the restaurant the benefit of the doubt, we came in as the Tacoma City Marathon was finishing. It took forever for the food to come. When it did, they brought out two plates, but took forever for the third. By the time it got to the table, the fries were cold. I had the brats and potato salad.... More 

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Fantastic clam chowder. Service was very quick. Lots to look at once inside as the walls are decorated with everything from skate boards to accordions. ...yes the instrument I am not kidding! Definitely would go back.

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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
15 helpful votes 15 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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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, Pub, Family Fare, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?