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Katie Downs

3211 Ruston Wa, Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 756-0771
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English first
Olympia, Washington
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157 reviews 157 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

A group of us stopped by after Zoolights. It was our first time there. Had very good fish and chips and fish tacos. Served promptly and the portions, especially the fish (cod) were very nice. In midwinter, and rain, we were all inside but on a sunny day the outside seating on the bay would be super.

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Kent, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Invited to a 30-person retirement party to this water-side restaurant, we were treated well by the staff, but with all the commotion of the large party, and the generally-speaking noisy atmosphere, we didn't realize that everyone individually orders their food at the bar area. This, despite the fact that the drink orders were taken by roving waitresses. Small point, but... More 

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Lakewood, Washington
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206 reviews 206 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Katie Downs is reliably good. It has a wonderful spot on the Sound and very good food as well. You order upon your entrance into the restaurant, pay, grab your beverage and then take a seat. They kindly bring your order to you but beware, this place operates as a bar so if you have anyone with you under the... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Katie Downs is a tavern-restaurant serving pizza, burgers, seafood, steaks, sandwiches. Katie's Fish Tacos, with char-broiled Alaskan Cod, were great! I didn't try their award-winning pizza, but others told me it's worth another visit for the pizza. It's right on the waterfront but, in the dark, there's not much to see. I will be back!

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Federal Way, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A laid back casual eatery filled with friends and laughter eating the best food ever. I love a good burger with onion rings...always cooked to perfection. Everything is great on the menu and getting 50% off appetizers stretches your dollar. I go once a month.

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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I loved the view from this place. The service was not great and the food was not special. It would probably be a fun place to watch a sports event since the entire dining area is filled with huge screens. I can see loving it on a nice sunny day sitting in the outdoor area; we were there on a... More 

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Oregon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The service was not the best, but this brewpub is on the water. The happy hour prices were good and the food was above average.

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Tacoma, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

views, tvs for the sports fan and great food.. have to stand in line to order which can be slow but definately worth the wait

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Tacoma, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Took a visiting Nigerian Pastor to a Sunday lunch. On a cloudless, hot afternood, there is no place better than the Puget Sound. The view and boating and activities from inside or outside was wonderful. The food was great, not inexpensive, but it is not a fast food joint. What I would expect anywhere on Ruston Way.

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Riverside, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The spot was awesome. You're right on the water and cannot beat the view. It was a bit odd when you walk in; you wait in line and order at the counter then they bring the food to you so it wasn't what we expected. There are several flat screens along the walls and lots of big groups. The wine... More 

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Additional Information about Katie Downs

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