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The Swiss Restaurant & Pub

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$$ - $$$
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1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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168 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really this place as it all. The food and serves was exceptional for a pub. When you walk inside you feel like you have entered a Swiss pub. It is casual, very friendly and the staff seemed proud and eager to share some of its history. As for the art, above the bar are over a half a dozen Chihuly... More 

Thank 662marc
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Very good pub food, broad selection of beverages, great atmosphere. Meeting place for many activities (Thursday evening 5-mile runs through downtown Tacoma) and groups with accommodations for all.

Thank byron s
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in while staying in Tacoma. Hotel was a couple blocks away. Had some good drinks. Decided to check out the place as I could see more areas behind the bar. One of the owners seen me looking around and gave me a tour. Talked about the building's history. Pics on wall. I enjoyed this pub.

Thank Molchanbo
Bellingham, Washington
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

This historic Pub is a great stop for a beer and/or snack while taking in the Chichuly Venetians and paintings. Chichuly also has a small display of his accordion collection here.

Thank Merlin W
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1,359 reviews
574 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed immensely this eclectic bistro housed in an historic, most interesting historic building. It has great ambience and interesting decor. The food was delicious including great bratwurst and tasty, creative sausage beer chili. Service was very cordial and efficient.

Thank Richard C
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109 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

The Swiss is very simply the very best pub in Tacoma. Whether you just want an afternoon pub lunch or a wild night out, you will not be disappointed. The drink prices are reasonable and strongly poured. They have a wide selection of beer to fit any pallet. The food is a great mix of pub food with some surprisingly... More 

Thank Vince C
Baldwin, New York
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12 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

Aside from the Chihuly art work. My wife and I just had lunch My wife had the blackened shrimp seasoned and I had the thai chicken salad. They were both excellent the waitress was very pleasant. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank jglading
Seattle, Washington
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Been to the Swiss a number of times and it's consistently good. The beer selection is always fantastic. The burgers are also quite good. Give the Swiss just 4 rating as the menu selection is average. My husband did get the Thai salad which was better than expected. Swiss a great option if you are visiting the campus. Park on... More 

Thank AtoZTravelJunkie
Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

Slider trio was delicious, good beer, service and atmosphere. Definitely worth going to if you're in need of a bite to eat and a pint downtown

Thank Morgan B
kent, wa
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116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2016

Been hearing about and wanting to try The Swiss for almost two decades. It did not disappoint. My husband had brats and I have the swiss dip. Both were excellent. Hope to be back soon

Thank deebk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $13
American, Bar, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
9:30 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 253-572-2821
The Swiss Pub & Restaurant is housed in an historical 1913 building in the mist of downtown museums, retail shops and the University of Washington, Tacoma Branch. Come and see Dale Chihuly's collection of Venetian glass that sits atop our bar while enjoying lunch and dinner every day.

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