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Katie Downs

3211 Ruston Wa, Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 756-0771
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Ranked #78 of 659 restaurants in Tacoma
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Ruston, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Katie Downs is a local restaurant for 21 and over. So in that regards it is a bar, but their alcoholic drinks, while I'm sure are good (I don't drink), are not the reason I keep going back. There food is exceptional. There Pizza, you will not find similar quality or taste anywhere! Try the Great White (Chicken, Artichoke Hearts,... More

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Westminster, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a bar not a restaurant, you order from the bar (They do have a designated cashier though) you then seat yourself anywhere and the server brings you your food. I had salmon with a Caesar salad. It was all very tasty and not too expensive either. I sat on the patio and I had a great view over... More

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nothing like sitting at the water front with the back drop of Mt Rainer and eating delicious food. The prices a reasonable for the location of the restaurant. Had a good time wasn't over interrupted by the staff. Perfect service perfect food.

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New York
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136 reviews 136 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went with friends (natives of the area) and they explained that you get a table first, then you go up and order, cafeteria style almost, pay for the food and then they bring the food to your table. Well it seems the place is always packed, especially outdoor seating in summer. So we sat inside at first, then saw... More

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Page, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a beautiful pizza and sandwich and bar on the water. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the view and weather. We had a pizza and a Reuben sandwich. The food was very good and the beer was cold.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I love this restaurant. Located on pilings over Commencement Bay on Ruston Way in Tacoma, Washington, the view is stunning. The food is always top quality with wonderful pizza, great sandwiches, soups and an excellent selection of wines and beers.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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113 reviews 113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Just average bar food. You have to order at the bar yourself and wait staff will bring it to you. Great view!

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Kansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Just dined there today and ordered the Halibut. It was pricy, but worth in in the past. Today it was two generous proportions of a white fish that didn't seem to be Halibut, the coating was undercooked, so I felt like I was eating a pancake batter dipped fish. I've eaten many good pizzas and burgers there, so was disappointed... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We were all set to enjoy a nice dinner, right on the waterfront. We ordered and sat down, enjoying the fantastic setting, and then the food came. It was a very disappointing. Fried items were extremely greasy, and my fish tacos were tasteless. The pizza was okay. Would not stop here again....except to take pictures of the view!

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Nice little bar/restaurant right on the Tacoma Waterfront. The deep dish pizza doesn't disappoint. We ordered a combination pizza, I think it was called the White Knight (white sauce, chicken, artichokes). The pizza had generous toppings and one pie was enough to share for 3 adults. We sat on the patio and even though it was chilly outside the heat... More

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