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Katie Downs

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3211 Ruston Wa, Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 756-0771
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 40
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 10
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bruchetta is HEAVEN as is the Great White Pizza!

Upside- Great beer and wine options. There is NO better Bruchetta in town, it is incredible! The Great White Pizza is absolutely amazing. The athmosphere is right on the water and has stunning views of the Puget Sound. The deck is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon or evening. Downside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Teresa2532015
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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English first
Tacoma, Washington
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great Rest/Bar atmosphere. Every seat has a water view. Happy hours are worth the trip! Try the manilla clams but everything is good.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The views from the deck are great. You can see Mt Rainier as well as much of Puget Sound and the Port of Tacoma. Food and service are typical bar. Staff was pleasant.

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Spanaway, United States
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Katie Downs continues to shine in quality and service! Arriving on a Friday about 5, we found deck seating and ordered food and drinks. My husband had the breaded shrimp and I had my favorite Halibut with a salad and fries. Both dishes were outstanding, and of a better quality and price point than we've experienced at other Tacoma restaurants.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The staff members were absolutely fantastic. Truly. Super friendly and they explained that we could seat ourselves and then place our order for food at the bar. The "micro beers" list was...a joke. Most were probably *technically* microbrews because they come from relatively small breweries...but they were not craft beers that one would want to drink if you truly appreciate... More 

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Lakewood, Washington
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

walk across a small bridge into a restaurant that is literally on the water, of Puget sound. whether inside the spacious room or out on the deck you'll be enjoying 180 degrees of beautiful water scenery. cold beer and American menu, from pizza to nachos to burgers to seafood are featured at a reasonable price

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CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Good thing we got the primer from a greeter as we entered. Seat yourself. Look at the menu. Decide what you want to eat. Go to the bar to order your food. They give you a little placard with a number to put on your table, and they bring the food out to you. Now, you can order drinks from... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Upside- Great beer and wine options. There is NO better Bruchetta in town, it is incredible! The Great White Pizza is absolutely amazing. The athmosphere is right on the water and has stunning views of the Puget Sound. The deck is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon or evening. Downside- If you eat inside it lacks privacy for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Great clams, wine, and beer! Best view on the sound. Very casual atmosphere. No children allowed. Great place to visit with friends and family!

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Loveland, Colorado
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135 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Katie Downs sits right on the waterfront in Tacoma. It is very quaint. We were there in July and there was no air conditioning and no available out door seating. All of my party elected to go with the Fish and Chips which were very good. When you walk in you get a menu, choose your own table and a... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place has great pizza, its always busy but a fun place to take friends to. Its for 21 and over only so you can't take your kids but great little date getaway for a night out.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3211 Ruston Wa, Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: (253) 756-0771

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?