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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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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 10
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Rebecca A
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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207 reviews 207 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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185 reviews 185 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Mankato, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

Went two mornings in a row. First day was good-- good food, good service. Second day was horrible. Food not as good as first day (two platters cold, one seemed thrown together), only one waitress for the entire restaurant (who seemed really annoyed ) Had to get up 4 times for water or coffee refill and continually have to wave... 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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