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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, Dessert, Lunch, 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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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
Great happy hour

This is one of my favorite go to places when I have company in from out of town. PG has great atmosphere, service and food. Plus the happy hour menu is extensive and delicious. Hard to go wrong here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Oakydoak
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is one of my favorite go to places when I have company in from out of town. PG has great atmosphere, service and food. Plus the happy hour menu is extensive and delicious. Hard to go wrong here.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Downtown Tacoma is hardly a bastion of either great charm or memorable eating establishments. They are lucky to have something at the level of Pacific Grill to draw tourists, conventioneers and local business folks. It's close to the museums which makes it a great option for making a day of it. The atmosphere is rather typical upscale business persons lunch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

While quite a bit on the expensive side, it is very much worth to dine here. It was full on a Tuesday evening and we had to dine at the bar, excellent anyway, but of course we were a little cramped.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

It was that good. I ate lunch, having the Louie Louie which was very good. I asked to see the dinner menu and found a lot of great choices. I returned for dinner and had the steamer clams which were spectacular. I had great service from both servers and even considered eating there again the following night.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We went to Pacific Grill based on the consistently high ratings on TA and elsewhere. It was very good but based on the many amazing meals we've had over the years in Seattle and Portland, maybe our expectations were skewed. If you go recognizing that restauranteurs in Tacoma face more challenges than in the neighbouring big cities, you'll be okay.... More 

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Pacific Grill

Address: 1502 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: +1 253-627-3535
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 45
Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood

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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, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Romantic

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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