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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: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, 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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Visitor rating
  • 144
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 31
    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
Nice staff, nice desert, so-so happy hour food

Last time I was here my mind was blown by the food. This time, not so much. Happy hour offerings were amazing, now run of the mill. All in all a nice experience, but not phenomenal. The staff, however, are very attentive, and the wine solid.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Thomas G
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Beaverton, Oregon
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
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Tacoma, Washington, United States
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was my wife and I first time here in general they have good reputation a family member of mine had went few months back was not very pleased but still wanted to give it a shot for myself. For a fine dining establishment neither of us were impressed, the decor was nice and that's as far as anything i... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Last time I was here my mind was blown by the food. This time, not so much. Happy hour offerings were amazing, now run of the mill. All in all a nice experience, but not phenomenal. The staff, however, are very attentive, and the wine solid.

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Every meal I have had at the Pacific Grill is beyond expectations. Individually prepared food unlike the assembly line of other restaurants. I take out of town guest here because I know that we will have 1st class service and delicious food.

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Tacoma, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

...but go during happy hour. Definitely one of the best happy hour menus I've ever seen. And the food is all very good. A lot of the time when I think "happy hour food", I think of typical bar food. Not the case! Go and get yourself some delicious, REAL food for really great prices. It's a favorite place of... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We chose the Pacific Grill for a business dinner based on its general reputation as a good restaurant. Our expectations we far exceeded! There were 8 of us for dinner and every meal was well done. The highlight however was the Halibut special that 4 of us had. It was amazing!! To a person, we thought it was one of... More 

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Newport, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Our reserved table was ready at the requested time; service was prompt and personable; the food was excellent and nicely presented - steak and lamb; meal was leisurely; atmosphere and dress were relaxed. All combined to make an outstanding dinner.

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Turners Falls, Massachusetts
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102 reviews 102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

While in Tacoma we just happen to run across this restaurant. Not only was the service helpful and friendly but the food was delicious. Price was was decent too for what you get.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Jenny our waitress was fantastic. We had the Alaskan halibut the cinco de mayo special, the risotto, the filet mignon and meatball sandwich. Everything was great! We are from Southern California and felt like we were treated like royalty. Thank you jenny and everyone at pacific grill !!

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Corvallis, Oregon
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104 reviews 104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We've been here more than once. With a big group and a small group. Good experiences. Food was good. Service was good. Drinks were good.

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Federal Way, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

we had dinner with friends at Pacific Grill earlier this week. When I made the reservations I made it clear that one of our party was allergic to garlic. I thought we were off to a good start when the host is passed which of our party was the one who was allergic. Unfortunately things went downhill immediately after being... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?