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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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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: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 157
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
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This generally considered one of the best in Tacoma. Diverse menu. Popular with after-work crowd. Could be noisy at times.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
jimherb
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Tacoma, Washington
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This generally considered one of the best in Tacoma. Diverse menu. Popular with after-work crowd. Could be noisy at times.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

What else do you want. Speciality drinks we well prepared. Scallops were delicious as was the NY Strip steak. It is expensive but well worth it.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went there for lunch. Beautiful spot and just the right amount of old & new aesthetic. Good food, great atmosphere, service wasn't very, well, service oriented. Cool spot, worth a trip, hope they address the servers attitudes toward paying customers.

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Columbia, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

So, of the two types of half-shell oysters available, both were pretty good. We came for fish, so when I asked what the "Catch of the Day" was (following the language on the menu) the waitress said there wasn't one, but that they had cod. I asked "so, when you have no "catch of the day" the default for the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

On our first trip to Tacoma, we opted to eat at Pacific Grill, a choice influenced by proximity to our hotel and the fact that it was raining. Wow, what a delight. I would go back, even it if wasn't raining. For starters, we had the Kale Salad and the Corn Chowder. Both were "best in class." My Corn Chowder... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We decided to attend this restaurant based upon its Zagat and TripAdvisor reviews. It was a very good idea. The restaurant is located very close to the TAM so it was easy to cool downstairs after visiting great museums. The food is very good especially the sauces are awesome. We tried the cheeseburger stringers (only two bites of Angus beef... More 

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Crestline, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

We were desperate to find a late dinner on a Sunday night, after learning that many nearby locations were closed by 9pm. Pacific Grill only serves the bar menu after 9pm. With a party of 6, we knew it would be difficult to get in at the last minute. We made it by 8:45 and where other restaurants would have... More 

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seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Nice atmosphere, food was good and service was good but be aware, it's a bit pricey. It had classy decor with impressive glass art work with dim lights. We were seated pretty quickly. Our waiter was efficient.

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Grand Forks,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We always love to try new restaurants when we are travelling and we were so pleased we found Pacific Grill. Service was very good and staff was friendly. Server was welcoming and happy to give us suggestions on menu items. Even had dessert which are made on site by pastry chef. Atmosphere and décor was very pleasant. Would definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We have eaten at Pacific Grill on at least 4 occasions and each time it was flawless. The food is superb as is the service. Even though I went to college with the owner and founder and am well aware of his experience, the current executive chef as well as line chefs continue to live up to the original top... More 

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business

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?