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Katie Downs

3211 Ruston Wa, Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 756-0771
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Ranked #115 of 646 restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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71% Recommend
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English first
Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Wonderful pizza! The wide variety of toppings, the choice of sauce, the excellent cheese, and the most fabulous crust make this a special destination for pizza lovers. Mind you, this is not where you want to take the little league after practice. It is quite spendy and seems to attract adults more than families. But for a gourmet pizza experience... More

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Bremerton, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I actually went there many times for large business meetings several years ago; Remember it as a great place to have lunch but hard to find parking.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

My family - son and over-21 aged grandsons - came in to have dinner, but because my 23 year old grandson's ID had expired - he had it and it showed his age - plus he doesn't drink - we were turned away. I wouldn't go back. No reason for treatment like that.

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Austin, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Don't expect anything special: mostly, it's food you could easily prepare yourself, especially if you had a deep fryer. It's overpriced, but the location and view are great. Once was more than enough.

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Tacoma, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great location, views, vibe and drinks. Wish I could have said the same for my fish and chips. Each piece was mostly batter with barely one bite of fish in one piece, and hardly much more in the other. Pressed for time, I didn't deal with the problem then. But with other waterfront options providing equal views, I probably won't... More

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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108 reviews 108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Went here with some friends for dinner on a Sunday night. Got to sit outside which was very lovely, right on the water. However, that is where the service ended. Took a very long time for drinks, and even longer for food. Plus the order process was a little strange...basically each table orders there own food at the bar. Food... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

As a general rule I avoid writing negative reviews - if you can't say anything nice.... I joined three friends for a farewell dinner the other night. Noisy, yes. But I expected that. What I did not expect was a Reuben with one (count 'em 1) thin flat slice of pastrami that didn't even make it to the edge of... More

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Olympia WA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We were in town for the 4th of July. We sat outside. It was probably about 75 degrees, yet the heaters were on outside. You order your own food inside, then the servers bring it out. The hamburger was good, no frills. It is sort of fast food in a restaurant setting. I would probably give it another try if... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I don't know if you've had this experience: You go to a restaurant with a view. The view is great and the food is mediocre or not even that and maybe the service is kinda forgettable. I had reservations about Katie Downs. You know...not where you make a reservation for a table.. I mean I was a little apprehensive. My... More

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Tucson, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The food and the views here are wonderful - especially on July 4th. The only downsides are it has become pricey and can be quite noisy.

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