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2618 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-7205
253-572-2787
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The food is great and they have some of the typical options but also a large variety of stuff that is unique that you won't find on every other diner menu. I haven't eaten a pancake personally, but they are huge, like 14 inches in diameter, and seem to be a hit at $4.50. I had the corned beef... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Nate Z
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The food is great and they have some of the typical options but also a large variety of stuff that is unique that you won't find on every other diner menu. I haven't eaten a pancake personally, but they are huge, like 14 inches in diameter, and seem to be a hit at $4.50. I had the corned beef hash... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

When you enter Shakbrah you have two choices, self-serve or wait to be seated. Weekends are packed so you could wait a long time either way. Menus are at the counter for self serve. Find a table , choose your food (pancakes are bigger than a standard sized dinner plate), order at the register, wait to be served. Remember to... More 

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Mountainair, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

In town for a graduation of student of UPS, and she brought us here. You can sit down and be waited on, or as student suggested, place your order for faster service, which we did. Food is good, competent and was up fast. Coffee self serve and good. I have no complaints. Reasonably priced, hippie chic ambience was pleasant and... More 

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Timbuktu, Mali
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

After all the reviews, I was expecting something equal or better to Kelly's Breakfast joint in Gig Harbor and decided to take my Uncle from Australia for a treat. It was noisy, crowded, and they don't allow parties to sit at a table unless they're all together. That's ok but when the only reason the party isn't together is because... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Well I have walked by this place on my way to Legendary Doughnuts and it always looks busy. So I was in Tacoma this morning and thought I would give this breakfast hot spot a try. The service and feel of the place were fantastic the breakfast nothing special the link sausages were not good looked like the cheap little... More 

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Tacoma, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Going out for breakfast is my favorite dining experience. There are many good choices in the Tacoma area, but this is one of the best. First, I like the atmosphere. Growing up in the area, this building was once a florist shop I often used buying flowers for proms and special occasions, so there is that nostalgia. The wait staff... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Went for breakfast and was very disappointed. Service was nonexistent as we waited a very long time for someone to take our order and for our food to arrive. While we were waiting for someone to take our order, the boy who brought us water along with his “colleagues” were standing around either talking with each other or texting on... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

It has the feeling of a hippie joint from the seventies but definitely of this century. Mismatched chairs but great food. We love their huge pancakes with blueberries. These barely fit on the plate. I haven't been able to finish one yet. They are known for their great potatoes with choices of toppings but everything is great. Lots of food... More 

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Tacoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

My Wife and I were out for a drive in the immediate area, when we noticed their sign indicating that they were serving "Breakfast". If your in their neck of the woods, and your driving to fast you'll miss it in the blink of an eye. My Wife had the pancake and eggs over the top, by the way one... More 

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Lakewood, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

I came here after finding out the restaurant we planned to go to was packed. Well it was a pleasant surprise to say the least! The pancakes was bigger than my plate, my bacon was crispy as requested, and the wait staff was incredibly friendly. I can't comment on the coffee, but the breakfast was definitely above average. I will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2618 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-7205
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 253-572-2787
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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