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Pacific Grill

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1502 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402 (South 15th Street)
Convention Center/15th & Commerce LINK light rail station. Pacific Grill is also serviced by many Pierce Transit and Sound Transit buses.
+1 253-627-3535
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Pacific Grill is Tacoma's Premier Dining Destination. Housed at the...
Pacific Grill is Tacoma's Premier Dining Destination. Housed at the Historic Waddell Building in the heart of Downtown Tacoma, Pacific Grill is the perfect location for a delicious dinner, business lunch or Happy Hour. Past Food & Wine Magazine Best New Chef, Gordon Naccarato, brings Tacoma & the South Sound a creative mix of New American, Seafood, Steaks & more. Enjoy Western Washington's Best Happy Hour all-day in our Bar & Lounge!
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 139
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  • 82
    Very good
  • 31
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  • 10
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Trusted good food

Best restaurant you will find in the area. And they have a generous happy hour menu that lasts most of the day! Food is good, reliable, somewhat creative, and at a reasonable price (especially if you take advantage of the happy hour). Local white-collar and well-to-do tourists/travelers is who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Andy G
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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266 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Best restaurant you will find in the area. And they have a generous happy hour menu that lasts most of the day! Food is good, reliable, somewhat creative, and at a reasonable price (especially if you take advantage of the happy hour). Local white-collar and well-to-do tourists/travelers is who you'll find eating here.

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Seattle, Washington
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398 reviews 398 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We came here for lunch and had the flatbread special and the grilled cheese sandwich with squash soup. Everything was SO good and so cheesy! They didn't stint on the ingredients. Our waiter was very nice, yet appropriately helpful and professional. I would go back in a minute to try the many tempting items on the menu.

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Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is the much talked about restaurant in this area. It's a lovely setting, but wow, the prices. $24.95 for a tuna melt at lunch. Seriously. They may have the rep but I wouldn't be returning for those prices.

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166 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a pleasant enough restaurant on Tacoma's main downtown street. The. Space is attractive and the food is middle of the road for an upscale restaurant. You could get this kind of meal in thousands of similarly priced places throughout the country.

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Burbank, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Visited Tacoma for 4 days and went to Pacific Grill twice. The first time was for dinner with our two teen daughters. We had a terrific meal, with specialty tacos, oyster shooters, fish, and more. Cocktails were expertly prepared, wine list broad and well designed. The service was impeccable, at the level of a much more expensive restaurant. My husband... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Not sure wher I should start. The beer and cocktail program is outstanding with a multitude of local craft beers all properly described by someone who has tasted a craft beer. The cocktail program is well done and they arrive well prepared. The wine list is robust yet not pretentious. The menu is locally sourced and basic yet unique. I... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This restaurant was the hotels recommendation, we had a reservation and were seated immediately. It's was a lovely space and we were seated in a large booth, the bar was full and looked like fun. Unfortunately that's about all I can say that was impressive. I had the chopped wedge, average. We shared the deviled eggs, average. I had the... More 

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Karlskrona, Sweden
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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great place to pop in for a dinner when in town for business. The happy hour (all day every day at the bar) offers 50% off many food choices. We had the smoked salmon, a cabbage salad and onion rings. Quick and easy service ...if you can manage to get a seat at the bar.

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Fairview, Tennessee
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86 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a popular place in downtown Tacoma by the convention center. Entrees are well prepared and offer some interesting combinations. Not a place for children, as there isn't much for them to eat.

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Sumner, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

One word: scallops! They were amazing. Go for a bottle of Shatter Grenache while you can still find it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1502 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
    (South 15th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Convention Center/15th & Commerce LINK light rail station. Pacific Grill is also serviced by many Pierce Transit and Sound Transit buses.
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-627-3535

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 45
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Pacific Grill is Tacoma's Premier Dining Destination. Housed at the Historic Waddell Building in the heart of Downtown Tacoma, Pacific Grill is the perfect location for a delicious dinner, business lunch or Happy Hour. Past Food & Wine Magazine Best New Chef, Gordon Naccarato, brings Tacoma & the South Sound a creative mix of New American, Seafood, Steaks & more. Enjoy Western Washington's Best Happy Hour all-day in our Bar & Lounge!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?