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Katie Downs

3211 Ruston Wa, Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 756-0771
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Ranked #58 of 660 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
Spokane, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Great view and location, easily accessible given that it's just past the main north downtown waterfront area. I didn't enjoy waiting in the too long line, caféteria-style, to ordering my $30 halibut/chips/salad (which was good). My colleagues weren't thrilled with their meals. Still, I'd return for the view and be smarter about what I order.

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Dayton, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Katie Downs has a great Happy Hour from 4-6 pm with half priced appetizers. The appetizers looked great especially the bruschetta (as seen in the pictures). I enjoyed their variety of beers on tap, especially my hefeweizen. They also had a Hard Cider in a can that was mighty tasty. I ordered the fish tacos, and while they didn't take... More

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Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It is really noisy at times inside but if you have to watch a game you will be able to see it on one of the screens throughout the dining room. The deck is one of the nicest on the waterfront with great heaters as cooler evenings set in. The food is always dependable and good. My personal favorite pizza... More

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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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10 reviews 10 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
40 helpful votes 40 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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