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“Tides Restaurant, Gig Harbor WA” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tides Tavern

Tides Tavern
2925 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98335-1910
+1 253-858-3982
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Ranked #9 of 105 Restaurants in Gig Harbor
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Seafood, Fish & Chips, Sandwiches
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The building that today houses the Tides Tavern was built by Axel Uddenberg in 1910 and served the area as a general store. Located next to the "People's Dock," the town's only public ferry landing, it was called the West Side Mercantile. From that time until the present it has had a series of owners and has been several businesses. Run down and in a state of disrepair, the building was bought by Peter Stanley in 1973. After an extensive and ambitious rebuilding project, the Tides opened it's doors to the public on Saturday June 2, 1973. The Tides Tavern offers the greatest house-made food and finest beverages in the western hemisphere, but only to persons over 21 years of age. Please be prepared to show I.D.
Savannah, Georgia
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Tides Restaurant, Gig Harbor WA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

What a wonderful fun place!!! Views are outstanding, service excellent and food very good. A great place to relax and enjoy all this famous location has to offer.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Mississauga, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Sitting on the deck, enjoying the view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

What a great way to end the day than enjoying the view on the deck, watching the water and boats cruise by. Our server was excellent (sorry I forgot her name) and the place was packed!!The food was generous and a great location for 4 couples to meet up at the end of the day.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Globe, Arizona
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Good Food, Excellent Service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Stopped by on a rainy Wednesday evening off-season, and we're very happy that we did. Regular tavern offerings at reasonable prices, but three things caught my eye: first, local grass fed beef (wow!), only wild-caught sustainable fish (my three table mates selected seafood dishes and were very happy), and an Octoberfest Menu featuring German foods and an exceptional array of local brews. I had to indulge in the roast pork with apples, red cabbage abd garlic mashed potatoes from the Octoberfest menu and found the portions very large and the food was so good. A companion's dish wasn't quite ready at the same time the rest of our's were so the server brought him a complimentary clam chowder which we shared. I have to say this clam chowder was some of the best I've ever had! Our server was very knowledgable about their beer offerings, and was attentive, friendly and very quick in serving us. Having never visited the area before, this surprise started our visit to Gig Harbor very nicely. I do recommend the Tides, for sure.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Amersfoort
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103 reviews 103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Wow. What a great atmosphere, overlooking the sailing boats and being in that typical US relaxed atmosphere. The food is not shocking, but decent. We went on a Sunday and the place packed. Still the service was great and the food fitting the occassion. Go there!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Olympia, WA
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

With views of the harbor entrance, you will have great views of the boats coming and going. Outside seating is available, but it was raining on the day we visited. Food was standard pub food with burgers, salads, sandwiches, soups, etc. The service was a little slow when we were there for lunch.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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